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April Fools Day**Saturday April 1, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mother's DaySaturday April 1, 2017cards/flowers 
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Pascua Florida Day**Sunday April 2, 2017cards/flowers 
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Toussaint Louverture Anniversary*Friday April 7, 2017cards/flowers 
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Palm SundaySunday April 9, 2017cards/flowers 
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Passover**Monday April 10, 2017cards/flowers 
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Maundy ThursdayThursday April 13, 2017cards/flowers 
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Bengali New Year*Thursday April 13, 2017cards/flowers 
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Vishu*Friday April 14, 2017cards/flowers 
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Good FridayFriday April 14, 2017cards/flowers 
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Orthodox Holy Saturday*Saturday April 15, 2017cards/flowers 
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Orthodox EasterSunday April 16, 2017cards/flowers 
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EasterSunday April 16, 2017cards/flowers 
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Easter MondayMonday April 17, 2017cards/flowers 
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Arbor DayFriday April 21, 2017cards/flowers 
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Deportation Day**Sunday April 30, 2017cards/flowers 
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Buddha's AnniversaryWednesday May 3, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 7, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 7, 2017cards/flowers 
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National Day of Prayer*Tuesday May 9, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mothers' Day*Wednesday May 10, 2017cards/flowers 
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Abolition of SlaveryWednesday May 10, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mothers' DayWednesday May 10, 2017cards/flowers 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha*Wednesday May 10, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mother's Day*Sunday May 14, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 14, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mothers' DaySunday May 14, 2017cards/flowers 
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Fathers' Day*Sunday May 14, 2017cards/flowers 
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Corpus Christi*Monday May 15, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mothers' DayMonday May 15, 2017cards/flowers 
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Deportation DayThursday May 18, 2017cards/flowers 
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Fathers' DaySunday May 21, 2017cards/flowers 
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AscensionThursday May 25, 2017cards/flowers 
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Fathers' DayThursday May 25, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mothers DayFriday May 26, 2017cards/flowers 
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Commemoration of J.A.G.S. McCartney*Saturday May 27, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mother's Day*Saturday May 27, 2017cards/flowers 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Saturday May 27, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 28, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mother's DaySunday May 28, 2017cards/flowers 
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Arbor DaySunday May 28, 2017cards/flowers 
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Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day*Monday May 29, 2017cards/flowers 
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Mothers' DayTuesday May 30, 2017cards/flowers 
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Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boats)*Tuesday May 30, 2017cards/flowers 
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Peace Memorial Day*Wednesday May 31, 2017cards/flowers 
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April Fools Day -
Sunday April 1, 2018

cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.


Mother's Day -
Saturday April 1, 2017

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Pascua Florida Day -
Monday April 2, 2018

cards/flowers : Anniversary of the discovery of Florida in 1513 by Juan Ponce de León, who was looking for gold and the Fountain of Youth. He probably named the land Pascua Florida because the date was near Easter ( Pascua in Spanish) Florida


Toussaint Louverture Anniversary -
Saturday April 7, 2018

cards/flowers : 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.


Palm Sunday -
Sunday April 9, 2017

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Passover -
Monday April 10, 2017

cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday


Maundy Thursday -
Thursday April 13, 2017

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Bengali New Year -
Thursday April 13, 2017

cards/flowers : Under the Mughals, agricultural taxes were collected according to the Hijri calendar. However, as the Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar, it does not coincide with the harvest. As a result, farmers were hard-pressed to pay taxes out of season. In order to streamline tax collection, the Mughal Emperor Akbar ordered a reform of the calendar. Accordingly, Fatehullah Shirazi, a renowned scholar and astronomer, formulated the Bangla year on the basis of the lunar Hijri and Bangla solar calendars. The new year subsequently became known as Bôngabdo or Bengali year


Vishu -
Saturday April 14, 2018

cards/flowers : Vishu is the first day in the first Malayalam month of Medam (March – April). The traditional rituals followed in the festival are believed to usher in another year of prosperity for the Keralites. The predominant colour during the festival is yellow. The heart of the festival is the preparation of the kani (the auspicious sight or gift), which is observed in the expectation of a fruitful and prosperous new year.


Good Friday -
Friday April 14, 2017

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Orthodox Holy Saturday -
Saturday April 15, 2017

cards/flowers : Great Saturday – ts’iteli parask’evi


Orthodox Easter -
Sunday April 16, 2017

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Easter -
Sunday April 16, 2017

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Easter Monday -
Monday April 17, 2017

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Arbor Day -
Saturday April 21, 2018

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Deportation Day -
Sunday April 30, 2017

cards/flowers : In the early 1950s, former deportees or their families wanted a national celebration for preserving the memory of the deportation. The law of 14 April 1954, unanimously passed by the French Parliament has responded to the need to preserve the memory of the deportation by creating the National Day of Remembrance of the victims and heroes of the deportation . Not a public holiday


Buddha's Anniversary -
Wednesday May 3, 2017

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Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 7, 2017

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 7, 2017

cards/flowers : Anyák napja


National Day of Prayer -
Tuesday May 9, 2017

cards/flowers : National Day of Honor for troops who contributed to Afghanistan mission


Mothers' Day -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

cards/flowers : The mother is given a serenade sung by her family or by a band


Abolition of Slavery -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

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Mothers' Day -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

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

cards/flowers : Commemorates to Buddhists the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Gautama Buddha.


Mother's Day -
Sunday May 14, 2017

cards/flowers : Probably linked with a celebration in England in the 1600s ( Mothering Sunday ). Honored all mothers in England. Mothering Sunday gave poor servants who lived and worked for the wealthy a day off to actually go home and dedicate time to their mothers. Mothering Cake , a special cake, was common for the celebration.


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 14, 2017

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 14, 2017

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Fathers' Day -
Sunday May 14, 2017

cards/flowers : Ziua Tatălui


Corpus Christi -
Monday May 15, 2017

cards/flowers : Makeshift altars are displayed on the previous day. Spectacular processions on the Corpus Christi day.


Mothers' Day -
Monday May 15, 2017

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Deportation Day -
Thursday May 18, 2017

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Fathers' Day -
Sunday May 21, 2017

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Ascension -
Thursday May 25, 2017

cards/flowers : not a public holiday


Fathers' Day -
Thursday May 25, 2017

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Mothers Day -
Friday May 26, 2017

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Commemoration of J.A.G.S. McCartney -
Saturday May 27, 2017

cards/flowers : In tribute to the first Chief Minister and National Hero of these islands


Mother's Day -
Saturday May 27, 2017

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.


Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday May 27, 2017

cards/flowers : Originally Ramadama is the name of the ninth month in the Arab world. It is, above all, a month of fasting. Fasting was not born with Islam. The abstaining from eating and drinking is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, preceding the prophet Muhammad. Thus, in the Bible, it is mentioned that Queen Esther asked the Jews to fast for three days before asking her husband to spare the Jews. According to the New Testament, Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert. Referring to this episode, Christianity has a fasting period of 40 days called Lent . Today, the fasting period of practicing Catholics lasts from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. The start of Ramadan generally depends on local observation of the moon crescent, but others choose the calculation of the new moon or the statement of Saudi Arabia to determine the start of the fasting period. The three main prohibitions of Ramadan are: eat, drink and have sex, It is possible to swallow one's own saliva, but not the water with which mouth was rinsed. Practitioners can go swimming or take a shower, as long as they do not swallow water. Alcohol-based perfume is prohibited. Nail biting is allowed as long as nails are clean. Dates fruit are recommended after breaking of the fast, provided they do not come from Israel. Travelers, pregnant or nursing or menstruating women are allowed to stop fasting. Practitioners usually gain weight during this period. Punishments are particularly heavy year Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 28, 2017

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.


Mother's Day -
Sunday May 28, 2017

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Arbor Day -
Sunday May 28, 2017

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Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day -
Monday May 29, 2017

cards/flowers : Grandson of King Thakombau, the last king of Fiji (until 1874), Mr. Sukuna joined the French Legion during WW1. He was highly honored and even has a monument in Souain-Perthes-les Hurlus (France), as a horseman


Mothers' Day -
Tuesday May 30, 2017

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Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boats) -
Tuesday May 30, 2017

cards/flowers : The festival occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional lunar calendar, the source of its alternative name, the Double Fifth Festival. The focus of most celebrations involves eating zongzi (sticky rice treats wrapped in bamboo leaves), drinking realgar wine (雄黃酒, xiónghuángjiǔ), and racing dragon boats. The story best known in modern China holds that the festival commemorates the death of the poet and minister Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BC) of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States period of the Zhou Dynasty. [Wikipedia]


Peace Memorial Day -
Wednesday May 31, 2017

cards/flowers : The Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) was finalized at the All Darfur Stakeholders Conference in May 2011, in Doha, Qatar. In accordance with the DDPD, the Government of Sudan appointed a Darfur Regional Authority and a Darfuri as Second Vice President of the Republic of Sudan.