24 February – the luckiest day of the year

According to legend, Monday was the luckiest day of the year.

man with fingers crossed hoping for something to happen

February is a miserable month – long after the festivities of Christmas and not much to celebrate in terms of spring cheer. In Old English it was known as “Mud Month” or “Cabbage Month” (the only vegetable still growing at this time of year).


However, despite its reduced complement of days, February contains one – the 24th – that’s long been heralded as the luckiest day of the year, when all manner of good things can happen.

24 February’s prestigious status is believed to stem from being the feast day Saint Matthias – the lucky apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot.


So, do you feel lucky? Tell us your lucky and unlucky stories of the day…