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Harbin China International Ice and Snow Festival**Wednesday January 1, 2020Culture 
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Admission Day (not a public holiday)*Friday January 3, 2020Culture 
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Colonial Repression Martyrs' Day*Saturday January 4, 2020Culture 
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Heroes Day*Saturday January 4, 2020Culture 
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Twelfth Night*Sunday January 5, 2020Culture 
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Flag Day*Tuesday January 7, 2020Culture 
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Palm Springs International Film Festival**Tuesday January 7, 2020Culture 
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Midwives' Day*Wednesday January 8, 2020Culture 
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Muslim pilgrimage*Wednesday January 8, 2020Culture 
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Peace Agreement*Thursday January 9, 2020Culture 
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Maharaja Gambhir Singh anniversary*Thursday January 9, 2020Culture 
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Children's DayThursday January 9, 2020Culture 
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Armed Forces DayFriday January 10, 2020Culture 
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Bangabandhu Homecoming Day*Friday January 10, 2020Culture 
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Havana Jazz Festival*Friday January 10, 2020Culture 
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Belém Day (Belém only)Sunday January 12, 2020Culture 
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Youth DaySunday January 12, 2020Culture 
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Liberation Day*Monday January 13, 2020Culture 
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Fasnacht*Monday January 13, 2020Culture 
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Constitution Day*Monday January 13, 2020Culture 
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Lohri*Monday January 13, 2020Culture 
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Regional holiday**Monday January 13, 2020Culture 
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Naga New Year DayTuesday January 14, 2020Culture 
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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja*Tuesday January 14, 2020Culture 
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Arbor DayWednesday January 15, 2020Culture 
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National Language DayWednesday January 15, 2020Culture 
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Kaya State DayWednesday January 15, 2020Culture 
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Rijeka Carnival**Wednesday January 15, 2020Culture 
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Battle Day**Friday January 17, 2020Culture 
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Day of Judaism**Friday January 17, 2020Culture 
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Tromso International Film Festival**Saturday January 18, 2020Culture 
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St Berchtold's Day*Saturday January 18, 2020Culture 
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Anniversary of Jan Palach's death*Sunday January 19, 2020Culture 
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Foundation Day (Rio de Janeiro only)*Monday January 20, 2020Culture 
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Vogel Gryff*Monday January 20, 2020Culture 
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Literature Festival**Monday January 20, 2020Culture 
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Park City Sundance Film Festival**Tuesday January 21, 2020Culture 
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Art Singapore**Tuesday January 21, 2020Culture 
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Unity and Freedom DayWednesday January 22, 2020Culture 
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Republic Day*Thursday January 23, 2020Culture 
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Foundation Day (São Paulo only)Saturday January 25, 2020Culture 
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Tatiana Day*Saturday January 25, 2020Culture 
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Robert Burn's night*Saturday January 25, 2020Culture 
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Opening of the World Economic Forum (Davos only)*Monday January 27, 2020Culture 
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Ananda Pagoda festival in Bagan*Monday January 27, 2020Culture 
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Santa Barbara International Film Festival*Tuesday January 28, 2020Culture 
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King's Bithday*Thursday January 30, 2020Culture 
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Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien**Thursday January 30, 2020Culture 
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Surva - International Festival of the Masquerade games**Thursday January 30, 2020Culture 
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Grammy Awards**Friday January 31, 2020Culture 
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Anniversary ot the Proclamation of the People's Republic of China*Thursday October 1, 2020Culture 
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Olechotel Belau Fair*Thursday October 1, 2020Culture 
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Oklahoma International Bluegrass Music Festival**Thursday October 1, 2020Culture 
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Pusan International Film Festival**Thursday October 1, 2020Culture 
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Namur - Festival international du film**Friday October 2, 2020Culture 
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High Fest**Friday October 2, 2020Culture 
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Mid-Autumn festivalFriday October 2, 2020Culture 
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Sitges, Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya*Saturday October 3, 2020Culture 
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Mid-Autumn festivalSaturday October 3, 2020Culture 
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Eve of SukkotSaturday October 3, 2020Culture 
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Animal DaySunday October 4, 2020Culture 
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Elephant festival*Sunday October 4, 2020Culture 
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Munich Oktoberfest (end) - not a bank holidaySunday October 4, 2020Culture 
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Thanksgiving*Sunday October 4, 2020Culture 
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WIZKID Day*Tuesday October 6, 2020Culture 
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Merchant HolidayWednesday October 7, 2020Culture 
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Our Lady of RosaryWednesday October 7, 2020Culture 
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Celtic Colours**Friday October 9, 2020Culture 
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Capital Liberation DaySaturday October 10, 2020Culture 
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Holy Translator's Day*Saturday October 10, 2020Culture 
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Bénichon*Sunday October 11, 2020Culture 
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National Wine DaySunday October 11, 2020Culture 
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National Day of Tree PlantingMonday October 12, 2020Culture 
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Gand. Flanders International Film Festival**Tuesday October 13, 2020Culture 
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Rwagasore*Tuesday October 13, 2020Culture 
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Arbor DayTuesday October 13, 2020Culture 
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Education DayWednesday October 14, 2020Culture 
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Intercession of Mother of God*Wednesday October 14, 2020Culture 
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Republic's Anniversary*Wednesday October 14, 2020Culture 
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Chicago International Film festival*Wednesday October 14, 2020Culture 
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St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival**Wednesday October 14, 2020Culture 
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Hurricane Thanksgiving Day**Thursday October 15, 2020Culture 
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Boss's Day*Friday October 16, 2020Culture 
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National Nutrition Day*Friday October 16, 2020Culture 
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Vilnius Jazz Festival**Friday October 16, 2020Culture 
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Day of Friendship with Puerto RicoSaturday October 17, 2020Culture 
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Bathukamma*Saturday October 17, 2020Culture 
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Commerce Day*Monday October 19, 2020Culture 
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National Press Day*Thursday October 22, 2020Culture 
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Tokyo International Film Festival*Thursday October 22, 2020Culture 
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United Nations Day*Saturday October 24, 2020Culture 
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Azad Kashmir Day*Saturday October 24, 2020Culture 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Saturday October 24, 2020Culture 
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Larry Itliong Day*Sunday October 25, 2020Culture 
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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Sunday October 25, 2020Culture 
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Deportation Day*Monday October 26, 2020Culture 
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International film festival**Monday October 26, 2020Culture 
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Señor de los Milagros*Wednesday October 28, 2020Culture 
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National Day of Victims of Political Execution*Friday October 30, 2020Culture 
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Day of ScienceFriday October 30, 2020Culture 
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Valladolid (Seminci) Festival Internacional de Cine**Friday October 30, 2020Culture 
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Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata**Friday October 30, 2020Culture 
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Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya*Saturday October 31, 2020Culture 
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Revival Leaders' Day**Sunday November 1, 2020Culture 
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Hamilton Jackson Day*Sunday November 1, 2020Culture 
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International film festival**Tuesday November 3, 2020Culture 
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Flag Day*Tuesday November 3, 2020Culture 
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Tripuri Purnima*Wednesday November 4, 2020Culture 
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Day of CitizenshipWednesday November 4, 2020Culture 
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Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur**Wednesday November 4, 2020Culture 
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Airwaves*Wednesday November 4, 2020Culture 
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national day of resistance against global arrogance*Wednesday November 4, 2020Culture 
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Guy Fawkes Night*Thursday November 5, 2020Culture 
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Cattle Fair**Thursday November 5, 2020Culture 
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Moku O Keawe International Festival*Thursday November 5, 2020Culture 
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International film festival**Thursday November 5, 2020Culture 
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Geneva International Cinema and Television Festival - Cinema Tout Ecran**Friday November 6, 2020Culture 
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Arbor DayFriday November 6, 2020Culture 
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National Revolution Day*Saturday November 7, 2020Culture 
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Harvest festival*Saturday November 7, 2020Culture 
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Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven*Saturday November 7, 2020Culture 
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Health DaySaturday November 7, 2020Culture 
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Memorial Day*Sunday November 8, 2020Culture 
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Poppy Day*Sunday November 8, 2020Culture 
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St-Martin en Ajoie*Sunday November 8, 2020Culture 
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Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day*Monday November 9, 2020Culture 
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Arbor DayMonday November 9, 2020Culture 
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National Day*Monday November 9, 2020Culture 
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Remembrance DayMonday November 9, 2020Culture 
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St Martin's Day*Tuesday November 10, 2020Culture 
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Battle Day**Wednesday November 11, 2020Culture 
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National Education Day*Wednesday November 11, 2020Culture 
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St Martin's DayWednesday November 11, 2020Culture 
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Turnip lantern procession*Wednesday November 11, 2020Culture 
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Gansabhauet*Wednesday November 11, 2020Culture 
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Ljubljana Film Festival**Wednesday November 11, 2020Culture 
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Canadian Finals Rodeo**Wednesday November 11, 2020Culture 
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Constitution Day*Thursday November 12, 2020Culture 
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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao*Friday November 13, 2020Culture 
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Tallin Black Night Film Festival*Friday November 13, 2020Culture 
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Literary Festival*Friday November 13, 2020Culture 
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Semaine internationale du premier film**Friday November 13, 2020Culture 
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Seven-Five-Three*Sunday November 15, 2020Culture 
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Birsa Munda day*Sunday November 15, 2020Culture 
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President's Day**Monday November 16, 2020Culture 
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Kartar Singh Srabha day*Monday November 16, 2020Culture 
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Bhatridwitiya*Monday November 16, 2020Culture 
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Bhaidooj**Monday November 16, 2020Culture 
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National Students’ DayTuesday November 17, 2020Culture 
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Hpaung Daw U Festival*Tuesday November 17, 2020Culture 
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Cairo Film Festival**Tuesday November 17, 2020Culture 
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National Revival Day*Tuesday November 17, 2020Culture 
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Beaujolais nouveauThursday November 19, 2020Culture 
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Kamolol Day (Thanksgiving Day)Thursday November 19, 2020Culture 
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Teacher DayFriday November 20, 2020Culture 
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Torino Film Festival (TIFF)**Friday November 20, 2020Culture 
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Day of Dignity and Freedom**Saturday November 21, 2020Culture 
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National Adoption Day*Saturday November 21, 2020Culture 
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Ewigkeitssonntag*Sunday November 22, 2020Culture 
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Onion festival*Monday November 23, 2020Culture 
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Anniversary of the Death of President Ahmed Abdallah (click)**Thursday November 26, 2020Culture 
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Algiers Agreement Day*Thursday November 26, 2020Culture 
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Arbor Day*Friday November 27, 2020Culture 
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Albanian Independence Day**Saturday November 28, 2020Culture 
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FESPOP - Percussion Festival*Saturday November 28, 2020Culture 
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Advent Sunday*Sunday November 29, 2020Culture 
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Harvest festivalSunday November 29, 2020Culture 
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St Andrew's DayMonday November 30, 2020Culture 
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Commemoration Day*Monday November 30, 2020Culture 
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State Inauguration DayTuesday December 1, 2020Culture 
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West Papuan National Flag Day*Tuesday December 1, 2020Culture 
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World AIDS DayTuesday December 1, 2020Culture 
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Bahamas International Film Festival**Tuesday December 1, 2020Culture 
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SKENA UP film festival in Pristina*Tuesday December 1, 2020Culture 
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National day of Samba**Wednesday December 2, 2020Culture 
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National Day of the Salvadoran ClownWednesday December 2, 2020Culture 
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Bhopal Gas Tragedy commemoration*Thursday December 3, 2020Culture 
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Festival International du Film de Marrakech**Friday December 4, 2020Culture 
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Anchorage International Film Festival*Friday December 4, 2020Culture 
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SinterKlaas (St Nicholas eve), non official*Saturday December 5, 2020Culture 
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Constitution DaySaturday December 5, 2020Culture 
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Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie**Saturday December 5, 2020Culture 
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FITHEB (Festival International de Théâtre du Bénin)*Saturday December 5, 2020Culture 
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Discovery DaySaturday December 5, 2020Culture 
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Saint Nicholas*Sunday December 6, 2020Culture 
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Earthquake Mourning**Monday December 7, 2020Culture 
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Houphouet Boigny Day*Monday December 7, 2020Culture 
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First Night of HanukkahWednesday December 9, 2020Culture 
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Human Rights and Peace Day*Thursday December 10, 2020Culture 
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Nobel Day*Thursday December 10, 2020Culture 
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Human Rights DayThursday December 10, 2020Culture 
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International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)**Friday December 11, 2020Culture 
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Pa-Togan Nengminza Sangma*Saturday December 12, 2020Culture 
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Nupi Lal*Saturday December 12, 2020Culture 
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International Dragon Boat Festival**Saturday December 12, 2020Culture 
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Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan TongnamSaturday December 12, 2020Culture 
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Martyrs' Day*Sunday December 13, 2020Culture 
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St. Lucia Day*Sunday December 13, 2020Culture 
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International film festival**Sunday December 13, 2020Culture 
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solar eclipse*Monday December 14, 2020Culture 
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Arbor DayMonday December 14, 2020Culture 
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Kaliady*Thursday December 17, 2020Culture 
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Ma dengn Beach Festival*Saturday December 19, 2020Culture 
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Yalda Night*Sunday December 20, 2020Culture 
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Day of the Turkish Language*Monday December 21, 2020Culture 
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Armed Forces Day*Monday December 21, 2020Culture 
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Defenders' Day*Tuesday December 22, 2020Culture 
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Anniversary of the revolution*Tuesday December 22, 2020Culture 
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Christmas EveThursday December 24, 2020Culture 
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Holy NightThursday December 24, 2020Culture 
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National Consumers Day*Thursday December 24, 2020Culture 
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Brunnensingen der Sebastiani-BruderschaftThursday December 24, 2020Culture 
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Nüünichlingler*Thursday December 24, 2020Culture 
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Constitution Day*Friday December 25, 2020Culture 
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Mao celebration*Saturday December 26, 2020Culture 
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Kwanzaa*Saturday December 26, 2020Culture 
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Bank HolidaySaturday December 26, 2020Culture 
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April Fools DayMonday December 28, 2020Culture 
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Hmong New Year*Monday December 28, 2020Culture 
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New Year's Eve*Thursday December 31, 2020Culture 
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Harbin China International Ice and Snow Festival -
Friday January 1, 2021

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


Admission Day (not a public holiday) -
Sunday January 3, 2021

Culture : Admitted as 49th State on Jan 3, 1959


Colonial Repression Martyrs' Day -
Monday January 4, 2021

Culture : In tribute to the outbreak of armed struggle against the Portuguese


Heroes Day -
Monday January 4, 2021

Culture : Dia do Rei Amador - King Amador is the emblematic figure of the struggle for the liberation of slaves from Portuguese colonists in the sixteenth century.


Twelfth Night -
Tuesday January 5, 2021

Culture : Epiphany - de facto half-day Holiday


Flag Day -
Thursday January 7, 2021

Culture : Italy’s distinctive flag, made of equal vertical banners of green, white, and red was just formally adopted in 1946, although variations of the theme had been used for centuries. The symbolism is pure: the green represents hope; the white, faith; and the red, charity.


Palm Springs International Film Festival -
Thursday January 7, 2021

Culture : Www.psfilmfest.org lasts 11 days - 2020 edition confirmed


Midwives' Day -
Friday January 8, 2021

Culture : 'Babinden' - of the greatest female folk festivals dedicated to the grandmas (the Bulgarian word for midwives) - women who help at birth - and young brides and women who have given birth. Rituals during this day are mainly governed by the desire to manifest honour and respect for older women who have helped young mothers at birth.


Muslim pilgrimage -
Friday January 8, 2021

Culture : Tablighi Jamaat literally the Outreach Society or the Society for Spreading Faith, is a non-political global missionary movement that focuses on urging Muslims to return to practising Islam as practiced during the lifetime of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and particularly in matters of ritual, dress, and personal behavior. The organisation is estimated to have between 12 million and 150 million adherents (the majority living in South Asia), and a presence in somewhere between 150 and 200 countries. It has been called one of the most influential religious movements in 20th century Islam


Peace Agreement -
Saturday January 9, 2021

Culture : Between Khartoum and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A),signed on Jan. 9, 2006


Maharaja Gambhir Singh anniversary -
Saturday January 9, 2021

Culture : Chinglen Nongdrenkhomba (1788–1834), also known as Maharaja Gambhir Singh. He abdicated the throne with the arrival of a Burmese force. Along with the British, he participated in the liberation of Manipur. [Wikipedia]


Children's Day -
Saturday January 9, 2021

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Armed Forces Day -
Sunday January 10, 2021

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Bangabandhu Homecoming Day -
Sunday January 10, 2021

Culture : On this day in 1972, Bangabandhu returned to independent Bangladesh after over nine and a half months' confinement in a Pakistan jail. The political icon termed his homecoming a journey from the darkness to light .


Havana Jazz Festival -
Sunday January 10, 2021

Culture : Www.authenticubatours.com 2020 edition confirmed


Belém Day (Belém only) -
Tuesday January 12, 2021

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Youth Day -
Tuesday January 12, 2021

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Liberation Day -
Wednesday January 13, 2021

Culture : Assassination of former president Sylavus Olympio and intronisation of general Eyadema as president.


Fasnacht -
Wednesday January 13, 2021

Culture : Takes plae on the day of Saint Hilarius. The Latin word 'hilaris', meaning cheerful or lively, gives an indication of the joyful celebrations that then follow. 'Hilari' day has marked the beginning of the Fasnacht celebrations since the 17th century, and since 1853 the honour of heralding in Fasnacht on Hilari day has gone to the 'Narrenzunft Honolulu' (Honolulu fool's guild) with their carnival general assembly and subsequent Hilari procession. The head of 'Narrenzunft Honolulu' replaces the mayor, the Rathausgasse's former name of 'Eselsgasse' (donkey lane) is reinstated and Solothurn calls itself Honolulu until Ash Wednesday. www.lebendige-traditionen.ch


Constitution Day -
Wednesday January 13, 2021

Culture : To pay respect to former People’s Great Khural deputies in the province, capital, soum and district level who adopted the Constitution


Lohri -
Wednesday January 13, 2021

Culture : Lohri is the Punjabis' and Dogras' cultural celebration on the eve of winter solstice.


Regional holiday -
Wednesday January 13, 2021

Culture : Lohri: This agricultural winter festival is celebrated throughout Punjab and in parts of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu. Jammu only Wikipedia


Naga New Year Day -
Thursday January 14, 2021

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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja -
Thursday January 14, 2021

Culture : Celebration of the harvest, which is observed for three days: Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Mattu Pongal. A colourful and traditional festival with many a ceremony devoted to various deities and cattle races.


Arbor Day -
Friday January 15, 2021

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National Language Day -
Friday January 15, 2021

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Kaya State Day -
Friday January 15, 2021

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Rijeka Carnival -
Friday January 15, 2021

Culture : Http://www.ri-karneval.com.hr/ lasts one month - 2020 edition confirmed


Battle Day -
Sunday January 17, 2021

Culture : Commemoration of the battle between French and Thai warships Only in Salak Phet Bay on Ko Chang


Day of Judaism -
Sunday January 17, 2021

Culture : Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI have encouraged the establishment of this elder brothers' day from 2008 onwards


Tromso International Film Festival -
Monday January 18, 2021

Culture : Www.tiff.no lasts 5 days - in Tromso 2020 season confirmed


St Berchtold's Day -
Monday January 18, 2021

Culture : Bechtelistag Frauenfeld: Berchtold's Day marks a custom which dates back to the Middle Ages. Shortly after the town of Frauenfeld was founded in the middle of the thirteenth century, nobles and members of the higher classes of society started to socialise regularly. They called themselves the Constables' Association . In 1430 another association was formed by tradesmen, who named themselves Zum wilden Mann ( The Savage Man ) and also ran their own drinking establishment. In 1640 the two associations combined into one, creating a new association which owned goods, granted loans and collected interest. Members met at the beginning of the year for the presentation of the accounts and to celebrate with food and drink. www.lebendige-traditionen.ch


Anniversary of Jan Palach's death -
Tuesday January 19, 2021

Culture : In tribute to the young Czech student who committed suicide by self-immolation as a political protest in 1969.


Foundation Day (Rio de Janeiro only) -
Wednesday January 20, 2021

Culture : Rio was founded on March 1, 1656, when Estácio de Sá, defeated the French and the indigenous populations, who had been dominating the region for 10 years, involved in the trade of pau-brazil.The full name of Rio is São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro. This January River name was given by Gaspar de Lemos andAmérico Vespúcio, who visited the region in 1502 and believed that the Guanabara bay was a river's estuary.


Vogel Gryff -
Wednesday January 20, 2021

Culture : At the end of the morning, on January 13, 20 or 27, a raft descends the Rhine with an unusual crew on board: two drums, two flag bearers, two gunners constantly firing salutes and the main character, the Wilde Mann (the savage) who brandishes an uprooted fir tree and hops, his gaze turned towards Petit-Bâle on the right bank of the Rhine. Downstream from the Mittlere Brücke (middle bridge), it is greeted by two other curious individuals: a lion wiggling on two legs and a bird with a large beak.


Literature Festival -
Wednesday January 20, 2021

Culture : Http://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/ in Jaipur 2020 edition confirmed


Park City Sundance Film Festival -
Thursday January 21, 2021

Culture : Www.sundance.org lasts 10 days - 2020 edition confirmed


Art Singapore -
Thursday January 21, 2021

Culture : Https://www.artweek.sg/ lasts 5 days 2020 season confirmed


Unity and Freedom Day -
Friday January 22, 2021

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Republic Day -
Saturday January 23, 2021

Culture : The First Philippine Republic or the Malolos Republic, was a nascent revolutionary government in the Philippines. It was formally established with the proclamation of the Malolos Constitution on January 23, 1899, in Malolos, Bulacan, and endured until the capture of President Emilio Aguinaldo by the American forces on March 23, 1901, in Palanan, Isabela, which effectively dissolved the First Republic. [Wikipedia]


Foundation Day (São Paulo only) -
Monday January 25, 2021

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Tatiana Day -
Monday January 25, 2021

Culture : Christian martyr in 3rd century Rome during the reign of Emperor Alexander Severus.


Robert Burn's night -
Monday January 25, 2021

Culture : Burns Night or Burns Nicht or Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns(1759–1796), author of many Scots poems.


Opening of the World Economic Forum (Davos only) -
Wednesday January 27, 2021

Culture : Www.weforum.org/ 2020 edition confirmed


Ananda Pagoda festival in Bagan -
Wednesday January 27, 2021

Culture : Large gathering of Kachin people, ceremonies, dances, brass drums... - www.baganmyanmar.com 2020 edition confirmed


Santa Barbara International Film Festival -
Thursday January 28, 2021

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - www.sbfilmfestival.org 2020 edition confirmed


King's Bithday -
Saturday January 30, 2021

Culture : Born in 1962, Abdullah II succeeded to his father, King Hussein.


Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien -
Saturday January 30, 2021

Culture : Lasts 5 days - www.fifo-tahiti.com/ in Papeete 2019 edition confirmed


Surva - International Festival of the Masquerade games -
Saturday January 30, 2021

Culture : Lasts 2 days - http://www.surva.org in Pernik 2020 edition confirmed


Grammy Awards -
Sunday January 31, 2021

Culture : In NYC - www.grammy.com/ in the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles 2020 & 2021 editions confirmed


Anniversary ot the Proclamation of the People's Republic of China -
Friday October 1, 2021

Culture : In 1949


Olechotel Belau Fair -
Friday October 1, 2021

Culture : Celebration of Palau’s unique and distinct culture and traditions, bringing the entire Republic of the community together to celebrate the country’s heritage


Oklahoma International Bluegrass Music Festival -
Thursday October 1, 2020

Culture : Lasts 3 days - www.oibf.com in Guthrie


Pusan International Film Festival -
Thursday October 1, 2020

Culture : Lasts 9 days www.piff.org in Pusan 2020 season NOT confirmed


Namur - Festival international du film -
Friday October 2, 2020

Culture : Www.fiff.be in Namur 2020 edition confirmed


High Fest -
Friday October 2, 2020

Culture : Http://www.highfest.am lasts 10 days - in Erevan 2020 edition confirmed
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Mid-Autumn festival -
Friday October 2, 2020

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Sitges, Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya -
Saturday October 3, 2020

Culture : Http://sitgesfilmfestival.com 2020 edition confirmed


Mid-Autumn festival -
Saturday October 3, 2020

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Eve of Sukkot -
Saturday October 3, 2020

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Animal Day -
Monday October 4, 2021

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Elephant festival -
Sunday October 4, 2020

Culture : Takes place in Kyaukse. Elephants are orniamented, and participants are engaging in a elephant dance competition.


Munich Oktoberfest (end) - not a bank holiday -
Sunday October 4, 2020

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Thanksgiving -
Sunday October 4, 2020

Culture : Erntedankfest is a traditional harvest celebration marked by fireworks, parades, dancing and music, still celebrated in rural areas


WIZKID Day -
Wednesday October 6, 2021

Culture : To honour singer Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, with the stage name, Wizkid for his numerous achievements in music and for his role as a culture influencer. Some of his achievements, include recently becoming the first African artist to sell out the Skyway Theatre Minneapolis, making a Billboard number one hit ‘One Dance’ with Drake, selling out the O2 Arena London, walking the runway with Dolce and Gabbana, winning international awards, and many more


Merchant Holiday -
Thursday October 7, 2021

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Our Lady of Rosary -
Thursday October 7, 2021

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Celtic Colours -
Friday October 9, 2020

Culture : Lasts 9 days - www.celtic-colours.com in Cape Breton 2020 edition confirmed


Capital Liberation Day -
Sunday October 10, 2021

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Holy Translator's Day -
Saturday October 10, 2020

Culture : Religious holiday celebrating Mesrop Mashtots, who did the first translations after the Armenian alphabet was created.


Bénichon -
Sunday October 11, 2020

Culture : En fin de matinée, le 13, le 20 ou le 27 janvier, un radeau descend le Rhin avec à bord un équipage inhabituel: deux tambours, deux porte-drapeaux, deux canonniers tirant sans cesse des salves et le personnage principal, le Wilde Mann (le sauvage) qui brandit un sapin déraciné et sautille, le regard braqué du côté du Petit-Bâle sur la rive droite du Rhin. En aval du Mittlere Brücke (pont du milieu), il est accueilli par deux autres curieux individus: un lion se trémoussant sur deux pattes et un oiseau avec un grand bec. [Wikipedia]


National Wine Day -
Sunday October 11, 2020

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National Day of Tree Planting -
Tuesday October 12, 2021

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Gand. Flanders International Film Festival -
Tuesday October 13, 2020

Culture : Http://www.filmfestival.be in Gent 2020 edition confirmed


Rwagasore -
Tuesday October 13, 2020

Culture : Prince Louis Rwagasore (1932-1961) was a Burundi nationalist and Prime Minister.


Arbor Day -
Tuesday October 13, 2020

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Education Day -
Thursday October 14, 2021

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Intercession of Mother of God -
Thursday October 14, 2021

Culture : This is the main autumn fest, the history of which dates back to the year 910, when in one of the temples of Jerusalem during the service weak-minded Andrew and his disciple Epiphanius saw floating in the air Mother of God, who spread out the wide white veil over worshippers.


Republic's Anniversary -
Thursday October 14, 2021

Culture : Proclamation of the Republic: in 1958, Philibert Tsiranana became the first President


Chicago International Film festival -
Wednesday October 14, 2020

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.chicagofilmfestival.com 2020 edition confirmed


St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival -
Wednesday October 14, 2020

Culture : Www.womensfilmfestival.com lasts 5 days 2020 edition confirmed


Hurricane Thanksgiving Day -
Friday October 15, 2021

Culture : Goes back to 1726 when the first service was conducted in one of the oldest standing structures on St. Thomas which is over 300 years old Fort Christian cancelled in case a hurricane occurred


Boss's Day -
Saturday October 16, 2021

Culture : Employees thank their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year


National Nutrition Day -
Saturday October 16, 2021

Culture : To enhance the degree of public awareness about the problems concerning nutrition worldwide and unite in the fight against starvation, malnutrition and poverty.


Vilnius Jazz Festival -
Friday October 16, 2020

Culture : Lasts 4 days http://www.vilniusjazz.lt/ in Vilnius 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Day of Friendship with Puerto Rico -
Sunday October 17, 2021

Culture :


Bathukamma -
Saturday October 17, 2020

Culture : Floral festival celebrated by the Hindu women of Telangana


Commerce Day -
Monday October 19, 2020

Culture : Some shops and administrations are closed


National Press Day -
Thursday October 22, 2020

Culture : In honour of the publication, on October 22, 1955, of the first issue of the newspaper ‘El Mouqawama El Djazairia’, organ of the National Liberation Front (FLN) and the National Liberation Army (ALN). from 2013 onwards


Tokyo International Film Festival -
Thursday October 22, 2020

Culture : Lasts 9 days www.tiff-jp.net 2019 edition confirmed


United Nations Day -
Saturday October 24, 2020

Culture : Marks the anniversary of the U.N. Charter ratified in 1945.


Azad Kashmir Day -
Saturday October 24, 2020

Culture : The day that the Azad Jammu and Kashmir government was created in 1947.


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Saturday October 24, 2020

Culture : An integral part of the Dasara festival (festival of triumph), a Hindu festival. It is also called Astra Puja . In simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements. [Wikipedia]


Larry Itliong Day -
Sunday October 25, 2020

Culture : Larry Itliong was one of the greatest labor organizers and leaders in California history. He was a hero not only to the Filipino American community, but for all Californians and Americans who fought and continue to fight for socioeconomic and racial justice


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Sunday October 25, 2020

Culture : The victory of Durga on evil forces, the destruction of Vasanas (subjectivity, selfishness, desires...) and the achievement of the deepest Self. Dominance of Saraswati (pure science) over Lakshmi (applied science)


Deportation Day -
Monday October 26, 2020

Culture : Anniversary of the deportation, in inhuman conditions, of more than 5,000 citizens to the desert islands of Southern Italy by the European country's fascist forces in 1911.


International film festival -
Monday October 26, 2020

Culture : Www.festivalcinema.ca in Rouyn-Noranda 2020 edition confirmed


Señor de los Milagros -
Wednesday October 28, 2020

Culture : Procession of the Lord of Miracles, patron saint of Lima


National Day of Victims of Political Execution -
Friday October 30, 2020

Culture : In memory of thousands killed by the regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet.


Day of Science -
Friday October 30, 2020

Culture :


Valladolid (Seminci) Festival Internacional de Cine -
Friday October 30, 2020

Culture : Www.seminci.es in Valladolid 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata -
Friday October 30, 2020

Culture : Www.mardelplatafilmfest.com/ in Mar del Plata 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya -
Saturday October 31, 2020

Culture : (ca. 400 BC) is celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself. He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. (Wikipedia)


Revival Leaders' Day -
Sunday November 1, 2020

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 -
Sunday November 1, 2020

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]


International film festival -
Tuesday November 3, 2020

Culture : Lasts 5 days - www.filmfestivalcottbus.de in Cottbus 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Flag Day -
Tuesday November 3, 2020

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


Tripuri Purnima -
Wednesday November 4, 2020

Culture : Derives its name from Tripurari - the foe of the demon Tripurasura. In some legends of Kartik Purnima, the term is used to denote the three demon sons of Tārakāsura. Tripurari is an epithet of god Shiva. Shiva in his form as Tripurantaka ( Killer of Tripurasura ) killed Tripurasura on this day. Tripurasura had conquered the whole world and defeated the gods and also created three cities in space, together called Tripura . The killing of the demon(s) and destruction of his/their cities with a single arrow - by Shiva overjoyed the gods and they declared the day as a festival of illuminations. This day is also called Dev-Diwali —the Diwali of the gods. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. [Wikipedia]


Day of Citizenship -
Wednesday November 4, 2020

Culture :


Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur -
Wednesday November 4, 2020

Culture : Www.kurzfilmtage.ch in Winterthur 2020 edition confirmed


Airwaves -
Wednesday November 4, 2020

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


National day of resistance against global arrogance -
Wednesday November 4, 2020

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


Guy Fawkes Night -
Thursday November 5, 2020

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 -
Thursday November 5, 2020

Culture : Last 1 month in Sonepur (near Patna)


Moku O Keawe International Festival -
Thursday November 5, 2020

Culture : Lasts 5 days http://mokif.com/ 2017 edition confirmed


International film festival -
Thursday November 5, 2020

Culture : Lasts 1 week - http://mumbaifilmfestival.com/index.html in Mumbai 2020 edition confirmed


Geneva International Cinema and Television Festival - Cinema Tout Ecran -
Friday November 6, 2020

Culture : Www.cinema-tout-ecran.ch https://www.giff.ch/ in Geneva 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Arbor Day -
Friday November 6, 2020

Culture :


National Revolution Day -
Saturday November 7, 2020

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 -
Saturday November 7, 2020

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


Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven -
Saturday November 7, 2020

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.


Health Day -
Saturday November 7, 2020

Culture :


Memorial Day -
Sunday November 8, 2020

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


Poppy Day -
Sunday November 8, 2020

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 8, 2020

Culture : Friendly celebration that celebrates the end of work in the fields. Feast of charcuterie.


Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day -
Monday November 9, 2020

Culture : Generally known as a poet and philosopher, but also a jurist, a politician, a social reformer, and a great Islamic scholar. People even bestowed on him the title of Shaere-Mashriq (Poet of the East). Iqbal's contribution to the Muslim world as one of the greatest thinkers of Islam remains unparalleled. In his writings, he addressed and exhorted people, particularly the youth, to stand up and boldly face life's challenges. The central theme and main source of his message was the Qur'an.


Arbor Day -
Monday November 9, 2020

Culture :


National Day -
Monday November 9, 2020

Culture : Celebration of the Chechen independence in 1991


Remembrance Day -
Monday November 9, 2020

Culture :


St Martin's Day -
Tuesday November 10, 2020

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


Battle Day -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

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


National Education Day -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

Culture : A mark of respect to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The latter was a freedom fighter and independent India’s first Education Minister (served from 1947 to 1958).


St Martin's Day -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

Culture :


Turnip lantern procession -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

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 -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

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


Ljubljana Film Festival -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

Culture : Lasts 12 days https://ljubljanafestival.si/en/ in Ljubljana 2020 season confirmed


Canadian Finals Rodeo -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

Culture : Lasts 4 days - https://farmfairinternational.com/heritage-ranch-rodeo/ in Edmonton 2020 edition confirmed


Constitution Day -
Thursday November 12, 2020

Culture : Adopted on November 12, 1995 by referendum.


Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao -
Friday November 13, 2020

Culture : Www.zinebi.com 2020 edition confirmed


Tallin Black Night Film Festival -
Friday November 13, 2020

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks https://poff.ee 2020 edition confirmed


Literary Festival -
Friday November 13, 2020

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


Semaine internationale du premier film -
Friday November 13, 2020

Culture : YARHA Lasts 10 days in Yaoundé


Seven-Five-Three -
Sunday November 15, 2020

Culture : Shichigosan - a festival for children


Birsa Munda day -
Sunday November 15, 2020

Culture : An Indian tribal freedom fighter, religious leader, and folk hero who belonged to the Munda tribe. He spearheaded an Indian tribal religious Millenarian movement that arose in the tribal belt of modern-day Bihar and Jharkhand in the late 19th century, during the British Raj, thereby making him an important figure in the history of the Indian independence movement. His achievements are even more remarkable for having been accomplished before the age of 25. His portrait hangs in the Central Hall of the Indian parliament; he is the only tribal leader to have been so honored. [Wikipedia]


President's Day -
Monday November 16, 2020

Culture : President Emomali Rakhmon, former collective farm boss, was elected head of parliament on November 16, 1992, as the ex-Soviet state reeled from the outbreak of a civil war won five years later by pro-government forces. Rakhmon was later elected president in 1994. from 2016


Kartar Singh Srabha day -
Monday November 16, 2020

Culture : Kartar Singh Sarabha (24 May 1896 – 16 November 1915) was an Indian Sikh revolutionary who is among the most famous and reputed martyrs of Punjab. He was only 17 years old when he became a member of Ghadar Party, then came up as a leading luminary member and started fight for an independent India. He was one the most active persons in the movement. Singh was executed at Lahore in November 1915 for his role in the movement in February 1915 when he was only 19 years old. [Wikipedia]


Bhatridwitiya -
Monday November 16, 2020

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


Bhaidooj -
Monday November 16, 2020

Culture : Bhai-Dooj is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and affection between a brother and a sister. 'Bhai' means brother and 'Dooj' means two days after new moon. It is one of the most a holiday for women only


National Students’ Day -
Tuesday November 17, 2020

Culture :


Hpaung Daw U Festival -
Tuesday November 17, 2020

Culture : During the month of Thadingyut, four of the five Buddha images resident in Hpaung Daw U Pagoda make a grand circuit of Inle Lake's villages, taking eighteen days to complete the tour.


Cairo Film Festival -
Tuesday November 17, 2020

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.ciff.org.eg in Cairo 2020 edition NOT confirmed


National Revival Day -
Tuesday November 17, 2020

Culture : After 70 years of living under the Soviet communist regime, Azerbaijanis took to the streets calling for independence.


Beaujolais nouveau -
Thursday November 19, 2020

Culture :


Kamolol Day (Thanksgiving Day) -
Thursday November 19, 2020

Culture :


Teacher Day -
Friday November 20, 2020

Culture :


Torino Film Festival (TIFF) -
Friday November 20, 2020

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.torinofilmfest.org in Torino 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Day of Dignity and Freedom -
Saturday November 21, 2020

Culture : Anniversary of the first day of 2013 pro-EU protests from 2014 onwards


National Adoption Day -
Saturday November 21, 2020

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.


Ewigkeitssonntag -
Sunday November 22, 2020

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


Onion festival -
Monday November 23, 2020

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


Anniversary of the Death of President Ahmed Abdallah (click) -
Thursday November 26, 2020

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


Algiers Agreement Day -
Thursday November 26, 2020

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.


Arbor Day -
Friday November 27, 2020

Culture : Autumn tree-planting day - from 2013 onwards


Albanian Independence Day -
Saturday November 28, 2020

Culture : From the Ottoman Empire. Independent Albania was proclaimed in Vlorë on 28 November 1912
to respect historical and cultural values and good family and social traditions from 2017


FESPOP - Percussion Festival -
Saturday November 28, 2020

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - in Louga http://www.fesfop.org/ 2020 edition not confirmed


Advent Sunday -
Sunday November 29, 2020

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]


Harvest festival -
Sunday November 29, 2020

Culture :


St Andrew's Day -
Monday November 30, 2020

Culture :


Commemoration Day -
Monday November 30, 2020

Culture : The UAE flag will be raised at half-mast at 8am on the day. A minute of silence will then be held at 11.30am, followed by the raising of the UAE flag and the national anthem to honour Emiratis who have died in the line of duty


State Inauguration Day -
Tuesday December 1, 2020

Culture :


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.


World AIDS Day -
Tuesday December 1, 2020

Culture :


Bahamas International Film Festival -
Tuesday December 1, 2020

Culture : Www.bintlfilmfest.com/ lasts 1 week - in Nassau 2019 edition confirmed


SKENA UP film festival in Pristina -
Tuesday December 1, 2020

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


National day of Samba -
Wednesday December 2, 2020

Culture : in Rio


National Day of the Salvadoran Clown -
Wednesday December 2, 2020

Culture :


Bhopal Gas Tragedy commemoration -
Thursday December 3, 2020

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


Festival International du Film de Marrakech -
Friday December 4, 2020

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.festivalmarrakech.info/ in Marrakech 2019 season confirmed


Anchorage International Film Festival -
Friday December 4, 2020

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.anchoragefilmfestival.org 2020 edition NOT YET confirmed


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 :


Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie -
Saturday December 5, 2020

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


FITHEB (Festival International de Théâtre du Bénin) -
Saturday December 5, 2020

Culture : Lasts 1 week - in Cotonou 2020 edition NOT confirmed


Discovery Day -
Saturday December 5, 2020

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.


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


First Night of Hanukkah -
Wednesday December 9, 2020

Culture :


Human Rights and Peace Day -
Thursday December 10, 2020

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 -
Thursday December 10, 2020

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 -
Thursday December 10, 2020

Culture :


International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) -
Friday December 11, 2020

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


Pa-Togan Nengminza Sangma -
Saturday December 12, 2020

Culture : Togan Sangma was a young man was in command of Garo warriors who fought the British. He fell fighting with unmatched heroism and courage in December 1872


Nupi Lal -
Saturday December 12, 2020

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


International Dragon Boat Festival -
Saturday December 12, 2020

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


Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam -
Saturday December 12, 2020

Culture :


Martyrs' Day -
Sunday December 13, 2020

Culture : Memorial day for the victims of Nanjing Massacre


St. Lucia Day -
Sunday December 13, 2020

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.


International film festival -
Sunday December 13, 2020

Culture : Lasts 1 week - www.dubaifilmfest.com/ in Dubai 2020 edition not confirmed


Solar eclipse -
Monday December 14, 2020

Culture : The total solar eclipse of December 14 2020 will be visible across the southern Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and across a strip of land covering Chile and Argentina. This will be an impressive total eclipse of the Sun, lasting over 2 minutes at maximum and visible over a path up to 90 km wide. The total eclipse begins in the Pacific at 14:32:28 UT, and ends in the Atlantic close to Africa at 17:54:13 UT. The maximum eclipse is at 16:13:23 UT, when the total phase will last over 2 minutes. The partial eclipse will be visible over southern South America between 13:33:48 UT and 18:53:00 UT. http://www.hermit.org


Arbor Day -
Monday December 14, 2020

Culture :


Kaliady -
Thursday December 17, 2020

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.


Ma dengn Beach Festival -
Saturday December 19, 2020

Culture : A celebration and promotion of culture and a catalyst in the Renaissance of Sierra Leone http://www.ntb.sl/ 2020 edition not confirmed


Yalda Night -
Sunday December 20, 2020

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 -
Monday December 21, 2020

Culture : Celebrated by the Turk-speaking community


Armed Forces Day -
Monday December 21, 2020

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


Defenders' Day -
Tuesday December 22, 2020

Culture : People's Army of Viet Nam Foundation Anniversary


Anniversary of the revolution -
Tuesday December 22, 2020

Culture : Ceaucescu downfall in 1989


Christmas Eve -
Thursday December 24, 2020

Culture :


Holy Night -
Thursday December 24, 2020

Culture :


National Consumers Day -
Thursday December 24, 2020

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 -
Thursday December 24, 2020

Culture :


Nüünichlingler -
Thursday December 24, 2020

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.


Constitution Day -
Friday December 25, 2020

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


Mao celebration -
Saturday December 26, 2020

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


Kwanzaa -
Saturday December 26, 2020

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


Bank Holiday -
Saturday December 26, 2020

Culture :


April Fools Day -
Monday December 28, 2020

Culture :


Hmong New Year -
Monday December 28, 2020

Culture : Celebrates the end of the harvest season


New Year's Eve -
Thursday December 31, 2020

Culture : Szilveszter