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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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Ananda Pagoda festival in Bagan*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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Dreikönigs- und SternsingenWednesday January 6, 2016Culture 
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Harbin China International Ice and Snow Festival*Wednesday January 6, 2016Culture 
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Flag Day*Thursday January 7, 2016Culture 
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Carnival**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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Lohri (Jammu only)*Wednesday January 13, 2016Culture 
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Naga New Year DayThursday January 14, 2016Culture 
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Children's DayThursday January 14, 2016Culture 
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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja*Thursday January 14, 2016Culture 
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Thiruvalluvar*Friday January 15, 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**Saturday January 16, 2016Culture 
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Chemrey Angchok**Saturday January 16, 2016Culture 
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St Berchtold's Day*Saturday January 16, 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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Opening of the World Economic Forum (Davos only)*Sunday January 17, 2016Culture 
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Rijeka Carnival*Sunday January 17, 2016Culture 
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Amazigh New Year**Monday January 18, 2016Culture 
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Anniversary of Jan Palach's death*Tuesday January 19, 2016Culture 
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Park City Sundance Film Festival*Tuesday January 19, 2016Culture 
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Art Singapore*Tuesday January 19, 2016Culture 
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Literature Festival**Tuesday January 19, 2016Culture 
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Vogel Gryff*Wednesday January 20, 2016Culture 
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Mamallapuram Dance Festival**Thursday January 21, 2016Culture 
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Day of Unity*Friday January 22, 2016Culture 
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Unity and Freedom DayFriday January 22, 2016Culture 
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Vasant Panchami - Basanta Panchami*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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Statehood Day*Monday January 25, 2016Culture 
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Robert Burn's night*Monday January 25, 2016Culture 
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Grammy Awards*Tuesday January 26, 2016Culture 
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Göteborg International Film Festival**Wednesday January 27, 2016Culture 
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Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien**Thursday January 28, 2016Culture 
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Surva - International Festival of the Masquerade games**Thursday January 28, 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*Monday February 1, 2016Culture 
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Nagaur fair*Monday February 1, 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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Sarajevo Winter**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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Attakkalari India Biennial*Wednesday February 3, 2016Culture 
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Chiang Mai Flower Festival*Wednesday February 3, 2016Culture 
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Carnival (first day)**Thursday February 4, 2016Culture 
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Deccan Festival**Thursday February 4, 2016Culture 
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Mahamuni Festival*Friday February 5, 2016Culture 
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Ash Wednesday*Saturday February 6, 2016Culture 
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Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo only)**Saturday February 6, 2016Culture 
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National Press DayTuesday February 9, 2016Culture 
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Berlin International Film Festival*Tuesday February 9, 2016Culture 
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Fenkil Day*Wednesday February 10, 2016Culture 
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Perth International Arts Festival**Wednesday February 10, 2016Culture 
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International Book Festival**Wednesday February 10, 2016Culture 
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Nice Carnaval (Nice only)**Thursday February 11, 2016Culture 
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Lantern Festival*Thursday February 11, 2016Culture 
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International film festival**Saturday February 13, 2016Culture 
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Trifon Zarezan (Wine Day)*Sunday February 14, 2016Culture 
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Jaisalmer Desert Festival*Monday February 15, 2016Culture 
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Al Bustan festival:*Monday February 15, 2016Culture 
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Sedona International Film Festival*Thursday February 18, 2016Culture 
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Car free dayFriday February 19, 2016Culture 
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Mask festival*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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Maslenitsa*Saturday February 20, 2016Culture 
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Heritage Day*Saturday February 20, 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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Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)**Tuesday February 23, 2016Culture 
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Heritage DayWednesday February 24, 2016Culture 
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Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)Wednesday February 24, 2016Culture 
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Carnival (first day)*Wednesday February 24, 2016Culture 
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Belgrade Film Festival**Wednesday February 24, 2016Culture 
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Salsa Festival Switzerland*Wednesday February 24, 2016Culture 
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Carnival*Wednesday February 24, 2016Culture 
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Carnival (last day)**Thursday February 25, 2016Culture 
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Barranquilla Carnival (Baranquilla only)*Thursday February 25, 2016Culture 
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Fespaco Film festival**Thursday February 25, 2016Culture 
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Hong Kong Arts Festival*Thursday February 25, 2016Culture 
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Day of Mourning*Friday February 26, 2016Culture 
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Binche Carnival*Friday February 26, 2016Culture 
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Mardi Gras*Friday February 26, 2016Culture 
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Shrove Monday*Friday February 26, 2016Culture 
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The Academy Awards (Oscars)*Friday February 26, 2016Culture 
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Carnival**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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Carnival**Saturday February 27, 2016Culture 
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Buddhist New Year - LosarSaturday February 27, 2016Culture 
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Carnival Tuesday (banks remain open)Sunday February 28, 2016Culture 
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CarnivalSunday February 28, 2016Culture 
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Shrove Tuesday*Sunday February 28, 2016Culture 
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Sartiglia**Sunday February 28, 2016Culture 
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Carnival (last day)Sunday February 28, 2016Culture 
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Palm Springs International Film Festival -
Monday January 2, 2017

Culture : Lasts 11 days - http://www.psfilmfest.org 2017 edition confirmed


Admission Day (not a public holiday) -
Wednesday January 3, 2018

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


Ananda Pagoda festival in Bagan -
Wednesday January 3, 2018

Culture : Large gathering of Kachin people, ceremonies, dances, brass drums... - http://www.baganmyanmar.com updated Sept. 2013


Colonial Repression Martyrs' Day -
Thursday January 4, 2018

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


Heroes Day -
Thursday January 4, 2018

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 -
Friday January 5, 2018

Culture : Epiphany - de facto half-day Holiday


Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji -
Thursday January 5, 2017

Culture : Guru Gobind Singh (22 December 1666 – 7 October 1708) was the tenth Guru of Sikhism. He was born in Patna, Bihar in India and became a Guru on 11 November 1675, at the age of nine years, succeeding his father Guru Tegh Bahadur. He was the leader of the Sikh faith, a warrior, a poet, and a philosopher. In the Sikh society, Guru Gobind Singh is considered a perfect example of manhood; highly educated, skilled in horsemanship, armed combat, chivalrous, and generous in character.


Dreikönigs- und Sternsingen -
Saturday January 6, 2018

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Harbin China International Ice and Snow Festival -
Friday January 6, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 month - http://www.icefestivalharbin.com/ 2017 edition confirmed


Flag Day -
Sunday January 7, 2018

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.


Carnival -
Saturday January 7, 2017

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


Midwives' Day -
Monday January 8, 2018

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 -
Tuesday January 9, 2018

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


Maharaja Gambhir Singh anniversary -
Tuesday January 9, 2018

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 -
Wednesday January 10, 2018

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Bangabandhu Homecoming Day -
Wednesday January 10, 2018

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 . updated Sept. 2013


Belém Day (Belém only) -
Friday January 12, 2018

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Youth Day -
Friday January 12, 2018

Culture :


Vivekanada 's birthday -
Friday January 12, 2018

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 -
Saturday January 13, 2018

Culture : Celebrated by the Berber community


Liberation Day -
Saturday January 13, 2018

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


Fasnacht -
Saturday January 13, 2018

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 -
Saturday January 13, 2018

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


Lohri -
Friday January 13, 2017

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


Lohri (Jammu only) -
Friday January 13, 2017

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


Naga New Year Day -
Saturday January 14, 2017

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Children's Day -
Saturday January 14, 2017

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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja -
Saturday January 14, 2017

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.


Thiruvalluvar -
Monday January 15, 2018

Culture : A celebrated Tamil poet who wrote the Thirukkural, a work on ethics in Tamil literature. (Wikipedia)


Arbor Day -
Monday January 15, 2018

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Kaya State Day -
Sunday January 15, 2017

Culture :


Tromso International Film Festival -
Monday January 16, 2017

Culture : Lasts 5 days - www.tiff.no in Tromso 2017 season confirmed


Chemrey Angchok -
Monday January 16, 2017

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


St Berchtold's Day -
Monday January 16, 2017

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 -
Wednesday January 17, 2018

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


Day of Judaism -
Wednesday January 17, 2018

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


Opening of the World Economic Forum (Davos only) -
Tuesday January 17, 2017

Culture : Http://www.weforum.org/ 2016 edition confirmed


Rijeka Carnival -
Tuesday January 17, 2017

Culture : Lasts one month - http://www.ri-karneval.com.hr/ 2017 edition confirmed


Amazigh New Year -
Thursday January 18, 2018

Culture : The Berber calendar, a legacy of Roman Mauretania, is a surviving form of the ancient Julian calendar, the calendar used in Europe before the introduction of the Gregorian calendar. with month names derived from Latin.It is employed to regulate the seasonal agricultural works, in place of the Islamic calendar, a lunar calendar considered ill-adapted for agriculture. Berber and Kabyl communities only


Anniversary of Jan Palach's death -
Friday January 19, 2018

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


Park City Sundance Film Festival -
Thursday January 19, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days - http://www.sundance.org/ 2017 edition confirmed


Art Singapore -
Thursday January 19, 2017

Culture : Lasts 5 days http://www.artstagesingapore.com 2016 season confirmed


Literature Festival -
Thursday January 19, 2017

Culture : Http://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/ in Jaipur 2017 edition confirmed


Vogel Gryff -
Saturday January 20, 2018

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.


Mamallapuram Dance Festival -
Saturday January 21, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 month http://www.festivalsofindia.in/mamallapuram/ in Mamallapuram 2017 edition confirmed


Day of Unity -
Sunday January 22, 2017

Culture : It goes back to the date when Eastern and Western Ukraine were united. On this day in 1919 the “Treaty of Unity” between Ukrainians was signed and the unity of all Ukrainian lands previously belonging to the Russian Empire (UNR) and the Austro-Hungarian Empire was solemnly proclaimed on Sofijivska Square in Kyiv.


Unity and Freedom Day -
Sunday January 22, 2017

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Vasant Panchami - Basanta Panchami -
Tuesday January 24, 2017

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.


Foundation Day (São Paulo only) -
Wednesday January 25, 2017

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Tatiana Day -
Wednesday January 25, 2017

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


Statehood Day -
Wednesday January 25, 2017

Culture : On 18 December 1970 the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament and the new state came into being on 25 January 1971. Thus Himachal emerged as the eighteenth state of the Indian Union. Wikipedia


Robert Burn's night -
Wednesday January 25, 2017

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.


Grammy Awards -
Thursday January 26, 2017

Culture : In Los Angeles - http://www.grammy.com/ 2017 edition confirmed


Göteborg International Film Festival -
Friday January 27, 2017

Culture : Http://www.giff.se in Göteborg 2017 season confirmed


Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien -
Saturday January 28, 2017

Culture : Lasts 5 days - http://www.fifo-tahiti.com/ in Papeete 2016 edition confirmed


Surva - International Festival of the Masquerade games -
Saturday January 28, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 days - http://www.surva.org in Pernik 2017 edition confirmed


King's Bithday -
Monday January 30, 2017

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


Me-Dum-Me-Phi -
Tuesday January 31, 2017

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 February 1, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - http://www.sbfilmfestival.org 2017 edition confirmed


Nagaur fair -
Wednesday February 1, 2017

Culture : Cattle fair -lasts 4 days - www.rajasthantravelguide.com 2017 edition confirmed


Festival du Niger -
Wednesday February 1, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 days - http://www.festivalsegou.org in Ségou 2017 edition confirmed


Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria (lake Titicaca) -
Thursday February 2, 2017

Culture :


Groundhog Day -
Thursday February 2, 2017

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 -
Thursday February 2, 2017

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 -
Thursday February 2, 2017

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


Day of Youth -
Thursday February 2, 2017

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


Sarajevo Winter -
Thursday February 2, 2017

Culture : Lasts 5 weeks http://www.sarajevskazima.ba/ in Sarajevo 2016 edition confirmed


Foundation Day -
Friday February 3, 2017

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 -
Friday February 3, 2017

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


Attakkalari India Biennial -
Friday February 3, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days - in Chennai - http://www.attakkalaribiennial.org 2017 edition confirmed


Chiang Mai Flower Festival -
Friday February 3, 2017

Culture : Http://chiangmaibest.com/chiang-mai-flower-festival/ 2017 edition confirmed


Carnival (first day) -
Saturday February 4, 2017

Culture : A Renaissance tradition. People could forget their social condition during that period. Today, the Venice Carnival is mainly a touristic attraction. Celebrations last about 2 weeks.


Deccan Festival -
Saturday February 4, 2017

Culture : This five-day long festival reflects the culture of the Deccan and highlights Hyderabad's arts, crafts, culture and the famous Nawabi cusine. Cultural programs organised include Ghazals, qawalis and mushairas, poetry etc., typical of the city. Various renowned singers and dancers are also invited. http://www.indiaonlinetour.com in Hyderabad 2016 edition confirmed


Mahamuni Festival -
Sunday February 5, 2017

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


Ash Wednesday -
Monday February 6, 2017

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


Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo only) -
Monday February 6, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 week http://www.snowfes.com/ in Sapporo 2017 edition confirmed


National Press Day -
Thursday February 9, 2017

Culture :


Berlin International Film Festival -
Thursday February 9, 2017

Culture : Www.berlinale.de 2017 edition confirmed


Fenkil Day -
Friday February 10, 2017

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


Perth International Arts Festival -
Friday February 10, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks http://perthfestival.com.au/ in Perth 2017 edition confirmed


International Book Festival -
Friday February 10, 2017

Culture : Www.authenticubatours.com in Habana 2017 edition confirmed


Nice Carnaval (Nice only) -
Saturday February 11, 2017

Culture : Www.nicecarnaval.com in Southern France 2017 edition confirmed


Lantern Festival -
Saturday February 11, 2017

Culture : Called Chap Go Meh, Yuan Xiao Jie, Yuen Siu or Shangyuan. First full moon after the Chinese New Year - also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day.


International film festival -
Monday February 13, 2017

Culture : Punto de Vista - lasts one week - http://www.puntodevistafestival.com/ in Pamplona 2016 season confirmed


Trifon Zarezan (Wine Day) -
Tuesday February 14, 2017

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


Jaisalmer Desert Festival -
Wednesday February 15, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 days - http://www.jaisalmerdesertcamp.com/desertfestival.htm 2015 edition confirmed


Al Bustan festival: -
Wednesday February 15, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks http://www.albustanfestival.com 2017 edition confirmed


Sedona International Film Festival -
Saturday February 18, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 week - www.sedonafilmfestival.com 2017 edition confirmed


Car free day -
Sunday February 19, 2017

Culture :


Mask festival -
Sunday February 19, 2017

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]


Statehood Day -
Monday February 20, 2017

Culture :


Chin National Day -
Monday February 20, 2017

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 -
Monday February 20, 2017

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


Maslenitsa -
Monday February 20, 2017

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.


Heritage Day -
Monday February 20, 2017

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.


Father of Independence Day -
Thursday February 23, 2017

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


Defence of the Motherland -
Thursday February 23, 2017

Culture :


Carnival (during 5 days from this date on) -
Thursday February 23, 2017

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


Heritage Day -
Friday February 24, 2017

Culture :


Carnival (during 5 days from this date on) -
Friday February 24, 2017

Culture :


Carnival (first day) -
Friday February 24, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 days -- on Mahé


Belgrade Film Festival -
Friday February 24, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - http://www.fest.rs/ in Belgrade 2016 season confirmed


Salsa Festival Switzerland -
Friday February 24, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 days - http://www.salsafestival.ch 2017 season confirmed


Carnival -
Friday February 24, 2017

Culture : Farsang


Carnival (last day) -
Saturday February 25, 2017

Culture : THIS IS NOT A BANK HOLIDAY


Barranquilla Carnival (Baranquilla only) -
Saturday February 25, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 days - festivities over 3 weeks please check dates: www.carnavaldebarranquilla.org


Fespaco Film festival -
Saturday February 25, 2017

Culture : Lasts 7 days - http://www.fespaco.bf in Ouagadougou 2017 edition confirmed


Hong Kong Arts Festival -
Saturday February 25, 2017

Culture : Music, danse, opera, theater - lasts one week - http://www.hk.artsfestival.org/en 2016 edition confirmed


Day of Mourning -
Sunday February 26, 2017

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


Binche Carnival -
Sunday February 26, 2017

Culture : Drums, dances, masks. - Festivities last 2 days. http://www.carnavaldebinche.be/home-nl.html 2017 edition confirmed


Mardi Gras -
Sunday February 26, 2017

Culture : Las Vegas


Shrove Monday -
Sunday February 26, 2017

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


The Academy Awards (Oscars) -
Sunday February 26, 2017

Culture : Www.oscars.org 2016, 2017 & 2018 editions confirmed


Carnival -
Sunday February 26, 2017

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


Córdoba Day (Córdoba only) -
Monday February 27, 2017

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Special Forces Day -
Monday February 27, 2017

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


Carnival -
Monday February 27, 2017

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.


Buddhist New Year - Losar -
Monday February 27, 2017

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Carnival Tuesday (banks remain open) -
Tuesday February 28, 2017

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Carnival -
Tuesday February 28, 2017

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Shrove Tuesday -
Tuesday February 28, 2017

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


Sartiglia -
Tuesday February 28, 2017

Culture : In Oristano medieval tournaments please check dates: http://www.sartiglia.org/


Carnival (last day) -
Tuesday February 28, 2017

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