Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual promotional campaign which happens once every year, organized and funded by the Fairtrade Foundation to increase awareness of Fairtrade products.
fortnight (n.) "period of two weeks," 17c. contraction of Middle English fourteniht, from Old English feowertyne niht, literally "fourteen nights" (see fourteen + night). It preserves the ancient Germanic custom of reckoning by nights (mentioned by Tacitus in "Germania" xi).
A fortnight is a unit of time equal to 14 days (2 weeks). The word derives from the Old English: fēowertyne niht, meaning "fourteen nights". Some wages and salaries are paid on a fortnightly basis; however in North America it is far more common to use the term biweekly.
You can do the reverse unit conversion from month to fortnight, or enter any two units below: A fortnight is a unit of measurement of time equal to two weeks: that is 14 days, or literally 14 nights. The term is most commonly used in British English. It derives from the Old English feowertiene niht, meaning "fourteen nights".
What is a fortnight? A fortnight is “a period of two weeks,” that is, “fourteen days and nights.” The number fourteen, here, is more than just another way to gloss how long two weeks is, though.