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Culture: religious celerations and observances

Culture: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 3 months






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Taung Byone festival*Thursday August 1, 2019Culture 
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Army Day**Thursday August 1, 2019Culture 
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National Language DayThursday August 1, 2019Culture 
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Verslunarmannahelgi*Thursday August 1, 2019Culture 
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Liberation Day**Friday August 2, 2019Culture 
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Baia das Gatas Festival*Friday August 2, 2019Culture 
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Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)*Saturday August 3, 2019Culture 
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Carnival (first day)Saturday August 3, 2019Culture 
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Raksha Bandhan**Saturday August 3, 2019Culture 
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Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF)**Sunday August 4, 2019Culture 
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Guca Brass Band Festival**Monday August 5, 2019Culture 
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Locarno International Film Festival**Monday August 5, 2019Culture 
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Sziget Pop-Rock festival**Monday August 5, 2019Culture 
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Hiroshima Peace Festival (Hiroshima only)*Tuesday August 6, 2019Culture 
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Melbourne International Film Festival**Tuesday August 6, 2019Culture 
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Darwin Festival*Tuesday August 6, 2019Culture 
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Fringe Festival**Wednesday August 7, 2019Culture 
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Edinbugh Tattoo*Wednesday August 7, 2019Culture 
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Festival Interceltique de Lorient**Wednesday August 7, 2019Culture 
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National Mask Festival**Wednesday August 7, 2019Culture 
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Edinburgh International Festival*Wednesday August 7, 2019Culture 
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International Children's Festival*Wednesday August 7, 2019Culture 
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Memorial Day (Nagazaki only)Friday August 9, 2019Culture 
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Melon Day*Friday August 9, 2019Culture 
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Battle Day**Monday August 12, 2019Culture 
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Le Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles**Tuesday August 13, 2019Culture 
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International film festival**Wednesday August 14, 2019Culture 
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Wafa'a el Nil - Flooding of the Nile (may vary by a few days)Thursday August 15, 2019Culture 
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Acadian National DayThursday August 15, 2019Culture 
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Haugesund film festival**Thursday August 15, 2019Culture 
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Banks Hockey International Festival**Friday August 16, 2019Culture 
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Flag DaySaturday August 17, 2019Culture 
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Bennington Battle Day*Saturday August 17, 2019Culture 
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Dormition of the VirginSaturday August 17, 2019Culture 
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ChilbimontagSunday August 18, 2019Culture 
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Arbor DaySunday August 18, 2019Culture 
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Jesse Robredo Day*Sunday August 18, 2019Culture 
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Border Guard Day**Sunday August 18, 2019Culture 
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Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day)*Sunday August 18, 2019Culture 
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Revolution Day*Monday August 19, 2019Culture 
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Shoton festival*Monday August 19, 2019Culture 
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Copenhagen Pride**Monday August 19, 2019Culture 
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Horse Festival*Monday August 19, 2019Culture 
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Children's DayTuesday August 20, 2019Culture 
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Rose of Tralee International Festival**Wednesday August 21, 2019Culture 
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Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian RegimesFriday August 23, 2019Culture 
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Gypsy festival**Friday August 23, 2019Culture 
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Internationale Odense Filmfestival**Saturday August 24, 2019Culture 
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National Tech-Voc Day*Sunday August 25, 2019Culture 
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Imaginaria Film Festival**Sunday August 25, 2019Culture 
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Russian Cinema Day*Tuesday August 27, 2019Culture 
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National Day of Human Rights*Tuesday August 27, 2019Culture 
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Siege of Groningen Day*Wednesday August 28, 2019Culture 
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Apollonia Festival*Wednesday August 28, 2019Culture 
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Ayyankalis birthday*Wednesday August 28, 2019Culture 
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Regional holiday**Friday August 30, 2019Culture 
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Notting Hill Carnival*Friday August 30, 2019Culture 
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National Day of Tourism*Friday August 30, 2019Culture 
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Day of Solidarity*Saturday August 31, 2019Culture 
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Knowledge Day*Sunday September 1, 2019Culture 
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Arbor Day*Sunday September 1, 2019Culture 
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Kirani Day*Sunday September 1, 2019Culture 
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Ghost Festival*Sunday September 1, 2019Culture 
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Victory Day*Monday September 2, 2019Culture 
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Armed Forces Day*Tuesday September 3, 2019Culture 
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Victory Day*Tuesday September 3, 2019Culture 
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Surrender of General Tomoyuki Yamashita Day (Victory over Japan Day)*Tuesday September 3, 2019Culture 
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Pitr-paksha*Tuesday September 3, 2019Culture 
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Eve of Rosh HashanaTuesday September 3, 2019Culture 
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Pafos Aphrodite Festival*Wednesday September 4, 2019Culture 
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Moscow Foundation DayThursday September 5, 2019Culture 
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George Enescu International Festival*Thursday September 5, 2019Culture 
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Cherokee National Holiday**Friday September 6, 2019Culture 
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Saint Louis DaySunday September 8, 2019Culture 
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Nativity of MarySunday September 8, 2019Culture 
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Guru Granth Sahib day*Tuesday September 10, 2019Culture 
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Split Međunarodni Festival Novog Filma*Tuesday September 10, 2019Culture 
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Day of ReconciliationThursday September 12, 2019Culture 
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Fête des Fontaines de MôtiersThursday September 12, 2019Culture 
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Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia**Thursday September 12, 2019Culture 
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beer festival**Thursday September 12, 2019Culture 
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Constitution Day*Friday September 13, 2019Culture 
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Exaltation of the Fair and Holy Cross*Saturday September 14, 2019Culture 
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Galungan day*Monday September 16, 2019Culture 
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National Day of Poetry and Literature*Tuesday September 17, 2019Culture 
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Citizenship Day*Tuesday September 17, 2019Culture 
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St. Sofia**Tuesday September 17, 2019Culture 
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Prince's DayTuesday September 17, 2019Culture 
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San Sebastian Film Festival**Wednesday September 18, 2019Culture 
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Pyongyang International Film Festival**Wednesday September 18, 2019Culture 
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Munich Oktoberfest (beginning) - not a bank holiday*Thursday September 19, 2019Culture 
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Repentance Day*Friday September 20, 2019Culture 
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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary*Saturday September 21, 2019Culture 
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Navratra StapanaSaturday September 21, 2019Culture 
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Arbor DaySaturday September 21, 2019Culture 
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Fast of GedaliahSaturday September 21, 2019Culture 
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Resistance Fighting Day*Sunday September 22, 2019Culture 
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Arbor DaySunday September 22, 2019Culture 
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Fertility DaySunday September 22, 2019Culture 
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Bergen International Film Festival**Monday September 23, 2019Culture 
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Ethnicity day*Tuesday September 24, 2019Culture 
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Saint Rupert*Tuesday September 24, 2019Culture 
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Virgen de la Merced**Tuesday September 24, 2019Culture 
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Filmfest Hamburg*Tuesday September 24, 2019Culture 
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International film festival**Tuesday September 24, 2019Culture 
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Kamarampaka*Wednesday September 25, 2019Culture 
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Brother Klaus festival*Wednesday September 25, 2019Culture 
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Morija Arts & Cultural Festival*Wednesday September 25, 2019Culture 
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Music festival**Wednesday September 25, 2019Culture 
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Internatioal Festival of Theater**Wednesday September 25, 2019Culture 
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Arbor DayWednesday September 25, 2019Culture 
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Arbor DayThursday September 26, 2019Culture 
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Kuningan day*Thursday September 26, 2019Culture 
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Eve of Yom KippurFriday September 27, 2019Culture 
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Teachers' DaySaturday September 28, 2019Culture 
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Heroes Day*Monday September 30, 2019Culture 
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Anniversary ot the Proclamation of the People's Republic of China*Tuesday October 1, 2019Culture 
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Olechotel Belau Fair*Tuesday October 1, 2019Culture 
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Oklahoma International Bluegrass Music Festival**Tuesday October 1, 2019Culture 
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Pusan International Film Festival**Tuesday October 1, 2019Culture 
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Namur - Festival international du film**Wednesday October 2, 2019Culture 
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High Fest**Wednesday October 2, 2019Culture 
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Mid-Autumn festivalWednesday October 2, 2019Culture 
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Sitges, Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya*Thursday October 3, 2019Culture 
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Mid-Autumn festivalThursday October 3, 2019Culture 
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Eve of SukkotThursday October 3, 2019Culture 
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Animal DayFriday October 4, 2019Culture 
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Elephant festival*Friday October 4, 2019Culture 
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Munich Oktoberfest (end) - not a bank holidayFriday October 4, 2019Culture 
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Thanksgiving*Friday October 4, 2019Culture 
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WIZKID Day*Sunday October 6, 2019Culture 
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Merchant HolidayMonday October 7, 2019Culture 
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Celtic Colours**Wednesday October 9, 2019Culture 
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Capital Liberation DayThursday October 10, 2019Culture 
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Holy Translator's Day*Thursday October 10, 2019Culture 
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Bénichon*Friday October 11, 2019Culture 
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National Wine DayFriday October 11, 2019Culture 
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National Day of Tree PlantingSaturday October 12, 2019Culture 
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Gand. Flanders International Film Festival**Sunday October 13, 2019Culture 
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Rwagasore*Sunday October 13, 2019Culture 
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Arbor DaySunday October 13, 2019Culture 
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Education DayMonday October 14, 2019Culture 
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Intercession of Mother of God*Monday October 14, 2019Culture 
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Republic's Anniversary*Monday October 14, 2019Culture 
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Chicago International Film festival*Monday October 14, 2019Culture 
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St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival**Monday October 14, 2019Culture 
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Hurricane Thanksgiving Day**Tuesday October 15, 2019Culture 
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Boss's Day*Wednesday October 16, 2019Culture 
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National Nutrition Day*Wednesday October 16, 2019Culture 
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Vilnius Jazz Festival**Wednesday October 16, 2019Culture 
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Day of Friendship with Puerto RicoThursday October 17, 2019Culture 
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Bathukamma*Thursday October 17, 2019Culture 
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Commerce Day*Saturday October 19, 2019Culture 
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National Press Day*Tuesday October 22, 2019Culture 
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Tokyo International Film Festival*Tuesday October 22, 2019Culture 
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United Nations Day*Thursday October 24, 2019Culture 
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Azad Kashmir Day*Thursday October 24, 2019Culture 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Thursday October 24, 2019Culture 
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Larry Itliong Day*Friday October 25, 2019Culture 
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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Friday October 25, 2019Culture 
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Deportation Day*Saturday October 26, 2019Culture 
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International film festival**Saturday October 26, 2019Culture 
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Señor de los Milagros*Monday October 28, 2019Culture 
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National Day of Victims of Political Execution*Wednesday October 30, 2019Culture 
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Day of ScienceWednesday October 30, 2019Culture 
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Valladolid (Seminci) Festival Internacional de Cine**Wednesday October 30, 2019Culture 
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Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata**Wednesday October 30, 2019Culture 
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Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya*Thursday October 31, 2019Culture 
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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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International film festival**Sunday November 3, 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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Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur**Monday November 4, 2019Culture 
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Airwaves*Monday 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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Cattle Fair**Tuesday November 5, 2019Culture 
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Moku O Keawe International Festival*Tuesday November 5, 2019Culture 
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International film festival**Tuesday November 5, 2019Culture 
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Geneva International Cinema and Television Festival - Cinema Tout Ecran**Wednesday November 6, 2019Culture 
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Arbor DayWednesday 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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Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven*Thursday November 7, 2019Culture 
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Health DayThursday November 7, 2019Culture 
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Memorial Day*Friday November 8, 2019Culture 
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Poppy Day*Friday November 8, 2019Culture 
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St-Martin en Ajoie*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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Remembrance DaySaturday November 9, 2019Culture 
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St Martin's Day*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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Turnip lantern procession*Monday November 11, 2019Culture 
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Gansabhauet*Monday November 11, 2019Culture 
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Ljubljana Film Festival**Monday November 11, 2019Culture 
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Canadian Finals Rodeo**Monday November 11, 2019Culture 
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Constitution Day*Tuesday November 12, 2019Culture 
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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao*Wednesday November 13, 2019Culture 
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Tallin Black Night Film Festival*Wednesday November 13, 2019Culture 
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Literary Festival*Wednesday November 13, 2019Culture 
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Semaine internationale du premier film**Wednesday November 13, 2019Culture 
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Seven-Five-Three*Friday November 15, 2019Culture 
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Birsa Munda day*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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Bhatridwitiya*Saturday November 16, 2019Culture 
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Bhaidooj**Saturday November 16, 2019Culture 
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National Students’ DaySunday November 17, 2019Culture 
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Hpaung Daw U Festival*Sunday November 17, 2019Culture 
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Cairo Film Festival**Sunday November 17, 2019Culture 
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National Revival Day*Sunday November 17, 2019Culture 
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Beaujolais nouveauTuesday November 19, 2019Culture 
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Kamolol Day (Thanksgiving Day)Tuesday November 19, 2019Culture 
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Teacher DayWednesday November 20, 2019Culture 
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Torino Film Festival (TIFF)**Wednesday November 20, 2019Culture 
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Day of Dignity and Freedom**Thursday November 21, 2019Culture 
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National Adoption Day*Thursday November 21, 2019Culture 
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Ewigkeitssonntag*Friday November 22, 2019Culture 
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Onion festival*Saturday November 23, 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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FESPOP - Percussion Festival*Thursday November 28, 2019Culture 
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Advent Sunday*Friday November 29, 2019Culture 
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Harvest festivalFriday 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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Taung Byone festival -
Sunday August 1, 2021

Culture : Five days of interage festivities and Nat dancing.


Army Day -
Sunday August 1, 2021

Culture : Holiday for military personnel in active service (half-day)


National Language Day -
Sunday August 1, 2021

Culture :


Verslunarmannahelgi -
Saturday August 1, 2020

Culture : Shopkeepers weekend: biggest music festival in Iceland


Liberation Day -
Monday August 2, 2021

Culture : in Dadra & Nagar Haveli only


Baia das Gatas Festival -
Sunday August 2, 2020

Culture : 3 days & 3 nights on the beach http://www.mindelo.info


Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima) -
Monday August 3, 2020

Culture : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her.


Carnival (first day) -
Monday August 3, 2020

Culture :


Raksha Bandhan -
Monday August 3, 2020

Culture : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her. a holiday for women only


Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) -
Tuesday August 4, 2020

Culture : Lasts 6 days - www.film-festival.org in Newport 2020 edition confirmed


Guca Brass Band Festival -
Wednesday August 5, 2020

Culture : Probably the greatest European brass band festival http://guca.rs/ in Guca


Locarno International Film Festival -
Wednesday August 5, 2020

Culture : Www.pardo.ch in Locarno 2020 season confirmed


Sziget Pop-Rock festival -
Wednesday August 5, 2020

Culture : Www.Sziget.hu lasts 5 days - in Budapest 2020 edition confirmed


Hiroshima Peace Festival (Hiroshima only) -
Friday August 6, 2021

Culture : In tribute to the victims of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. Observance is held at the Peace Memorial Park


Melbourne International Film Festival -
Thursday August 6, 2020

Culture : Http://miff.com.au/ lasts 2 weeks - in Melbourne 2020 edition confirmed


Darwin Festival -
Thursday August 6, 2020

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks www.darwinfestival.org.au 2020 edition confirmed
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Fringe Festival -
Friday August 7, 2020

Culture : Www.edfringe.com In Edinburgh 2020 edition confirmed


Edinbugh Tattoo -
Friday August 7, 2020

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks www.edintattoo.co.uk 2020 edition confirmed


Festival Interceltique de Lorient -
Friday August 7, 2020

Culture : Http://www.festival-interceltique.com/ lasts 8 days - in Western France 2020 edition confirmed


National Mask Festival -
Friday August 7, 2020

Culture : Lasts 4 days - https://www.bestofpng.com/national-mask-festival-tour.html in Rabaul 2020 season confirmed


Edinburgh International Festival -
Friday August 7, 2020

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks www.eif.co.uk 2020 edition confirmed


International Children's Festival -
Friday August 7, 2020

Culture : Lasts 1 week - in Geoktere resort area please check dates: http://www.turkmenistan.gov.tm


Memorial Day (Nagazaki only) -
Monday August 9, 2021

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Melon Day -
Sunday August 9, 2020

Culture : Tribute to the approximately 1,100 different sorts of melons that grow in the country


Battle Day -
Thursday August 12, 2021

Culture : The Battle of Didgori was fought between the armies of the Kingdom of Georgia and the declining Great Seljuq Empire at the place of Didgori, 40 km west of Tbilisi, (the modern-day capital of Georgia), on August 12, 1121. The battle resulted in King David IV of Georgia’s decisive victory over a Seljuk invasion army under Ilghazi and the subsequent reconquest of a Muslim-held Tbilisi, which became the royal capital. The victory at Didgori inaugurated the medieval Georgian Golden Age and is celebrated in the Georgian chronicles as a miraculous victory .] from 2017 - Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]


Le Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles -
Thursday August 13, 2020

Culture : Http://www.flowercarpet.be/ on Brussels Grand'Place 2020 edition confirmed


International film festival -
Friday August 14, 2020

Culture : Www.sff.ba in Sarajevo 2020 edition confirmed


Wafa'a el Nil - Flooding of the Nile (may vary by a few days) -
Saturday August 15, 2020

Culture :


Acadian National Day -
Saturday August 15, 2020

Culture :


Haugesund film festival -
Saturday August 15, 2020

Culture : Www.filmfestivalen.no lasts 1 week - in Oslo 2020 season confirmed


Banks Hockey International Festival -
Sunday August 16, 2020

Culture : Http://www.barbadoshockey.org lasts 1 week 2020 edition confirmed


Flag Day -
Monday August 17, 2020

Culture :


Bennington Battle Day -
Monday August 17, 2020

Culture : The Green Mountain Boys defeated the British in 1777


Dormition of the Virgin -
Monday August 17, 2020

Culture :


Chilbimontag -
Tuesday August 18, 2020

Culture :


Arbor Day -
Tuesday August 18, 2020

Culture :


Jesse Robredo Day -
Tuesday August 18, 2020

Culture : A working holiday which was first observed in 2016. Celebrates the internationally-recognized former mayor of Naga City Jesse Robredo who died while serving as Aquino's local government secretary on August 18, 2012.


Border Guard Day -
Tuesday August 18, 2020

Culture : Each summer Kazakhstan sets up checkpoints along the Chinese border to prevent illegal harvesting of herbs on Kazakh territory. from 2013 onwards


Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day) -
Tuesday August 18, 2020

Culture : Haw Khao Padap Din Families exhume their dead for cremation, present gifts to monks who pray on behalf of the defuncts. Offerings to local temples.


Revolution Day -
Wednesday August 19, 2020

Culture : On August 19, 1945, the Việt Minh under Hồ Chí Minh began rebellion against French colonial rule in Vietnam. [Wikipedia]


Shoton festival -
Wednesday August 19, 2020

Culture : Giant painting of Buddha display in the Drepung Monastery


Copenhagen Pride -
Wednesday August 19, 2020

Culture : Www.copenhagenpride.dk/ in Copenhagen 2020 edition confirmed


Horse Festival -
Wednesday August 19, 2020

Culture : Held by the nomads of Sangke, combining horse races, yak races and wrestling.


Children's Day -
Thursday August 20, 2020

Culture :


Rose of Tralee International Festival -
Friday August 21, 2020

Culture : Http://roseoftralee.ie lasts 5 days - in Tralee 2020 edition confirmed


Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian Regimes -
Sunday August 23, 2020

Culture :


Gypsy festival -
Sunday August 23, 2020

Culture : on the military base of Grostenquin in Moselle (eastern France)


Internationale Odense Filmfestival -
Monday August 24, 2020

Culture : Www.filmfestival.dk in Odense 2020 edition confirmed


National Tech-Voc Day -
Tuesday August 25, 2020

Culture : A working holiday which was first observed in 2018. This holiday aims to promote technical and vocational education and training in the Philippines.


Imaginaria Film Festival -
Tuesday August 25, 2020

Culture : Lasts 1 month - www.imaginariafilmfestival.org in Conversano 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Russian Cinema Day -
Thursday August 27, 2020

Culture : On this day in 1919 Lenin signed a Decree about the nationalization of the cinematograph, therefore in USSR and later also in Russia this date received the status of the Russian filmmaker’s holiday.


National Day of Human Rights -
Thursday August 27, 2020

Culture : To institutionalize the protection and promotion of human rights throughout the country


Siege of Groningen Day -
Friday August 28, 2020

Culture : 'Gronings Ontzet’ is the celebration of the raising of the Siege of Groningen in 1672.


Apollonia Festival -
Friday August 28, 2020

Culture : Lasts 10 days - in Sozopol please check dates: http://www.apollonia.bg


Ayyankalis birthday -
Friday August 28, 2020

Culture : (28 August 1863 – 1941) was a social reformer who worked for the advancement of those people in the princely state of Travancore, British India, who were treated as untouchables. His efforts influenced many changes that improved the social wellbeing of those people, who are today often referred to as Dalits. [Wikipedia]


Regional holiday -
Sunday August 30, 2020

Culture : In tribute to Huey P. Long (1893-1935), state senator was nicknamed the Kingfish . in New Orleans


Notting Hill Carnival -
Sunday August 30, 2020

Culture : Http://www.lnhc.org.uk/


National Day of Tourism -
Sunday August 30, 2020

Culture : Dedicated to the first organized and mass climbing of the Cherni Vruh peak in the Vitosha Mountain near Sofia. The mass climbing has taken place on August 27, 1985 after the famous Bulgarian writer Aleko Konstantinov publishes his article and invitation under the title To the Sofia Lovers of Bulgarian Nature.


Day of Solidarity -
Monday August 31, 2020

Culture : In tribute to the Solidarnosc movement. Holiday for civil servants. Some stores may be closed.


Knowledge Day -
Tuesday September 1, 2020

Culture : Beginning of school year


Arbor Day -
Tuesday September 1, 2020

Culture : Lasts one week


Kirani Day -
Tuesday September 1, 2020

Culture : Kirani James Day clebrates the achievements of Kirani James Grenada's first Olympic Gold Medalist


Ghost Festival -
Tuesday September 1, 2020

Culture : Hungry Ghost Festival (中元節 / 中元节) falls in the middle of the Ghost Month, supposed to be a bad time for business. Spirits being in high gear, thet are treated with a sumptuous feast, to please them and to bring luck to the family.


Victory Day -
Wednesday September 2, 2020

Culture : From 2010 - Celebrates the capitulation of Japan on Sept. 2, 1945


Armed Forces Day -
Thursday September 3, 2020

Culture : Not a public holiday


Victory Day -
Thursday September 3, 2020

Culture : Commemorates Japan’s defeat in World War II


Surrender of General Tomoyuki Yamashita Day (Victory over Japan Day) -
Thursday September 3, 2020

Culture : A working holiday which will be first observed in 2019. Celebrates the surrender of Japanese Army General Tomoyuki Yamashita in Baguio City at the conclusion of hostilities of the Second World War on September 3, 1945. [Wikipedia]


Pitr-paksha -
Thursday September 3, 2020

Culture : Pitrapaksha gives a chance to repay debt to the deceased ancestors by gratifying their spirits. As such, Shraddha is a debt of the dead or ceremonies of the dead which should be performed, assuming that the dead ones are alive. The Lord of death, Yamaraja enables the dead ones to come to earth and receive offers from the descendants. This practice is made to the dead petras and pitras http://www.drikpanchang.com


Eve of Rosh Hashana -
Thursday September 3, 2020

Culture :


Pafos Aphrodite Festival -
Friday September 4, 2020

Culture : Lasts 2 days www.pafc.com.cy


Moscow Foundation Day -
Saturday September 5, 2020

Culture :


George Enescu International Festival -
Saturday September 5, 2020

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks - in Bucharest please check dates: http://www.festivalenescu.ro/


Cherokee National Holiday -
Sunday September 6, 2020

Culture : in Tahlequah


Saint Louis Day -
Tuesday September 8, 2020

Culture :


Nativity of Mary -
Tuesday September 8, 2020

Culture :


Guru Granth Sahib day -
Thursday September 10, 2020

Culture : The religious scripture of Sikhism, regarded by Sikhs as the final, sovereign, and eternal living guru following the lineage of the ten human Sikh gurus of the Sikh religion. [Wikipedia]


Split Međunarodni Festival Novog Filma -
Thursday September 10, 2020

Culture : The Split International Festival of New Film lasts 1 week www.splitfilmfestival.hr/ 2020 edition confirmed


Day of Reconciliation -
Saturday September 12, 2020

Culture :


Fête des Fontaines de Môtiers -
Saturday September 12, 2020

Culture :


Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia -
Saturday September 12, 2020

Culture : Www.labiennale.org in Venice 2020 edition confirmed


Beer festival -
Saturday September 12, 2020

Culture : Lasts 3 days - http://taybehbeer.com/oktoberfest/ in Taybeh 2020 date not confirmed


Constitution Day -
Sunday September 13, 2020

Culture : Commemorates the declaration of the Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787


Exaltation of the Fair and Holy Cross -
Monday September 14, 2020

Culture : In memory of acquisition and the Exaltation of the Cross of Christ. This momentous event occurred during the reign of Constantine the Great, who was the first Roman emperor to stop the persecution of Christians.


Galungan day -
Wednesday September 16, 2020

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


National Day of Poetry and Literature -
Thursday September 17, 2020

Culture : Commemorates poet Hossein Behjat Tabrizi (1906-1988)


Citizenship Day -
Thursday September 17, 2020

Culture : Since 2004, celebrates the ratification of the U.S. constitution and persons who have become U.S. citizens.


St. Sofia -
Thursday September 17, 2020

Culture : Orthodox world pays homage to the Holy Martyrs Sofia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love. St. Sofia Day is the official holiday of the eponymous Bulgarian capital. in Sofia only


Prince's Day -
Thursday September 17, 2020

Culture :


San Sebastian Film Festival -
Friday September 18, 2020

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.sansebastianfestival.com in San Sebastian 2020 season confirmed


Pyongyang International Film Festival -
Friday September 18, 2020

Culture : Lasts 12 days http://pyongyanginternationalfilmfestival.com in Pyongyang 2020 date not confirmed


Munich Oktoberfest (beginning) - not a bank holiday -
Saturday September 19, 2020

Culture : Www.oktoberfest.de


Repentance Day -
Sunday September 20, 2020

Culture : A day of prayer to God against poor harvest.


Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary -
Monday September 21, 2020

Culture : In the Greek Church the apodosis (solution) of the feast takes place 12 Sept., on account of the feast and the solemnity of the Exaltation of the Cross, 13 and 14 Sept. The Copts in Egypt and the Abyssinians celebrate Mary's Nativity on 1 May, and continue the feast under the name of Seed of Jacob 33 days (Anal. Juris Pont., xxi, 403); they also commemorate it on the first of every month (priv. letter from P. Baeteman, C.M., Alikiena). The Catholic Copts have adopted the Greek feast, but keep it 10 Sept. (Nilles, Kal. Man. , II, 696, 706).


Navratra Stapana -
Monday September 21, 2020

Culture :


Arbor Day -
Monday September 21, 2020

Culture :


Fast of Gedaliah -
Monday September 21, 2020

Culture :


Resistance Fighting Day -
Tuesday September 22, 2020

Culture : Vastupanuvõitluse päev: Otto Tief's attempt to restore the Estonian independence in 1944 [Wikipedia]


Arbor Day -
Tuesday September 22, 2020

Culture :


Fertility Day -
Tuesday September 22, 2020

Culture :


Bergen International Film Festival -
Wednesday September 23, 2020

Culture : Http://www.biff.no lasts 1 week - in Bergen 2020 season NOT confirmed


Ethnicity day -
Thursday September 24, 2020

Culture : National minorities day


Saint Rupert -
Thursday September 24, 2020

Culture : Ruprecht, Hrodperht, Hrodpreht, Roudbertus, Rudbertus, Robert(660 – 710) is the founder of the Austrian city of Salzburg


Virgen de la Merced -
Thursday September 24, 2020

Culture : only in Tucumán, Bahía Blanca, Mercedes, Chascomús, and Viedma.


Filmfest Hamburg -
Thursday September 24, 2020

Culture : Lasts 1 week www.filmfesthamburg.de 2020 edition confirmed


International film festival -
Thursday September 24, 2020

Culture : Http://riff.is/ lasts 1 week - in Reykjavik 2020 edition confirmed


Kamarampaka -
Friday September 25, 2020

Culture : Commemorates the anniversary of the abolition of the monarchy in 1961, and is marked yearly with the opening of the National Assembly.


Brother Klaus festival -
Friday September 25, 2020

Culture : Nicholas of Flüe (1417-1487) was a farmer from Sachseln and the father of ten children before he decided to go and live as a hermit in the Ranft gorge. During his lifetime he already gained a reputation as a pious and wise man, even as a living saint. His highly valued advice was sought by simple peasants, noblemen, rulers and politicians alike. Not long after the death of 'Brother Klaus', as he was widely known, the first pilgrimages were made to Sachseln and the Ranft gorge, and the first biographies and accounts of pilgrimages appeared. Following his beatification by the Vatican in 1649, an annual Brother Klaus festival was introduced to mark the anniversary of his death


Morija Arts & Cultural Festival -
Friday September 25, 2020

Culture : Lesotho 's broad cultural heritage - lasts 3 days - in Masaru please check dates:http://www.morijafest.com


Music festival -
Friday September 25, 2020

Culture : Lake of Stars festival lasts 4 days www.lakeofstars.org on the shores of lake Malawi 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Internatioal Festival of Theater -
Friday September 25, 2020

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks - http://tbilisiinternational.com/ in Tbilisi 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Arbor Day -
Friday September 25, 2020

Culture :


Arbor Day -
Saturday September 26, 2020

Culture :


Kuningan day -
Saturday September 26, 2020

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


Eve of Yom Kippur -
Sunday September 27, 2020

Culture :


Teachers' Day -
Monday September 28, 2020

Culture :


Heroes Day -
Wednesday September 30, 2020

Culture : To commemorate people who died in wars resisting foreign invaders


Anniversary ot the Proclamation of the People's Republic of China -
Thursday October 1, 2020

Culture : In 1949


Olechotel Belau Fair -
Thursday October 1, 2020

Culture : Celebration of Palau’s unique and distinct culture and traditions, bringing the entire Republic of the community together to celebrate the country’s heritage


Oklahoma International Bluegrass Music Festival -
Thursday October 1, 2020

Culture : Lasts 3 days - www.oibf.com in Guthrie


Pusan International Film Festival -
Thursday October 1, 2020

Culture : Lasts 9 days www.piff.org in Pusan 2020 season NOT confirmed


Namur - Festival international du film -
Friday October 2, 2020

Culture : Www.fiff.be in Namur 2020 edition confirmed


High Fest -
Friday October 2, 2020

Culture : Http://www.highfest.am lasts 10 days - in Erevan 2020 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


Mid-Autumn festival -
Friday October 2, 2020

Culture :


Sitges, Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya -
Saturday October 3, 2020

Culture : Http://sitgesfilmfestival.com 2020 edition confirmed


Mid-Autumn festival -
Saturday October 3, 2020

Culture :


Eve of Sukkot -
Saturday October 3, 2020

Culture :


Animal Day -
Sunday October 4, 2020

Culture :


Elephant festival -
Sunday October 4, 2020

Culture : Takes place in Kyaukse. Elephants are orniamented, and participants are engaging in a elephant dance competition.


Munich Oktoberfest (end) - not a bank holiday -
Sunday October 4, 2020

Culture :


Thanksgiving -
Sunday October 4, 2020

Culture : Erntedankfest is a traditional harvest celebration marked by fireworks, parades, dancing and music, still celebrated in rural areas


WIZKID Day -
Tuesday October 6, 2020

Culture : To honour singer Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, with the stage name, Wizkid for his numerous achievements in music and for his role as a culture influencer. Some of his achievements, include recently becoming the first African artist to sell out the Skyway Theatre Minneapolis, making a Billboard number one hit ‘One Dance’ with Drake, selling out the O2 Arena London, walking the runway with Dolce and Gabbana, winning international awards, and many more


Merchant Holiday -
Wednesday October 7, 2020

Culture :


Celtic Colours -
Friday October 9, 2020

Culture : Lasts 9 days - www.celtic-colours.com in Cape Breton 2020 edition confirmed


Capital Liberation Day -
Saturday October 10, 2020

Culture :


Holy Translator's Day -
Saturday October 10, 2020

Culture : Religious holiday celebrating Mesrop Mashtots, who did the first translations after the Armenian alphabet was created.


Bénichon -
Sunday October 11, 2020

Culture : En fin de matinée, le 13, le 20 ou le 27 janvier, un radeau descend le Rhin avec à bord un équipage inhabituel: deux tambours, deux porte-drapeaux, deux canonniers tirant sans cesse des salves et le personnage principal, le Wilde Mann (le sauvage) qui brandit un sapin déraciné et sautille, le regard braqué du côté du Petit-Bâle sur la rive droite du Rhin. En aval du Mittlere Brücke (pont du milieu), il est accueilli par deux autres curieux individus: un lion se trémoussant sur deux pattes et un oiseau avec un grand bec. [Wikipedia]


National Wine Day -
Sunday October 11, 2020

Culture :


National Day of Tree Planting -
Monday October 12, 2020

Culture :


Gand. Flanders International Film Festival -
Tuesday October 13, 2020

Culture : Http://www.filmfestival.be in Gent 2020 edition confirmed


Rwagasore -
Tuesday October 13, 2020

Culture : Prince Louis Rwagasore (1932-1961) was a Burundi nationalist and Prime Minister.


Arbor Day -
Tuesday October 13, 2020

Culture :


Education Day -
Wednesday October 14, 2020

Culture :


Intercession of Mother of God -
Wednesday October 14, 2020

Culture : This is the main autumn fest, the history of which dates back to the year 910, when in one of the temples of Jerusalem during the service weak-minded Andrew and his disciple Epiphanius saw floating in the air Mother of God, who spread out the wide white veil over worshippers.


Republic's Anniversary -
Wednesday October 14, 2020

Culture : Proclamation of the Republic: in 1958, Philibert Tsiranana became the first President


Chicago International Film festival -
Wednesday October 14, 2020

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.chicagofilmfestival.com 2020 edition confirmed


St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival -
Wednesday October 14, 2020

Culture : Www.womensfilmfestival.com lasts 5 days 2020 edition confirmed


Hurricane Thanksgiving Day -
Thursday October 15, 2020

Culture : Goes back to 1726 when the first service was conducted in one of the oldest standing structures on St. Thomas which is over 300 years old Fort Christian cancelled in case a hurricane occurred


Boss's Day -
Friday October 16, 2020

Culture : Employees thank their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year


National Nutrition Day -
Friday October 16, 2020

Culture : To enhance the degree of public awareness about the problems concerning nutrition worldwide and unite in the fight against starvation, malnutrition and poverty.


Vilnius Jazz Festival -
Friday October 16, 2020

Culture : Lasts 4 days http://www.vilniusjazz.lt/ in Vilnius 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Day of Friendship with Puerto Rico -
Saturday October 17, 2020

Culture :


Bathukamma -
Saturday October 17, 2020

Culture : Floral festival celebrated by the Hindu women of Telangana


Commerce Day -
Monday October 19, 2020

Culture : Some shops and administrations are closed


National Press Day -
Thursday October 22, 2020

Culture : In honour of the publication, on October 22, 1955, of the first issue of the newspaper ‘El Mouqawama El Djazairia’, organ of the National Liberation Front (FLN) and the National Liberation Army (ALN). from 2013 onwards


Tokyo International Film Festival -
Thursday October 22, 2020

Culture : Lasts 9 days www.tiff-jp.net 2019 edition confirmed


United Nations Day -
Saturday October 24, 2020

Culture : Marks the anniversary of the U.N. Charter ratified in 1945.


Azad Kashmir Day -
Saturday October 24, 2020

Culture : The day that the Azad Jammu and Kashmir government was created in 1947.


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Saturday October 24, 2020

Culture : An integral part of the Dasara festival (festival of triumph), a Hindu festival. It is also called Astra Puja . In simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements. [Wikipedia]


Larry Itliong Day -
Sunday October 25, 2020

Culture : Larry Itliong was one of the greatest labor organizers and leaders in California history. He was a hero not only to the Filipino American community, but for all Californians and Americans who fought and continue to fight for socioeconomic and racial justice


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Sunday October 25, 2020

Culture : The victory of Durga on evil forces, the destruction of Vasanas (subjectivity, selfishness, desires...) and the achievement of the deepest Self. Dominance of Saraswati (pure science) over Lakshmi (applied science)


Deportation Day -
Monday October 26, 2020

Culture : Anniversary of the deportation, in inhuman conditions, of more than 5,000 citizens to the desert islands of Southern Italy by the European country's fascist forces in 1911.


International film festival -
Monday October 26, 2020

Culture : Www.festivalcinema.ca in Rouyn-Noranda 2020 edition confirmed


Señor de los Milagros -
Wednesday October 28, 2020

Culture : Procession of the Lord of Miracles, patron saint of Lima


National Day of Victims of Political Execution -
Friday October 30, 2020

Culture : In memory of thousands killed by the regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet.


Day of Science -
Friday October 30, 2020

Culture :


Valladolid (Seminci) Festival Internacional de Cine -
Friday October 30, 2020

Culture : Www.seminci.es in Valladolid 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata -
Friday October 30, 2020

Culture : Www.mardelplatafilmfest.com/ in Mar del Plata 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya -
Saturday October 31, 2020

Culture : (ca. 400 BC) is celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself. He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. (Wikipedia)


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]


International film festival -
Tuesday November 3, 2020

Culture : Lasts 5 days - www.filmfestivalcottbus.de in Cottbus 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Flag Day -
Tuesday November 3, 2020

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 -
Wednesday November 4, 2020

Culture :


Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur -
Wednesday November 4, 2020

Culture : Www.kurzfilmtage.ch in Winterthur 2020 edition confirmed


Airwaves -
Wednesday November 4, 2020

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


National day of resistance against global arrogance -
Wednesday November 4, 2020

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.


Cattle Fair -
Thursday November 5, 2020

Culture : Last 1 month in Sonepur (near Patna)


Moku O Keawe International Festival -
Thursday November 5, 2020

Culture : Lasts 5 days http://mokif.com/ 2017 edition confirmed


International film festival -
Thursday November 5, 2020

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://mumbaifilmfestival.com/index.html in Mumbai 2020 edition confirmed


Geneva International Cinema and Television Festival - Cinema Tout Ecran -
Friday November 6, 2020

Culture : Www.cinema-tout-ecran.ch https://www.giff.ch/ in Geneva 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Arbor Day -
Friday November 6, 2020

Culture :


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


Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven -
Saturday November 7, 2020

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.


Health Day -
Saturday November 7, 2020

Culture :


Memorial Day -
Sunday November 8, 2020

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


Poppy Day -
Sunday November 8, 2020

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 8, 2020

Culture : Friendly celebration that celebrates the end of work in the fields. Feast of charcuterie.


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

Culture :


National Day -
Monday November 9, 2020

Culture : Celebration of the Chechen independence in 1991


Remembrance Day -
Monday November 9, 2020

Culture :


St Martin's Day -
Tuesday November 10, 2020

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


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

Culture :


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


Ljubljana Film Festival -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

Culture : Lasts 12 days https://ljubljanafestival.si/en/ in Ljubljana 2020 season confirmed


Canadian Finals Rodeo -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

Culture : Lasts 4 days - https://farmfairinternational.com/heritage-ranch-rodeo/ in Edmonton 2020 edition confirmed


Constitution Day -
Thursday November 12, 2020

Culture : Adopted on November 12, 1995 by referendum.


Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao -
Friday November 13, 2020

Culture : Www.zinebi.com 2020 edition confirmed


Tallin Black Night Film Festival -
Friday November 13, 2020

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks https://poff.ee 2020 edition confirmed


Literary Festival -
Friday November 13, 2020

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


Semaine internationale du premier film -
Friday November 13, 2020

Culture : YARHA Lasts 10 days in Yaoundé


Seven-Five-Three -
Sunday November 15, 2020

Culture : Shichigosan - a festival for children


Birsa Munda day -
Sunday November 15, 2020

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]


President's Day -
Monday November 16, 2020

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 -
Monday November 16, 2020

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]


Bhatridwitiya -
Monday November 16, 2020

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


Bhaidooj -
Monday November 16, 2020

Culture : Bhai-Dooj is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and affection between a brother and a sister. 'Bhai' means brother and 'Dooj' means two days after new moon. It is one of the most a holiday for women only


National Students’ Day -
Tuesday November 17, 2020

Culture :


Hpaung Daw U Festival -
Tuesday November 17, 2020

Culture : During the month of Thadingyut, four of the five Buddha images resident in Hpaung Daw U Pagoda make a grand circuit of Inle Lake's villages, taking eighteen days to complete the tour.


Cairo Film Festival -
Tuesday November 17, 2020

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.ciff.org.eg in Cairo 2020 edition NOT confirmed


National Revival Day -
Tuesday November 17, 2020

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


Beaujolais nouveau -
Thursday November 19, 2020

Culture :


Kamolol Day (Thanksgiving Day) -
Thursday November 19, 2020

Culture :


Teacher Day -
Friday November 20, 2020

Culture :


Torino Film Festival (TIFF) -
Friday November 20, 2020

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.torinofilmfest.org in Torino 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Day of Dignity and Freedom -
Saturday November 21, 2020

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


National Adoption Day -
Saturday November 21, 2020

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.


Ewigkeitssonntag -
Sunday November 22, 2020

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


Onion festival -
Monday November 23, 2020

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) -
Thursday November 26, 2020

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


Algiers Agreement Day -
Thursday November 26, 2020

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 -
Friday November 27, 2020

Culture : Autumn tree-planting day - from 2013 onwards


Albanian Independence Day -
Saturday November 28, 2020

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


FESPOP - Percussion Festival -
Saturday November 28, 2020

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - in Louga http://www.fesfop.org/ 2020 edition not confirmed


Advent Sunday -
Sunday November 29, 2020

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 29, 2020

Culture :


St Andrew's Day -
Monday November 30, 2020

Culture :


Commemoration Day -
Monday November 30, 2020

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