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Jesus’ entry into Egypt*Friday July 1, 2016Culture 
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Founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army*Friday July 1, 2016Culture 
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Aarauer Maienzug**Friday July 1, 2016Culture 
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Montreux Jazz Festival**Friday July 1, 2016Culture 
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Mezinárodní Filmový Festival Karlovy Vary**Friday July 1, 2016Culture 
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Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF)*Friday July 1, 2016Culture 
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Sabah International Folklore Festival**Friday July 1, 2016Culture 
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Independence Day*Monday July 4, 2016Culture 
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Youth Day (forwarded to Monday)Monday July 4, 2016Culture 
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Community Development Day*Tuesday July 5, 2016Culture 
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Birthday of His Holiness the Dalai LamaWednesday July 6, 2016Culture 
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Õllesummer**Wednesday July 6, 2016Culture 
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Industry's Day (Saba Saba)*Thursday July 7, 2016Culture 
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St Fermin (Pamplona only)*Thursday July 7, 2016Culture 
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Star Festival*Thursday July 7, 2016Culture 
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Festival d'été de Québec**Thursday July 7, 2016Culture 
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International Street Festival**Friday July 8, 2016Culture 
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Maine International Film Festival (MIFF)**Friday July 8, 2016Culture 
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Darfur Horse Festival*Friday July 8, 2016Culture 
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Arbor DaySaturday July 9, 2016Culture 
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Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF )**Saturday July 9, 2016Culture 
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Behdiengkhlam*Saturday July 9, 2016Culture 
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Golden Apricot film festival**Sunday July 10, 2016Culture 
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Reporter's Day*Monday July 11, 2016Culture 
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Yn Chruinnaght*Monday July 11, 2016Culture 
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St Peter & St Paul*Tuesday July 12, 2016Culture 
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Festival of Souls*Wednesday July 13, 2016Culture 
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Bhanu's anniversary*Wednesday July 13, 2016Culture 
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National Mask Festival**Wednesday July 13, 2016Culture 
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Festival of Souls*Thursday July 14, 2016Culture 
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Emmeline Pankhurst Day*Thursday July 14, 2016Culture 
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Benicassim Festival*Thursday July 14, 2016Culture 
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Dubrovnik Festival**Thursday July 14, 2016Culture 
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EXIT Festival*Thursday July 14, 2016Culture 
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Festival of Souls*Friday July 15, 2016Culture 
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Odessa Film Festival**Friday July 15, 2016Culture 
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First Sermon of Lord BuddhaFriday July 15, 2016Culture 
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Thangka*Friday July 15, 2016Culture 
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Nossa Senhora do Carmo DaySaturday July 16, 2016Culture 
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Constitution Day**Sunday July 17, 2016Culture 
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Independence Day*Sunday July 17, 2016Culture 
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U Tirot Sing Day*Sunday July 17, 2016Culture 
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Salento Finibus Terrae**Sunday July 17, 2016Culture 
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Youth DaySunday July 17, 2016Culture 
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Harvest festival*Sunday July 17, 2016Culture 
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Eruption anniversary*Monday July 18, 2016Culture 
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Luis Muñoz Rivera's birthday*Monday July 18, 2016Culture 
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Carnival*Monday July 18, 2016Culture 
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Waso Robe Donation Ceremony*Monday July 18, 2016Culture 
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Education DayTuesday July 19, 2016Culture 
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Horse Festival*Wednesday July 20, 2016Culture 
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Bregenz Festival**Wednesday July 20, 2016Culture 
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Festival Ortigueira*Thursday July 21, 2016Culture 
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Folkmoot International Festival*Thursday July 21, 2016Culture 
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Durban International Film Festival**Thursday July 21, 2016Culture 
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Arbor DayFriday July 22, 2016Culture 
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Revolution DaySaturday July 23, 2016Culture 
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Bayreuther Festspiele*Saturday July 23, 2016Culture 
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Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmowy ERA NOWE HORYZONTY**Saturday July 23, 2016Culture 
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Foundation Day*Monday July 25, 2016Culture 
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Epistle of Saint JamesMonday July 25, 2016Culture 
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Carnival*Monday July 25, 2016Culture 
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Calgary International Blues Festival*Monday July 25, 2016Culture 
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Hurricane Supplication Day*Monday July 25, 2016Culture 
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Remembrance Day*Wednesday July 27, 2016Culture 
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José Celso Barbosa' birthday*Wednesday July 27, 2016Culture 
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Day of Baptism*Thursday July 28, 2016Culture 
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National Anthem Day*Friday July 29, 2016Culture 
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Melbourne International Film Festival**Friday July 29, 2016Culture 
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National Day of the Cowboy*Saturday July 30, 2016Culture 
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Rheinfallbeleuchtung und Feuerwerk*Sunday July 31, 2016Culture 
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UmbriaEstate**Sunday July 31, 2016Culture 
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Carnaval des Fleurs**Sunday July 31, 2016Culture 
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Taung Byone festival*Monday August 1, 2016Culture 
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National Language DayMonday August 1, 2016Culture 
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Carnival (first day)Monday August 1, 2016Culture 
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Liberation Day**Tuesday August 2, 2016Culture 
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Band Clash*Tuesday August 2, 2016Culture 
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Guca Brass Band Festival**Wednesday August 3, 2016Culture 
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Locarno International Film Festival**Wednesday August 3, 2016Culture 
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Caput Lucis**Wednesday August 3, 2016Culture 
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Darwin Festival*Thursday August 4, 2016Culture 
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Edinbugh Tattoo*Friday August 5, 2016Culture 
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Teej*Friday August 5, 2016Culture 
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Hiroshima Peace Festival (Hiroshima only)*Saturday August 6, 2016Culture 
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Festival Interceltique de Lorient**Saturday August 6, 2016Culture 
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Fringe Festival**Sunday August 7, 2016Culture 
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Baia das Gatas Festival*Sunday August 7, 2016Culture 
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Memorial Day (Nagazaki only)Tuesday August 9, 2016Culture 
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Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF)**Tuesday August 9, 2016Culture 
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Sziget Pop-Rock festival**Wednesday August 10, 2016Culture 
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Feria de Malaga*Friday August 12, 2016Culture 
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Edinburgh International Festival*Friday August 12, 2016Culture 
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International film festival**Friday August 12, 2016Culture 
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Patriots DaySaturday August 13, 2016Culture 
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Eve of Tish'a B'AvSaturday August 13, 2016Culture 
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Le Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles**Sunday August 14, 2016Culture 
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Melon Day*Sunday August 14, 2016Culture 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Sunday August 14, 2016Culture 
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Wafa'a el Nil - Flooding of the Nile (may vary by a few days)Monday August 15, 2016Culture 
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Acadian National Day*Monday August 15, 2016Culture 
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Dormition of the VirginMonday August 15, 2016Culture 
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Bennington Battle Day**Tuesday August 16, 2016Culture 
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Flag DayWednesday August 17, 2016Culture 
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Copenhagen Pride**Wednesday August 17, 2016Culture 
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Rose of Tralee International Festival**Wednesday August 17, 2016Culture 
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Ghost Festival*Wednesday August 17, 2016Culture 
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Chilbimontag**Thursday August 18, 2016Culture 
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Arbor DayThursday August 18, 2016Culture 
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Farsi New Year*Thursday August 18, 2016Culture 
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Border Guard Day**Thursday August 18, 2016Culture 
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Raksha Bandhan**Thursday August 18, 2016Culture 
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Revolution Day*Friday August 19, 2016Culture 
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Haugesund film festival**Friday August 19, 2016Culture 
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Children's DaySaturday August 20, 2016Culture 
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Banks Hockey International Festival*Sunday August 21, 2016Culture 
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Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian RegimesTuesday August 23, 2016Culture 
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Russian Cinema Day*Saturday August 27, 2016Culture 
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National Day of Human Rights*Saturday August 27, 2016Culture 
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Siege of Groningen Day*Sunday August 28, 2016Culture 
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Notting Hill Carnival*Sunday August 28, 2016Culture 
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National Day of Tourism*Sunday August 28, 2016Culture 
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Internationale Odense Filmfestival**Monday August 29, 2016Culture 
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Huey P. Long Day**Tuesday August 30, 2016Culture 
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Day of Solidarity*Wednesday August 31, 2016Culture 
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Jesus’ entry into Egypt -
Saturday July 1, 2017

Culture : Copts consider the Holy Family flight to the land of the Pharaohs, seeking to protect the Christ Child from the wrath of King Herod, a providential event: it prepared the nation to receive the proclamation of the Gospel. According to local tradition, the Holy Family moved throughout the country carrying out miracles, which are at the origin of numerous sanctuaries. Those shrines are visited by Muslims as well as Christians.


Founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army -
Saturday July 1, 2017

Culture : Started in 1927 with the start of the Chinese Civil War.


Aarauer Maienzug -
Friday July 1, 2016

Culture : Traditional Parade of youth groups dating back to the end of the 19th century in Aargau only


Montreux Jazz Festival -
Friday July 1, 2016

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks http://www.montreuxjazz.com in Montreux 2016 season confirmed


Mezinárodní Filmový Festival Karlovy Vary -
Friday July 1, 2016

Culture : Http://www.kviff.com in Karlovy Vary 2016 edition confirmed


Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) -
Friday July 1, 2016

Culture : Lasts 5 days http://www.nifff.ch 2016 edition confirmed


Sabah International Folklore Festival -
Friday July 1, 2016

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://www.sabahtourism.com in Kota Kinabalu 2016 edition confirmed


Independence Day -
Tuesday July 4, 2017

Culture : The pro-independence republican party, Sinn Féin, received overwhelming endorsement in the general election of 1918, and in 1919 proclaimed an Irish Republic, setting up its own parliament (Dáil Éireann) and government. British authorities attempted to extinguish this challenge, sparking a guerilla war from 1919 to July 1921 which ended in a truce. [Wikipedia]


Youth Day (forwarded to Monday) -
Monday July 4, 2016

Culture :


Community Development Day -
Wednesday July 5, 2017

Culture : Focussing on all aspects of community development, the work of the ministry and all its stakeholders across Trinidad and Tobago


Birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama -
Thursday July 6, 2017

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Õllesummer -
Wednesday July 6, 2016

Culture : Lasts 5 days - in Tallinn beer festival please check dates: http://www.ollesummer.ee/


Industry's Day (Saba Saba) -
Friday July 7, 2017

Culture : A festival celebrating the founding of the Tanganyika African National Union in 1954


St Fermin (Pamplona only) -
Friday July 7, 2017

Culture : Running of the bulls on the streets


Star Festival -
Friday July 7, 2017

Culture : Tanabata - celebrated at night, after the stars have come out.


Festival d'été de Québec -
Thursday July 7, 2016

Culture : Lasts 10 days - http://www.infofestival.com/ in Quebec City 2016 edition confirmed


International Street Festival -
Friday July 8, 2016

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://www.edmontonstreetfest.com in Edmonton 2016 edition confirmed


Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) -
Friday July 8, 2016

Culture : Lasts 10 days - http://www.miff.org in Waterville confirmed till Aug 2015


Darfur Horse Festival -
Friday July 8, 2016

Culture : South Darfur state is the biggest horse producing region in Sudan. It has second biggest racetrack in addition to Khartoum horse racetrack.


Arbor Day -
Sunday July 9, 2017

Culture :


Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF ) -
Saturday July 9, 2016

Culture : Lasts 10 days http://www.ziff.or.tz in Zanzibar 2016 edition confirmed


Behdiengkhlam -
Saturday July 9, 2016

Culture : The most celebrated religious festival among the Pnars. Behdienkhlam (chasing away the Demon of Cholera) is celebrated annually in July after the sowing period, the most important dance festival of the Jaintia tribes. This festival is also an invocation to God, seeking his blessings for a bumper harvest. The women however do not participate in the dancing, as they have an important function of offering sacrificial food to the spirits of the forefathers. [www.north-east-india.com]


Golden Apricot film festival -
Sunday July 10, 2016

Culture : Lasts 10 days - http://www.gaiff.am/ in Erevan 2016 edition confirmed


Reporter's Day -
Tuesday July 11, 2017

Culture : Establecido en recuerdo de la promulgación de la Ley de la República 12.045, del 11 de julio de 1956, que resolvió la creación del Colegio de Periodistas de Chile


Yn Chruinnaght -
Monday July 11, 2016

Culture : Yn Chruinnaght (Manx for ‘The Gathering’) celebrates the cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man. Read more: http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/yn-chruinnaght-a-celebration-of-celtic-culture-1-8004287#ixzz4E6JcA8M2


St Peter & St Paul -
Wednesday July 12, 2017

Culture : Petrovan


Festival of Souls -
Thursday July 13, 2017

Culture : Obon - commemoration of ancestors. May be observed on a later day in provincial Japan.


Bhanu's anniversary -
Thursday July 13, 2017

Culture : Anniversary of Nepali Litterateur Bhanu Acharya


National Mask Festival -
Wednesday July 13, 2016

Culture : Lasts 4 days - http://www.em.com.pg in Rabaul 2016 sason confirmed


Festival of Souls -
Friday July 14, 2017

Culture : Obon - commemoration of ancestors. May be observed on a later day in provincial Japan.


Emmeline Pankhurst Day -
Friday July 14, 2017

Culture : (14 July 1858 - 14 June 1928) outspoken reformer committed to securing women’s suffrage in Britain. She was jailed on numerous occasions for her protests at the lack of political rights for women in the UK.


Benicassim Festival -
Thursday July 14, 2016

Culture : Pop and electronic music - lasts 2 days http://www.fiberfib.com 2016 season confirmed


Dubrovnik Festival -
Thursday July 14, 2016

Culture : Lasts 5 weeks http://www.dubrovnik-festival.hr/Default.aspx in Dubrovnik please check dates: edition confirmed


EXIT Festival -
Thursday July 14, 2016

Culture : Last 3 days - in Novi Sad http://exitfest.org 2015 season confirmed


Festival of Souls -
Saturday July 15, 2017

Culture : Obon - commemoration of ancestors. May be observed on a later day in provincial Japan.


Odessa Film Festival -
Friday July 15, 2016

Culture : Http://oiff.com.ua/en/index.htm in Odessa 2016 edition connfirmed


First Sermon of Lord Buddha -
Friday July 15, 2016

Culture :


Thangka -
Friday July 15, 2016

Culture : The huge Gegu (embroidered thangka) is displayed in Tashilunpo monastery in Shigatse and thousands of pilgrims flock there to touch their foreheads to the sacred Thangka in order to be blessed. http://bhaktapuronline.com/


Nossa Senhora do Carmo Day -
Sunday July 16, 2017

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Constitution Day -
Monday July 17, 2017

Culture : Commemorates the proclamation of the Constitution of the Republic of Korea that was made on July 17, 1948. Not a public holiday since 2007 but restored in 2013


Independence Day -
Monday July 17, 2017

Culture : Day of the Declaration of Independence of the Slovak Republic - Declared on 17th of July 1992


U Tirot Sing Day -
Monday July 17, 2017

Culture : Irot Sing, also known as U Tirot Sing, was one of the chiefs of the Khasi people in the early 18th century. He drew his lineage from the Syiemlieh clan.He was Syiem (chief)of Nongkhlaw, part of the Khasi Hills. His title was Syiem — a constitutional head sharing corporate authority with his Council, generally representatives of leading clans within his territory. Tirot Sing fought against British attempts to take over control of the Khasi Hills [Wikipedia]


Salento Finibus Terrae -
Sunday July 17, 2016

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://www.salentofilmfestival.it/ in Brindisi 2016 edition confirmed


Youth Day -
Sunday July 17, 2016

Culture :


Harvest festival -
Sunday July 17, 2016

Culture : Galla Bayramy (celebration of the wheat harvest)


Eruption anniversary -
Tuesday July 18, 2017

Culture : Http://www.montserrat-newsletter.com/


Luis Muñoz Rivera's birthday -
Monday July 18, 2016

Culture : Patriot and journalist (1859-1916)


Carnival -
Monday July 18, 2016

Culture : Banks remain open http://www.luciancarnival.com/index.php?id=24


Waso Robe Donation Ceremony -
Monday July 18, 2016

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks http://www.goldenland-travel.com/dnn/Default.aspx?tabid=64


Education Day -
Wednesday July 19, 2017

Culture :


Horse Festival -
Thursday July 20, 2017

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


Bregenz Festival -
Wednesday July 20, 2016

Culture : Lasts 1 month http://www.bregenzerfestspiele.com/ Summer Festival on Lake Constance 2016 edition confirmed


Festival Ortigueira -
Thursday July 21, 2016

Culture : Lasts 4 days http://www.festivaldeortigueira.com/ International Celtic Music Festival 2015 season confirmed


Folkmoot International Festival -
Thursday July 21, 2016

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance http://www.folkmootusa.org 2016 edition confirmed


Durban International Film Festival -
Thursday July 21, 2016

Culture : Lasts 10 days http://www.durbanfilmfest.co.za/ in Durban 2015 season confirmed


Arbor Day -
Saturday July 22, 2017

Culture :


Revolution Day -
Sunday July 23, 2017

Culture :


Bayreuther Festspiele -
Saturday July 23, 2016

Culture : Opera - Lasts 4 weeks http://www.bayreuther-festspiele.de/ 2016 edition confirmed


Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmowy ERA NOWE HORYZONTY -
Saturday July 23, 2016

Culture : Http://www.nowehoryzonty.pl in Wroclaw 2016 season confirmed


Foundation Day -
Monday July 25, 2016

Culture : Santiago del Estero was founded by Captain Aguirre in 1553


Epistle of Saint James -
Monday July 25, 2016

Culture :


Carnival -
Monday July 25, 2016

Culture : Lasts 9 days - Festivities at carnival village nightly, music, local & international show and beauty & calypso contests


Calgary International Blues Festival -
Monday July 25, 2016

Culture : Lasts 4 days http://www.calgarybluesfest.com/ 2016 edition confirmed


Hurricane Supplication Day -
Monday July 25, 2016

Culture : Officially, hurricane season is June 1 through November 30th, however this is the day the Virgin Islands set aside for prayer.


Remembrance Day -
Wednesday July 27, 2016

Culture : Celebration of martyrs and wounded soldiers)


José Celso Barbosa' birthday -
Wednesday July 27, 2016

Culture : July 27, 1857 – September 21, 1921) was a medical Physician, sociologist, and political leader of Puerto Rico. Known within Puerto Rico's New Progressive Party as The father of the Statehood for Puerto Rico movement ,[1] Barbosa was also the first Puerto Rican earn a medical degree in the United States. Wikipedia


Day of Baptism -
Thursday July 28, 2016

Culture : Declared on July 25, 2008


National Anthem Day -
Friday July 29, 2016

Culture : Deșteaptă-te, române : variously translated as Awaken thee, Romanian! , Awaken, Romanian! , or Wake Up, Romanian! [Wikipedia]


Melbourne International Film Festival -
Friday July 29, 2016

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks http://miff.com.au/ in Melbourne 2016 edition confirmed


National Day of the Cowboy -
Saturday July 30, 2016

Culture : To honor the contributions of the iconic cowboy


Rheinfallbeleuchtung und Feuerwerk -
Sunday July 31, 2016

Culture : Www.rheinfall.ch


UmbriaEstate -
Sunday July 31, 2016

Culture : Lasts 5 days - in various towns musical festival please check dates: www.perugiaonline.com


Carnaval des Fleurs -
Sunday July 31, 2016

Culture : from 2012 onwards


Taung Byone festival -
Monday August 1, 2016

Culture : Five days of interage festivities and Nat dancing.


National Language Day -
Monday August 1, 2016

Culture :


Carnival (first day) -
Monday August 1, 2016

Culture :


Liberation Day -
Tuesday August 2, 2016

Culture : in Dadra & Nagar Haveli only


Band Clash -
Tuesday August 2, 2016

Culture : Anguilla’s favorite local soca bands battle it out in The Valley’s Landsome Bowl Center (LBCC), each band performs an original test piece http://www.anguilla-beaches.com/anguilla-carnival-events.html 2016 edition confirmed


Guca Brass Band Festival -
Wednesday August 3, 2016

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


Locarno International Film Festival -
Wednesday August 3, 2016

Culture : Http://www.pardo.ch in Locarno 2015 season confirmed


Caput Lucis -
Wednesday August 3, 2016

Culture : Lasts 5 days - in Rome International firework festival please check dates: http://www.caputlucis.com/


Darwin Festival -
Thursday August 4, 2016

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks www.darwinfestival.org.au 2016 edition confirmed


Edinbugh Tattoo -
Friday August 5, 2016

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks http://www.edintattoo.co.uk/ 2016 edition confirmed


Teej -
Friday August 5, 2016

Culture : Teej, Hartalika. On this day Goddess Parvati is worshipped. Women, married and unmarried, mainly of Khas ethnicity, assemble at one place, in their finest attire and start dancing and singing devotional songs. Amidst all this, the grand feast takes place. The jollity often goes on till midnight, after which the 24hour fast starts.


Hiroshima Peace Festival (Hiroshima only) -
Saturday August 6, 2016

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


Festival Interceltique de Lorient -
Saturday August 6, 2016

Culture : Lasts 8 days http://www.festival-interceltique.com/ in Western France 2016 edition confirmed


Fringe Festival -
Sunday August 7, 2016

Culture : Http://www.edfringe.com In Edinburgh 2016 edition confirmed


Baia das Gatas Festival -
Sunday August 7, 2016

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


Memorial Day (Nagazaki only) -
Tuesday August 9, 2016

Culture :


Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) -
Tuesday August 9, 2016

Culture : Lasts 6 days - http://www.film-festival.org in Newport 2016 edition confirmed


Sziget Pop-Rock festival -
Wednesday August 10, 2016

Culture : Lasts 5 days - www.Sziget.hu in Budapest 2016 edition confirmed


Feria de Malaga -
Friday August 12, 2016

Culture : Lasts 8 days http://www.feria-de-malaga.es 2015 season confirmed


Edinburgh International Festival -
Friday August 12, 2016

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks http://www.eif.co.uk confirmed till end 2015


International film festival -
Friday August 12, 2016

Culture : Http://www.sff.ba in Sarajevo 2016 edition confirmed


Patriots Day -
Saturday August 13, 2016

Culture :


Eve of Tish'a B'Av -
Saturday August 13, 2016

Culture :


Le Tapis de Fleurs de Bruxelles -
Sunday August 14, 2016

Culture : Flower carpet - lasts 3 days http://www.flowercarpet.be/ on Brussels Grand'Place 2016 edition confirmed


Melon Day -
Sunday August 14, 2016

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


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Sunday August 14, 2016

Culture :


Wafa'a el Nil - Flooding of the Nile (may vary by a few days) -
Monday August 15, 2016

Culture :


Acadian National Day -
Monday August 15, 2016

Culture : Not a bank holiday


Dormition of the Virgin -
Monday August 15, 2016

Culture :


Bennington Battle Day -
Tuesday August 16, 2016

Culture : The Green Mountain Boys defeated the British in 1777 Vermont


Flag Day -
Wednesday August 17, 2016

Culture :


Copenhagen Pride -
Wednesday August 17, 2016

Culture : Lasts 6 days http://www.copenhagenpride.dk/ in Copenhagen 2016 edition confirmed


Rose of Tralee International Festival -
Wednesday August 17, 2016

Culture : Lasts 5 days - http://roseoftralee.ie in Tralee 2016 edition confirmed


Ghost Festival -
Wednesday August 17, 2016

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


Chilbimontag -
Thursday August 18, 2016

Culture : only in Glarus


Arbor Day -
Thursday August 18, 2016

Culture :


Farsi New Year -
Thursday August 18, 2016

Culture : Parsi Shahenshai


Border Guard Day -
Thursday August 18, 2016

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


Raksha Bandhan -
Thursday August 18, 2016

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


Revolution Day -
Friday August 19, 2016

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


Haugesund film festival -
Friday August 19, 2016

Culture : Lasts 1 week - www.filmfestivalen.no in Oslo 2016 season confirmed


Children's Day -
Saturday August 20, 2016

Culture :


Banks Hockey International Festival -
Sunday August 21, 2016

Culture : Lasts 1 week http://www.barbadoshockey.org 2016 edition confirmed


Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian Regimes -
Tuesday August 23, 2016

Culture :


Russian Cinema Day -
Saturday August 27, 2016

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


National Day of Human Rights -
Saturday August 27, 2016

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


Siege of Groningen Day -
Sunday August 28, 2016

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


Notting Hill Carnival -
Sunday August 28, 2016

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


National Day of Tourism -
Sunday August 28, 2016

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


Internationale Odense Filmfestival -
Monday August 29, 2016

Culture : Http://www.filmfestival.dk in Odense 2016 edition confirmed


Huey P. Long Day -
Tuesday August 30, 2016

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


Day of Solidarity -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

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