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Culture: religious celerations and observances

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Revival Leaders' Day**Wednesday November 1, 2017Culture 
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Hamilton Jackson Day*Wednesday November 1, 2017Culture 
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Airwaves*Wednesday November 1, 2017Culture 
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Galungan day*Wednesday November 1, 2017Culture 
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Charleston International Film Festival*Thursday November 2, 2017Culture 
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Flag Day*Thursday November 2, 2017Culture 
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Day of CitizenshipFriday November 3, 2017Culture 
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Geneva International Cinema and Television Festival - Cinema Tout Ecran**Friday November 3, 2017Culture 
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Arbor DayFriday November 3, 2017Culture 
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Music festival**Saturday November 4, 2017Culture 
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Health DaySaturday November 4, 2017Culture 
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national day of resistance against global arrogance*Saturday November 4, 2017Culture 
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Guy Fawkes Night*Sunday November 5, 2017Culture 
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Cattle Fair**Sunday November 5, 2017Culture 
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National Revolution Day*Tuesday November 7, 2017Culture 
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Harvest festival*Tuesday November 7, 2017Culture 
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Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur**Tuesday November 7, 2017Culture 
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Ljubljana Film Festival**Wednesday November 8, 2017Culture 
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Canadian Finals Rodeo**Wednesday November 8, 2017Culture 
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Arbor DayThursday November 9, 2017Culture 
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National Day*Thursday November 9, 2017Culture 
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Chehelom**Thursday November 9, 2017Culture 
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Farmers' DayFriday November 10, 2017Culture 
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St Martin's Day*Friday November 10, 2017Culture 
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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao*Friday November 10, 2017Culture 
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Literary Festival*Friday November 10, 2017Culture 
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Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven*Friday November 10, 2017Culture 
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Battle Day**Saturday November 11, 2017Culture 
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St Martin's DaySaturday November 11, 2017Culture 
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Turnip lantern procession*Saturday November 11, 2017Culture 
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Gansabhauet*Saturday November 11, 2017Culture 
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Komikazen*Saturday November 11, 2017Culture 
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Memorial Day*Saturday November 11, 2017Culture 
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Kuningan day*Saturday November 11, 2017Culture 
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Remembrance Sunday*Sunday November 12, 2017Culture 
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Cairo Film Festival**Sunday November 12, 2017Culture 
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Poppy Day*Sunday November 12, 2017Culture 
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St-Martin en Ajoie*Sunday November 12, 2017Culture 
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Bhatridwitiya*Monday November 13, 2017Culture 
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Constitution Day*Monday November 13, 2017Culture 
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Remembrance DayMonday November 13, 2017Culture 
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Seven-Five-Three*Wednesday November 15, 2017Culture 
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Beaujolais nouveauThursday November 16, 2017Culture 
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Literary Festival*Thursday November 16, 2017Culture 
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Bhagat Singh's birthday*Thursday November 16, 2017Culture 
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Kamolol Day (Thanksgiving Day)Thursday November 16, 2017Culture 
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Tallin Black Night Film Festival*Friday November 17, 2017Culture 
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National Adoption Day*Saturday November 18, 2017Culture 
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Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata**Saturday November 18, 2017Culture 
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People's mourning Day*Sunday November 19, 2017Culture 
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Teacher DayMonday November 20, 2017Culture 
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Torino Film Festival (TIFF)**Friday November 24, 2017Culture 
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Uhuru Festival*Saturday November 25, 2017Culture 
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Anniversary of the Death of President Ahmed Abdallah (click)**Sunday November 26, 2017Culture 
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Algiers Agreement Day*Sunday November 26, 2017Culture 
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Ewigkeitssonntag*Sunday November 26, 2017Culture 
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Harvest festivalSunday November 26, 2017Culture 
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Arbor Day*Monday November 27, 2017Culture 
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Onion festival*Monday November 27, 2017Culture 
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St Andrew's DayThursday November 30, 2017Culture 
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West Papuan National Flag Day*Friday December 1, 2017Culture 
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Festival International du Film de Marrakech**Friday December 1, 2017Culture 
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Anchorage International Film Festival*Friday December 1, 2017Culture 
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National day of Samba**Saturday December 2, 2017Culture 
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Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie**Saturday December 2, 2017Culture 
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Bhopal Gas Tragedy commemoration*Sunday December 3, 2017Culture 
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Advent Sunday*Sunday December 3, 2017Culture 
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SinterKlaas (St Nicholas eve), non official*Tuesday December 5, 2017Culture 
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Constitution DayTuesday December 5, 2017Culture 
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SKENA UP film festival in Pristina*Tuesday December 5, 2017Culture 
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Discovery DayTuesday December 5, 2017Culture 
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Saint Nicholas*Wednesday December 6, 2017Culture 
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National Day of the Salvadoran ClownWednesday December 6, 2017Culture 
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Earthquake Mourning**Thursday December 7, 2017Culture 
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Houphouet Boigny Day*Thursday December 7, 2017Culture 
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International film festival**Thursday December 7, 2017Culture 
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International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)**Friday December 8, 2017Culture 
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International Dragon Boat Festival**Saturday December 9, 2017Culture 
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Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam*Saturday December 9, 2017Culture 
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Human Rights and Peace Day*Sunday December 10, 2017Culture 
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Nobel Day*Sunday December 10, 2017Culture 
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Bahamas International Film Festival**Sunday December 10, 2017Culture 
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Arbor DayMonday December 11, 2017Culture 
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Nupi Lal*Tuesday December 12, 2017Culture 
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First Night of HanukkahTuesday December 12, 2017Culture 
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Martyrs' Day*Wednesday December 13, 2017Culture 
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FESPOP - Percussion Festival*Friday December 15, 2017Culture 
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Fescauri*Friday December 15, 2017Culture 
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Ma dengn Beach Festival*Saturday December 16, 2017Culture 
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Kaliady*Sunday December 17, 2017Culture 
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Yalda Night*Wednesday December 20, 2017Culture 
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Day of the Turkish Language*Thursday December 21, 2017Culture 
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Defenders' Day*Friday December 22, 2017Culture 
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Anniversary of the revolution*Friday December 22, 2017Culture 
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Christmas EveSunday December 24, 2017Culture 
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Holy NightSunday December 24, 2017Culture 
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National Consumers Day*Sunday December 24, 2017Culture 
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Brunnensingen der Sebastiani-BruderschaftSunday December 24, 2017Culture 
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Nüünichlingler*Sunday December 24, 2017Culture 
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Harbin China International Ice and Snow Festival**Sunday December 24, 2017Culture 
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Constitution Day*Monday December 25, 2017Culture 
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Mao celebration*Tuesday December 26, 2017Culture 
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Kwanzaa*Tuesday December 26, 2017Culture 
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April Fools DayThursday December 28, 2017Culture 
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Hmong New Year*Thursday December 28, 2017Culture 
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New Year's Eve*Sunday December 31, 2017Culture 
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Revival Leaders' Day -
Thursday November 1, 2018

Culture : The holiday is commemorated to the deed of the men of letters, enlighteners, fighters for national liberation, who have preserved the national spiritual heritage throughout the centuries. As of 1922 it is a nation-wide holiday. After its ban in 1945, its celebration was resumed in 1990. In December 1995 the 37th National Assembly declared it an official holiday. Bulgarian Stock Exchange remains open.


Hamilton Jackson Day -
Thursday November 1, 2018

Culture : David Hamilton Jackson (1884-1946) was resident of the United States Virgin Islands which was under the rule of Danish West Indies who was an important figure in the struggle for increased civil liberties and workers' rights on the islands. He petitioned for freedom of the press, was involved in the territory's labor movement, and, when the Danish West Indies became the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1917, he lobbied for citizenship for the islanders. Wikipedia


Airwaves -
Wednesday November 1, 2017

Culture : Lasts 4 days - in 2007 Reykjavik please check dates: http://www.icelandairwaves.com/


Galungan day -
Wednesday November 1, 2017

Culture : This festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Prayers, offerings, ceremonies.


Charleston International Film Festival -
Thursday November 2, 2017

Culture : Lasts 4 days - http://www.charlestoniff.com 2017 edition confirmed


Flag Day -
Thursday November 2, 2017

Culture : The day is a national campaign that was launched in 2013 by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, to honour the country’s past, present and future


Day of Citizenship -
Friday November 3, 2017

Culture :


Geneva International Cinema and Television Festival - Cinema Tout Ecran -
Friday November 3, 2017

Culture : Http://www.cinema-tout-ecran.ch in Geneva 2016 season confirmed


Arbor Day -
Friday November 3, 2017

Culture :


Music festival -
Saturday November 4, 2017

Culture : Lake of Stars festival lasts 4 days http://www.lakeofstars.org on the shores of lake Malawi 2017 edition confirmed


Health Day -
Saturday November 4, 2017

Culture :


National day of resistance against global arrogance -
Saturday November 4, 2017

Culture : On 4 November 1978 the Shah troops opened fire inside Tehran University, killing several student protestors


Guy Fawkes Night -
Monday November 5, 2018

Culture : Also known as Bonfire Night, Cracker Night, Fireworks Night, Bommy Night: celebrates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of the 5th of November, 1605 in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, were alleged to be attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London.


Cattle Fair -
Monday November 5, 2018

Culture : Last 1 month in Sonepur (near Patna)


National Revolution Day -
Wednesday November 7, 2018

Culture : This commemorates the 1975 uprising formed by the people and soldiers. The uprising, led by Colonel Abu Taher and his political group Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal, ended the three day coup organised by self-proclaimed Major General Khaled Mosharraf. It helped Major General Ziaur Rahman, founder of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, to grab power in the long run.


Harvest festival -
Wednesday November 7, 2018

Culture : Tokhu emong the harvest festival celebrated by Lotha tribe or Lothas


Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur -
Tuesday November 7, 2017

Culture : Http://www.kurzfilmtage.ch in Winterthur 2016 edition confirmed


Ljubljana Film Festival -
Wednesday November 8, 2017

Culture : Lasts 12 days www.liffe.si in Ljubljana 2016 season confirmed


Canadian Finals Rodeo -
Wednesday November 8, 2017

Culture : Lasts 4 days - http://cfr.ca// in Edmonton 2017 edition confirmed


Arbor Day -
Friday November 9, 2018

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National Day -
Friday November 9, 2018

Culture : Celebration of the Chechen independence in 1991


Chehelom -
Thursday November 9, 2017

Culture : Arba'een (Arabic: الأربعين‎‎, forty ), Chehlom (Persian: چهلم‎‎, Urdu: چہلم‎, the fortieth [day] ) or Qırxı, İmamın Qırxı (Azerbaijani: امامین قیرخی, the fortieth of Imam ) is a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura. It commemorates the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad, who was killed on the 10th day of the month of Muharram. Imam Husayn ibn Ali and 72 companions were killed by Yazid I's army in the Battle of Karbala in 61 AH (680 CE). Writing in forty batches has become a tradition among Islamic scientists. up to 30 million people go to the city of Karbala [Wikipedia]


Farmers' Day -
Saturday November 10, 2018

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St Martin's Day -
Saturday November 10, 2018

Culture : Mārtiņdiena , celebrates the beginning of the winter season.


Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao -
Friday November 10, 2017

Culture : Http://www.zinebi.com 2017 edition confirmed


Literary Festival -
Friday November 10, 2017

Culture : Http://www.visitgibraltar.gi/ 2017 edition confirmed


Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven -
Friday November 10, 2017

Culture : Celebration of his return to earth from heaven. Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal, and his mother expired after seven days. At the age of 41, he ascended to heaven to preach to his mother. Nuns and monks and king Zug Chen Nyingpo were worried because they did not know where hewas. His disciple, the clairvoyant Sharibu, had a vision of the lord to be in heaven. Another disciple of Lord Buddha, Mao gyel ge bu, who was known to possess miraculous powers, ascended to heaven and requested Buddha to return to earth. He agreed to descend.


Battle Day -
Sunday November 11, 2018

Culture : The Acre War, known in Brazil as Acrean Revolution ( Revolução Acreana in Portuguese) and in Spanish as La Guerra del Acre ( The War of the Acre ) was a border conflict between Bolivia and the First Brazilian Republic over the Acre Region, which was rich in rubber and gold deposits. The conflict had two phases between 1899 and 1903 and ended with a Brazilian victory (Battle of Bahia) and the subsequent Treaty of Petrópolis, which ceded Acre to Brazil. from 2016 onwards
Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


St Martin's Day -
Sunday November 11, 2018

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Turnip lantern procession -
Sunday November 11, 2018

Culture : Children hollow out turnips and carve them into lanterns, later putting candles in them and carrying them through the dark streets to the sound of musical accompaniment. The procession often finishes with a drink or some hot food. The custom is organised by sport and community associations, residents' associations, church groups, schools and kindergartens.


Gansabhauet -
Sunday November 11, 2018

Culture : The small town of Sursee upholds a custom, which is unique in Switzerland. Participants of all ages try to cut down a suspended dead goose with one single sabre cut, while blindfolded. www.luzern.com


Komikazen -
Saturday November 11, 2017

Culture : Festival of reality comics - lasts 2 days - in Ravenna please check dates: http://www.komikazenfestival.org/


Memorial Day -
Saturday November 11, 2017

Culture : In tribute to the nationals who fought and died in the two World Wars.


Kuningan day -
Saturday November 11, 2017

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


Remembrance Sunday -
Sunday November 12, 2017

Culture : Anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War


Cairo Film Festival -
Sunday November 12, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days http://www.ciff.org.eg in Cairo 2017 edition confirmed


Poppy Day -
Sunday November 12, 2017

Culture : Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day, because it is traditional to wear an artificial poppy. They are sold by the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to helping war veterans, although they do not have a fixed price - they rely on donations. The poppies are worn because in World War One the Western Front contained in the soil thousands of poppy seeds, all lying dormant. They would have lain there for years more, but the battles being fought there churned up the soil so much that the poppies bloomed like never before. The most famous bloom of poppies in the war was in Ypres, a town in Flanders, Belgium, which was crucial to the Allied defence. There were three battles there, but it was the second, which was calamitous to the allies since it heralded the first use of the new chlorine gas the Germans were experimenting with, which brought forth the poppies in greatest abundance, and inspired the Canadian soldier, Major John McCrae, to write his most famous poem. This, in turn, inspired the British Legion to adopt the poppy as their emblem. BBC


St-Martin en Ajoie -
Sunday November 12, 2017

Culture : Fête conviviale qui célèbre la fin des travaux dans les champs. Fête de la charcuterie.


Bhatridwitiya -
Tuesday November 13, 2018

Culture : Also called Bhai phonta :an event especially among Bengalis when the sister prays for her brother's safety, success and well being.This event is ceremoniously performed by the loving sister who religiously fasts the entire morning until she applies a 'phonta' of sandal wood paste on her


Constitution Day -
Monday November 13, 2017

Culture : Adopted on November 12, 1995 by referendum.


Remembrance Day -
Monday November 13, 2017

Culture :


Seven-Five-Three -
Thursday November 15, 2018

Culture : Shichigosan - a festival for children


Beaujolais nouveau -
Thursday November 16, 2017

Culture :


Literary Festival -
Thursday November 16, 2017

Culture : Http://www.visitgibraltar.gi/ 2017 edition confirmed


Bhagat Singh's birthday -
Thursday November 16, 2017

Culture : Bhagat Singh (28 September 1907 – 23 March 1931) was an Indian freedom fighter, considered to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement.


Kamolol Day (Thanksgiving Day) -
Thursday November 16, 2017

Culture :


Tallin Black Night Film Festival -
Friday November 17, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks www.poff.ee 2017 edition confirmed


National Adoption Day -
Saturday November 18, 2017

Culture : National day of celebration of adoptive families and an opportunity for courts to open their doors and finalize the adoptions of children from foster care.


Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata -
Saturday November 18, 2017

Culture : Http://www.mardelplatafilmfest.com/ in Mar del Plata 2017 edition confirmed


People's mourning Day -
Sunday November 19, 2017

Culture : Commemorates all those who died in armed conflicts or as the victims of violent oppression.


Teacher Day -
Tuesday November 20, 2018

Culture :


Torino Film Festival (TIFF) -
Friday November 24, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.torinofilmfest.org in Torino 2017 edition confirmed


Uhuru Festival -
Saturday November 25, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 weeks - in Weissenstein http://www.uhuru.ch/2013/


Anniversary of the Death of President Ahmed Abdallah (click) -
Sunday November 26, 2017

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


Algiers Agreement Day -
Sunday November 26, 2017

Culture : The new Portuguese regime was committed to the dissolution of its overseas colonies; on November 26, 1974, the representatives of Portugal met with the MLSTP party in Algiers and worked out an agreement for the transfer of sovereignty. After a period of transitional government, Sao Tome and Principe achieved independence on July 12, 1975.


Ewigkeitssonntag -
Sunday November 26, 2017

Culture : General celebration in memorial of the deceased for the Lutherian Church


Harvest festival -
Sunday November 26, 2017

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Arbor Day -
Monday November 27, 2017

Culture : Autumn tree-planting day - from 2013 onwards


Onion festival -
Monday November 27, 2017

Culture : Zibelemärit celebrates all things onion - and garlic. Artful wreaths, woven into braids, sometimes mixed with garlic to chase away Evil spirits and all kinds of figures made of onion are there for the taking. Sugar onion wreaths are wrapped around the neck like Hawaiian Leis. www.swiss-switzerland.com


St Andrew's Day -
Thursday November 30, 2017

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West Papuan National Flag Day -
Friday December 1, 2017

Culture : On December 1, 1961, in the then Dutch colony of West New Guinea, the West Papuan national flag, called the Morning Star, was flown for the first time officially beside the Dutch Tricolor.


Festival International du Film de Marrakech -
Friday December 1, 2017

Culture : Lasts 10 days http://www.festivalmarrakech.info in Marrakech 2015 season confirmed


Anchorage International Film Festival -
Friday December 1, 2017

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


National day of Samba -
Saturday December 2, 2017

Culture : in Rio


Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie -
Saturday December 2, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 month - http://www.rencontres-bamako.com/ in Bamako 2017 edition confirmed


Bhopal Gas Tragedy commemoration -
Sunday December 3, 2017

Culture : The worst industrial disaster in history on 3 December 1984 in Bhopal


Advent Sunday -
Sunday December 3, 2017

Culture : From the Latin word adventus meaning coming : observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year. [Wikipedia]


SinterKlaas (St Nicholas eve), non official -
Tuesday December 5, 2017

Culture : Many parents will take half day off to prepare presents for their children. Became Santa Claus in other countries


Constitution Day -
Tuesday December 5, 2017

Culture :


SKENA UP film festival in Pristina -
Tuesday December 5, 2017

Culture : Lasts 7 days, in Kosovo http://www.skenaup.com International Students Film and Theatre Festival please check dates


Discovery Day -
Tuesday December 5, 2017

Culture :


Saint Nicholas -
Wednesday December 6, 2017

Culture : Orthodox Romanians celebrate Sfantul Nicolae, which is more than religious. Children receive small gifts. It is the official beginning of the holiday season.


National Day of the Salvadoran Clown -
Wednesday December 6, 2017

Culture :


Earthquake Mourning -
Thursday December 7, 2017

Culture : Business may remain open. Please check.


Houphouet Boigny Day -
Thursday December 7, 2017

Culture : Côte d'Ivoire former president, died on Dec. 7, 1993


International film festival -
Thursday December 7, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://www.dubaifilmfest.com/ in Dubai 2017 edition confirmed


International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) -
Friday December 8, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://www.iffk.in/idsffk/ in Thiruvananthapuram 2017 edition confirmed


International Dragon Boat Festival -
Saturday December 9, 2017

Culture : Lasts 3 days - http://www.penangdragonboat.gov.my/portal/ in TELUK BAHANG DAM 2017 edition confirmed


Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam -
Saturday December 9, 2017

Culture : Https://www.sikkimssdg.gov.in/


Human Rights and Peace Day -
Sunday December 10, 2017

Culture : The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first global enunciation of human rights. The commemoration was established in 1950, when the General Assembly invited all states and interested organizations to celebrate the day as they saw fit Wikipedia


Nobel Day -
Sunday December 10, 2017

Culture : The Nobel Prize is one of the most important awards in the world. Sweden is the host of the awards event, which covers the categories of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature and Peace.


Bahamas International Film Festival -
Sunday December 10, 2017

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://www.bintlfilmfest.com/ in Nassau 2017 edition confirmed


Arbor Day -
Monday December 11, 2017

Culture :


Nupi Lal -
Tuesday December 12, 2017

Culture : Tribute to the Manipuri women who lost their lives in the revolt against the British rulers in 1939.


First Night of Hanukkah -
Tuesday December 12, 2017

Culture :


Martyrs' Day -
Wednesday December 13, 2017

Culture : Memorial day for the victims of Nanjing Massacre


FESPOP - Percussion Festival -
Friday December 15, 2017

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - in Louga http://www.fesfop.org/ 2016 edition NOT confirmed


Fescauri -
Friday December 15, 2017

Culture : International Cowry Festival - lasts 5 days - in Sibi City (50 km from Bamako) - www.koryconsult.com Cowry is a kind of shell that has served as a currency in Black Africa for a long-time. This cultural festival aims at contributing to the promotion of the use of a "civilization material" common to many African countries


Ma dengn Beach Festival -
Saturday December 16, 2017

Culture : A celebration and promotion of culture and a catalyst in the Renaissance of Sierra Leone http://www.ntb.sl/ please check dates


Kaliady -
Sunday December 17, 2017

Culture : Pre-Christian celebration of the end of year. People are dressed as animals and fantastic beasts carrying the sun and the goat's head in their hands.


Yalda Night -
Wednesday December 20, 2017

Culture : The longest and darkest night of the year is a time when friends and family gather together to eat, drink and read poetry (especially Hafez) until well after midnight. Fruits and nuts are eaten and pomegranates and watermelons are particularly significant. The red color in these fruits symbolizes the crimson hues of dawn and glow of life. The poems of Divan-e-Hafez, which can be found in the bookcases of most Iranians families, are intermingled with peoples' life and are read or recited during various occasions like this festival and at Nowruz. [Wikipedia]


Day of the Turkish Language -
Thursday December 21, 2017

Culture : Celebrated by the Turk-speaking community


Defenders' Day -
Friday December 22, 2017

Culture : People's Army of Viet Nam Foundation Anniversary


Anniversary of the revolution -
Friday December 22, 2017

Culture : Ceaucescu downfall in 1989


Christmas Eve -
Sunday December 24, 2017

Culture :


Holy Night -
Sunday December 24, 2017

Culture :


National Consumers Day -
Sunday December 24, 2017

Culture : The significance of December 24th is that on this day in the year 1986 the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 received assent of the President of India. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 is considered to a historic milestone in the Consumer movement in the country. Therefore, the Government of India has decided to observe December 24 as National Consumer Day and, this is to observe every year on 24th December in addition to World Consumer Rights Day on March 15. The observance of these days provides an opportunity for highlighting the importance of the consumer movement and the need to make the consumer more aware of their rights and responsibilities.


Brunnensingen der Sebastiani-Bruderschaft -
Sunday December 24, 2017

Culture :


Nüünichlingler -
Sunday December 24, 2017

Culture : On the evening of 24 December, a group of men wrapped in cloaks gathers on the hill. When the clock strikes nine, the procession begins to move.


Harbin China International Ice and Snow Festival -
Sunday December 24, 2017

Culture : Www.icefestivalharbin.com/ asts 1 month - 2018 edition confirmed


Constitution Day -
Monday December 25, 2017

Culture : On December 25, 1945, the government of the Republic of China proclaimed the establishment of its Constitution.


Mao celebration -
Tuesday December 26, 2017

Culture : Former Communist President was born in Changsha on Dec. 26, 1893


Kwanzaa -
Tuesday December 26, 2017

Culture : first time in Swahili. A celebration of the African heritage. Observed by part of the African-American community. Lasts a week.


April Fools Day -
Thursday December 28, 2017

Culture :


Hmong New Year -
Thursday December 28, 2017

Culture : Celebrates the end of the harvest season http://www.hmongnewyear.us/


New Year's Eve -
Sunday December 31, 2017

Culture : Szilveszter