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






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April Fools Day*Friday April 1, 2016Culture 
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Florence Scoppio del Carro*Friday April 1, 2016Culture 
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Palm SundayFriday April 1, 2016Culture 
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Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz)*Saturday April 2, 2016Culture 
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Carnival (during a week from this day on)Saturday April 2, 2016Culture 
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El Bando de la Huerta (Murcia only)Sunday April 3, 2016Culture 
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Easter TuesdaySunday April 3, 2016Culture 
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Cleveland International Film Festival*Monday April 4, 2016Culture 
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Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films**Monday April 4, 2016Culture 
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Arbor Day**Tuesday April 5, 2016Culture 
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Toussaint Louverture Anniversary*Thursday April 7, 2016Culture 
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Annunciation*Thursday April 7, 2016Culture 
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Repentance & Dedication Day*Friday April 8, 2016Culture 
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International Day of the Roma*Friday April 8, 2016Culture 
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National Day of Nuclear TechnologyFriday April 8, 2016Culture 
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Bataan & Corregidor Heroes Day*Saturday April 9, 2016Culture 
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Vimy Ridge Day**Saturday April 9, 2016Culture 
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Näfelser Fahrt*Saturday April 9, 2016Culture 
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Second Monday after Easter**Saturday April 9, 2016Culture 
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Juneau Alaska Folk Festival*Saturday April 9, 2016Culture 
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National Day of Protected Areas*Tuesday April 12, 2016Culture 
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Cosmonautics Day*Tuesday April 12, 2016Culture 
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Children's DayTuesday April 12, 2016Culture 
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Holocaust Remembrance Day*Tuesday April 12, 2016Culture 
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Memorial Day*Wednesday April 13, 2016Culture 
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Tax Day*Thursday April 14, 2016Culture 
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Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival**Friday April 15, 2016Culture 
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Eierläset*Friday April 15, 2016Culture 
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Queen's BirthdaySaturday April 16, 2016Culture 
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Carnival (first day)**Sunday April 17, 2016Culture 
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International science festival**Monday April 18, 2016Culture 
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Yom Hazikaron*Monday April 18, 2016Culture 
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Festival of Central and Eastern European Film**Monday April 18, 2016Culture 
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Moscow Film festival**Tuesday April 19, 2016Culture 
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Teachers' DayTuesday April 19, 2016Culture 
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International ballet festival**Wednesday April 20, 2016Culture 
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Queen's AnniversaryThursday April 21, 2016Culture 
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Tax Freedom Day*Thursday April 21, 2016Culture 
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Celebration 2018*Thursday April 21, 2016Culture 
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St George Day (Giorgoba)Saturday April 23, 2016Culture 
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Tax Freedom Day*Saturday April 23, 2016Culture 
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St George's DaySaturday April 23, 2016Culture 
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Printemps de Bourges**Sunday April 24, 2016Culture 
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Remembrance Day*Monday April 25, 2016Culture 
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Arbor DayMonday April 25, 2016Culture 
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Festival International de Louisiane**Monday April 25, 2016Culture 
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Administrative Professionals' Day*Monday April 25, 2016Culture 
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Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday)*Tuesday April 26, 2016Culture 
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Confederate Memorial Day*Tuesday April 26, 2016Culture 
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New Orleans Jazz Festival**Wednesday April 27, 2016Culture 
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Carricou Maroon and String Band Music Festival*Wednesday April 27, 2016Culture 
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Day of Mourning*Thursday April 28, 2016Culture 
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Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival**Thursday April 28, 2016Culture 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaFriday April 29, 2016Culture 
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Horse Festival*Friday April 29, 2016Culture 
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Innerrhoder Landsgemeinde*Friday April 29, 2016Culture 
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Youth DaySaturday April 30, 2016Culture 
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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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Ethiopian International Film Festival**Sunday May 1, 2016Culture 
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San SegundoMonday May 2, 2016Culture 
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Great Elephant March of India**Monday May 2, 2016Culture 
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Pink Apple Filmfestival**Monday May 2, 2016Culture 
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National Day of Prayer*Tuesday May 3, 2016Culture 
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Maggio Fiorentino**Tuesday May 3, 2016Culture 
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Aboakyer festival**Tuesday May 3, 2016Culture 
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Jeonju International Film Festival**Tuesday May 3, 2016Culture 
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Lag BaOmer*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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Bravery Day*Wednesday May 4, 2016Culture 
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Brighton Fringe Festival*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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Orthodox St. George's DayFriday May 6, 2016Culture 
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Martyrs'Day*Friday May 6, 2016Culture 
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Le Feuillu*Friday May 6, 2016Culture 
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Glarner Landsgemeinde*Friday May 6, 2016Culture 
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Victory Day*Saturday May 7, 2016Culture 
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H.H. the Royal Prince's Birthday*Saturday May 7, 2016Culture 
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Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA)*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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Teacher Appreciation Day*Sunday May 8, 2016Culture 
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Victory Day*Monday May 9, 2016Culture 
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Festival de Cannes**Monday May 9, 2016Culture 
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Milan International Film Festival (MIFF)*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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Docaviv**Tuesday May 10, 2016Culture 
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Bruges Holy Blood procession*Tuesday May 10, 2016Culture 
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Horse Festival*Tuesday May 10, 2016Culture 
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Miri International Jazz Festival**Wednesday May 11, 2016Culture 
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Festival of Citizenship**Wednesday May 11, 2016Culture 
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Flag Day*Friday May 13, 2016Culture 
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Battle Day*Friday May 13, 2016Culture 
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Jerusalem Day*Friday May 13, 2016Culture 
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Royal Ploughing DaySaturday 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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International Bellapais Music Festival*Monday May 16, 2016Culture 
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Omar Khayyam Day*Tuesday May 17, 2016Culture 
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International Museum Day**Wednesday May 18, 2016Culture 
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Tokyo Sanja Matsuri (beginning)*Wednesday May 18, 2016Culture 
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President's Day*Thursday May 19, 2016Culture 
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Eve of ShavuotThursday May 19, 2016Culture 
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Glasgow International Art Festival**Friday May 20, 2016Culture 
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Pfingstblitter**Friday May 20, 2016Culture 
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Day of culture and art workersSaturday May 21, 2016Culture 
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Whit MondaySaturday May 21, 2016Culture 
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Buddha's Anniversary*Sunday May 22, 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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Bergen Festival*Monday May 23, 2016Culture 
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Teacher DayTuesday May 24, 2016Culture 
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Bandon Music Festival**Wednesday May 25, 2016Culture 
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Bush Fire International Festival**Wednesday May 25, 2016Culture 
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Africa DayWednesday May 25, 2016Culture 
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Transilvania International Film Festival**Wednesday May 25, 2016Culture 
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National Day of Healing*Thursday May 26, 2016Culture 
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Kiev (Molodist) - International Film Festival**Friday May 27, 2016Culture 
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Khamoro International Festival**Friday May 27, 2016Culture 
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Children's Day*Friday May 27, 2016Culture 
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Carpet Day*Friday May 27, 2016Culture 
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Border Guard 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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Northern Alberta International Children's Festival**Sunday May 29, 2016Culture 
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Buddha's Enlightment*Sunday May 29, 2016Culture 
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April Fools Day -
Monday April 1, 2019

Culture : When someone has been fooled in Sweden, to disclose that it was a joke, the fooler says the rhyme April April din dumma sill, jag kan lura dig vart jag vill ( April, April, you stupid herring, I can fool you to wherever I want ) [Wikipedia]


Florence Scoppio del Carro -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Culture : Explosion of the Cart ceremony. Florentinese watch in Piazza del Duomo the Colombina a rocket in the shape of a dove, fly out of the Duomo and start a huge wooden cart bonfire on the piazza.


Palm Sunday -
Sunday April 1, 2018

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Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz) -
Monday April 2, 2018

Culture : The thirteenth day of the Persian New Year marks the end of the Noruz break. This tradition is called Sizdah Bedar (sizdah means thirteen) which in English translates to getting rid of thirteen . The concept of avoiding the number thirteen is mainly to symbolize the will and power to deal with all evil in the new year. http://www.farhangsara.com/13bedar.htm


Carnival (during a week from this day on) -
Monday April 2, 2018

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El Bando de la Huerta (Murcia only) -
Tuesday April 3, 2018

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Easter Tuesday -
Tuesday April 3, 2018

Culture :


Cleveland International Film Festival -
Wednesday April 4, 2018

Culture : Lasts 10 days - www.clevelandfilm.org 2018 edition confirmed


Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films -
Wednesday April 4, 2018

Culture : Lasts 1 week www.ismailiafilmfest.com/ in Ismailia 2018 edition confirmed


Arbor Day -
Friday April 5, 2019

Culture : NOT a public holiday


Toussaint Louverture Anniversary -
Sunday April 7, 2019

Culture : A former slave who became a general in the French army of Napoleon, Toussaint Louverture (1743 - 1803)established a new constitution of the Dominican Republic.


Annunciation -
Sunday April 7, 2019

Culture : The proclamation of the good news to Virgin Mary about the conception and birth of God baby Christ.


Repentance & Dedication Day -
Monday April 8, 2019

Culture : Recently, the Dominican Government declared National Repentance and Dedication Day as a new public holiday to be celebrated annually. The holiday was proposed by the Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches and accepted by the Government, which recognized the need for a certain level of spiritual consciousness among Dominicans and of the need to work and pray together for Dominica's prosperity. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2004/35534.htm


International Day of the Roma -
Monday April 8, 2019

Culture : Celebrated by the Roma community only


National Day of Nuclear Technology -
Monday April 8, 2019

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Bataan & Corregidor Heroes Day -
Tuesday April 9, 2019

Culture : Takes place in Las Cruces (NM)& in Brainerd


Vimy Ridge Day -
Tuesday April 9, 2019

Culture : To honour and remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge which took place during the First World War at Vimy Ridge, France, in 1917. since 2003 Wikipedia


Näfelser Fahrt -
Tuesday April 9, 2019

Culture : Battle of Swiss and Austrian armies on 9 April 1388.


Second Monday after Easter -
Monday April 9, 2018

Culture : Barcelona only


Juneau Alaska Folk Festival -
Monday April 9, 2018

Culture : Lasts 7 days - http://akfolkfest.org 2018 edition ocnfirmed


National Day of Protected Areas -
Friday April 12, 2019

Culture : The Sierra del Cristal National Park was approved as the first area protected from the Cuban territory, a day as today of 1930


Cosmonautics Day -
Friday April 12, 2019

Culture : Celebrates the first manned space flight made on April 12, 1961 by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.


Children's Day -
Friday April 12, 2019

Culture :


Holocaust Remembrance Day -
Thursday April 12, 2018

Culture : 'Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah' (Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day), or Yom HaShoah is the day of commemoration for millions Jews and others (Gypsies, homosexuals...) who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany.


Memorial Day -
Saturday April 13, 2019

Culture : Day of victims unjustly prosecuted


Tax Day -
Sunday April 14, 2019

Culture : Day of Tax servicemen


Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival -
Sunday April 15, 2018

Culture : Www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org ends 2 weeks of festivities 2018 edition confirmed


Eierläset -
Sunday April 15, 2018

Culture : A festival around an egg race, is a long-established spring and fertility custom designed to drive out winter.


Queen's Birthday -
Tuesday April 16, 2019

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Carnival (first day) -
Tuesday April 17, 2018

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.


International science festival -
Wednesday April 18, 2018

Culture : Lasts 5 days http://vetenskapsfestivalen.se/in-english/ in Goteborg 2018 season confirmed


Yom Hazikaron -
Wednesday April 18, 2018

Culture : Traditionally dedicated to fallen soldiers, this commemoration has now been extended to civilian victims of armed disputes


Festival of Central and Eastern European Film -
Wednesday April 18, 2018

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://www.filmfestival-goeast.de in Wiesbaden 2018 edition confirmed


Moscow Film festival -
Thursday April 19, 2018

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.moscowfilmfestival.ru in Moscow We carry confirmed dates till Dec 2018
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Teachers' Day -
Thursday April 19, 2018

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International ballet festival -
Friday April 20, 2018

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - www.ballet-festival.lv in Riga


Queen's Anniversary -
Sunday April 21, 2019

Culture :


Tax Freedom Day -
Sunday April 21, 2019

Culture : Celebrated 111 days into the new year. The day marks when a typical taxpayer has earned enough to pay for all their annual federal, state and local taxes.


Celebration 2018 -
Saturday April 21, 2018

Culture : Four-day gathering at the music icon's Chanhassen, Minnesota complex. in tribute to Prince


St George Day (Giorgoba) -
Monday April 23, 2018

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Tax Freedom Day -
Monday April 23, 2018

Culture : Celebrated 113 days into the new year. The day marks when a typical taxpayer has earned enough to pay for all their annual federal, state and local taxes. please check dates: http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxfreedomday/


St George's Day -
Monday April 23, 2018

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Printemps de Bourges -
Tuesday April 24, 2018

Culture : Song festival lasts 6 days - http://www.printemps-bourges.com/ in Center France 2018 edition confirmed


Remembrance Day -
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Culture : In tribute to soldiers who died during world wars, especially during the Gallipoli (Turkey) campaign during the First World War.


Arbor Day -
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Culture :


Festival International de Louisiane -
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Culture : Www.festivalinternational.com/ lasts 4 days - in Lafayette 2018 edition confirmed


Administrative Professionals' Day -
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Culture : The official period of celebration was first proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer as National Secretaries Week, which was held June 1–7 in 1952, with Wednesday, June 4, 1952 designated National Secretaries Day. In 1955, the observance date was moved to April. The name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week in 1981, and became Administrative Professionals Week in 2000 to encompass the expanding responsibilities and wide-ranging job titles of administrative support staff. (Wikipedia)


Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday) -
Thursday April 26, 2018

Culture : Occurred on April 26, 1986


Confederate Memorial Day -
Thursday April 26, 2018

Culture : Celebrates the surrender of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston to Union General William Sherman on April 26, 1865


New Orleans Jazz Festival -
Friday April 27, 2018

Culture : Http://www.nojazzfest.com lasts 10 days - in New Orleans 2018 edition confirmed


Carricou Maroon and String Band Music Festival -
Friday April 27, 2018

Culture : Www.carriacoumaroon.com/ merges the maroon celebration and string band music into one setting with one spirit. Its African origins are depicted through the drumming, singing, smoked food and other rituals practiced by the local people. 2018 edition confirmed


Day of Mourning -
Saturday April 28, 2018

Culture : The National Day of Mourning commemorates workers who have been injured, killed or suffer illness as a result of occupational accidents and hazards


Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival -
Saturday April 28, 2018

Culture : dates vary: end of April, beginning of May


Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Sunday April 29, 2018

Culture :


Horse Festival -
Sunday April 29, 2018

Culture : Ahalteke horses, often called royal horses , boast centuries-old history. Ancient historians and poets wrote about matchless beauty of the Central Asian horses, known as Nissei's horses, starting from VII-VI centuries BC. According to the hypothesis, this name derives from the ancient Parthian capital, Nissa. Afterwards, they were better known as Ahalteke horses. Ahal stood for the name of the oasis and Teke was the name of a Turkmen tribe which had long bred these horses. The state emblem of Turkmenistan carries the profile of the beautiful Ahalteke horse, Yanardag, the 1999 world breed champion.


Innerrhoder Landsgemeinde -
Sunday April 29, 2018

Culture : Public vote


Youth Day -
Monday April 30, 2018

Culture :


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.


Ethiopian International Film Festival -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Culture : Lasts 6 days - http://www.addisfilmfestival.org in Addis Ababa We carry all confirmed dates till Dec 2018
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San Segundo -
Wednesday May 2, 2018

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Great Elephant March of India -
Wednesday May 2, 2018

Culture : Https://www.everfest.com/e/thrissur-pooram-elephant-festival-thrissur-india/ lasts 3 days - from Thrissur to Thiruvananthapuram 2018 edition unconfirmed


Pink Apple Filmfestival -
Wednesday May 2, 2018

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - www.pinkapple.ch in Zurich 2018 edition confirmed


National Day of Prayer -
Thursday May 3, 2018

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 3, 2018

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


Aboakyer festival -
Thursday May 3, 2018

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 2018 edition confirmed


Jeonju International Film Festival -
Thursday May 3, 2018

Culture : Lasts 10 days - www.jiff.or.kr in Jeonju 2018 season confirmed


Lag BaOmer -
Thursday May 3, 2018

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


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)


Bravery Day -
Friday May 4, 2018

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.


Brighton Fringe Festival -
Friday May 4, 2018

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks - http://www.brightonfringe.org/ 2018 edition confirmed


Junkanoo Carnival, -
Friday May 4, 2018

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/ in Nassau 2018 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


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

Culture :


Martyrs'Day -
Sunday May 6, 2018

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)


Le Feuillu -
Sunday May 6, 2018

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 6, 2018

Culture : Public vote in front of the legislative body.


Victory Day -
Monday May 7, 2018

Culture : Dien Bien Phu Victory Day


H.H. the Royal Prince's Birthday -
Monday May 7, 2018

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.


Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) -
Monday May 7, 2018

Culture : Lasts 7 days - http://www.hifa.co.zw/ 2018 edition confirmed


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.


Teacher Appreciation Day -
Tuesday May 8, 2018

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


Victory Day -
Wednesday May 9, 2018

Culture : WW2 celebration


Festival de Cannes -
Wednesday May 9, 2018

Culture : Lasts 12 days - www.festival-cannes.fr in southern France 2018 edition confirmed


Milan International Film Festival (MIFF) -
Wednesday May 9, 2018

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


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.


Docaviv -
Thursday May 10, 2018

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


Bruges Holy Blood procession -
Thursday May 10, 2018

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


Horse Festival -
Thursday May 10, 2018

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


Miri International Jazz Festival -
Friday May 11, 2018

Culture : Lasts 2 days - http://jazzborneo.com/ in Miri 2018 edition confirmed


Festival of Citizenship -
Friday May 11, 2018

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


Flag Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

Culture : This holiday is dedicated to the main symbols of the country which embody the ideas of national unity and are the major attributes of sovereignty and independence in Belarus. [www.belarus.by]


Battle Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

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


Jerusalem Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

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


Royal Ploughing Day -
Monday May 14, 2018

Culture :


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)


International Bellapais Music Festival -
Wednesday May 16, 2018

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


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).


International Museum Day -
Friday May 18, 2018

Culture : NOT a public holiday


Tokyo Sanja Matsuri (beginning) -
Friday May 18, 2018

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] 2018 edition confirmed


President's Day -
Saturday May 19, 2018

Culture : President Ho Chi Minh's Birthday


Eve of Shavuot -
Saturday May 19, 2018

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Glasgow International Art Festival -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Culture : Www.glasgowinternational.org lasts 2 weeks - 2018 edition confirmed


Pfingstblitter -
Sunday May 20, 2018

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. Paid holiday


Day of culture and art workers -
Monday May 21, 2018

Culture : 2018 edition confirmed


Whit Monday -
Monday May 21, 2018

Culture :


Buddha's Anniversary -
Tuesday May 22, 2018

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.


National Day of the Vlachs -
Wednesday May 23, 2018

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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.


Bergen Festival -
Wednesday May 23, 2018

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - http://www.fib.no/en/ 2018 season confirmed


Teacher Day -
Thursday May 24, 2018

Culture :


Bandon Music Festival -
Friday May 25, 2018

Culture : Lasts 3 days - http://www.bandonmusicfestival.com/ in West Cork Ireland 2017 edition confirmed


Bush Fire International Festival -
Friday May 25, 2018

Culture : Lasts 2 days http://www.bushfire.co.sz in Mbabane 2018 season confirmed


Africa Day -
Friday May 25, 2018

Culture :


Transilvania International Film Festival -
Friday May 25, 2018

Culture : Lasts 10 days - www.tiff.ro in Cluj 2018 edition confirmed


National Day of Healing -
Saturday May 26, 2018

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


Kiev (Molodist) - International Film Festival -
Sunday May 27, 2018

Culture : Http://www.molodist.com in Kiev 2018 edition not confirmed


Khamoro International Festival -
Sunday May 27, 2018

Culture : Gypsy festival - lasts 1 week - http://www.khamoro.cz/ in Prague We carry confirmed dates till Dec 2018
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Children's Day -
Sunday May 27, 2018

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


Carpet Day -
Sunday May 27, 2018

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


Border Guard Day -
Monday May 28, 2018

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


Anniversary of the Death of President Ali Soilih (click) -
Tuesday May 29, 2018

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


Fall of Constantinople -
Tuesday May 29, 2018

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.


Northern Alberta International Children's Festival -
Tuesday May 29, 2018

Culture : Lasts 5 days - in Edmonton - http://www.childfest.com in Edmonton 2018 edition confirmed


Buddha's Enlightment -
Tuesday May 29, 2018

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).