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April Fools Day*Saturday April 1, 2017Culture 
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Palm SundaySaturday April 1, 2017Culture 
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Palm SundaySaturday April 1, 2017Culture 
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Palm SundaySaturday April 1, 2017Culture 
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Palm SundaySaturday April 1, 2017Culture 
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Palm SundaySaturday April 1, 2017Culture 
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Palm SundaySaturday April 1, 2017Culture 
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Palm SundaySaturday April 1, 2017Culture 
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Palm SundaySaturday April 1, 2017Culture 
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Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz)*Sunday April 2, 2017Culture 
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Juneau Alaska Folk Festival*Monday April 3, 2017Culture 
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Arbor Day**Wednesday April 5, 2017Culture 
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Fahrtsfest*Thursday April 6, 2017Culture 
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International Art Festival**Thursday April 6, 2017Culture 
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Toussaint Louverture Anniversary*Friday April 7, 2017Culture 
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Annunciation*Friday April 7, 2017Culture 
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Repentance & Dedication Day*Saturday April 8, 2017Culture 
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International Day of the Roma*Saturday April 8, 2017Culture 
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International Day of the Roma*Saturday April 8, 2017Culture 
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National Day of Nuclear TechnologySaturday April 8, 2017Culture 
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Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival*Saturday April 8, 2017Culture 
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Bataan & Corregidor Heroes Day*Sunday April 9, 2017Culture 
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Vimy Ridge Day**Sunday April 9, 2017Culture 
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Näfelser Fahrt*Sunday April 9, 2017Culture 
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Hazrat Ali birthday*Monday April 10, 2017Culture 
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Pessah'Tuesday April 11, 2017Culture 
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Pessah'Tuesday April 11, 2017Culture 
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National Day of Protected Areas*Wednesday April 12, 2017Culture 
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Cosmonautics Day*Wednesday April 12, 2017Culture 
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Cosmonautics Day*Wednesday April 12, 2017Culture 
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Children's DayWednesday April 12, 2017Culture 
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Inferno Metal Festival**Wednesday April 12, 2017Culture 
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Memorial Day*Thursday April 13, 2017Culture 
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Blues & Roots Festival in Byron Bay*Thursday April 13, 2017Culture 
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National Folk Festival*Thursday April 13, 2017Culture 
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Tax Day*Friday April 14, 2017Culture 
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Tamil and Sinhala New YearFriday April 14, 2017Culture 
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Holy SaturdaySaturday April 15, 2017Culture 
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Holy SaturdaySaturday April 15, 2017Culture 
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Kuningan day*Saturday April 15, 2017Culture 
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Queen's BirthdaySunday April 16, 2017Culture 
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Florence Scoppio del Carro*Sunday April 16, 2017Culture 
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Bucharest International Film Festival**Monday April 17, 2017Culture 
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Festival of Central and Eastern European Film**Monday April 17, 2017Culture 
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Carnival (during a week from this day on)Monday April 17, 2017Culture 
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El Bando de la Huerta (Murcia only)Tuesday April 18, 2017Culture 
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Printemps de Bourges**Tuesday April 18, 2017Culture 
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Easter TuesdayTuesday April 18, 2017Culture 
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Queen's AnniversaryFriday April 21, 2017Culture 
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Queen's AnniversaryFriday April 21, 2017Culture 
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Queen's AnniversaryFriday April 21, 2017Culture 
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Queen's AnniversaryFriday April 21, 2017Culture 
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Queen's AnniversaryFriday April 21, 2017Culture 
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Tax Freedom Day*Friday April 21, 2017Culture 
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International ballet festival**Friday April 21, 2017Culture 
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St George's Day*Saturday April 22, 2017Culture 
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St George's Day*Saturday April 22, 2017Culture 
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Tax Freedom Day*Sunday April 23, 2017Culture 
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St George Day (Giorgoba)*Sunday April 23, 2017Culture 
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St George's DaySunday April 23, 2017Culture 
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Holocaust Remembrance Day*Sunday April 23, 2017Culture 
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Second Monday after Easter**Monday April 24, 2017Culture 
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Ascension of Mohammed*Monday April 24, 2017Culture 
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Remembrance Day*Tuesday April 25, 2017Culture 
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Arbor DayTuesday April 25, 2017Culture 
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Great Elephant March of India**Tuesday April 25, 2017Culture 
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Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday)*Wednesday April 26, 2017Culture 
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Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday)*Wednesday April 26, 2017Culture 
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Confederate Memorial Day*Wednesday April 26, 2017Culture 
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Confederate Memorial Day*Wednesday April 26, 2017Culture 
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Festival International de Louisiane**Wednesday April 26, 2017Culture 
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Administrative Professionals' Day*Wednesday April 26, 2017Culture 
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Day of Mourning*Friday April 28, 2017Culture 
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New Orleans Jazz Festival**Friday April 28, 2017Culture 
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Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival**Saturday April 29, 2017Culture 
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Youth DaySunday April 30, 2017Culture 
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Yom Hazikaron*Sunday April 30, 2017Culture 
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Horse Festival*Sunday April 30, 2017Culture 
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Eierläset*Sunday April 30, 2017Culture 
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Eierläset*Sunday April 30, 2017Culture 
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Eierläset*Sunday April 30, 2017Culture 
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Innerrhoder Landsgemeinde*Sunday April 30, 2017Culture 
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Loyalty Day*Monday May 1, 2017Culture 
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Labour Day*Monday May 1, 2017Culture 
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Labour Day*Monday May 1, 2017Culture 
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Lei Day*Monday May 1, 2017Culture 
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Maj-kat*Monday May 1, 2017Culture 
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Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA)*Monday May 1, 2017Culture 
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San SegundoTuesday May 2, 2017Culture 
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Teacher Appreciation Day*Tuesday May 2, 2017Culture 
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Aboakyer festival**Wednesday May 3, 2017Culture 
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Buddha's Anniversary*Wednesday May 3, 2017Culture 
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Independence Day*Thursday May 4, 2017Culture 
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Youth Day**Thursday May 4, 2017Culture 
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Youth Day**Thursday May 4, 2017Culture 
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National Day of Prayer*Thursday May 4, 2017Culture 
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Maggio Fiorentino**Thursday May 4, 2017Culture 
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Junkanoo Carnival,*Thursday May 4, 2017Culture 
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Cinco de Mayo**Friday May 5, 2017Culture 
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Cinco de Mayo**Friday May 5, 2017Culture 
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Cinco de Mayo**Friday May 5, 2017Culture 
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Cinco de Mayo**Friday May 5, 2017Culture 
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Cinco de Mayo**Friday May 5, 2017Culture 
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Cinco de Mayo**Friday May 5, 2017Culture 
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Memorial Day*Friday May 5, 2017Culture 
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St Lucia Jazz Festival*Friday May 5, 2017Culture 
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Bravery Day*Friday May 5, 2017Culture 
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Pink Apple Filmfestival**Friday May 5, 2017Culture 
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Brighton Fringe Festival*Friday May 5, 2017Culture 
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Orthodox St. George's DaySaturday May 6, 2017Culture 
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Martyrs'Day*Saturday May 6, 2017Culture 
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Victory Day*Sunday May 7, 2017Culture 
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Le Feuillu*Sunday May 7, 2017Culture 
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Glarner Landsgemeinde*Sunday May 7, 2017Culture 
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Heroes DayMonday May 8, 2017Culture 
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Parents Day*Monday May 8, 2017Culture 
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Victory Day 1945Monday May 8, 2017Culture 
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National day against torture*Monday May 8, 2017Culture 
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H.H. the Royal Prince's Birthday*Monday May 8, 2017Culture 
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Royal Ploughing DayMonday May 8, 2017Culture 
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Victory Day*Tuesday May 9, 2017Culture 
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St Françis Xavier**Wednesday May 10, 2017Culture 
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Flower Day*Wednesday May 10, 2017Culture 
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International science festival**Wednesday May 10, 2017Culture 
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Reykjavík Arts Festival**Wednesday May 10, 2017Culture 
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Milan International Film Festival (MIFF)*Wednesday May 10, 2017Culture 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaWednesday May 10, 2017Culture 
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Buddha's Enlightment*Wednesday May 10, 2017Culture 
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Buddha's Enlightment*Wednesday May 10, 2017Culture 
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Buddha's Enlightment*Wednesday May 10, 2017Culture 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaWednesday May 10, 2017Culture 
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Docaviv**Thursday May 11, 2017Culture 
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Miri International Jazz Festival**Friday May 12, 2017Culture 
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Kanilai International Festival*Friday May 12, 2017Culture 
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Prague Spring International Festival**Friday May 12, 2017Culture 
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Festival of Citizenship**Friday May 12, 2017Culture 
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Flag Day*Sunday May 14, 2017Culture 
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Lag BaOmer*Sunday May 14, 2017Culture 
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Lag BaOmer*Sunday May 14, 2017Culture 
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Battle Day*Sunday May 14, 2017Culture 
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St Isidore (Albacete only)*Monday May 15, 2017Culture 
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Family Day*Monday May 15, 2017Culture 
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Teachers' DayMonday May 15, 2017Culture 
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Day of Mourning*Monday May 15, 2017Culture 
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Shri Shankaracharya*Monday May 15, 2017Culture 
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Mass Graves Day*Tuesday May 16, 2017Culture 
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Omar Khayyam Day*Wednesday May 17, 2017Culture 
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Festival de Cannes**Wednesday May 17, 2017Culture 
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International Bellapais Music Festival*Wednesday May 17, 2017Culture 
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International Museum Day**Thursday May 18, 2017Culture 
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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville*Thursday May 18, 2017Culture 
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President's Day*Friday May 19, 2017Culture 
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Tokyo Sanja Matsuri (beginning)*Friday May 19, 2017Culture 
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National Day of the VlachsTuesday May 23, 2017Culture 
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National Day of the VlachsTuesday May 23, 2017Culture 
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National Day of the VlachsTuesday May 23, 2017Culture 
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National Day of the VlachsTuesday May 23, 2017Culture 
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National Day of the VlachsTuesday May 23, 2017Culture 
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National Day of the VlachsTuesday May 23, 2017Culture 
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National Day of the VlachsTuesday May 23, 2017Culture 
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National Day of the VlachsTuesday May 23, 2017Culture 
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National Day of the VlachsTuesday May 23, 2017Culture 
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National Day of the VlachsTuesday May 23, 2017Culture 
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Abolition of Slavery*Tuesday May 23, 2017Culture 
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Teacher DayWednesday May 24, 2017Culture 
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Bergen Festival*Wednesday May 24, 2017Culture 
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Jerusalem Day*Wednesday May 24, 2017Culture 
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Africa DayThursday May 25, 2017Culture 
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Bruges Holy Blood procession*Thursday May 25, 2017Culture 
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Horse Festival*Thursday May 25, 2017Culture 
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National Day of Healing*Friday May 26, 2017Culture 
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festival de Fès des Musiques Sacrées**Friday May 26, 2017Culture 
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Bandon Music Festival**Friday May 26, 2017Culture 
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Bush Fire International Festival**Friday May 26, 2017Culture 
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Border Guard Day*Sunday May 28, 2017Culture 
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Khamoro International Festival**Sunday May 28, 2017Culture 
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Khamoro International Festival**Sunday May 28, 2017Culture 
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Children's Day*Sunday May 28, 2017Culture 
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Carpet Day*Sunday May 28, 2017Culture 
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Anniversary of the Death of President Ali Soilih (click)**Monday May 29, 2017Culture 
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Fall of Constantinople*Monday May 29, 2017Culture 
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Spring Festival*Tuesday May 30, 2017Culture 
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Mid-Year FestivalTuesday May 30, 2017Culture 
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Northern Alberta International Children's Festival**Tuesday May 30, 2017Culture 
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Eve of ShavuotTuesday May 30, 2017Culture 
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April Fools Day -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Culture : When someone has been fooled in Sweden, to disclose that it was a joke, the fooler says the rhyme April April din dumma sill, jag kan lura dig vart jag vill ( April, April, you stupid herring, I can fool you to wherever I want ) [Wikipedia]


Palm Sunday -
Saturday April 1, 2017

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Palm Sunday -
Saturday April 1, 2017

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Palm Sunday -
Saturday April 1, 2017

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Palm Sunday -
Saturday April 1, 2017

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Palm Sunday -
Saturday April 1, 2017

Culture :


Palm Sunday -
Saturday April 1, 2017

Culture :


Palm Sunday -
Saturday April 1, 2017

Culture :


Palm Sunday -
Saturday April 1, 2017

Culture :


Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz) -
Sunday April 2, 2017

Culture : The thirteenth day of the Persian New Year marks the end of the Noruz break. This tradition is called Sizdah Bedar (sizdah means thirteen) which in English translates to getting rid of thirteen . The concept of avoiding the number thirteen is mainly to symbolize the will and power to deal with all evil in the new year. http://www.farhangsara.com/13bedar.htm


Juneau Alaska Folk Festival -
Monday April 3, 2017

Culture : Lasts 7 days - http://akfolkfest.org 2017 edition ocnfirmed


Arbor Day -
Thursday April 5, 2018

Culture : NOT a public holiday


Fahrtsfest -
Thursday April 6, 2017

Culture : Commemoration of a battle that opposed the people of Glarus and some Swiss Confederates to the Duke of Austria in 1388


International Art Festival -
Thursday April 6, 2017

Culture : Http://festivaldelasartes.go.cr in San José updated Jan 2014 edition confirmed


Toussaint Louverture Anniversary -
Saturday April 7, 2018

Culture : A former slave who became a general in the French army of Napoleon, Toussaint Louverture (1743 - 1803)established a new constitution of the Dominican Republic.


Annunciation -
Saturday April 7, 2018

Culture : The proclamation of the good news to Virgin Mary about the conception and birth of God baby Christ.


Repentance & Dedication Day -
Sunday April 8, 2018

Culture : Recently, the Dominican Government declared National Repentance and Dedication Day as a new public holiday to be celebrated annually. The holiday was proposed by the Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches and accepted by the Government, which recognized the need for a certain level of spiritual consciousness among Dominicans and of the need to work and pray together for Dominica's prosperity. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2004/35534.htm


International Day of the Roma -
Sunday April 8, 2018

Culture : Celebrated by the Roma community only


International Day of the Roma -
Sunday April 8, 2018

Culture : Celebrated by the Roma community only


National Day of Nuclear Technology -
Sunday April 8, 2018

Culture :


Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival -
Saturday April 8, 2017

Culture : Ends 2 weeks of festivities please check dates: http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/cms/index.php?id=390


Bataan & Corregidor Heroes Day -
Monday April 9, 2018

Culture : Takes place in Las Cruces (NM)& in Brainerd


Vimy Ridge Day -
Monday April 9, 2018

Culture : To honour and remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge which took place during the First World War at Vimy Ridge, France, in 1917. since 2003 Wikipedia


Näfelser Fahrt -
Monday April 9, 2018

Culture : Battle of Swiss and Austrian armies on 9 April 1388.


Hazrat Ali birthday -
Monday April 10, 2017

Culture : Hazrat Ali was the cousin of the Prophet Mohammed. His birthday is marked by special prayers in mosques.


Pessah' -
Tuesday April 11, 2017

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Pessah' -
Tuesday April 11, 2017

Culture :


National Day of Protected Areas -
Thursday April 12, 2018

Culture : The Sierra del Cristal National Park was approved as the first area protected from the Cuban territory, a day as today of 1930


Cosmonautics Day -
Thursday April 12, 2018

Culture : Celebrates the first manned space flight made on April 12, 1961 by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.


Cosmonautics Day -
Thursday April 12, 2018

Culture : Celebrates the first manned space flight made on April 12, 1961 by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.


Children's Day -
Thursday April 12, 2018

Culture :


Inferno Metal Festival -
Wednesday April 12, 2017

Culture : Lasts 4 days - http://www.infernofestival.net in Oslo 2017 season confirmed


Memorial Day -
Friday April 13, 2018

Culture : Day of victims unjustly prosecuted


Blues & Roots Festival in Byron Bay -
Thursday April 13, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 days - http://www.bluesfest.com.au/ 2017 edition confirmed


National Folk Festival -
Thursday April 13, 2017

Culture : Lasts 5 days - http://www.folkfestival.asn.au 2017 edition confirmed


Tax Day -
Saturday April 14, 2018

Culture : Day of Tax servicemen


Tamil and Sinhala New Year -
Friday April 14, 2017

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Holy Saturday -
Saturday April 15, 2017

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Holy Saturday -
Saturday April 15, 2017

Culture :


Kuningan day -
Saturday April 15, 2017

Culture : Special offerings of yellow rice and special dishes, special ornaments. Ancestral holy spirits and deities are ascending back to heaven.


Queen's Birthday -
Monday April 16, 2018

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Florence Scoppio del Carro -
Sunday April 16, 2017

Culture : Explosion of the Cart ceremony. Florentinese watch in Piazza del Duomo the Colombina a rocket in the shape of a dove, fly out of the Duomo and start a huge wooden cart bonfire on the piazza.


Bucharest International Film Festival -
Monday April 17, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 week http://b-est.ro in Bucharest 2015 season confirmed


Festival of Central and Eastern European Film -
Monday April 17, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://www.filmfestival-goeast.de in Wiesbaden 2016 edition confirmed


Carnival (during a week from this day on) -
Monday April 17, 2017

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El Bando de la Huerta (Murcia only) -
Tuesday April 18, 2017

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Printemps de Bourges -
Tuesday April 18, 2017

Culture : Song festival lasts 6 days - http://www.printemps-bourges.com/ in Center France 2017 edition confirmed


Easter Tuesday -
Tuesday April 18, 2017

Culture :


Queen's Anniversary -
Saturday April 21, 2018

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Queen's Anniversary -
Saturday April 21, 2018

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Queen's Anniversary -
Saturday April 21, 2018

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Queen's Anniversary -
Saturday April 21, 2018

Culture :


Queen's Anniversary -
Saturday April 21, 2018

Culture :


Tax Freedom Day -
Saturday April 21, 2018

Culture : Celebrated 111 days into the new year. The day marks when a typical taxpayer has earned enough to pay for all their annual federal, state and local taxes.


International ballet festival -
Friday April 21, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - www.ballet-festival.lv in Riga


St George's Day -
Saturday April 22, 2017

Culture : A major feast and national holiday in England on a par with Christmas from the early 15th century. The Cross of St George was flown in 1497 by John Cabot on his voyage to discover Newfoundland and later by Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. In 1620 it was the flag that was flown by the Mayflower when the Pilgrim Fathers arrived in Plymouth Massachusetts. The tradition of celebration St George's day had waned by the end of the 18th century after the union of England and Scotland.


St George's Day -
Saturday April 22, 2017

Culture : A major feast and national holiday in England on a par with Christmas from the early 15th century. The Cross of St George was flown in 1497 by John Cabot on his voyage to discover Newfoundland and later by Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. In 1620 it was the flag that was flown by the Mayflower when the Pilgrim Fathers arrived in Plymouth Massachusetts. The tradition of celebration St George's day had waned by the end of the 18th century after the union of England and Scotland.


Tax Freedom Day -
Monday April 23, 2018

Culture : Celebrated 113 days into the new year. The day marks when a typical taxpayer has earned enough to pay for all their annual federal, state and local taxes. please check dates: http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxfreedomday/


St George Day (Giorgoba) -
Monday April 23, 2018

Culture : In Rio only


St George's Day -
Monday April 23, 2018

Culture :


Holocaust Remembrance Day -
Sunday April 23, 2017

Culture : 'Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah' (Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day), or Yom HaShoah is the day of commemoration for millions Jews and others (Gypsies, homosexuals...) who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany.


Second Monday after Easter -
Monday April 24, 2017

Culture : Barcelona only


Ascension of Mohammed -
Monday April 24, 2017

Culture : A Night Journey that, according to Islamic tradition, the Islamic prophet Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621. [Wikipedia]


Remembrance Day -
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Culture : In tribute to soldiers who died during world wars, especially during the Gallipoli (Turkey) campaign during the First World War.


Arbor Day -
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Culture :


Great Elephant March of India -
Tuesday April 25, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 days - http://elephantfestivalkerala.com/ from Thrissur to Thiruvananthapuram 2015 edition confirmed


Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday) -
Thursday April 26, 2018

Culture : Occurred on April 26, 1986


Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday) -
Thursday April 26, 2018

Culture : Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl tragedy


Confederate Memorial Day -
Wednesday April 26, 2017

Culture : Celebrates the surrender of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston to Union General William Sherman on April 26, 1865


Confederate Memorial Day -
Wednesday April 26, 2017

Culture : Celebrates the surrender of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston to Union General William Sherman on April 26, 1865


Festival International de Louisiane -
Wednesday April 26, 2017

Culture : Lasts 4 days - http://www.festivalinternational.com/ in New Orleans 2017 edition confirmed


Administrative Professionals' Day -
Wednesday April 26, 2017

Culture : The official period of celebration was first proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer as National Secretaries Week, which was held June 1–7 in 1952, with Wednesday, June 4, 1952 designated National Secretaries Day. In 1955, the observance date was moved to April. The name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week in 1981, and became Administrative Professionals Week in 2000 to encompass the expanding responsibilities and wide-ranging job titles of administrative support staff. (Wikipedia)


Day of Mourning -
Saturday April 28, 2018

Culture : The National Day of Mourning commemorates workers who have been injured, killed or suffer illness as a result of occupational accidents and hazards


New Orleans Jazz Festival -
Friday April 28, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days - - http://www.nojazzfest.com in New Orleans 2017 edition confirmed


Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival -
Saturday April 29, 2017

Culture : dates vary: end of April, beginning of May


Youth Day -
Sunday April 30, 2017

Culture :


Yom Hazikaron -
Sunday April 30, 2017

Culture : Traditionally dedicated to fallen soldiers, this commemoration has now been extended to civilian victims of armed disputes


Horse Festival -
Sunday April 30, 2017

Culture : Ahalteke horses, often called royal horses , boast centuries-old history. Ancient historians and poets wrote about matchless beauty of the Central Asian horses, known as Nissei's horses, starting from VII-VI centuries BC. According to the hypothesis, this name derives from the ancient Parthian capital, Nissa. Afterwards, they were better known as Ahalteke horses. Ahal stood for the name of the oasis and Teke was the name of a Turkmen tribe which had long bred these horses. The state emblem of Turkmenistan carries the profile of the beautiful Ahalteke horse, Yanardag, the 1999 world breed champion.


Eierläset -
Sunday April 30, 2017

Culture : A festival around an egg race, is a long-established spring and fertility custom designed to drive out winter.


Eierläset -
Sunday April 30, 2017

Culture : A festival around an egg race, is a long-established spring and fertility custom designed to drive out winter.


Eierläset -
Sunday April 30, 2017

Culture : A festival around an egg race, is a long-established spring and fertility custom designed to drive out winter.


Innerrhoder Landsgemeinde -
Sunday April 30, 2017

Culture : Public vote


Loyalty Day -
Monday May 1, 2017

Culture : Reaffirmation of loyalty to the USA; recognition of the freedom heritage. Parades and ceremonies across the United States.


Labour Day -
Monday May 1, 2017

Culture : This is not a public holiday


Labour Day -
Monday May 1, 2017

Culture : This is not a public holiday


Lei Day -
Monday May 1, 2017

Culture : This Festival of the Lei was first held on May 1, 1928, when a pair of local artists in Honolulu encouraged everyone to wear a lei. Festivities were held downtown with hula, music, lei making demonstrations, and exhibits and contests


Maj-kat -
Monday May 1, 2017

Culture : End of April Fools' Day month. Cat is mentioned because cats born in May are supposed to be bad omen. Jokes are performed all over the country.


Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) -
Monday May 1, 2017

Culture : Lasts 7 days - http://www.hifa.co.zw/ 2015 edition confirmed


San Segundo -
Tuesday May 2, 2017

Culture :


Teacher Appreciation Day -
Tuesday May 2, 2017

Culture : Teacher Appreciation Week is a week long celebration - to show appreciation for the contribution that teachers bring to education


Aboakyer festival -
Wednesday May 3, 2017

Culture : Http://www.ghanaweb.com A popular game hunting festival in central Ghana, the Aboakyer Festival used to involve hunting for leopard but the death toll was too great, and the tribe members opted for hunting bushbuck (an antelope) instead. The festival includes traditional dancing, hunting, colorful processions, brass bands and more. in Central Ghana 2017 edition confirmed


Buddha's Anniversary -
Wednesday May 3, 2017

Culture : Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born on April 8th, 623 B.C.E. in ancient northern India (now in Nepal) as Prince Siddhartha. It is a holiday observed by Buddhists throughout the world, though the exact date may differ from country to country.


Independence Day -
Thursday May 4, 2017

Culture : On this day in 1776, Rhode Island, the colony founded by the most radical religious dissenters from the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay Colony, became the first North American colony to renounce its allegiance to King George III. Rhode Island would be the last state to ratify the new American Constitution more than 14 years later on May 29, 1790.


Youth Day -
Thursday May 4, 2017

Culture : holiday for youth from the age of 14 to 28 (half-day)


Youth Day -
Thursday May 4, 2017

Culture : holiday for youth from the age of 14 to 28 (half-day)


National Day of Prayer -
Thursday May 4, 2017

Culture : The National Day of Prayer was designated by Congress in 1952 and the president usually signs a proclamation. It stems from President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln, who set the example, as did the Continental Congress in 1775.


Maggio Fiorentino -
Thursday May 4, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks in Florence please check dates: http://www.maggiofiorentino.com


Junkanoo Carnival, -
Thursday May 4, 2017

Culture : The origin of the word junkanoo is rather obscure. It is believed it is tied to West African origins, as the costumes and conduct of the masqueraders bear similarities with the Yoruba Egungun festivals. http://bahamasjunkanoocarnival.com/ 2017 edition confirmed


Cinco de Mayo -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Defeating the Napoleon III cavalry, Texan general Zaragosa started a military cooperation with Mexico, leading to the supremacy of an army that would win, 14 months later, the battle of Gettysburg, ending the American Civil War. a public holiday in the state of Puebla Battle of Puebla against the French Celebrated by the Mexican communities


Cinco de Mayo -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Defeating the Napoleon III cavalry, Texan general Zaragosa started a military cooperation with Mexico, leading to the supremacy of an army that would win, 14 months later, the battle of Gettysburg, ending the American Civil War. a public holiday in the state of Puebla Battle of Puebla against the French Celebrated by the Mexican communities


Cinco de Mayo -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Defeating the Napoleon III cavalry, Texan general Zaragosa started a military cooperation with Mexico, leading to the supremacy of an army that would win, 14 months later, the battle of Gettysburg, ending the American Civil War. a public holiday in the state of Puebla Battle of Puebla against the French Celebrated by the Mexican communities


Cinco de Mayo -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Defeating the Napoleon III cavalry, Texan general Zaragosa started a military cooperation with Mexico, leading to the supremacy of an army that would win, 14 months later, the battle of Gettysburg, ending the American Civil War. a public holiday in the state of Puebla Battle of Puebla against the French Celebrated by the Mexican communities


Cinco de Mayo -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Defeating the Napoleon III cavalry, Texan general Zaragosa started a military cooperation with Mexico, leading to the supremacy of an army that would win, 14 months later, the battle of Gettysburg, ending the American Civil War. a public holiday in the state of Puebla Battle of Puebla against the French Celebrated by the Mexican communities


Cinco de Mayo -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Defeating the Napoleon III cavalry, Texan general Zaragosa started a military cooperation with Mexico, leading to the supremacy of an army that would win, 14 months later, the battle of Gettysburg, ending the American Civil War. a public holiday in the state of Puebla Battle of Puebla against the French Celebrated by the Mexican communities


Memorial Day -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Holocaust Memorial Day is dedicated to the lessons of the past and provides an important opportunity to face any manifestations of hatred


St Lucia Jazz Festival -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Lasts a week - http://www.stluciajazz.org/ 2017 edition confirmed


Bravery Day -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Saint George's Day. The feast was established with a decree of Prince Alexander of Battenberg in 1880. On this day, the Bulgarians praise the brave acts of the Bulgarian military men who fought across the battlefields over the years.


Pink Apple Filmfestival -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - www.pinkapple.ch in Zurich 2017 edition confirmed


Brighton Fringe Festival -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks - http://www.brightonfringe.org/ 2017 edition confirmed


Orthodox St. George's Day -
Saturday May 6, 2017

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Martyrs'Day -
Saturday May 6, 2017

Culture : Commemorates the Syrian and Lebanese nationalists executed in Damascus and Beirut on May 6, 1916 by Jamal Pasha, the Ottoman wāli. They were executed in both the Marjeh Square in Damascus and Burj Square in Beirut. Both squares have since then been renamed to Martyrs' Square. (Wikipedia)


Victory Day -
Sunday May 7, 2017

Culture : Dien Bien Phu Victory Day


Le Feuillu -
Sunday May 7, 2017

Culture : Le Feuillu, aussi écrit anciennement « Folliu », « Folhiu » ou « Foeillu », est une fête qui se rattache à l'antique tradition des « quêtes de mai » répandues dans toute l'Europe. Elle peut également être rapprochée de la « Fête du Fou » (le fou étant dérivé de fagus, hêtre) ainsi qu'à celle des « Maïentzets » ou encore à celle de l'arbre de mai. Cette fête aurait été à l'origine un rite paysan de type païen, probablement d'origine celtique et dont le but est de célébrer le retour du printemps. Au XVIe siècle, Calvin la fit interdire dans les communes genevoises. [Wikipedia]


Glarner Landsgemeinde -
Sunday May 7, 2017

Culture : Public vote in front of the legislative body.


Heroes Day -
Monday May 8, 2017

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Parents Day -
Monday May 8, 2017

Culture : Sons and daughters show their love and respect for their parents on this day. Parents’ Day is not a national holiday. Banks and shops are open for business.


Victory Day 1945 -
Monday May 8, 2017

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National day against torture -
Monday May 8, 2017

Culture : To consolidate the protection of freedoms and human rights in Tunisia as a guarantee for completing the democratic process on a solid basis.


H.H. the Royal Prince's Birthday -
Monday May 8, 2017

Culture : Colonel H.R.H. Crown Prince Sia'osi Taufa'ahau Manumata'ogo Tuku'aho Tupou (born in 1948) is the current Crown Prince of Tonga. He was appointed on May 4, 1966.


Royal Ploughing Day -
Monday May 8, 2017

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Victory Day -
Tuesday May 9, 2017

Culture : WW2 celebration


St Françis Xavier -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Culture : Salvador only


Flower Day -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Culture : A holiday was first introduced by Hajibala Abutalibov, the mayor of Baku, in 2003, when Heydar Aliyev was hospitalized in Cleveland, U.S., with no realistic hopes for recovery. The Baku mayor declared May 10, Heydar Aliyev's birthday, the Flower Holiday to celebrate the president's birthday while thinly veiling it as a neutral holiday.


International science festival -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Culture : Lasts 5 days http://vetenskapsfestivalen.se/in-english/ in Goteborg 2017 season confirmed


Reykjavík Arts Festival -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks - http://en.listahatid.is/schedule/2016 in Reykjavík 2016 edition confirmed


Milan International Film Festival (MIFF) -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://www.miff.it


Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

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Buddha's Enlightment -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Culture : The full realization of the truth of the Buddha's teachings. http://buddhism.about.com


Buddha's Enlightment -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Culture : The full realization of the truth of the Buddha's teachings. http://buddhism.about.com


Buddha's Enlightment -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Culture : Called Saga Dawa in Tibet. Celebrates the enlightenment of Buddha and his attainment of Nirvana upon his death. Crowds of pilgrims walk the sacred circuit around Jokhang and the old city of Lhasa (Linkor).


Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

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Docaviv -
Thursday May 11, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days - in Tel Aviv Documentary film festival please check dates: http://www.docaviv.co.il


Miri International Jazz Festival -
Friday May 12, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 days - http://jazzborneo.com/ in Miri 2016 edition confirmed


Kanilai International Festival -
Friday May 12, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks 2016 edition confirmed


Prague Spring International Festival -
Friday May 12, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks - http://www.festival.cz in Prague 2017 edition confirmed


Festival of Citizenship -
Friday May 12, 2017

Culture : The Festival della Cittadinanza is an event of three days during which the old town becomes the scene of a rich cultural program of exhibitions, performances, conferences, round tables... in Padova


Flag Day -
Sunday May 14, 2017

Culture : This holiday is dedicated to the main symbols of the country which embody the ideas of national unity and are the major attributes of sovereignty and independence in Belarus. [www.belarus.by]


Lag BaOmer -
Sunday May 14, 2017

Culture : Marks the hillula (celebration, interpreted by some as anniversary of death) of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a Mishnaic sage and leading disciple of Rabbi Akiva in the 2nd century, and the day on which he revealed the deepest secrets of kabbalah in the form of the Zohar, a landmark text of Jewish mysticism Wikipedia


Lag BaOmer -
Sunday May 14, 2017

Culture : Marks the hillula (celebration, interpreted by some as anniversary of death) of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a Mishnaic sage and leading disciple of Rabbi Akiva in the 2nd century, and the day on which he revealed the deepest secrets of kabbalah in the form of the Zohar, a landmark text of Jewish mysticism Wikipedia


Battle Day -
Sunday May 14, 2017

Culture : Stosswallfahrt - Commémoration de la bataille du col de Stoss


St Isidore (Albacete only) -
Monday May 15, 2017

Culture : Isidore (c.560-636) the Husbandman (or Farmer) is the patron saint of farmers, and Madrid. When a young boy, he became discouraged with his studies and ran away from school, but he came across a steadily dripping stream of water that had worn a deep hallow in a rock, and this He succeeded his brother as the bishop of Seville, but is better known for his writings. inspired him to return to his studies. His brothers Leander, Fulgentius, and Florentian are also saints. Observed in Spain as Feast of Saint Isadore. Also celebrated in Mexican towns whose patron saint is San Isidro. (shagtown.com)


Family Day -
Monday May 15, 2017

Culture : From 2008 onwards


Teachers' Day -
Monday May 15, 2017

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Day of Mourning -
Monday May 15, 2017

Culture : Annual Remembering the Nakba. In Arabic, the word “Nakba” means catastrophe. This term is used to refer to the Israeli occupation and the displacement of the Palestinian people. Between the years of 1947 and 1948, over 750,000 Palestinians were forced to move from their homes and 531 villages were destroyed.


Shri Shankaracharya -
Monday May 15, 2017

Culture : Shri Shankaracharya jayanti


Mass Graves Day -
Tuesday May 16, 2017

Culture : National day of remembrance for the victim’s of Saddam Hussein’s regime who were buried in mass graves (from 2007 on)


Omar Khayyam Day -
Wednesday May 17, 2017

Culture : Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), a Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet, was renowned in his own country and in his own lifetime for his scientific achievements, but is chiefly known to English-speaking readers through the translation by the English writer Edward Fitzgerald of a collection of his Rubaiyat (“quatrains”) in “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” (1859).


Festival de Cannes -
Wednesday May 17, 2017

Culture : Lasts 12 days - www.festival-cannes.fr in southern France 2017 edition confirmed


International Bellapais Music Festival -
Wednesday May 17, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 month - http://www.bellapaisfestival.com/ 2015 edition confirmed


International Museum Day -
Thursday May 18, 2017

Culture : NOT a public holiday


Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville -
Thursday May 18, 2017

Culture : Lasts 5 days - http://www.fimav.qc.ca 2017 edition confirmed


President's Day -
Friday May 19, 2017

Culture : President Ho Chi Minh's Birthday


Tokyo Sanja Matsuri (beginning) -
Friday May 19, 2017

Culture : Literally Three Shrine Festival ), or Sanja Festival, is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo. It is considered one of the wildest and largest. [Wikipedia] 2016 edition confirmed


National Day of the Vlachs -
Tuesday May 23, 2017

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National Day of the Vlachs -
Tuesday May 23, 2017

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National Day of the Vlachs -
Tuesday May 23, 2017

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National Day of the Vlachs -
Tuesday May 23, 2017

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National Day of the Vlachs -
Tuesday May 23, 2017

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National Day of the Vlachs -
Tuesday May 23, 2017

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National Day of the Vlachs -
Tuesday May 23, 2017

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National Day of the Vlachs -
Tuesday May 23, 2017

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National Day of the Vlachs -
Tuesday May 23, 2017

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National Day of the Vlachs -
Tuesday May 23, 2017

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Abolition of Slavery -
Tuesday May 23, 2017

Culture : Abolition of Slavery Day in French Overseas Territories: May 27 in Guadeloupe, May 22 in Martinique, June 10 in Guiana, Dec. 20 in Réunion Island, April 27 in Mayotte, May 23 in Metropolitan France (where it is not a public holiday) In fact, the second abolition decree was signed in Paris by Victor Schoelcher on April 27, 1848. The first decree had been signed in Paris by the French Revolution on Feb. 4, 1794, but had been cancelled by Napoleon on May 20, 1802.


Teacher Day -
Wednesday May 24, 2017

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Bergen Festival -
Wednesday May 24, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - http://www.fib.no/en/ 2017 season confirmed


Jerusalem Day -
Wednesday May 24, 2017

Culture : Commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of its Israeli control in June 1967


Africa Day -
Thursday May 25, 2017

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Bruges Holy Blood procession -
Thursday May 25, 2017

Culture : Sanguis Christi please check dates: http://www.holyblood.com/NL/00.asp


Horse Festival -
Thursday May 25, 2017

Culture : Auffahrtsumritt Beromünster - Procession équestre de l’Ascension à Beromünster


National Day of Healing -
Friday May 26, 2017

Culture : Formerly known as National Sorry Day, this day started in 1998, to express regret over the historical mistreatment of Aboriginal peoples.


Festival de Fès des Musiques Sacrées -
Friday May 26, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days http://www.fesfestival.com/ in Fès 2015 season confirmed


Bandon Music Festival -
Friday May 26, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 days - http://www.bandonmusicfestival.com/ in West Cork Ireland 2016 edition confirmed


Bush Fire International Festival -
Friday May 26, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 days http://www.bushfire.co.sz in Mbabane 2017 season confirmed


Border Guard Day -
Sunday May 28, 2017

Culture : In tribute to the soldiers who rebuffed invasions of their country


Khamoro International Festival -
Sunday May 28, 2017

Culture : Gypsy festival - lasts 1 week - http://www.khamoro.cz/ in Prague 2017 edition confirmed


Khamoro International Festival -
Sunday May 28, 2017

Culture : Gypsy festival - lasts 1 week - http://www.khamoro.cz/ in Prague 2017 edition confirmed


Children's Day -
Sunday May 28, 2017

Culture : Gyermeknap - Parents take children to fun places or to family nature walks (kirándulás).


Carpet Day -
Sunday May 28, 2017

Culture : Festivities in honor of Turkmen Carpet Day, celebration of best masters of carpet weaving and concerts are held all over the country


Anniversary of the Death of President Ali Soilih (click) -
Monday May 29, 2017

Culture : Even though this is an official celebration, banks & businesses usually remain open


Fall of Constantinople -
Monday May 29, 2017

Culture : Capture of the capital of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire by an invading army of the Ottoman Empire on 29 May 1453. The Ottomans were commanded by 21-year-old Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, who defeated an army commanded by Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos. The conquest of Constantinople followed a 53-day siege that had begun on 6 April 1453.


Spring Festival -
Tuesday May 30, 2017

Culture : Surinal: after finishing spring sowing, peasants performed a sacrificial rite for God; joyful cultural rites with songs, and dances. and wine. Ssirum (Korean wrestling).


Mid-Year Festival -
Tuesday May 30, 2017

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Northern Alberta International Children's Festival -
Tuesday May 30, 2017

Culture : Lasts 5 days - in Edmonton - http://www.childfest.com in Edmonton 2017 edition confirmed


Eve of Shavuot -
Tuesday May 30, 2017

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