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bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070






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Revival Leaders' Day**Friday November 1, 2019Culture 
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Hamilton Jackson Day*Friday November 1, 2019Culture 
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Geneva International Cinema and Television Festival - Cinema Tout Ecran**Friday November 1, 2019Culture 
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Arbor DayFriday November 1, 2019Culture 
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Health DaySaturday November 2, 2019Culture 
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Flag Day*Sunday November 3, 2019Culture 
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Tripuri Purnima*Monday November 4, 2019Culture 
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Day of CitizenshipMonday November 4, 2019Culture 
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national day of resistance against global arrogance*Monday November 4, 2019Culture 
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Guy Fawkes Night*Tuesday November 5, 2019Culture 
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Guy Fawkes Night*Tuesday November 5, 2019Culture 
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Guy Fawkes Night*Tuesday November 5, 2019Culture 
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Guy Fawkes Night*Tuesday November 5, 2019Culture 
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Cattle Fair**Tuesday November 5, 2019Culture 
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International film festival**Tuesday November 5, 2019Culture 
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Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur**Wednesday November 6, 2019Culture 
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Airwaves*Wednesday November 6, 2019Culture 
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Canadian Finals Rodeo**Wednesday November 6, 2019Culture 
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National Revolution Day*Thursday November 7, 2019Culture 
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Harvest festival*Thursday November 7, 2019Culture 
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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao*Friday November 8, 2019Culture 
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Literary Festival*Friday November 8, 2019Culture 
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Deepavali/DipabaliFriday November 8, 2019Culture 
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Semaine internationale du premier film**Friday November 8, 2019Culture 
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Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day*Saturday November 9, 2019Culture 
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Arbor DaySaturday November 9, 2019Culture 
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National Day*Saturday November 9, 2019Culture 
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Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata**Saturday November 9, 2019Culture 
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St Martin's Day*Sunday November 10, 2019Culture 
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Memorial Day*Sunday November 10, 2019Culture 
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Poppy Day*Sunday November 10, 2019Culture 
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Poppy Day*Sunday November 10, 2019Culture 
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Poppy Day*Sunday November 10, 2019Culture 
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Poppy Day*Sunday November 10, 2019Culture 
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St-Martin en Ajoie*Sunday November 10, 2019Culture 
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Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival**Sunday November 10, 2019Culture 
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Battle Day**Monday November 11, 2019Culture 
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National Education Day*Monday November 11, 2019Culture 
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St Martin's DayMonday November 11, 2019Culture 
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St Martin's DayMonday November 11, 2019Culture 
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St Martin's DayMonday November 11, 2019Culture 
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Turnip lantern procession*Monday November 11, 2019Culture 
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Gansabhauet*Monday November 11, 2019Culture 
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Remembrance DayMonday November 11, 2019Culture 
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Constitution Day*Tuesday November 12, 2019Culture 
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Bhatridwitiya*Wednesday November 13, 2019Culture 
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Seven-Five-Three*Friday November 15, 2019Culture 
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People's mourning Day*Friday November 15, 2019Culture 
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Birsa Munda day*Friday November 15, 2019Culture 
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Tallin Black Night Film Festival*Friday November 15, 2019Culture 
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President's Day**Saturday November 16, 2019Culture 
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Kartar Singh Srabha day*Saturday November 16, 2019Culture 
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National Students’ DaySunday November 17, 2019Culture 
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Ewigkeitssonntag*Sunday November 17, 2019Culture 
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Ewigkeitssonntag*Sunday November 17, 2019Culture 
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Ewigkeitssonntag*Sunday November 17, 2019Culture 
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National Revival Day*Monday November 18, 2019Culture 
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Cairo Film Festival**Tuesday November 19, 2019Culture 
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Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven*Tuesday November 19, 2019Culture 
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Teacher DayWednesday November 20, 2019Culture 
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Day of Dignity and Freedom**Thursday November 21, 2019Culture 
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Beaujolais nouveauThursday November 21, 2019Culture 
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Kamolol Day (Thanksgiving Day)Thursday November 21, 2019Culture 
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Torino Film Festival (TIFF)**Friday November 22, 2019Culture 
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National Adoption Day*Saturday November 23, 2019Culture 
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National Adoption Day*Saturday November 23, 2019Culture 
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Advent Sunday*Sunday November 24, 2019Culture 
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Advent Sunday*Sunday November 24, 2019Culture 
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Advent Sunday*Sunday November 24, 2019Culture 
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Harvest festivalSunday November 24, 2019Culture 
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Onion festival*Monday November 25, 2019Culture 
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Anniversary of the Death of President Ahmed Abdallah (click)**Tuesday November 26, 2019Culture 
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Algiers Agreement Day*Tuesday November 26, 2019Culture 
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Arbor Day*Wednesday November 27, 2019Culture 
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Albanian Independence Day**Thursday November 28, 2019Culture 
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Bahamas International Film Festival**Thursday November 28, 2019Culture 
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Festival International du Film de Marrakech**Friday November 29, 2019Culture 
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St Andrew's DaySaturday November 30, 2019Culture 
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Commemoration Day*Saturday November 30, 2019Culture 
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Revival Leaders' Day -
Sunday November 1, 2020

Culture : The holiday is commemorated to the deed of the men of letters, enlighteners, fighters for national liberation, who have preserved the national spiritual heritage throughout the centuries. As of 1922 it is a nation-wide holiday. After its ban in 1945, its celebration was resumed in 1990. In December 1995 the 37th National Assembly declared it an official holiday. Bulgarian Stock Exchange remains open.


Hamilton Jackson Day -
Sunday November 1, 2020

Culture : David Hamilton Jackson (1884-1946) was resident of the United States Virgin Islands which was under the rule of Danish West Indies who was an important figure in the struggle for increased civil liberties and workers' rights on the islands. He petitioned for freedom of the press, was involved in the territory's labor movement, and, when the Danish West Indies became the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1917, he lobbied for citizenship for the islanders. Wikipedia


Geneva International Cinema and Television Festival - Cinema Tout Ecran -
Friday November 1, 2019

Culture : Www.cinema-tout-ecran.ch https://www.giff.ch/ in Geneva 2019 season confirmed


Arbor Day -
Friday November 1, 2019

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Health Day -
Saturday November 2, 2019

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Flag Day -
Sunday November 3, 2019

Culture : The day is a national campaign that was launched in 2013 by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, to honour the country’s past, present and future


Tripuri Purnima -
Wednesday November 4, 2020

Culture : Derives its name from Tripurari - the foe of the demon Tripurasura. In some legends of Kartik Purnima, the term is used to denote the three demon sons of Tārakāsura. Tripurari is an epithet of god Shiva. Shiva in his form as Tripurantaka ( Killer of Tripurasura ) killed Tripurasura on this day. Tripurasura had conquered the whole world and defeated the gods and also created three cities in space, together called Tripura . The killing of the demon(s) and destruction of his/their cities with a single arrow - by Shiva overjoyed the gods and they declared the day as a festival of illuminations. This day is also called Dev-Diwali —the Diwali of the gods. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. [Wikipedia]


Day of Citizenship -
Monday November 4, 2019

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National day of resistance against global arrogance -
Monday November 4, 2019

Culture : On 4 November 1978 the Shah troops opened fire inside Tehran University, killing several student protestors


Guy Fawkes Night -
Thursday November 5, 2020

Culture : Also known as Bonfire Night, Cracker Night, Fireworks Night, Bommy Night: celebrates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of the 5th of November, 1605 in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, were alleged to be attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London.


Guy Fawkes Night -
Thursday November 5, 2020

Culture : Also known as Bonfire Night, Cracker Night, Fireworks Night, Bommy Night: celebrates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of the 5th of November, 1605 in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, were alleged to be attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London.


Guy Fawkes Night -
Thursday November 5, 2020

Culture : Also known as Bonfire Night, Cracker Night, Fireworks Night, Bommy Night: celebrates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of the 5th of November, 1605 in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, were alleged to be attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London.


Guy Fawkes Night -
Thursday November 5, 2020

Culture : Also known as Bonfire Night, Cracker Night, Fireworks Night, Bommy Night: celebrates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of the 5th of November, 1605 in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, were alleged to be attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London.


Cattle Fair -
Thursday November 5, 2020

Culture : Last 1 month in Sonepur (near Patna)


International film festival -
Tuesday November 5, 2019

Culture : Lasts 5 days - www.filmfestivalcottbus.de in Cottbus 2019 edition confirmed


Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur -
Wednesday November 6, 2019

Culture : Www.kurzfilmtage.ch in Winterthur 2019 edition confirmed


Airwaves -
Wednesday November 6, 2019

Culture : Lasts 4 days - in 2007 Reykjavik please check dates: http://www.icelandairwaves.com/


Canadian Finals Rodeo -
Wednesday November 6, 2019

Culture : Lasts 4 days - https://farmfairinternational.com/heritage-ranch-rodeo/ in Edmonton 2019 edition confirmed


National Revolution Day -
Saturday November 7, 2020

Culture : This commemorates the 1975 uprising formed by the people and soldiers. The uprising, led by Colonel Abu Taher and his political group Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal, ended the three day coup organised by self-proclaimed Major General Khaled Mosharraf. It helped Major General Ziaur Rahman, founder of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, to grab power in the long run.


Harvest festival -
Saturday November 7, 2020

Culture : Tokhu emong the harvest festival celebrated by Lotha tribe or Lothas


Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao -
Friday November 8, 2019

Culture : Www.zinebi.com 2019 edition confirmed


Literary Festival -
Friday November 8, 2019

Culture : Http://www.visitgibraltar.gi/ 2017 edition confirmed


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Friday November 8, 2019

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Semaine internationale du premier film -
Friday November 8, 2019

Culture : YARHA Lasts 10 days in Yaoundé


Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day -
Monday November 9, 2020

Culture : Generally known as a poet and philosopher, but also a jurist, a politician, a social reformer, and a great Islamic scholar. People even bestowed on him the title of Shaere-Mashriq (Poet of the East). Iqbal's contribution to the Muslim world as one of the greatest thinkers of Islam remains unparalleled. In his writings, he addressed and exhorted people, particularly the youth, to stand up and boldly face life's challenges. The central theme and main source of his message was the Qur'an.


Arbor Day -
Monday November 9, 2020

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National Day -
Monday November 9, 2020

Culture : Celebration of the Chechen independence in 1991


Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata -
Saturday November 9, 2019

Culture : Www.mardelplatafilmfest.com/ in Mar del Plata 2019 edition confirmed


St Martin's Day -
Tuesday November 10, 2020

Culture : Mārtiņdiena , celebrates the beginning of the winter season.


Memorial Day -
Sunday November 10, 2019

Culture : In tribute to the nationals who fought and died in the two World Wars.


Poppy Day -
Sunday November 10, 2019

Culture : Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day, because it is traditional to wear an artificial poppy. They are sold by the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to helping war veterans, although they do not have a fixed price - they rely on donations. The poppies are worn because in World War One the Western Front contained in the soil thousands of poppy seeds, all lying dormant. They would have lain there for years more, but the battles being fought there churned up the soil so much that the poppies bloomed like never before. The most famous bloom of poppies in the war was in Ypres, a town in Flanders, Belgium, which was crucial to the Allied defence. There were three battles there, but it was the second, which was calamitous to the allies since it heralded the first use of the new chlorine gas the Germans were experimenting with, which brought forth the poppies in greatest abundance, and inspired the Canadian soldier, Major John McCrae, to write his most famous poem. This, in turn, inspired the British Legion to adopt the poppy as their emblem. BBC


Poppy Day -
Sunday November 10, 2019

Culture : Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day, because it is traditional to wear an artificial poppy. They are sold by the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to helping war veterans, although they do not have a fixed price - they rely on donations. The poppies are worn because in World War One the Western Front contained in the soil thousands of poppy seeds, all lying dormant. They would have lain there for years more, but the battles being fought there churned up the soil so much that the poppies bloomed like never before. The most famous bloom of poppies in the war was in Ypres, a town in Flanders, Belgium, which was crucial to the Allied defence. There were three battles there, but it was the second, which was calamitous to the allies since it heralded the first use of the new chlorine gas the Germans were experimenting with, which brought forth the poppies in greatest abundance, and inspired the Canadian soldier, Major John McCrae, to write his most famous poem. This, in turn, inspired the British Legion to adopt the poppy as their emblem. BBC


Poppy Day -
Sunday November 10, 2019

Culture : Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day, because it is traditional to wear an artificial poppy. They are sold by the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to helping war veterans, although they do not have a fixed price - they rely on donations. The poppies are worn because in World War One the Western Front contained in the soil thousands of poppy seeds, all lying dormant. They would have lain there for years more, but the battles being fought there churned up the soil so much that the poppies bloomed like never before. The most famous bloom of poppies in the war was in Ypres, a town in Flanders, Belgium, which was crucial to the Allied defence. There were three battles there, but it was the second, which was calamitous to the allies since it heralded the first use of the new chlorine gas the Germans were experimenting with, which brought forth the poppies in greatest abundance, and inspired the Canadian soldier, Major John McCrae, to write his most famous poem. This, in turn, inspired the British Legion to adopt the poppy as their emblem. BBC


Poppy Day -
Sunday November 10, 2019

Culture : Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day, because it is traditional to wear an artificial poppy. They are sold by the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to helping war veterans, although they do not have a fixed price - they rely on donations. The poppies are worn because in World War One the Western Front contained in the soil thousands of poppy seeds, all lying dormant. They would have lain there for years more, but the battles being fought there churned up the soil so much that the poppies bloomed like never before. The most famous bloom of poppies in the war was in Ypres, a town in Flanders, Belgium, which was crucial to the Allied defence. There were three battles there, but it was the second, which was calamitous to the allies since it heralded the first use of the new chlorine gas the Germans were experimenting with, which brought forth the poppies in greatest abundance, and inspired the Canadian soldier, Major John McCrae, to write his most famous poem. This, in turn, inspired the British Legion to adopt the poppy as their emblem. BBC


St-Martin en Ajoie -
Sunday November 10, 2019

Culture : Fête conviviale qui célèbre la fin des travaux dans les champs. Fête de la charcuterie.


Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival -
Sunday November 10, 2019

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


Battle Day -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

Culture : The Acre War, known in Brazil as Acrean Revolution ( Revolução Acreana in Portuguese) and in Spanish as La Guerra del Acre ( The War of the Acre ) was a border conflict between Bolivia and the First Brazilian Republic over the Acre Region, which was rich in rubber and gold deposits. The conflict had two phases between 1899 and 1903 and ended with a Brazilian victory (Battle of Bahia) and the subsequent Treaty of Petrópolis, which ceded Acre to Brazil. from 2016 onwards
Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


National Education Day -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

Culture : A mark of respect to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The latter was a freedom fighter and independent India’s first Education Minister (served from 1947 to 1958).


St Martin's Day -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

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St Martin's Day -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

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St Martin's Day -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

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Turnip lantern procession -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

Culture : Children hollow out turnips and carve them into lanterns, later putting candles in them and carrying them through the dark streets to the sound of musical accompaniment. The procession often finishes with a drink or some hot food. The custom is organised by sport and community associations, residents' associations, church groups, schools and kindergartens.


Gansabhauet -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

Culture : The small town of Sursee upholds a custom, which is unique in Switzerland. Participants of all ages try to cut down a suspended dead goose with one single sabre cut, while blindfolded. www.luzern.com


Remembrance Day -
Monday November 11, 2019

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Constitution Day -
Tuesday November 12, 2019

Culture : Adopted on November 12, 1995 by referendum.


Bhatridwitiya -
Wednesday November 13, 2019

Culture : Also called Bhai phonta :an event especially among Bengalis when the sister prays for her brother's safety, success and well being.This event is ceremoniously performed by the loving sister who religiously fasts the entire morning until she applies a 'phonta' of sandal wood paste on her


Seven-Five-Three -
Friday November 15, 2019

Culture : Shichigosan - a festival for children


People's mourning Day -
Friday November 15, 2019

Culture : Commemorates all those who died in armed conflicts or as the victims of violent oppression.


Birsa Munda day -
Friday November 15, 2019

Culture : An Indian tribal freedom fighter, religious leader, and folk hero who belonged to the Munda tribe. He spearheaded an Indian tribal religious Millenarian movement that arose in the tribal belt of modern-day Bihar and Jharkhand in the late 19th century, during the British Raj, thereby making him an important figure in the history of the Indian independence movement. His achievements are even more remarkable for having been accomplished before the age of 25. His portrait hangs in the Central Hall of the Indian parliament; he is the only tribal leader to have been so honored. [Wikipedia]


Tallin Black Night Film Festival -
Friday November 15, 2019

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks https://2019.poff.ee/ 2019 edition confirmed


President's Day -
Saturday November 16, 2019

Culture : President Emomali Rakhmon, former collective farm boss, was elected head of parliament on November 16, 1992, as the ex-Soviet state reeled from the outbreak of a civil war won five years later by pro-government forces. Rakhmon was later elected president in 1994. from 2016


Kartar Singh Srabha day -
Saturday November 16, 2019

Culture : Kartar Singh Sarabha (24 May 1896 – 16 November 1915) was an Indian Sikh revolutionary who is among the most famous and reputed martyrs of Punjab. He was only 17 years old when he became a member of Ghadar Party, then came up as a leading luminary member and started fight for an independent India. He was one the most active persons in the movement. Singh was executed at Lahore in November 1915 for his role in the movement in February 1915 when he was only 19 years old. [Wikipedia]


National Students’ Day -
Sunday November 17, 2019

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Ewigkeitssonntag -
Sunday November 17, 2019

Culture : General celebration in memorial of the deceased for the Lutherian Church


Ewigkeitssonntag -
Sunday November 17, 2019

Culture : General celebration in memorial of the deceased for the Lutherian Church


Ewigkeitssonntag -
Sunday November 17, 2019

Culture : General celebration in memorial of the deceased for the Lutherian Church


National Revival Day -
Monday November 18, 2019

Culture : After 70 years of living under the Soviet communist regime, Azerbaijanis took to the streets calling for independence.


Cairo Film Festival -
Tuesday November 19, 2019

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.ciff.org.eg in Cairo 2019 edition confirmed


Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven -
Tuesday November 19, 2019

Culture : Celebration of his return to earth from heaven. Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal, and his mother expired after seven days. At the age of 41, he ascended to heaven to preach to his mother. Nuns and monks and king Zug Chen Nyingpo were worried because they did not know where hewas. His disciple, the clairvoyant Sharibu, had a vision of the lord to be in heaven. Another disciple of Lord Buddha, Mao gyel ge bu, who was known to possess miraculous powers, ascended to heaven and requested Buddha to return to earth. He agreed to descend.


Teacher Day -
Wednesday November 20, 2019

Culture :


Day of Dignity and Freedom -
Thursday November 21, 2019

Culture : Anniversary of the first day of 2013 pro-EU protests from 2014 onwards


Beaujolais nouveau -
Thursday November 21, 2019

Culture :


Kamolol Day (Thanksgiving Day) -
Thursday November 21, 2019

Culture :


Torino Film Festival (TIFF) -
Friday November 22, 2019

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.torinofilmfest.org in Torino 2019 edition confirmed


National Adoption Day -
Saturday November 23, 2019

Culture : National day of celebration of adoptive families and an opportunity for courts to open their doors and finalize the adoptions of children from foster care.


National Adoption Day -
Saturday November 23, 2019

Culture : National day of celebration of adoptive families and an opportunity for courts to open their doors and finalize the adoptions of children from foster care.


Advent Sunday -
Sunday November 24, 2019

Culture : From the Latin word adventus meaning coming : observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year. [Wikipedia]


Advent Sunday -
Sunday November 24, 2019

Culture : From the Latin word adventus meaning coming : observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year. [Wikipedia]


Advent Sunday -
Sunday November 24, 2019

Culture : From the Latin word adventus meaning coming : observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year. [Wikipedia]


Harvest festival -
Sunday November 24, 2019

Culture :


Onion festival -
Monday November 25, 2019

Culture : Zibelemärit celebrates all things onion - and garlic. Artful wreaths, woven into braids, sometimes mixed with garlic to chase away Evil spirits and all kinds of figures made of onion are there for the taking. Sugar onion wreaths are wrapped around the neck like Hawaiian Leis. www.swiss-switzerland.com


Anniversary of the Death of President Ahmed Abdallah (click) -
Tuesday November 26, 2019

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


Algiers Agreement Day -
Tuesday November 26, 2019

Culture : The new Portuguese regime was committed to the dissolution of its overseas colonies; on November 26, 1974, the representatives of Portugal met with the MLSTP party in Algiers and worked out an agreement for the transfer of sovereignty. After a period of transitional government, Sao Tome and Principe achieved independence on July 12, 1975.


Arbor Day -
Wednesday November 27, 2019

Culture : Autumn tree-planting day - from 2013 onwards


Albanian Independence Day -
Thursday November 28, 2019

Culture : From the Ottoman Empire. Independent Albania was proclaimed in Vlorë on 28 November 1912
to respect historical and cultural values and good family and social traditions from 2017


Bahamas International Film Festival -
Thursday November 28, 2019

Culture : Www.bintlfilmfest.com/ lasts 1 week - in Nassau 2019 edition confirmed


Festival International du Film de Marrakech -
Friday November 29, 2019

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.festivalmarrakech.info/ in Marrakech 2019 season confirmed


St Andrew's Day -
Saturday November 30, 2019

Culture :


Commemoration Day -
Saturday November 30, 2019

Culture : The UAE flag will be raised at half-mast at 8am on the day. A minute of silence will then be held at 11.30am, followed by the raising of the UAE flag and the national anthem to honour Emiratis who have died in the line of duty