February 2

February 2

World Wetlands Day

Country specific
Constitution Day (The Philippines)
Groundhog Day (United States and Canada)
Inventor's Day (Thailand)

February 2 : World Wetlands Day
World Wetlands Day occurs on February 2nd, every year.

It marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands, called Ramsar Convention, on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. WWD was celebrated for the first time in 1997 and made an encouraging beginning. Each year, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits in general and the Ramsar Convention in particular. From 1997 to 2007, the Convention’s Web site has posted reports from more than 95 countries of WWD activities of all sizes and shapes, from lectures and seminars, nature walks, children’s art contests, sampan races, and community clean-up days, to radio and television interviews and letters to newspapers, to the launch of new wetland policies, new Ramsar sites, and new programmes at the national level.On February 2010 World Wetlands day held in Korea under the Ramsar support.

Events

1536 – Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1653 – New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
1848 – California Gold Rush: The first ship with Chinese immigrants arrives in San Francisco, California.
1899 – The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
1935 – Leonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine.
1987 – After the 1986 People Power Revolution the Philippines enacts a new constitution.

 

 

 

 

 



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