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Culture: religious celerations and observances

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






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West Papuan National Flag Day*Saturday December 1, 2018Culture 
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National day of Samba**Sunday December 2, 2018Culture 
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World AIDS DaySunday December 2, 2018Culture 
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Bhopal Gas Tragedy commemoration*Monday December 3, 2018Culture 
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SKENA UP film festival in Pristina*Monday December 3, 2018Culture 
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National Day of the Salvadoran ClownTuesday December 4, 2018Culture 
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SinterKlaas (St Nicholas eve), non official*Wednesday December 5, 2018Culture 
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Constitution DayWednesday December 5, 2018Culture 
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Discovery DayWednesday December 5, 2018Culture 
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Saint Nicholas*Thursday December 6, 2018Culture 
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Anchorage International Film Festival*Thursday December 6, 2018Culture 
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Monaco International Film Festival*Thursday December 6, 2018Culture 
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Earthquake Mourning**Friday December 7, 2018Culture 
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Houphouet Boigny Day*Friday December 7, 2018Culture 
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International Dragon Boat Festival**Friday December 7, 2018Culture 
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Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie**Friday December 7, 2018Culture 
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International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)**Friday December 7, 2018Culture 
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FITHEB (Festival International de Théâtre du Bénin)*Friday December 7, 2018Culture 
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Arbor DaySunday December 9, 2018Culture 
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Human Rights and Peace Day*Monday December 10, 2018Culture 
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Nobel Day*Monday December 10, 2018Culture 
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Human Rights DayMonday December 10, 2018Culture 
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Nupi Lal*Wednesday December 12, 2018Culture 
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Martyrs' Day*Thursday December 13, 2018Culture 
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St. Lucia Day*Thursday December 13, 2018Culture 
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Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan TongnamFriday December 14, 2018Culture 
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Kaliady*Monday December 17, 2018Culture 
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Yalda Night*Thursday December 20, 2018Culture 
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Fescauri*Thursday December 20, 2018Culture 
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Day of the Turkish Language*Friday December 21, 2018Culture 
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Armed Forces Day*Friday December 21, 2018Culture 
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First Night of HanukkahFriday December 21, 2018Culture 
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Ma dengn Beach Festival*Friday December 21, 2018Culture 
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Defenders' Day*Saturday December 22, 2018Culture 
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Anniversary of the revolution*Saturday December 22, 2018Culture 
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Christmas EveMonday December 24, 2018Culture 
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Holy NightMonday December 24, 2018Culture 
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National Consumers Day*Monday December 24, 2018Culture 
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Brunnensingen der Sebastiani-BruderschaftMonday December 24, 2018Culture 
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Nüünichlingler*Monday December 24, 2018Culture 
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Harbin China International Ice and Snow Festival**Monday December 24, 2018Culture 
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Constitution Day*Tuesday December 25, 2018Culture 
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Mao celebration*Wednesday December 26, 2018Culture 
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Kwanzaa*Wednesday December 26, 2018Culture 
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Bank HolidayWednesday December 26, 2018Culture 
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April Fools DayFriday December 28, 2018Culture 
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Hmong New Year*Friday December 28, 2018Culture 
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New Year's Eve*Monday December 31, 2018Culture 
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West Papuan National Flag Day -
Tuesday December 1, 2020

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.


National day of Samba -
Wednesday December 2, 2020

Culture : in Rio


World AIDS Day -
Monday December 2, 2019

Culture :


Bhopal Gas Tragedy commemoration -
Thursday December 3, 2020

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


SKENA UP film festival in Pristina -
Tuesday December 3, 2019

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


National Day of the Salvadoran Clown -
Wednesday December 4, 2019

Culture :


SinterKlaas (St Nicholas eve), non official -
Saturday December 5, 2020

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


Constitution Day -
Saturday December 5, 2020

Culture :


Discovery Day -
Thursday December 5, 2019

Culture :


Saint Nicholas -
Sunday December 6, 2020

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


Anchorage International Film Festival -
Friday December 6, 2019

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.anchoragefilmfestival.org 2019 edition confirmed


Monaco International Film Festival -
Friday December 6, 2019

Culture : Celebration of non violent films lasts 3 days www.monacofilmfest.com 2019 edition confirmed


Earthquake Mourning -
Monday December 7, 2020

Culture : Business may remain open. Please check.


Houphouet Boigny Day -
Monday December 7, 2020

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


International Dragon Boat Festival -
Saturday December 7, 2019

Culture : Lasts 3 days - https://mypenang.gov.my in TELUK BAHANG DAM 2019 edition confirmed


Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie -
Saturday December 7, 2019

Culture : Lasts 1 month - http://www.rencontres-bamako.com/ in Bamako 2019 edition confirmed


International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) -
Saturday December 7, 2019

Culture : Http://iffk.in/ lasts 1 week - in Thiruvananthapuram 2019 edition confirmed


FITHEB (Festival International de Théâtre du Bénin) -
Saturday December 7, 2019

Culture : Lasts 1 week - in Cotonou 2018 edition confirmed


Arbor Day -
Monday December 9, 2019

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Human Rights and Peace Day -
Tuesday December 10, 2019

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 -
Tuesday December 10, 2019

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.


Human Rights Day -
Tuesday December 10, 2019

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Nupi Lal -
Thursday December 12, 2019

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


Martyrs' Day -
Friday December 13, 2019

Culture : Memorial day for the victims of Nanjing Massacre


St. Lucia Day -
Friday December 13, 2019

Culture : The holiday, which often coincides with the winter solstice, depicts St. Lucia -- Lucy in English -- as a young girl in a white dress and red sash, with a wreath of candles on her head.


Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam -
Saturday December 14, 2019

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Kaliady -
Tuesday December 17, 2019

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 -
Friday December 20, 2019

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]


Fescauri -
Friday December 20, 2019

Culture : International Cowry Festival
lasts 3 days - in Sibi City (50 km from Bamako)
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
2018 edition confirmed


Day of the Turkish Language -
Saturday December 21, 2019

Culture : Celebrated by the Turk-speaking community


Armed Forces Day -
Saturday December 21, 2019

Culture : Working holiday marking the official formation in 1935 of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.


First Night of Hanukkah -
Saturday December 21, 2019

Culture :


Ma dengn Beach Festival -
Saturday December 21, 2019

Culture : A celebration and promotion of culture and a catalyst in the Renaissance of Sierra Leone http://www.ntb.sl/ 2019 edition not confirmed


Defenders' Day -
Sunday December 22, 2019

Culture : People's Army of Viet Nam Foundation Anniversary


Anniversary of the revolution -
Sunday December 22, 2019

Culture : Ceaucescu downfall in 1989


Christmas Eve -
Tuesday December 24, 2019

Culture :


Holy Night -
Tuesday December 24, 2019

Culture :


National Consumers Day -
Tuesday December 24, 2019

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 -
Tuesday December 24, 2019

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Nüünichlingler -
Tuesday December 24, 2019

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 -
Tuesday December 24, 2019

Culture : Www.icefestivalharbin.com/ Lasts 1 month - 2020 edition confirmed


Constitution Day -
Wednesday December 25, 2019

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


Mao celebration -
Thursday December 26, 2019

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


Kwanzaa -
Thursday December 26, 2019

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


Bank Holiday -
Thursday December 26, 2019

Culture :


April Fools Day -
Saturday December 28, 2019

Culture :


Hmong New Year -
Saturday December 28, 2019

Culture : Celebrates the end of the harvest season


New Year's Eve -
Tuesday December 31, 2019

Culture : Szilveszter