Labour Day -
Wednesday May 1, 2019
Culture : This is not a public holiday
Liberty Day (Dodenherdenking) - 2 minutes of silence -
Saturday May 4, 2019
Secular holiday : In commemoration of those who were killed during World War 2 and other armed conflicts. There is 2 minute silence at 20:00 hrs, but it is not a holiday; flags are flown halfway the pole from 18:00 till dusk.
Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag) - optional holiday -
Saturday May 5, 2018
Secular holiday : Day on which the end of World War 2 is celebrated. This is an official National Holiday, but is also a normal working day. Some businesses has arranged for their employees to have this day off, others have not.
Thursday May 10, 2018
Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.
Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018
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
Sunday May 20, 2018
Catholic or protestant : paid holiday
Whit Monday -
Monday May 21, 2018
Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018
cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]
Sunday June 17, 2018
Sports events :
Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018
Motorcycle Grand Prix -
Sunday July 1, 2018
Sports events : Www.motogp.com in ASSEN 2018 edition confirmed
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Rosh Hashanah -
Monday September 10, 2018
cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday
Prince's Day -
Monday September 17, 2018
Animal Day -
Thursday October 4, 2018
Eindhoven Marathon -
Sunday October 14, 2018
Sports events : Http://www.marathoneindhoven.nl/ 2018 edition confirmed
Amsterdam Marathon -
Sunday October 21, 2018
Sports events : Http://www.amsterdammarathon.nl 2018 edition confirmed
Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday October 28, 2018
Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times
Wednesday November 7, 2018
cards/flowers : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days. NOT a public holiday
St Martin's Day -
Sunday November 11, 2018
Friday November 30, 2018
cards/flowers : Commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt (2nd century BC) NOT a public holiday