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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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West Papuan National Flag Day*Friday December 1, 2017Culture 
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First Night of HanukkahFriday December 1, 2017Culture 
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Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie**Friday December 1, 2017Culture 
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National day of Samba**Saturday December 2, 2017Culture 
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Advent Sunday*Saturday December 2, 2017Culture 
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Bhopal Gas Tragedy commemoration*Sunday December 3, 2017Culture 
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World AIDS DaySunday December 3, 2017Culture 
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SKENA UP film festival in Pristina*Monday December 4, 2017Culture 
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SinterKlaas (St Nicholas eve), non official*Tuesday December 5, 2017Culture 
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Constitution DayTuesday December 5, 2017Culture 
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National Day of the Salvadoran ClownTuesday December 5, 2017Culture 
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Discovery DayTuesday December 5, 2017Culture 
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Saint Nicholas*Wednesday December 6, 2017Culture 
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Earthquake Mourning**Thursday December 7, 2017Culture 
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Houphouet Boigny Day*Thursday December 7, 2017Culture 
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International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)**Thursday December 7, 2017Culture 
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Monaco International Film Festival*Thursday December 7, 2017Culture 
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International Dragon Boat Festival**Friday December 8, 2017Culture 
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Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam*Friday December 8, 2017Culture 
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Human Rights and Peace Day*Sunday December 10, 2017Culture 
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Nobel Day*Sunday December 10, 2017Culture 
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Arbor DaySunday December 10, 2017Culture 
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Nupi Lal*Tuesday December 12, 2017Culture 
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Martyrs' Day*Wednesday December 13, 2017Culture 
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St. Lucia Day*Wednesday December 13, 2017Culture 
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Ma dengn Beach Festival*Friday December 15, 2017Culture 
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Fescauri*Saturday December 16, 2017Culture 
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Kaliady*Sunday December 17, 2017Culture 
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Yalda Night*Wednesday December 20, 2017Culture 
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Day of the Turkish Language*Thursday December 21, 2017Culture 
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FESPOP - Percussion Festival*Thursday December 21, 2017Culture 
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Defenders' Day*Friday December 22, 2017Culture 
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Anniversary of the revolution*Friday December 22, 2017Culture 
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Christmas EveSunday December 24, 2017Culture 
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Holy NightSunday December 24, 2017Culture 
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National Consumers Day*Sunday December 24, 2017Culture 
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Brunnensingen der Sebastiani-BruderschaftSunday December 24, 2017Culture 
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Nüünichlingler*Sunday December 24, 2017Culture 
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Harbin China International Ice and Snow Festival**Sunday December 24, 2017Culture 
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Constitution Day*Monday December 25, 2017Culture 
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Mao celebration*Tuesday December 26, 2017Culture 
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Kwanzaa*Tuesday December 26, 2017Culture 
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Udham Singh's birthday*Tuesday December 26, 2017Culture 
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Bank HolidayTuesday December 26, 2017Culture 
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Galungan day*Tuesday December 26, 2017Culture 
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April Fools DayThursday December 28, 2017Culture 
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Hmong New Year*Thursday December 28, 2017Culture 
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New Year's Eve*Sunday December 31, 2017Culture 
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West Papuan National Flag Day -
Sunday December 1, 2019

Culture : On December 1, 1961, in the then Dutch colony of West New Guinea, the West Papuan national flag, called the Morning Star, was flown for the first time officially beside the Dutch Tricolor.


First Night of Hanukkah -
Saturday December 1, 2018

Culture :


Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie -
Saturday December 1, 2018

Culture : Lasts 1 month - http://www.rencontres-bamako.com/ in Bamako 2017 edition confirmed


National day of Samba -
Monday December 2, 2019

Culture : in Rio


Advent Sunday -
Sunday December 2, 2018

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]


Bhopal Gas Tragedy commemoration -
Tuesday December 3, 2019

Culture : The worst industrial disaster in history on 3 December 1984 in Bhopal


World AIDS Day -
Monday December 3, 2018

Culture :


SKENA UP film festival in Pristina -
Tuesday December 4, 2018

Culture : Lasts 7 days, in Kosovo http://www.skenaup.com International Students Film and Theatre Festival please check dates


SinterKlaas (St Nicholas eve), non official -
Thursday December 5, 2019

Culture : Many parents will take half day off to prepare presents for their children. Became Santa Claus in other countries


Constitution Day -
Thursday December 5, 2019

Culture :


National Day of the Salvadoran Clown -
Wednesday December 5, 2018

Culture :


Discovery Day -
Wednesday December 5, 2018

Culture :


Saint Nicholas -
Friday December 6, 2019

Culture : Orthodox Romanians celebrate Sfantul Nicolae, which is more than religious. Children receive small gifts. It is the official beginning of the holiday season.


Earthquake Mourning -
Saturday December 7, 2019

Culture : Business may remain open. Please check.


Houphouet Boigny Day -
Saturday December 7, 2019

Culture : Côte d'Ivoire former president, died on Dec. 7, 1993


International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) -
Friday December 7, 2018

Culture : Www.iffk.in/idsffk/ lasts 1 week - in Thiruvananthapuram 2018 edition confirmed


Monaco International Film Festival -
Friday December 7, 2018

Culture : Celebration of non violent films lasts 3 days www.monacofilmfest.com 2018 edition confirmed


International Dragon Boat Festival -
Saturday December 8, 2018

Culture : Lasts 3 days - http://www.penangdragonboat.gov.my/portal/ in TELUK BAHANG DAM 2018 edition confirmed


Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam -
Saturday December 8, 2018

Culture : Https://www.sikkimssdg.gov.in/


Human Rights and Peace Day -
Tuesday December 10, 2019

Culture : The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first global enunciation of human rights. The commemoration was established in 1950, when the General Assembly invited all states and interested organizations to celebrate the day as they saw fit Wikipedia


Nobel Day -
Tuesday December 10, 2019

Culture : The Nobel Prize is one of the most important awards in the world. Sweden is the host of the awards event, which covers the categories of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature and Peace.


Arbor Day -
Monday December 10, 2018

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Nupi Lal -
Thursday December 12, 2019

Culture : Tribute to the Manipuri women who lost their lives in the revolt against the British rulers in 1939.


Martyrs' Day -
Friday December 13, 2019

Culture : Memorial day for the victims of Nanjing Massacre


St. Lucia Day -
Friday December 13, 2019

Culture : The holiday, which often coincides with the winter solstice, depicts St. Lucia -- Lucy in English -- as a young girl in a white dress and red sash, with a wreath of candles on her head.


Ma dengn Beach Festival -
Saturday December 15, 2018

Culture : A celebration and promotion of culture and a catalyst in the Renaissance of Sierra Leone http://www.ntb.sl/ please check dates


Fescauri -
Sunday December 16, 2018

Culture : International Cowry Festival
lasts 3 days - in Sibi City (50 km from Bamako)
www.koryconsult.com
Cowry is a kind of shell that has served as a currency in Black Africa for a long-time. This cultural festival aims at contributing to the promotion of the use of a "civilization material" common to many African countries
2018 edition confirmed


Kaliady -
Tuesday December 17, 2019

Culture : Pre-Christian celebration of the end of year. People are dressed as animals and fantastic beasts carrying the sun and the goat's head in their hands.


Yalda Night -
Thursday December 20, 2018

Culture : The longest and darkest night of the year is a time when friends and family gather together to eat, drink and read poetry (especially Hafez) until well after midnight. Fruits and nuts are eaten and pomegranates and watermelons are particularly significant. The red color in these fruits symbolizes the crimson hues of dawn and glow of life. The poems of Divan-e-Hafez, which can be found in the bookcases of most Iranians families, are intermingled with peoples' life and are read or recited during various occasions like this festival and at Nowruz. [Wikipedia]


Day of the Turkish Language -
Friday December 21, 2018

Culture : Celebrated by the Turk-speaking community


FESPOP - Percussion Festival -
Friday December 21, 2018

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - in Louga http://www.fesfop.org/ 2018 edition NOT confirmed


Defenders' Day -
Saturday December 22, 2018

Culture : People's Army of Viet Nam Foundation Anniversary


Anniversary of the revolution -
Saturday December 22, 2018

Culture : Ceaucescu downfall in 1989


Christmas Eve -
Monday December 24, 2018

Culture :


Holy Night -
Monday December 24, 2018

Culture :


National Consumers Day -
Monday December 24, 2018

Culture : The significance of December 24th is that on this day in the year 1986 the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 received assent of the President of India. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 is considered to a historic milestone in the Consumer movement in the country. Therefore, the Government of India has decided to observe December 24 as National Consumer Day and, this is to observe every year on 24th December in addition to World Consumer Rights Day on March 15. The observance of these days provides an opportunity for highlighting the importance of the consumer movement and the need to make the consumer more aware of their rights and responsibilities.


Brunnensingen der Sebastiani-Bruderschaft -
Monday December 24, 2018

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Nüünichlingler -
Monday December 24, 2018

Culture : On the evening of 24 December, a group of men wrapped in cloaks gathers on the hill. When the clock strikes nine, the procession begins to move.


Harbin China International Ice and Snow Festival -
Monday December 24, 2018

Culture : Www.icefestivalharbin.com/ asts 1 month - 2018 edition confirmed


Constitution Day -
Tuesday December 25, 2018

Culture : On December 25, 1945, the government of the Republic of China proclaimed the establishment of its Constitution.


Mao celebration -
Wednesday December 26, 2018

Culture : Former Communist President was born in Changsha on Dec. 26, 1893


Kwanzaa -
Wednesday December 26, 2018

Culture : first time in Swahili. A celebration of the African heritage. Observed by part of the African-American community. Lasts a week.


Udham Singh's birthday -
Wednesday December 26, 2018

Culture : (December 26, 1899 – July 31, 1940) was an Indian independence activist, best known for assassinating Michael O'Dwyer in March 1940 in what has been described as an avenging of the Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre. Udham Singh Kamboj changed his name to Mohammad Singh Azad, symbolizing the unification of the three major religions of India: Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism. Singh is considered one of the best-known revolutionaries of the Indian independence struggle.


Bank Holiday -
Wednesday December 26, 2018

Culture :


Galungan day -
Wednesday December 26, 2018

Culture : This festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Prayers, offerings, ceremonies.


April Fools Day -
Friday December 28, 2018

Culture :


Hmong New Year -
Friday December 28, 2018

Culture : Celebrates the end of the harvest season http://www.hmongnewyear.us/


New Year's Eve -
Monday December 31, 2018

Culture : Szilveszter