World Cancer Day is an occasion to reflect on the cancer care gap and how we can provide equitable access to cancer prevention around the world. Encourage your coworkers to take part in activities that are beneficial to preventing cancer, organise an educational awareness talk, and show your support to an organisation or colleague in need of cancer-related funding and support.
Feb 10: Lunar New Year
Suggested activities: baking workshop, lunar new year pop-up market, orange peel upcycling
Celebrate the Lunar New Year, and take a break from 10-12 Feb (yes Monday's a holiday!) to visit relatives or just go on vacation. Office festivities can include craft workshops, a snack bazaar, or baking goodies together! While locally celebrated as the Chinese New Year, our colleagues from Vietnam (Tết), Korea (Seollal), Mongolia (Tsagaan Sar), Tibet (Losar) and more communities are also celebrating this occasion. Take the time to learn how different cultures commemorate the lunar new year!
Valentine's, Galentine's or every-tine's, here's your chance to go deep and forge stronger relationships among your team. Host a team bonding session, build rapport through a mastery workshop, or spread the love with a donation drive to contribute items to those in need.
Feb 14: International Book Giving Day
Suggested activities: book donation drive, office book club session, book exchange activity, focused reading session
International Book Giving Day is exactly how it sounds - giving your books to people who would benefit. This is a great opportunity to host a book donation drive. Alternatively, seeing it's Valentine's, you may wish to take it literally and exchange books instead of flowers and chocolates.
Feb 15: Total Defence Day
Suggested activities: educational talk, workshop
Having Total Defence Day after Valentine's is perhaps a sobering reminder that we ought to protect those we love. On this day, learn about Singapore's six pillars of defence, via a talk, workshop, or encouraging everyone to download the.. umm..SG Secure app...?
Feb 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
Suggested activities: random acts of kindness!
This is one of our favourites! So someone decided to have a random random acts of kindness day on a random day, and so it came to be a random acts of kindness day on this random day in random February. Encourage everyone at your workplace to do random acts of kindness today and everyday. As Ellen says "Be kind to one another". Just don't get cancelled - be genuine!
The day is observed to elevate awareness about social inequality and to educate people about the importance of removing poverty, sexual identity and biological prejudice, religious bigotry, etc. This might be a good opportunity to have a frank dialogue and sharing session within teams and groups in your organisation.
Feb 24: Yuan Xiao Festival / Chap Goh Mei
Suggested activities: tangyuan making workshop, vendor pop-up
This day signifies the end of the chinese new year, and also doubles as the Chinese Valentine's Day (in case you missed your chance 10 days ago!). It is a food custom to eat yuanxiao, also known widely as tangyuan, which symbolises unity.
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