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Loyalty Day*Sunday May 1, 2016Culture 
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Labour Day*Sunday May 1, 2016Culture 
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Lei Day*Sunday May 1, 2016Culture 
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Maj-kat*Sunday May 1, 2016Culture 
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Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA)*Sunday May 1, 2016Culture 
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San SegundoMonday May 2, 2016Culture 
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Teacher Appreciation Day*Monday May 2, 2016Culture 
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Aboakyer festival**Tuesday May 3, 2016Culture 
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Buddha's Anniversary*Tuesday May 3, 2016Culture 
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Independence Day*Wednesday May 4, 2016Culture 
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Youth Day**Wednesday May 4, 2016Culture 
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National Day of Prayer*Wednesday May 4, 2016Culture 
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Maggio Fiorentino**Wednesday May 4, 2016Culture 
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Junkanoo Carnival,*Wednesday May 4, 2016Culture 
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Cinco de Mayo**Thursday May 5, 2016Culture 
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Memorial Day*Thursday May 5, 2016Culture 
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St Lucia Jazz Festival*Thursday May 5, 2016Culture 
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Bravery Day*Thursday May 5, 2016Culture 
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Pink Apple Filmfestival**Thursday May 5, 2016Culture 
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Brighton Fringe Festival*Thursday May 5, 2016Culture 
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Orthodox St. George's DayFriday May 6, 2016Culture 
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Martyrs'Day*Friday May 6, 2016Culture 
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Victory Day*Saturday May 7, 2016Culture 
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Le Feuillu*Saturday May 7, 2016Culture 
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Glarner Landsgemeinde*Saturday May 7, 2016Culture 
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Heroes DaySunday May 8, 2016Culture 
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Parents Day*Sunday May 8, 2016Culture 
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Victory Day 1945Sunday May 8, 2016Culture 
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National day against torture*Sunday May 8, 2016Culture 
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H.H. the Royal Prince's Birthday*Sunday May 8, 2016Culture 
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Royal Ploughing DaySunday May 8, 2016Culture 
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Victory Day*Monday May 9, 2016Culture 
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St Françis Xavier**Tuesday May 10, 2016Culture 
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Flower Day*Tuesday May 10, 2016Culture 
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International science festival**Tuesday May 10, 2016Culture 
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Reykjavík Arts Festival**Tuesday May 10, 2016Culture 
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Milan International Film Festival (MIFF)*Tuesday May 10, 2016Culture 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaTuesday May 10, 2016Culture 
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Buddha's Enlightment*Tuesday May 10, 2016Culture 
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Buddha's Enlightment*Tuesday May 10, 2016Culture 
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Docaviv**Wednesday May 11, 2016Culture 
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Miri International Jazz Festival**Thursday May 12, 2016Culture 
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Kanilai International Festival*Thursday May 12, 2016Culture 
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Prague Spring International Festival**Thursday May 12, 2016Culture 
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Festival of Citizenship**Thursday May 12, 2016Culture 
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Lag BaOmer*Saturday May 14, 2016Culture 
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Battle Day*Saturday May 14, 2016Culture 
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St Isidore (Albacete only)*Sunday May 15, 2016Culture 
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Family Day*Sunday May 15, 2016Culture 
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Teachers' DaySunday May 15, 2016Culture 
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Day of Mourning*Sunday May 15, 2016Culture 
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Shri Shankaracharya*Sunday May 15, 2016Culture 
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Mass Graves Day*Monday May 16, 2016Culture 
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Omar Khayyam Day*Tuesday May 17, 2016Culture 
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Festival de Cannes**Tuesday May 17, 2016Culture 
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International Bellapais Music Festival*Tuesday May 17, 2016Culture 
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International Museum Day**Wednesday May 18, 2016Culture 
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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville*Wednesday May 18, 2016Culture 
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President's Day*Thursday May 19, 2016Culture 
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Tokyo Sanja Matsuri (beginning)*Thursday May 19, 2016Culture 
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National Day of the VlachsMonday May 23, 2016Culture 
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Abolition of Slavery*Monday May 23, 2016Culture 
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Teacher DayTuesday May 24, 2016Culture 
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Bergen Festival*Tuesday May 24, 2016Culture 
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Jerusalem Day*Tuesday May 24, 2016Culture 
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Africa DayWednesday May 25, 2016Culture 
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Bruges Holy Blood procession*Wednesday May 25, 2016Culture 
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Horse Festival*Wednesday May 25, 2016Culture 
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National Day of Healing*Thursday May 26, 2016Culture 
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festival de Fès des Musiques Sacrées**Thursday May 26, 2016Culture 
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Bandon Music Festival**Thursday May 26, 2016Culture 
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Bush Fire International Festival**Thursday May 26, 2016Culture 
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Border Guard Day*Saturday May 28, 2016Culture 
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Khamoro International Festival**Saturday May 28, 2016Culture 
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Children's Day*Saturday May 28, 2016Culture 
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Carpet Day*Saturday May 28, 2016Culture 
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Anniversary of the Death of President Ali Soilih (click)**Sunday May 29, 2016Culture 
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Fall of Constantinople*Sunday May 29, 2016Culture 
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Spring Festival*Monday May 30, 2016Culture 
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Mid-Year FestivalMonday May 30, 2016Culture 
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Northern Alberta International Children's Festival**Monday May 30, 2016Culture 
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Eve of ShavuotMonday May 30, 2016Culture 
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Pancasila*Wednesday June 1, 2016Culture 
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Children's DayWednesday June 1, 2016Culture 
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Brooklyn International Film Festival*Thursday June 2, 2016Culture 
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Karneval der Kulturen*Thursday June 2, 2016Culture 
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Transilvania International Film Festival**Thursday June 2, 2016Culture 
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Sakifo*Thursday June 2, 2016Culture 
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Christopher Street Day*Thursday June 2, 2016Culture 
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Ethiopian International Film Festival**Friday June 3, 2016Culture 
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National Prairie Day*Friday June 3, 2016Culture 
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Whit SaturdayFriday June 3, 2016Culture 
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WhitsundaySaturday June 4, 2016Culture 
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Pfingstblitter*Saturday June 4, 2016Culture 
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Arbor DaySunday June 5, 2016Culture 
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Whit MondaySunday June 5, 2016Culture 
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Day of Mourning*Monday June 6, 2016Culture 
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Reporter's Day*Tuesday June 7, 2016Culture 
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Sydney Film Festival**Tuesday June 7, 2016Culture 
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Dayak Festival (Sarawak only) (click)*Tuesday June 7, 2016Culture 
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National Day of Literature for Children and Young Adults**Wednesday June 8, 2016Culture 
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National Day of the Natural Parks*Wednesday June 8, 2016Culture 
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Nashville Country Music Festival Fan Fair*Wednesday June 8, 2016Culture 
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Francofolies**Wednesday June 8, 2016Culture 
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Trooping the Colour**Friday June 10, 2016Culture 
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Festival Internacional de Cortos de Huesca**Friday June 10, 2016Culture 
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Shanghai Film Festival*Friday June 10, 2016Culture 
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Banff World Television Festival**Saturday June 11, 2016Culture 
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Day of Mourning*Tuesday June 14, 2016Culture 
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Flag Day*Tuesday June 14, 2016Culture 
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Pahili Sankranti*Tuesday June 14, 2016Culture 
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Admission Day (not a public holiday)*Wednesday June 15, 2016Culture 
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National Flower Day*Wednesday June 15, 2016Culture 
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Maharana Pratap anniversary*Wednesday June 15, 2016Culture 
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Nantucket Film Festival*Wednesday June 15, 2016Culture 
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Art Basel**Wednesday June 15, 2016Culture 
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Festival Internacional de Musica y Danza**Thursday June 16, 2016Culture 
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Solstice festival*Thursday June 16, 2016Culture 
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Memorial Day**Friday June 17, 2016Culture 
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Human Rights Day*Saturday June 18, 2016Culture 
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Cannes Lions Advertising Festival**Saturday June 18, 2016Culture 
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Juneteenth*Sunday June 19, 2016Culture 
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Independence Day*Sunday June 19, 2016Culture 
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Organic Day Act*Sunday June 19, 2016Culture 
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Hogueras de San Juan**Monday June 20, 2016Culture 
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Fête de la Musique*Tuesday June 21, 2016Culture 
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Kupalle*Tuesday June 21, 2016Culture 
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Edinburgh International Film Festival*Tuesday June 21, 2016Culture 
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Nantucket Film Festival*Tuesday June 21, 2016Culture 
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National Aboriginal DayTuesday June 21, 2016Culture 
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St Alban*Wednesday June 22, 2016Culture 
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Remembrance Day*Wednesday June 22, 2016Culture 
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Moscow Film festival**Wednesday June 22, 2016Culture 
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Africa Day**Thursday June 23, 2016Culture 
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Festival Internacional de Cine Cinema Jove**Thursday June 23, 2016Culture 
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Day of culture and art workersThursday June 23, 2016Culture 
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International film festival**Thursday June 23, 2016Culture 
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Inti Raymi (Cuzco, San Antonio de Pichincha, Andahuaylas, Apurimac)*Friday June 24, 2016Culture 
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Sao Joaninas*Friday June 24, 2016Culture 
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St John's DayFriday June 24, 2016Culture 
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San Francisco Pride*Friday June 24, 2016Culture 
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Christopher Street Day*Friday June 24, 2016Culture 
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Roskilde music festival**Friday June 24, 2016Culture 
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Arbor DaySaturday June 25, 2016Culture 
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Public Service day*Saturday June 25, 2016Culture 
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Festes de St Joan in Minorca*Saturday June 25, 2016Culture 
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Day of Peace*Sunday June 26, 2016Culture 
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Flag Day*Sunday June 26, 2016Culture 
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Festival of Festivals**Sunday June 26, 2016Culture 
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Day of Turkmen Cultural Workers*Monday June 27, 2016Culture 
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Family DayTuesday June 28, 2016Culture 
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Saint Vitus' Day*Tuesday June 28, 2016Culture 
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Day of Soviet Invasion*Tuesday June 28, 2016Culture 
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National liberation Day*Tuesday June 28, 2016Culture 
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Montreal Jazz Festival**Tuesday June 28, 2016Culture 
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St Peter (Badajoz only)Wednesday June 29, 2016Culture 
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St Peter & St Paul*Wednesday June 29, 2016Culture 
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St Peter's DayWednesday June 29, 2016Culture 
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Milwaukee Musicfest*Wednesday June 29, 2016Culture 
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Essaouira Gnawa Festival**Wednesday June 29, 2016Culture 
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St. Kitts Music Festivals Music Festival*Wednesday June 29, 2016Culture 
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Revolution Day*Thursday June 30, 2016Culture 
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Mezinárodní Filmový Festival Karlovy Vary**Thursday June 30, 2016Culture 
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Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF)*Thursday June 30, 2016Culture 
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International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)**Thursday June 30, 2016Culture 
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Army Day*Thursday June 30, 2016Culture 
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Loyalty Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Culture : Reaffirmation of loyalty to the USA; recognition of the freedom heritage. Parades and ceremonies across the United States.


Labour Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Culture : This is not a public holiday


Lei Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Culture : This Festival of the Lei was first held on May 1, 1928, when a pair of local artists in Honolulu encouraged everyone to wear a lei. Festivities were held downtown with hula, music, lei making demonstrations, and exhibits and contests


Maj-kat -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Culture : End of April Fools' Day month. Cat is mentioned because cats born in May are supposed to be bad omen. Jokes are performed all over the country.


Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) -
Monday May 1, 2017

Culture : Lasts 7 days - http://www.hifa.co.zw/ 2015 edition confirmed


San Segundo -
Wednesday May 2, 2018

Culture :


Teacher Appreciation Day -
Tuesday May 2, 2017

Culture : Teacher Appreciation Week is a week long celebration - to show appreciation for the contribution that teachers bring to education


Aboakyer festival -
Wednesday May 3, 2017

Culture : Http://www.ghanaweb.com A popular game hunting festival in central Ghana, the Aboakyer Festival used to involve hunting for leopard but the death toll was too great, and the tribe members opted for hunting bushbuck (an antelope) instead. The festival includes traditional dancing, hunting, colorful processions, brass bands and more. in Central Ghana 2017 edition confirmed


Buddha's Anniversary -
Wednesday May 3, 2017

Culture : Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born on April 8th, 623 B.C.E. in ancient northern India (now in Nepal) as Prince Siddhartha. It is a holiday observed by Buddhists throughout the world, though the exact date may differ from country to country.


Independence Day -
Friday May 4, 2018

Culture : On this day in 1776, Rhode Island, the colony founded by the most radical religious dissenters from the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay Colony, became the first North American colony to renounce its allegiance to King George III. Rhode Island would be the last state to ratify the new American Constitution more than 14 years later on May 29, 1790.


Youth Day -
Friday May 4, 2018

Culture : holiday for youth from the age of 14 to 28 (half-day)


National Day of Prayer -
Thursday May 4, 2017

Culture : The National Day of Prayer was designated by Congress in 1952 and the president usually signs a proclamation. It stems from President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln, who set the example, as did the Continental Congress in 1775.


Maggio Fiorentino -
Thursday May 4, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks in Florence please check dates: http://www.maggiofiorentino.com


Junkanoo Carnival, -
Thursday May 4, 2017

Culture : The origin of the word junkanoo is rather obscure. It is believed it is tied to West African origins, as the costumes and conduct of the masqueraders bear similarities with the Yoruba Egungun festivals. http://bahamasjunkanoocarnival.com/ 2017 edition confirmed


Cinco de Mayo -
Saturday May 5, 2018

Culture : Defeating the Napoleon III cavalry, Texan general Zaragosa started a military cooperation with Mexico, leading to the supremacy of an army that would win, 14 months later, the battle of Gettysburg, ending the American Civil War. a public holiday in the state of Puebla Battle of Puebla against the French Celebrated by the Mexican communities


Memorial Day -
Saturday May 5, 2018

Culture : Holocaust Memorial Day is dedicated to the lessons of the past and provides an important opportunity to face any manifestations of hatred


St Lucia Jazz Festival -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Lasts a week - http://www.stluciajazz.org/ 2017 edition confirmed


Bravery Day -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Saint George's Day. The feast was established with a decree of Prince Alexander of Battenberg in 1880. On this day, the Bulgarians praise the brave acts of the Bulgarian military men who fought across the battlefields over the years.


Pink Apple Filmfestival -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - www.pinkapple.ch in Zurich 2017 edition confirmed


Brighton Fringe Festival -
Friday May 5, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks - http://www.brightonfringe.org/ 2017 edition confirmed


Orthodox St. George's Day -
Sunday May 6, 2018

Culture :


Martyrs'Day -
Saturday May 6, 2017

Culture : Commemorates the Syrian and Lebanese nationalists executed in Damascus and Beirut on May 6, 1916 by Jamal Pasha, the Ottoman wāli. They were executed in both the Marjeh Square in Damascus and Burj Square in Beirut. Both squares have since then been renamed to Martyrs' Square. (Wikipedia)


Victory Day -
Monday May 7, 2018

Culture : Dien Bien Phu Victory Day


Le Feuillu -
Sunday May 7, 2017

Culture : Le Feuillu, aussi écrit anciennement « Folliu », « Folhiu » ou « Foeillu », est une fête qui se rattache à l'antique tradition des « quêtes de mai » répandues dans toute l'Europe. Elle peut également être rapprochée de la « Fête du Fou » (le fou étant dérivé de fagus, hêtre) ainsi qu'à celle des « Maïentzets » ou encore à celle de l'arbre de mai. Cette fête aurait été à l'origine un rite paysan de type païen, probablement d'origine celtique et dont le but est de célébrer le retour du printemps. Au XVIe siècle, Calvin la fit interdire dans les communes genevoises. [Wikipedia]


Glarner Landsgemeinde -
Sunday May 7, 2017

Culture : Public vote in front of the legislative body.


Heroes Day -
Tuesday May 8, 2018

Culture :


Parents Day -
Tuesday May 8, 2018

Culture : Sons and daughters show their love and respect for their parents on this day. Parents’ Day is not a national holiday. Banks and shops are open for business.


Victory Day 1945 -
Tuesday May 8, 2018

Culture :


National day against torture -
Tuesday May 8, 2018

Culture : To consolidate the protection of freedoms and human rights in Tunisia as a guarantee for completing the democratic process on a solid basis.


H.H. the Royal Prince's Birthday -
Monday May 8, 2017

Culture : Colonel H.R.H. Crown Prince Sia'osi Taufa'ahau Manumata'ogo Tuku'aho Tupou (born in 1948) is the current Crown Prince of Tonga. He was appointed on May 4, 1966.


Royal Ploughing Day -
Monday May 8, 2017

Culture :


Victory Day -
Wednesday May 9, 2018

Culture : WW2 celebration


St Françis Xavier -
Thursday May 10, 2018

Culture : Salvador only


Flower Day -
Thursday May 10, 2018

Culture : A holiday was first introduced by Hajibala Abutalibov, the mayor of Baku, in 2003, when Heydar Aliyev was hospitalized in Cleveland, U.S., with no realistic hopes for recovery. The Baku mayor declared May 10, Heydar Aliyev's birthday, the Flower Holiday to celebrate the president's birthday while thinly veiling it as a neutral holiday.


International science festival -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Culture : Lasts 5 days http://vetenskapsfestivalen.se/in-english/ in Goteborg 2017 season confirmed


Reykjavík Arts Festival -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks - http://en.listahatid.is/schedule/2016 in Reykjavík 2016 edition confirmed


Milan International Film Festival (MIFF) -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://www.miff.it


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

Culture :


Buddha's Enlightment -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Culture : The full realization of the truth of the Buddha's teachings. http://buddhism.about.com


Buddha's Enlightment -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Culture : Called Saga Dawa in Tibet. Celebrates the enlightenment of Buddha and his attainment of Nirvana upon his death. Crowds of pilgrims walk the sacred circuit around Jokhang and the old city of Lhasa (Linkor).


Docaviv -
Thursday May 11, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days - in Tel Aviv Documentary film festival please check dates: http://www.docaviv.co.il


Miri International Jazz Festival -
Friday May 12, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 days - http://jazzborneo.com/ in Miri 2016 edition confirmed


Kanilai International Festival -
Friday May 12, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks 2016 edition confirmed


Prague Spring International Festival -
Friday May 12, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks - http://www.festival.cz in Prague 2017 edition confirmed


Festival of Citizenship -
Friday May 12, 2017

Culture : The Festival della Cittadinanza is an event of three days during which the old town becomes the scene of a rich cultural program of exhibitions, performances, conferences, round tables... in Padova


Lag BaOmer -
Sunday May 14, 2017

Culture : Marks the hillula (celebration, interpreted by some as anniversary of death) of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a Mishnaic sage and leading disciple of Rabbi Akiva in the 2nd century, and the day on which he revealed the deepest secrets of kabbalah in the form of the Zohar, a landmark text of Jewish mysticism Wikipedia


Battle Day -
Sunday May 14, 2017

Culture : Stosswallfahrt - Commémoration de la bataille du col de Stoss


St Isidore (Albacete only) -
Tuesday May 15, 2018

Culture : Isidore (c.560-636) the Husbandman (or Farmer) is the patron saint of farmers, and Madrid. When a young boy, he became discouraged with his studies and ran away from school, but he came across a steadily dripping stream of water that had worn a deep hallow in a rock, and this He succeeded his brother as the bishop of Seville, but is better known for his writings. inspired him to return to his studies. His brothers Leander, Fulgentius, and Florentian are also saints. Observed in Spain as Feast of Saint Isadore. Also celebrated in Mexican towns whose patron saint is San Isidro. (shagtown.com)


Family Day -
Tuesday May 15, 2018

Culture : From 2008 onwards


Teachers' Day -
Tuesday May 15, 2018

Culture :


Day of Mourning -
Tuesday May 15, 2018

Culture : Annual Remembering the Nakba. In Arabic, the word “Nakba” means catastrophe. This term is used to refer to the Israeli occupation and the displacement of the Palestinian people. Between the years of 1947 and 1948, over 750,000 Palestinians were forced to move from their homes and 531 villages were destroyed.


Shri Shankaracharya -
Tuesday May 15, 2018

Culture : Shri Shankaracharya jayanti


Mass Graves Day -
Wednesday May 16, 2018

Culture : National day of remembrance for the victim’s of Saddam Hussein’s regime who were buried in mass graves (from 2007 on)


Omar Khayyam Day -
Thursday May 17, 2018

Culture : Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), a Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet, was renowned in his own country and in his own lifetime for his scientific achievements, but is chiefly known to English-speaking readers through the translation by the English writer Edward Fitzgerald of a collection of his Rubaiyat (“quatrains”) in “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” (1859).


Festival de Cannes -
Wednesday May 17, 2017

Culture : Lasts 12 days - www.festival-cannes.fr in southern France 2017 edition confirmed


International Bellapais Music Festival -
Wednesday May 17, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 month - http://www.bellapaisfestival.com/ 2015 edition confirmed


International Museum Day -
Friday May 18, 2018

Culture : NOT a public holiday


Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville -
Thursday May 18, 2017

Culture : Lasts 5 days - http://www.fimav.qc.ca 2017 edition confirmed


President's Day -
Saturday May 19, 2018

Culture : President Ho Chi Minh's Birthday


Tokyo Sanja Matsuri (beginning) -
Friday May 19, 2017

Culture : Literally Three Shrine Festival ), or Sanja Festival, is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo. It is considered one of the wildest and largest. [Wikipedia] 2016 edition confirmed


National Day of the Vlachs -
Wednesday May 23, 2018

Culture :


Abolition of Slavery -
Wednesday May 23, 2018

Culture : Abolition of Slavery Day in French Overseas Territories: May 27 in Guadeloupe, May 22 in Martinique, June 10 in Guiana, Dec. 20 in Réunion Island, April 27 in Mayotte, May 23 in Metropolitan France (where it is not a public holiday) In fact, the second abolition decree was signed in Paris by Victor Schoelcher on April 27, 1848. The first decree had been signed in Paris by the French Revolution on Feb. 4, 1794, but had been cancelled by Napoleon on May 20, 1802.


Teacher Day -
Wednesday May 24, 2017

Culture :


Bergen Festival -
Wednesday May 24, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - http://www.fib.no/en/ 2017 season confirmed


Jerusalem Day -
Wednesday May 24, 2017

Culture : Commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of its Israeli control in June 1967


Africa Day -
Thursday May 25, 2017

Culture :


Bruges Holy Blood procession -
Thursday May 25, 2017

Culture : Sanguis Christi please check dates: http://www.holyblood.com/NL/00.asp


Horse Festival -
Thursday May 25, 2017

Culture : Auffahrtsumritt Beromünster - Procession équestre de l’Ascension à Beromünster


National Day of Healing -
Friday May 26, 2017

Culture : Formerly known as National Sorry Day, this day started in 1998, to express regret over the historical mistreatment of Aboriginal peoples.


Festival de Fès des Musiques Sacrées -
Friday May 26, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days http://www.fesfestival.com/ in Fès 2015 season confirmed


Bandon Music Festival -
Friday May 26, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 days - http://www.bandonmusicfestival.com/ in West Cork Ireland 2016 edition confirmed


Bush Fire International Festival -
Friday May 26, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 days http://www.bushfire.co.sz in Mbabane 2017 season confirmed


Border Guard Day -
Sunday May 28, 2017

Culture : In tribute to the soldiers who rebuffed invasions of their country


Khamoro International Festival -
Sunday May 28, 2017

Culture : Gypsy festival - lasts 1 week - http://www.khamoro.cz/ in Prague 2017 edition confirmed


Children's Day -
Sunday May 28, 2017

Culture : Gyermeknap - Parents take children to fun places or to family nature walks (kirándulás).


Carpet Day -
Sunday May 28, 2017

Culture : Festivities in honor of Turkmen Carpet Day, celebration of best masters of carpet weaving and concerts are held all over the country


Anniversary of the Death of President Ali Soilih (click) -
Monday May 29, 2017

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


Fall of Constantinople -
Monday May 29, 2017

Culture : Capture of the capital of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire by an invading army of the Ottoman Empire on 29 May 1453. The Ottomans were commanded by 21-year-old Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, who defeated an army commanded by Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos. The conquest of Constantinople followed a 53-day siege that had begun on 6 April 1453.


Spring Festival -
Tuesday May 30, 2017

Culture : Surinal: after finishing spring sowing, peasants performed a sacrificial rite for God; joyful cultural rites with songs, and dances. and wine. Ssirum (Korean wrestling).


Mid-Year Festival -
Tuesday May 30, 2017

Culture :


Northern Alberta International Children's Festival -
Tuesday May 30, 2017

Culture : Lasts 5 days - in Edmonton - http://www.childfest.com in Edmonton 2017 edition confirmed


Eve of Shavuot -
Tuesday May 30, 2017

Culture :


Pancasila -
Thursday June 1, 2017

Culture : The official philosophical foundation of the Indonesian state. Pancasila consists of two Old Javanese words (originally from Sanskrit): pañca meaning five, and sīla meaning principles. It comprises five principles held to be inseparable and interrelated: Belief in the one and only God (in Indonesian, Ketuhanan Yang Maha Esa). Just and civilised humanity (in Indonesian, Kemanusiaan Yang Adil dan Beradab). The unity of Indonesia (in Indonesian, Persatuan Indonesia). Democracy guided by the inner wisdom in the unanimity arising out of deliberations amongst representatives (in Indonesian, Kerakyatan Yang Dipimpin oleh Hikmat Kebijaksanaan, Dalam Permusyawaratan Perwakilan). Social justice for all of the people of Indonesia (in Indonesian, Keadilan Sosial bagi seluruh Rakyat Indonesia). [Wikipedia]


Children's Day -
Thursday June 1, 2017

Culture :


Brooklyn International Film Festival -
Friday June 2, 2017

Culture : Http://wbff.org 2017 edition confirmed


Karneval der Kulturen -
Friday June 2, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 days - www.karneval-berlin.de/ 2016 edition confirmed


Transilvania International Film Festival -
Friday June 2, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days - www.tiff.ro in Cluj 2017 edition confirmed


Sakifo -
Friday June 2, 2017

Culture : Music festival in Saint Pierre http://www.sakifo.com/


Christopher Street Day -
Friday June 2, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 days - in Munich please check dates: http://www.csd-munich.de/


Ethiopian International Film Festival -
Saturday June 3, 2017

Culture : Lasts 6 days - http://www.addisfilmfestival.org in Addis Ababa 2015 edition confirmed


National Prairie Day -
Saturday June 3, 2017

Culture : To enhance public awareness of what prairie is, educate about its value, and motivate all who learn about prairie to be inspired to support prairie conservation, restoration, and enjoyment.


Whit Saturday -
Saturday June 3, 2017

Culture :


Whitsunday -
Sunday June 4, 2017

Culture :


Pfingstblitter -
Sunday June 4, 2017

Culture : The forests of Ettingen, Sulz and Gansingen are populated by scores of young men scavenging for foliage to tailor and dress themselves in. Fully disguised as bushes, they make their way back to the village. After the church service they roam the area, yelling and whooping. In many places the men show their respect by bowing, and the celebration is accompanied by heavy drinking. In earlier times it was the human bushes that were sunked in the fountain at the end of the festivities, but over time the tables have turned as those bushes began putting their attackers in the fountain instead. Nowadays they try to splash onlookers with wet branches.


Arbor Day -
Monday June 5, 2017

Culture :


Whit Monday -
Monday June 5, 2017

Culture :


Day of Mourning -
Tuesday June 6, 2017

Culture : Commemoration of the June 1984 attack on Golden Temple.


Reporter's Day -
Wednesday June 7, 2017

Culture : Establecido en 1938 en el Primer Congreso Nacional de Periodistas celebrado en la provincia de Córdoba en recuerdo de la Gazeta de Buenos Ayres , primer periódico de la etapa independentista argentina fundado por Mariano Moreno en 1810 Wikipedia


Sydney Film Festival -
Wednesday June 7, 2017

Culture : Http://sff.org.au/ in Sydney 2017 edition confirmed


Dayak Festival (Sarawak only) (click) -
Wednesday June 7, 2017

Culture : Gawai Dayak Festival lasts 2 days celebrates the end of one season and the beginning of the next for Sarawak’s Dayak communities 2016 edition confirmed


National Day of Literature for Children and Young Adults -
Thursday June 8, 2017

Culture : Marks the death anniversary of the celebrated Iranian children author Mehdi Azar Yazdi from 2012 onwards


National Day of the Natural Parks -
Thursday June 8, 2017

Culture : Cleaning and repair works on the infrastructure of all 11 natural parks on the territory of the country. By tradition, thousands of people join the campaign.


Nashville Country Music Festival Fan Fair -
Thursday June 8, 2017

Culture : Lasts 4 days http://www.blueshoenashville.com/fanform.html 2017 edition confirmed


Francofolies -
Thursday June 8, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days - http://www.francofolies.com/ in Montreal 2017 edition confirmed


Trooping the Colour -
Saturday June 10, 2017

Culture : A ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. Since 1748 Trooping the Colour has also marked the official birthday of the British sovereign. date depends on wheather forecast Wikipedia


Festival Internacional de Cortos de Huesca -
Saturday June 10, 2017

Culture : Http://www.huesca-filmfestival.com in Huesca 2015 season confirmed


Shanghai Film Festival -
Saturday June 10, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days please check dates: www.siff.com


Banff World Television Festival -
Sunday June 11, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 d http://banffmediafestival.com/ in Banff 2017 edition confirmed


Day of Mourning -
Wednesday June 14, 2017

Culture : In tribute to President Konstantin Päts and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Johan Laidoner who were arrested and deported to Russia in July 1940. June 14, 1941


Flag Day -
Wednesday June 14, 2017

Culture : Commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress adopted the American continental army after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775. |Wikipedia]


Pahili Sankranti -
Wednesday June 14, 2017

Culture : First day of three-day Raja Sankranti in Orissa. The festival is dedicated to Mother earth, girls and women. Farmers prepare for the ensuing monsoon season by giving rest to farmlands for three days. Girls and women do not do any work for three days and they indulge in fun, games and merrymaking. [Hindu Blog]


Admission Day (not a public holiday) -
Thursday June 15, 2017

Culture : Admitted as 25th State on June 15, 1836


National Flower Day -
Thursday June 15, 2017

Culture : On this day flowers are planted in green areas, the Martyry Section of the Behesht Zahra cemetery is showered with flowers


Maharana Pratap anniversary -
Thursday June 15, 2017

Culture : First freedom fighter of India who stood and fought against the dominance of Mughal Empire. Especially celebrated in Udaipur


Nantucket Film Festival -
Thursday June 15, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 days http://www.nantucketfilmfestival.org 2017 edition confirmed


Art Basel -
Thursday June 15, 2017

Culture : Lasts 5 days http://www.artbasel.ch in Basel 2017 season confirmed


Festival Internacional de Musica y Danza -
Friday June 16, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - http://www.granadafestival.org/ in Granada 2017 season confirmed


Solstice festival -
Friday June 16, 2017

Culture : Lasts 4 days - in Girona please check dates: http://www.tribalgirona.info/


Memorial Day -
Saturday June 17, 2017

Culture : In remembrance of the exchange of the province with France in Trat only


Human Rights Day -
Sunday June 18, 2017

Culture : From 2008 onwards


Cannes Lions Advertising Festival -
Sunday June 18, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://www.canneslions.com in Cannes 2017 edition confirmed


Juneteenth -
Monday June 19, 2017

Culture : Marks the official date to the end of slavery in 1865, when the last group of slaves that remained in Galveston, Texas, heard their call to freedom - two years after the Emancipation Proclamation


Independence Day -
Monday June 19, 2017

Culture : Obtained from Great Britain in 1961


Organic Day Act -
Monday June 19, 2017

Culture : The US Congress enacted the Organic Act setting the government of the Virgin Islands on July 22, 1954


Hogueras de San Juan -
Tuesday June 20, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days http://www.hogueras.org in Alicante 2017 season confirmed


Fête de la Musique -
Wednesday June 21, 2017

Culture : The whole night is dedicated to amateur and professional musicians who are welcome to play anywhere in the country. Since 1981. More than 700 cities across 120 countries, including Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, the United States, and Japan celebrate World Music Day today.


Kupalle -
Wednesday June 21, 2017

Culture : The most popular celebration in contemporary Belarus. It is a hedonistic summer celebration of fertility in the name of a female God: Kupala


Edinburgh International Film Festival -
Wednesday June 21, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/ 2017 edition confirmed


Nantucket Film Festival -
Wednesday June 21, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 days http://www.nantucketfilmfestival.org 2017 edition confirmed


National Aboriginal Day -
Wednesday June 21, 2017

Culture :


St Alban -
Thursday June 22, 2017

Culture : The Albanifest , the largest annual festival in a historic town in Switzerland, is named after St Alban, one of the city's four saints, is held here, over three days. Although a recent creation, the festival celebrates the granting of a charter to the town in 1264 by Rudolf of Habsburgh.


Remembrance Day -
Thursday June 22, 2017

Culture : Day of Remembrance of the victims of the Great Patriotic War


Moscow Film festival -
Thursday June 22, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.moscowfilmfestival.ru in Moscow 2017 season confirmed


Africa Day -
Friday June 23, 2017

Culture : Africa Public Service Day since 2008


Festival Internacional de Cine Cinema Jove -
Friday June 23, 2017

Culture : Http://www.cinemajovefilmfest.com in Valencia 2017 season confirmed


Day of culture and art workers -
Friday June 23, 2017

Culture : 2016 edition confirmed


International film festival -
Friday June 23, 2017

Culture : International Festival of Film Schools http://www.filmschoolfest-munich.de lasts 1 week - in Munich 2016 edition confirmed


Inti Raymi (Cuzco, San Antonio de Pichincha, Andahuaylas, Apurimac) -
Saturday June 24, 2017

Culture : During the Inca Empire, the Inti Raymi was the most important of four ceremonies celebrated in Cusco. The celebration took place in the Haukaypata or the main plaza in the city. The Inti Raymi ( Festival of the Sun )[1] was a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the god Inti, one of the most venerated gods in Inca religion. [Wikipedia]


Sao Joaninas -
Saturday June 24, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days - in Terceira Island please check dates: http://www.azores.com/azores/terceira.php


St John's Day -
Saturday June 24, 2017

Culture :


San Francisco Pride -
Saturday June 24, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 days http://www.sfpride.org/ 2017 edition confirmed


Christopher Street Day -
Saturday June 24, 2017

Culture : Lasts 5 days - in Dresde please check dates: http://www.csd-sachsen.de/


Roskilde music festival -
Saturday June 24, 2017

Culture : Lasts 4 days www.Roskilde-festival.dk in Roskilde 2017 edition confirmed


Arbor Day -
Sunday June 25, 2017

Culture :


Public Service day -
Sunday June 25, 2017

Culture : Showcase of the country's administrative facilities


Festes de St Joan in Minorca -
Sunday June 25, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 days please check dates: http://www.ajciutadella.org/


Day of Peace -
Monday June 26, 2017

Culture : Celebrating the 1988 Accords de Matignon (Prime Minister agreement) reconciliating Kanak and French Caledonian communities. from 2008 onwards


Flag Day -
Monday June 26, 2017

Culture : It was on this day in 1848 that Decree no. 1 of the Wallachian Provisional Government was issued, making the red-yellow-blue tricolour the national flag. On Flag Day, public authorities and other state institutions are obliged by law to organize cultural/educational programs and events, with a patriotic or scientific character, devoted to Romanian history, as well as specific military ceremonies, organized within units of the Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of the Internal Affairs. [Wikipedia]


Festival of Festivals -
Monday June 26, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 week - film festival http://www.filmfest.ru in Petersburg please check dates


Day of Turkmen Cultural Workers -
Tuesday June 27, 2017

Culture : As of 2009


Family Day -
Wednesday June 28, 2017

Culture :


Saint Vitus' Day -
Wednesday June 28, 2017

Culture : N memory of the Battle of Kosovo in 1389


Day of Soviet Invasion -
Wednesday June 28, 2017

Culture : From 2010 - 1 minute of silence - all entertainment prohibited


National liberation Day -
Wednesday June 28, 2017

Culture : Commemorate three years of resistance to the coup that removed Manuel Zelaya Rosales from the presidency of Honduras.


Montreal Jazz Festival -
Wednesday June 28, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/ in Montreal 2017 edition confirmed


St Peter (Badajoz only) -
Thursday June 29, 2017

Culture :


St Peter & St Paul -
Thursday June 29, 2017

Culture : In the Hihifo district only


St Peter's Day -
Thursday June 29, 2017

Culture :


Milwaukee Musicfest -
Thursday June 29, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days http://www.summerfest.com/ 2017 edition confirmed


Essaouira Gnawa Festival -
Thursday June 29, 2017

Culture : Gnawa (gnaoua) traditional music - lasts 3 days http://www.festival-gnaoua.net/ in Essaouira 2017 season confirmed


St. Kitts Music Festivals Music Festival -
Thursday June 29, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 days http://www.stkittsmusicfestival.net/ 2015 season confirmed


Revolution Day -
Friday June 30, 2017

Culture : On June 30, 1989, the current president of Sudan, and then colonel, Umar Hassan Ahmad al Bashir overthrew the administration of prime minister Sadiq al- Mahdi, and established the Revolutionary Command Council for National Salvation to rule Sudan. http://workmall.com/wfb2001/sudan/sudan_history_introduction.html


Mezinárodní Filmový Festival Karlovy Vary -
Friday June 30, 2017

Culture : Http://www.kviff.com in Karlovy Vary 2017 edition confirmed


Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) -
Friday June 30, 2017

Culture : Lasts 5 days http://www.nifff.ch 2017 edition confirmed


International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) -
Friday June 30, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://www.iffk.in/idsffk/ in Thiruvananthapuram 2016 edition confirmed


Army Day -
Friday June 30, 2017

Culture : Revolt for agrarian reform in 1871 in which Justo Rufino Barrios overthrew the Conservative president, Vicente Cerna.