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Culture: religious celerations and observances

Culture: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Chiang Mai Flower Festival*Wednesday February 1, 2017Culture 
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Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria (lake Titicaca)Thursday February 2, 2017Culture 
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Groundhog Day*Thursday February 2, 2017Culture 
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Anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty*Thursday February 2, 2017Culture 
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Yemanjá Day**Thursday February 2, 2017Culture 
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Day of Youth*Thursday February 2, 2017Culture 
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Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien**Thursday February 2, 2017Culture 
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Festival du Niger**Thursday February 2, 2017Culture 
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Deccan Festival**Thursday February 2, 2017Culture 
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Foundation Day*Friday February 3, 2017Culture 
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Beginning of Spring*Friday February 3, 2017Culture 
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Ash Wednesday*Saturday February 4, 2017Culture 
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Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo only)**Saturday February 4, 2017Culture 
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Mahamuni Festival*Sunday February 5, 2017Culture 
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Buddhist New Year - LosarSunday February 5, 2017Culture 
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Berlin International Film Festival*Tuesday February 7, 2017Culture 
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Sarajevo Winter**Tuesday February 7, 2017Culture 
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Perth International Arts Festival**Wednesday February 8, 2017Culture 
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International Book Festival**Wednesday February 8, 2017Culture 
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National Press DayThursday February 9, 2017Culture 
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Fenkil Day*Friday February 10, 2017Culture 
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Nagaur fair**Friday February 10, 2017Culture 
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Grammy Awards*Friday February 10, 2017Culture 
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Al Bustan festival:**Sunday February 12, 2017Culture 
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Trifon Zarezan (Wine Day)*Tuesday February 14, 2017Culture 
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Foire du Livre de Bruxelles**Tuesday February 14, 2017Culture 
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Sydney New Mardi Gras**Thursday February 16, 2017Culture 
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Jaisalmer Desert Festival**Friday February 17, 2017Culture 
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Heritage Day*Saturday February 18, 2017Culture 
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Monlam*Saturday February 18, 2017Culture 
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Restoration Day**Sunday February 19, 2017Culture 
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Car free daySunday February 19, 2017Culture 
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Lantern Festival*Sunday February 19, 2017Culture 
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Makha Bucha DaySunday February 19, 2017Culture 
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Statehood DayMonday February 20, 2017Culture 
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Chin National Day*Monday February 20, 2017Culture 
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Abolition of Slavery*Monday February 20, 2017Culture 
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Dublin International Film Festival**Monday February 20, 2017Culture 
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Muscat Festival*Tuesday February 21, 2017Culture 
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Heritage DayWednesday February 22, 2017Culture 
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Opening of the World Economic Forum (Davos only)*Wednesday February 22, 2017Culture 
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Carnival (first day)**Wednesday February 22, 2017Culture 
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Belgrade Film Festival**Wednesday February 22, 2017Culture 
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Salsa Festival Switzerland**Wednesday February 22, 2017Culture 
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Carnival*Wednesday February 22, 2017Culture 
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Father of Independence Day*Thursday February 23, 2017Culture 
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Defence of the MotherlandThursday February 23, 2017Culture 
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Carnival (last day)**Thursday February 23, 2017Culture 
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Fespaco Film festival**Thursday February 23, 2017Culture 
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Hong Kong Arts Festival**Thursday February 23, 2017Culture 
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Sedona International Film Festival**Thursday February 23, 2017Culture 
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Flag Day*Friday February 24, 2017Culture 
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The Academy Awards (Oscars)*Friday February 24, 2017Culture 
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Mask festival*Friday February 24, 2017Culture 
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Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian RegimesSaturday February 25, 2017Culture 
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Day of Mourning*Sunday February 26, 2017Culture 
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Remembrance Day*Sunday February 26, 2017Culture 
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Córdoba Day (Córdoba only)Monday February 27, 2017Culture 
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Special Forces Day*Monday February 27, 2017Culture 
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Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)**Tuesday February 28, 2017Culture 
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Chiang Mai Flower Festival -
Friday February 1, 2019

Culture : Http://chiangmaibest.com 2019 edition confirmed


Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria (lake Titicaca) -
Sunday February 2, 2020

Culture :


Groundhog Day -
Sunday February 2, 2020

Culture : The legend goes that the groundhog is a weather-predicting animal. When the groundhog sees its shadow on a bright and clear day, six more weeks of winter are ahead.


Anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty -
Sunday February 2, 2020

Culture : Tartu rahulepingu aastapäev: a peace treaty signed on February 2, 1920 between the USSR and the newly independent Republic of Estonia, formerly part of the Russian Empire. The treaty with Estonia recognized its independence.


Yemanjá Day -
Sunday February 2, 2020

Culture : In Salvador de Bahia Sea Goddess celebration please check dates: http://www.yemanja.com.br/


Day of Youth -
Sunday February 2, 2020

Culture : Established by Heydar Aliyev on February 2, 1997, to hold the 1st Forum of Azerbaijani youth.


Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien -
Saturday February 2, 2019

Culture : Lasts 5 days - www.fifo-tahiti.com/ in Papeete 2019 edition confirmed


Festival du Niger -
Saturday February 2, 2019

Culture : Www.festivalsegou.org lasts 2 days - in Ségou 2019 edition confirmed


Deccan Festival -
Saturday February 2, 2019

Culture : This five-day long festival reflects the culture of the Deccan and highlights Hyderabad's arts, crafts, culture and the famous Nawabi cusine. Cultural programs organised include Ghazals, qawalis and mushairas, poetry etc., typical of the city. Various renowned singers and dancers are also invited. http://www.indiaonlinetour.com in Hyderabad 2016 edition confirmed


Foundation Day -
Monday February 3, 2020

Culture : Foundation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) (Vietnamese: Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam), formally established in 1930, which is the governing party of the nation of Vietnam. It is today the only legal political party in that country. Describing itself as Marxist-Leninist, the CPV is the directing component of a broader group of organizations known as the Vietnamese Fatherland Front.


Beginning of Spring -
Monday February 3, 2020

Culture : Setsubun - tradition observed in shrines and temples. People throw beans, shouting “Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!” (“Devils out, happiness in”).


Ash Wednesday -
Monday February 4, 2019

Culture : Http://www.colegiounamea.com.br


Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo only) -
Monday February 4, 2019

Culture : Www.snowfes.com/ lasts 1 week - in Sapporo 2019 edition confirmed


Mahamuni Festival -
Wednesday February 5, 2020

Culture : Monks read prayers for 8 days. They receive offerings on the 9th day.


Buddhist New Year - Losar -
Tuesday February 5, 2019

Culture :


Berlin International Film Festival -
Thursday February 7, 2019

Culture : Www.berlinale.de 2019 edition confirmed


Sarajevo Winter -
Thursday February 7, 2019

Culture : Http://www.sarajevskazima.ba/ lasts 5 weeks - in Sarajevo 2019 edition confirmed


Perth International Arts Festival -
Friday February 8, 2019

Culture : Http://perthfestival.com.au/ lasts 3 weeks - in Perth 2019 edition confirmed


International Book Festival -
Friday February 8, 2019

Culture : Www.authenticubatours.com in Habana 2019 edition confirmed


National Press Day -
Sunday February 9, 2020

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Fenkil Day -
Monday February 10, 2020

Culture : Commemorates the resistance. operation of 1990 to liberate the port city of Massawa.


Nagaur fair -
Sunday February 10, 2019

Culture : Www.rajasthantravelguide.com cattle fair -lasts 4 days 2019 edition confirmed


Grammy Awards -
Sunday February 10, 2019

Culture : In NYC - http://www.grammy.com/ 2018 edition confirmed


Al Bustan festival: -
Tuesday February 12, 2019

Culture : Www.albustanfestival.com lasts 3 weeks 2019 edition confirmed


Trifon Zarezan (Wine Day) -
Friday February 14, 2020

Culture : In tribute to Saint Trifon, assassinated in 248 in Apemia, considered a major wine center.


Foire du Livre de Bruxelles -
Thursday February 14, 2019

Culture : Www.foiredulivredebruxelles.be/ lasts 5 days - 2019 edition confirmed


Sydney New Mardi Gras -
Saturday February 16, 2019

Culture : Www.mardigras.org.au/ lasts 2 weeks 2019 edition confirmed
Contact edit@edit.fr to get the calendar for this event or one file containing confirmed calendars of most international WW cultural events


Jaisalmer Desert Festival -
Sunday February 17, 2019

Culture : Http://desertfestivaljaisalmer.com/ lasts 3 days - 2019 edition confirmed


Heritage Day -
Monday February 18, 2019

Culture : Established in 1973 by the Heritage Canada Foundation, to encourage the preservation and promotion of Canada's nationally significant historic, architectural, natural and scenic heritage.


Monlam -
Monday February 18, 2019

Culture : Also known as The Great Prayer Festival. The event was established in 1409 by Tsong Khapa, the founder of the Geluk tradition. As the greatest religious festival in Tibet, thousands of monks (of the three main monasteries of Drepung, Sera and Ganden) gathered for chanting prayers and performing religious rituals at the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa. Wikipedia 2019 edition confirmed


Restoration Day -
Wednesday February 19, 2020

Culture : To repair the moral refusal and humiliation imposed on great Romanian migrants, such as painter Brancusi. from 2016


Car free day -
Wednesday February 19, 2020

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Lantern Festival -
Tuesday February 19, 2019

Culture : Called Chap Go Meh, Yuan Xiao Jie, Yuen Siu or Shangyuan. First full moon after the Chinese New Year - also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day.


Makha Bucha Day -
Tuesday February 19, 2019

Culture :


Statehood Day -
Thursday February 20, 2020

Culture :


Chin National Day -
Thursday February 20, 2020

Culture : Till the time British conquered the Chin Hills in 1895, Chins were ruled themselves by chieftains. The Chin leaders joined with other ethnic minority leaders of Burma and signed the historic Panglong Agreement on February 12, 1947 to achieve independence from the British. Barely one month after the independence of Burma, the first Chin National Conference was held from February 19 to 22 at Falam town in Chin land and it was attended by more than 5,000 Chin nationals. On the second day of the conference, the participants decided to eliminate the existing feudal Chieftainship and adopt a democratic administration in Chin land. The conference also decided to observe the day as Chin National Day


Abolition of Slavery -
Thursday February 20, 2020

Culture : To mark when the slavery of Gypsies (or Roma) ended on Feb. 20, 1856. There are believed to be 1,5 million Roma in Romania, although the last census only recorded 500,000. From 2011


Dublin International Film Festival -
Wednesday February 20, 2019

Culture : Http://jdiff.com/ lasts a week - in Dublin 2019 edition confirmed


Muscat Festival -
Thursday February 21, 2019

Culture : Muscat-festival.com


Heritage Day -
Friday February 22, 2019

Culture :


Opening of the World Economic Forum (Davos only) -
Friday February 22, 2019

Culture : Www.weforum.org/ 2019 edition confirmed


Carnival (first day) -
Friday February 22, 2019

Culture : A Renaissance tradition. People could forget their social condition during that period. Today, the Venice Carnival is mainly a touristic attraction. Celebrations last about 2 weeks.


Belgrade Film Festival -
Friday February 22, 2019

Culture : Www.fest.rs/ lasts 2 weeks - in Belgrade 2019 edition confirmed


Salsa Festival Switzerland -
Friday February 22, 2019

Culture : Www.salsafestival.ch lasts 3 days - 2019 season confirmed


Carnival -
Friday February 22, 2019

Culture : Farsang


Father of Independence Day -
Saturday February 23, 2019

Culture : A day that pays tribute to servicemen past and present, and recognises all men too. [www.belarus.by]


Defence of the Motherland -
Saturday February 23, 2019

Culture :


Carnival (last day) -
Saturday February 23, 2019

Culture : THIS IS NOT A BANK HOLIDAY


Fespaco Film festival -
Saturday February 23, 2019

Culture : Lasts 7 days - http://www.fespaco.bf in Ouagadougou 2017 edition confirmed


Hong Kong Arts Festival -
Saturday February 23, 2019

Culture : Www.hk.artsfestival.org/en Music, danse, opera, theater - lasts one week - 2019 edition confirmed


Sedona International Film Festival -
Saturday February 23, 2019

Culture : Www.sedonafilmfestival.com lasts 1 week - 2019 edition confirmed


Flag Day -
Sunday February 24, 2019

Culture : Established in 1940 by the President of Mexico, General Lázaro Cárdenas, before the monument to General Vicente Guerrero, first to pledge allegiance to the Mexican flag on March 12, 1821.


The Academy Awards (Oscars) -
Sunday February 24, 2019

Culture : Www.oscars.org 2016, 2017 & 2018 editions confirmed


Mask festival -
Sunday February 24, 2019

Culture : Tschäggättä : Les origines de cette tradition sont peu claires et plusieurs hypothèses sont formulées1 : légendes relatives à des brigands déguisés en monstres, protestation contre la politique valaisanne en 1550 avec des déguisements, symbole temporaire du retour des morts parmi les vivants ou lutte contre les mauvais esprits. On rencontre parfois le terme de Roitschäggätta, « Roi » signifiant « fumée » dans le dialecte local, en raison de la couleur foncée des masques qui sont suspendus dans une cheminée pour les noircir. [Wikipedia]


Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian Regimes -
Monday February 25, 2019

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Day of Mourning -
Tuesday February 26, 2019

Culture : Remembrance of killings in the town of Khojaly by Armenian forces on February 25, 1992


Remembrance Day -
Tuesday February 26, 2019

Culture : Day of Remembrance for Victims of the Khojaly Massacre in memoriam of the largest massacre of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1992.


Córdoba Day (Córdoba only) -
Wednesday February 27, 2019

Culture :


Special Forces Day -
Wednesday February 27, 2019

Culture : To celebrate the military operation to seize the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014


Carnival (during 5 days from this date on) -
Thursday February 28, 2019

Culture : In Cologne, Crazy Days have been prepared since November. People wear costumes. Girls try to cut men's neckties. A second carnival is dedicated to ghosts and ends with the burning of Nubbel , a straw figure. In Cologne only