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






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Ananda Pagoda festival in Bagan*Friday January 1, 2016Culture 
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Palm Springs International Film Festival**Saturday January 2, 2016Culture 
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Admission Day (not a public holiday)*Sunday January 3, 2016Culture 
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Colonial Repression Martyrs' Day*Monday January 4, 2016Culture 
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Heroes Day*Monday January 4, 2016Culture 
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Twelfth Night*Tuesday January 5, 2016Culture 
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Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji*Tuesday January 5, 2016Culture 
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Kuningan day*Tuesday January 5, 2016Culture 
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Carnival**Wednesday January 6, 2016Culture 
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Flag Day*Thursday January 7, 2016Culture 
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Midwives' Day*Friday January 8, 2016Culture 
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Peace Agreement*Saturday January 9, 2016Culture 
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Maharaja Gambhir Singh anniversary*Saturday January 9, 2016Culture 
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Armed Forces DaySunday January 10, 2016Culture 
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Bangabandhu Homecoming Day*Sunday January 10, 2016Culture 
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Belém Day (Belém only)Tuesday January 12, 2016Culture 
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Youth DayTuesday January 12, 2016Culture 
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Vivekanada 's birthday*Tuesday January 12, 2016Culture 
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Amazigh New Year**Wednesday January 13, 2016Culture 
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Liberation Day*Wednesday January 13, 2016Culture 
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Fasnacht*Wednesday January 13, 2016Culture 
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Constitution Day*Wednesday January 13, 2016Culture 
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Lohri*Wednesday January 13, 2016Culture 
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Children's DayWednesday January 13, 2016Culture 
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Regional holiday**Wednesday January 13, 2016Culture 
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Naga New Year DayThursday January 14, 2016Culture 
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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja*Thursday January 14, 2016Culture 
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Arbor DayFriday January 15, 2016Culture 
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Kaya State DayFriday January 15, 2016Culture 
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Tromso International Film Festival**Friday January 15, 2016Culture 
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Chemrey Angchok**Friday January 15, 2016Culture 
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St Berchtold's Day*Friday January 15, 2016Culture 
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Battle Day**Sunday January 17, 2016Culture 
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Day of Judaism**Sunday January 17, 2016Culture 
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Rijeka Carnival*Sunday January 17, 2016Culture 
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Literature Festival**Sunday January 17, 2016Culture 
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Park City Sundance Film Festival**Monday January 18, 2016Culture 
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Art Singapore**Monday January 18, 2016Culture 
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Anniversary of Jan Palach's death*Tuesday January 19, 2016Culture 
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Foundation Day (Rio de Janeiro only)*Wednesday January 20, 2016Culture 
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Vogel Gryff*Wednesday January 20, 2016Culture 
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Unity and Freedom DayFriday January 22, 2016Culture 
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Vasant Panchami - Basanta Panchami*Friday January 22, 2016Culture 
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Opening of the World Economic Forum (Davos only)*Saturday January 23, 2016Culture 
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Literature Festival**Sunday January 24, 2016Culture 
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Foundation Day (São Paulo only)Monday January 25, 2016Culture 
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Tatiana Day*Monday January 25, 2016Culture 
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Robert Burn's night*Monday January 25, 2016Culture 
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Göteborg International Film Festival**Tuesday January 26, 2016Culture 
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Surva - International Festival of the Masquerade games**Wednesday January 27, 2016Culture 
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Grammy Awards*Thursday January 28, 2016Culture 
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Jaisalmer Desert Festival**Friday January 29, 2016Culture 
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King's Bithday*Saturday January 30, 2016Culture 
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Me-Dum-Me-Phi*Sunday January 31, 2016Culture 
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Santa Barbara International Film Festival*Sunday January 31, 2016Culture 
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Makha Bucha DaySunday January 31, 2016Culture 
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Festival du Niger**Monday February 1, 2016Culture 
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Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria (lake Titicaca)Tuesday February 2, 2016Culture 
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Groundhog Day*Tuesday February 2, 2016Culture 
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Anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty*Tuesday February 2, 2016Culture 
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Yemanjá Day**Tuesday February 2, 2016Culture 
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Day of Youth*Tuesday February 2, 2016Culture 
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Chiang Mai Flower Festival*Tuesday February 2, 2016Culture 
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International Book Festival**Tuesday February 2, 2016Culture 
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Foundation Day*Wednesday February 3, 2016Culture 
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Beginning of Spring*Wednesday February 3, 2016Culture 
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Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien**Wednesday February 3, 2016Culture 
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Mask festival*Thursday February 4, 2016Culture 
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Mahamuni Festival*Friday February 5, 2016Culture 
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Ash Wednesday*Friday February 5, 2016Culture 
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Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo only)**Friday February 5, 2016Culture 
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Sarajevo Winter**Sunday February 7, 2016Culture 
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Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)**Monday February 8, 2016Culture 
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National Press DayTuesday February 9, 2016Culture 
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Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)Tuesday February 9, 2016Culture 
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Carnival (first day)*Tuesday February 9, 2016Culture 
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Perth International Arts Festival**Tuesday February 9, 2016Culture 
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Fenkil Day*Wednesday February 10, 2016Culture 
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Barranquilla Carnival (Baranquilla only)**Wednesday February 10, 2016Culture 
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Binche Carnival*Thursday February 11, 2016Culture 
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Shrove Monday*Thursday February 11, 2016Culture 
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Carnival**Thursday February 11, 2016Culture 
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Carnival**Friday February 12, 2016Culture 
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Maslenitsa*Friday February 12, 2016Culture 
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Shrove Tuesday - Fasnachtdienstag*Saturday February 13, 2016Culture 
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Carnival Tuesday (banks remain open)Saturday February 13, 2016Culture 
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CarnivalSaturday February 13, 2016Culture 
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Shrove Tuesday*Saturday February 13, 2016Culture 
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Al Bustan festival:**Saturday February 13, 2016Culture 
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Carnival (last day)Saturday February 13, 2016Culture 
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Trifon Zarezan (Wine Day)*Sunday February 14, 2016Culture 
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Ash WednesdaySunday February 14, 2016Culture 
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Berlin International Film Festival*Monday February 15, 2016Culture 
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Muscat Festival*Monday February 15, 2016Culture 
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Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)Tuesday February 16, 2016Culture 
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Hong Kong Arts Festival*Tuesday February 16, 2016Culture 
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Buddhist New Year - LosarTuesday February 16, 2016Culture 
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Nice Carnaval (Nice only)**Wednesday February 17, 2016Culture 
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Men's Carnival*Thursday February 18, 2016Culture 
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Restoration Day**Friday February 19, 2016Culture 
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Car free dayFriday February 19, 2016Culture 
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Heritage Day*Friday February 19, 2016Culture 
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Statehood DaySaturday February 20, 2016Culture 
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Chin National Day*Saturday February 20, 2016Culture 
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Abolition of Slavery*Saturday February 20, 2016Culture 
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Dublin International Film Festival**Monday February 22, 2016Culture 
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Nagaur fair*Monday February 22, 2016Culture 
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Foire du Livre de Bruxelles*Monday February 22, 2016Culture 
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Father of Independence Day*Tuesday February 23, 2016Culture 
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Defence of the MotherlandTuesday February 23, 2016Culture 
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Heritage DayTuesday February 23, 2016Culture 
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Belgrade Film Festival**Tuesday February 23, 2016Culture 
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Salsa Festival Switzerland**Tuesday February 23, 2016Culture 
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Carnival*Tuesday February 23, 2016Culture 
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Carnival (last day)**Wednesday February 24, 2016Culture 
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Hong Kong Arts Festival*Wednesday February 24, 2016Culture 
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Sedona International Film Festival*Wednesday February 24, 2016Culture 
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Horse Easter (Todorovden)*Wednesday February 24, 2016Culture 
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Day of Mourning*Friday February 26, 2016Culture 
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Córdoba Day (Córdoba only)Saturday February 27, 2016Culture 
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Special Forces Day*Saturday February 27, 2016Culture 
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Eve of PurimSunday February 28, 2016Culture 
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Monlam*Sunday February 28, 2016Culture 
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Ananda Pagoda festival in Bagan -
Monday January 1, 2018

Culture : Large gathering of Kachin people, ceremonies, dances, brass drums... - http://www.baganmyanmar.com 2018 edition confirmed


Palm Springs International Film Festival -
Tuesday January 2, 2018

Culture : Http://www.psfilmfest.org lasts 11 days - 2018 edition confirmed


Admission Day (not a public holiday) -
Thursday January 3, 2019

Culture : Admitted as 49th State on Jan 3, 1959


Colonial Repression Martyrs' Day -
Friday January 4, 2019

Culture : In tribute to the outbreak of armed struggle against the Portuguese


Heroes Day -
Friday January 4, 2019

Culture : Dia do Rei Amador - King Amador is the emblematic figure of the struggle for the liberation of slaves from Portuguese colonists in the sixteenth century.


Twelfth Night -
Saturday January 5, 2019

Culture : Epiphany - de facto half-day Holiday


Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji -
Friday January 5, 2018

Culture : (22 December 1666 - 7 October 1708) is the tenth of eleven Sikh gurus. Born in Patna, Bihar in India, he was also a warrior, poet and philosopher. He succeeded his father Guru Tegh Bahadur as the leader of Sikhs at a young age of nine. He contributed much to Sikhism; notable was his contribution to the continual formalisation of the faith which the first Sikh Guru Nanak Dev had founded, as a religion, in the 15th century. Wikipedia


Kuningan day -
Friday January 5, 2018

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


Carnival -
Saturday January 6, 2018

Culture : Lasts 7 weeks - please check dates: www.curacaocarnival.info, updated Sept. 2013


Flag Day -
Monday January 7, 2019

Culture : Italy’s distinctive flag, made of equal vertical banners of green, white, and red was just formally adopted in 1946, although variations of the theme had been used for centuries. The symbolism is pure: the green represents hope; the white, faith; and the red, charity.


Midwives' Day -
Tuesday January 8, 2019

Culture : 'Babinden' - of the greatest female folk festivals dedicated to the grandmas (the Bulgarian word for midwives) - women who help at birth - and young brides and women who have given birth. Rituals during this day are mainly governed by the desire to manifest honour and respect for older women who have helped young mothers at birth. http://www.discover-bulgaria.com


Peace Agreement -
Wednesday January 9, 2019

Culture : Between Khartoum and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A),signed on Jan. 9, 2006


Maharaja Gambhir Singh anniversary -
Wednesday January 9, 2019

Culture : Chinglen Nongdrenkhomba (1788–1834), also known as Maharaja Gambhir Singh. He abdicated the throne with the arrival of a Burmese force. Along with the British, he participated in the liberation of Manipur. [Wikipedia]


Armed Forces Day -
Thursday January 10, 2019

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Bangabandhu Homecoming Day -
Thursday January 10, 2019

Culture : On this day in 1972, Bangabandhu returned to independent Bangladesh after over nine and a half months' confinement in a Pakistan jail. The political icon termed his homecoming a journey from the darkness to light .


Belém Day (Belém only) -
Saturday January 12, 2019

Culture :


Youth Day -
Saturday January 12, 2019

Culture :


Vivekanada 's birthday -
Saturday January 12, 2019

Culture : Vivekananda, Swami (1863-1902) the patriot-saint of modern India. The spiritual transformation of Narendranath at the hands of Sri Ramakrishna began in 1882 and was completed with his realisation of the oneness of all existence in 1886.


Amazigh New Year -
Sunday January 13, 2019

Culture : Celebrated by the Berber community


Liberation Day -
Sunday January 13, 2019

Culture : Assassination of former president Sylavus Olympio and intronisation of general Eyadema as president.


Fasnacht -
Sunday January 13, 2019

Culture : Takes plae on the day of Saint Hilarius. The Latin word 'hilaris', meaning cheerful or lively, gives an indication of the joyful celebrations that then follow. 'Hilari' day has marked the beginning of the Fasnacht celebrations since the 17th century, and since 1853 the honour of heralding in Fasnacht on Hilari day has gone to the 'Narrenzunft Honolulu' (Honolulu fool's guild) with their carnival general assembly and subsequent Hilari procession. The head of 'Narrenzunft Honolulu' replaces the mayor, the Rathausgasse's former name of 'Eselsgasse' (donkey lane) is reinstated and Solothurn calls itself Honolulu until Ash Wednesday. www.lebendige-traditionen.ch


Constitution Day -
Sunday January 13, 2019

Culture : To pay respect to former People’s Great Khural deputies in the province, capital, soum and district level who adopted the Constitution


Lohri -
Saturday January 13, 2018

Culture : Lohri is the Punjabis' and Dogras' cultural celebration on the eve of winter solstice.


Children's Day -
Saturday January 13, 2018

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Regional holiday -
Saturday January 13, 2018

Culture : Lohri: This agricultural winter festival is celebrated throughout Punjab and in parts of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu. Jammu only Wikipedia


Naga New Year Day -
Sunday January 14, 2018

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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja -
Sunday January 14, 2018

Culture : Celebration of the harvest, which is observed for three days: Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Mattu Pongal. A colourful and traditional festival with many a ceremony devoted to various deities and cattle races.


Arbor Day -
Tuesday January 15, 2019

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Kaya State Day -
Monday January 15, 2018

Culture :


Tromso International Film Festival -
Monday January 15, 2018

Culture : Www.tiff.no lasts 5 days - in Tromso 2018 season confirmed


Chemrey Angchok -
Monday January 15, 2018

Culture : Founded in the year 1664 the Chemrey monastery celebrates this festival annually. at the Shachukul monastery


St Berchtold's Day -
Monday January 15, 2018

Culture : Bechtelistag Frauenfeld: Berchtold's Day marks a custom which dates back to the Middle Ages. Shortly after the town of Frauenfeld was founded in the middle of the thirteenth century, nobles and members of the higher classes of society started to socialise regularly. They called themselves the Constables' Association . In 1430 another association was formed by tradesmen, who named themselves Zum wilden Mann ( The Savage Man ) and also ran their own drinking establishment. In 1640 the two associations combined into one, creating a new association which owned goods, granted loans and collected interest. Members met at the beginning of the year for the presentation of the accounts and to celebrate with food and drink. www.lebendige-traditionen.ch


Battle Day -
Thursday January 17, 2019

Culture : Commemoration of the battle between French and Thai warships Only in Salak Phet Bay on Ko Chang


Day of Judaism -
Thursday January 17, 2019

Culture : Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI have encouraged the establishment of this elder brothers' day from 2008 onwards


Rijeka Carnival -
Wednesday January 17, 2018

Culture : Lasts one month - http://www.ri-karneval.com.hr/ 2018 edition confirmed


Literature Festival -
Wednesday January 17, 2018

Culture : Http://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/ in Jaipur 2018 edition confirmed


Park City Sundance Film Festival -
Thursday January 18, 2018

Culture : Www.sundance.org lasts 10 days - 2018 edition confirmed


Art Singapore -
Thursday January 18, 2018

Culture : Https://www.artweek.sg/ lasts 5 days 2018 season confirmed


Anniversary of Jan Palach's death -
Saturday January 19, 2019

Culture : In tribute to the young Czech student who committed suicide by self-immolation as a political protest in 1969.


Foundation Day (Rio de Janeiro only) -
Sunday January 20, 2019

Culture : Rio was founded on March 1, 1656, when Estácio de Sá, defeated the French and the indigenous populations, who had been dominating the region for 10 years, involved in the trade of pau-brazil.The full name of Rio is São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro. This January River name was given by Gaspar de Lemos andAmérico Vespúcio, who visited the region in 1502 and believed that the Guanabara bay was a river's estuary.


Vogel Gryff -
Sunday January 20, 2019

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.


Unity and Freedom Day -
Tuesday January 22, 2019

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Vasant Panchami - Basanta Panchami -
Monday January 22, 2018

Culture : Vasant means, the spring season . This is the great spring festival, falling on the fifth day of the month of Magh, the first day of spring. On this day everyone wears a yellow cloth. It represents the ripening of the spring crops. Even the food is coloured yellow by using saffron. Spiritually, the yellow colour is a sign of prosperity; it is the colour of love. On this day we offer special worship to the sun god, to Mother Ganga (the deity of the sacred river Ganges), and Mother Earth. They provide us the means of acquiring food and all that we need to keep alive. We express our gratitude to them by worshipping them. Hindus are ever mindful of the debt they owe to all nature. Worship of nature is extremely important to them.


Opening of the World Economic Forum (Davos only) -
Tuesday January 23, 2018

Culture : Http://www.weforum.org/ 2018 edition confirmed


Literature Festival -
Wednesday January 24, 2018

Culture : Http://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/ in Jaipur 2018 edition confirmed


Foundation Day (São Paulo only) -
Thursday January 25, 2018

Culture :


Tatiana Day -
Thursday January 25, 2018

Culture : Christian martyr in 3rd century Rome during the reign of Emperor Alexander Severus.


Robert Burn's night -
Thursday January 25, 2018

Culture : Burns Night or Burns Nicht or Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns(1759–1796), author of many Scots poems.


Göteborg International Film Festival -
Friday January 26, 2018

Culture : Www.giff.se in Göteborg 2018 season confirmed


Surva - International Festival of the Masquerade games -
Saturday January 27, 2018

Culture : Lasts 2 days - http://www.surva.org in Pernik 2018 edition confirmed


Grammy Awards -
Sunday January 28, 2018

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


Jaisalmer Desert Festival -
Monday January 29, 2018

Culture : Http://desertfestivaljaisalmer.com/ lasts 3 days - 2018 edition confirmed


King's Bithday -
Tuesday January 30, 2018

Culture : Born in 1962, Abdullah II succeeded to his father, King Hussein.


Me-Dum-Me-Phi -
Wednesday January 31, 2018

Culture : Celebrated by the Ahom people in memory of the departed. It is the manifestation of the concept of ancestor worship that the Ahoms share with other peoples originating from the Tai-Shan stock. It is a festival to show respect to the departed ancestors and remember their contribution to society. [Wikipedia]


Santa Barbara International Film Festival -
Wednesday January 31, 2018

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - http://www.sbfilmfestival.org 2018 edition confirmed


Makha Bucha Day -
Wednesday January 31, 2018

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Festival du Niger -
Thursday February 1, 2018

Culture : Www.festivalsegou.org lasts 2 days - in Ségou 2018 edition confirmed


Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria (lake Titicaca) -
Friday February 2, 2018

Culture :


Groundhog Day -
Friday February 2, 2018

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


Anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty -
Friday February 2, 2018

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


Yemanjá Day -
Friday February 2, 2018

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


Day of Youth -
Friday February 2, 2018

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


Chiang Mai Flower Festival -
Friday February 2, 2018

Culture : Http://chiangmaibest.com 2018 edition confirmed


International Book Festival -
Friday February 2, 2018

Culture : Www.authenticubatours.com in Habana 2018 edition confirmed


Foundation Day -
Saturday February 3, 2018

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


Beginning of Spring -
Saturday February 3, 2018

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


Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien -
Saturday February 3, 2018

Culture : Lasts 5 days - http://www.fifo-tahiti.com/ in Papeete 2018 edition confirmed


Mask festival -
Sunday February 4, 2018

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


Mahamuni Festival -
Monday February 5, 2018

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


Ash Wednesday -
Monday February 5, 2018

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


Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo only) -
Monday February 5, 2018

Culture : Www.snowfes.com/ lasts 1 week - in Sapporo 2018 edition confirmed


Sarajevo Winter -
Wednesday February 7, 2018

Culture : Lasts 5 weeks http://www.sarajevskazima.ba/ in Sarajevo 2018 edition confirmed


Carnival (during 5 days from this date on) -
Thursday February 8, 2018

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


National Press Day -
Friday February 9, 2018

Culture :


Carnival (during 5 days from this date on) -
Friday February 9, 2018

Culture :


Carnival (first day) -
Friday February 9, 2018

Culture : Lasts 3 days -- on Mahé


Perth International Arts Festival -
Friday February 9, 2018

Culture : Http://perthfestival.com.au/ lasts 3 weeks - in Perth 2018 edition confirmed


Fenkil Day -
Saturday February 10, 2018

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


Barranquilla Carnival (Baranquilla only) -
Saturday February 10, 2018

Culture : Www.carnavaldebarranquilla.org lasts 4 days - 2018 edition confirmed


Binche Carnival -
Sunday February 11, 2018

Culture : Drums, dances, masks. - Festivities last 2 days. http://www.carnavaldebinche.be/home-nl.html 2018 edition confirmed


Shrove Monday -
Sunday February 11, 2018

Culture : 'Rosenmontag' is celebrated in the carnival strongholds of Germany (Hochburgen), East Belgium, but also Austria and some cantons of Switzerland,


Carnival -
Sunday February 11, 2018

Culture : Originally celebrated in the Catholic south, but now also celebrated in other parts of the country by Catholics and non-Catholics. lasts 3 days


Carnival -
Monday February 12, 2018

Culture : During one week (starting with the date indicated), there are carnivals in several towns and regions in Germany (Catholic regions). For business, avoid the Thursday (in Cologne, Dusseldorf, Bavaria and Baden-Württenberg). and the Monday (in Bonn, Cologne and Dusseldorf. The days of Carnival (the week, which ends with Ash Wednesday) are not offical holidays. Only Carnival Monday and Shrove Tuesday are de-facto -holidays in the "strongholds" of Carnival (Cologne, Düsseldorf, Mainz and Aachen - but also in several townships in the "western" states), because of the traditional Carnival-Processions.


Maslenitsa -
Monday February 12, 2018

Culture : Maslenitsa (also known as Butter Week, Pancake week, or Cheesefare Week) has its origins in both pagan and Christian traditions. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun festival, celebrating the imminent end of the winter. corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival.


Shrove Tuesday - Fasnachtdienstag -
Tuesday February 13, 2018

Culture : Carnival day on the eve of Ash Wednesday which begins Lent, a time of fasting and devotions. Pancakes are often served. It is also known as Fat Tuesday in some places. The day concludes the season of Epiphany.


Carnival Tuesday (banks remain open) -
Tuesday February 13, 2018

Culture :


Carnival -
Tuesday February 13, 2018

Culture :


Shrove Tuesday -
Tuesday February 13, 2018

Culture : Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the shriving that English Christians were expected to do prior to receiving absolution immediately before Lent begins. Shrove Tuesday is the last day of shrovetide , somewhat analogous to the Carnival tradition that developed separately in countries of Latin Europe. Wikipedia


Al Bustan festival: -
Tuesday February 13, 2018

Culture : Www.albustanfestival.com lasts 3 weeks 2018 edition confirmed


Carnival (last day) -
Tuesday February 13, 2018

Culture :


Trifon Zarezan (Wine Day) -
Wednesday February 14, 2018

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


Ash Wednesday -
Wednesday February 14, 2018

Culture :


Berlin International Film Festival -
Thursday February 15, 2018

Culture : Www.berlinale.de 2018 edition confirmed


Muscat Festival -
Thursday February 15, 2018

Culture : Muscat-festival.com


Carnival (during 5 days from this date on) -
Friday February 16, 2018

Culture :


Hong Kong Arts Festival -
Friday February 16, 2018

Culture : Music, danse, opera, theater - lasts one week - http://www.hk.artsfestival.org/en 2018 edition confirmed


Buddhist New Year - Losar -
Friday February 16, 2018

Culture :


Nice Carnaval (Nice only) -
Saturday February 17, 2018

Culture : Www.nicecarnaval.com in Southern France 2018 edition confirmed


Men's Carnival -
Sunday February 18, 2018

Culture : The so-called men's carnival Sunday - costumed groups of singers and musicians gather at dusk in the old town of Zug. They stop at any house where a red light burns to indicate that the engaged or newly-married couple living there would like to be serenaded by the group of singers. This tradition goes back a long way, and has developed considerably over the years before becoming as we know it today www.zug-tourismus.ch


Restoration Day -
Monday February 19, 2018

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


Car free day -
Monday February 19, 2018

Culture :


Heritage Day -
Monday February 19, 2018

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


Statehood Day -
Tuesday February 20, 2018

Culture :


Chin National Day -
Tuesday February 20, 2018

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


Abolition of Slavery -
Tuesday February 20, 2018

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


Dublin International Film Festival -
Thursday February 22, 2018

Culture : Http://jdiff.com/ lasts a week - in Dublin 2018 edition confirmed


Nagaur fair -
Thursday February 22, 2018

Culture : Cattle fair -lasts 4 days - www.rajasthantravelguide.com 2018 edition confirmed


Foire du Livre de Bruxelles -
Thursday February 22, 2018

Culture : Lasts 5 days - http://www.foiredulivredebruxelles.be/ 2018 edition confirmed


Father of Independence Day -
Friday February 23, 2018

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


Defence of the Motherland -
Friday February 23, 2018

Culture :


Heritage Day -
Friday February 23, 2018

Culture :


Belgrade Film Festival -
Friday February 23, 2018

Culture : Www.fest.rs/ lasts 2 weeks - in Belgrade 2018 season confirmed


Salsa Festival Switzerland -
Friday February 23, 2018

Culture : Www.salsafestival.ch lasts 3 days - 2018 season confirmed


Carnival -
Friday February 23, 2018

Culture : Farsang


Carnival (last day) -
Saturday February 24, 2018

Culture : THIS IS NOT A BANK HOLIDAY


Hong Kong Arts Festival -
Saturday February 24, 2018

Culture : Music, danse, opera, theater - lasts one week - http://www.hk.artsfestival.org/en 2018 edition confirmed


Sedona International Film Festival -
Saturday February 24, 2018

Culture : Lasts 1 week - www.sedonafilmfestival.com 2018 edition confirmed


Horse Easter (Todorovden) -
Saturday February 24, 2018

Culture : The Day of St Theodore, celebrated by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, also known as Horse Easter.


Day of Mourning -
Monday February 26, 2018

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


Córdoba Day (Córdoba only) -
Tuesday February 27, 2018

Culture :


Special Forces Day -
Tuesday February 27, 2018

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


Eve of Purim -
Wednesday February 28, 2018

Culture :


Monlam -
Wednesday February 28, 2018

Culture : Also known as The Great Prayer Festival. The event was established in 1409 by Tsong Khapa, the founder of the Geluk tradition. As the greatest religious festival in Tibet, thousands of monks (of the three main monasteries of Drepung, Sera and Ganden) gathered for chanting prayers and performing religious rituals at the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa. Wikipedia 2018 edition confirmed