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Cards/flowers: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 3 months






Name Date Kind
Labour DayFriday May 1, 2020cards/flowers 
Orthodox Holy Saturday*Friday May 1, 2020cards/flowers 
Mothers' Day*Saturday May 2, 2020cards/flowers 
Mothers' Day*Saturday May 2, 2020cards/flowers 
Easter MondaySunday May 3, 2020cards/flowers 
1902 Montagne Pelée eruption commemorationFriday May 8, 2020cards/flowers 
Mother's Day*Saturday May 9, 2020cards/flowers 
Mothers' Day*Saturday May 9, 2020cards/flowers 
Mothers' DaySaturday May 9, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' Day*Saturday May 9, 2020cards/flowers 
National Day of Prayer*Saturday May 9, 2020cards/flowers 
Mothers' Day*Sunday May 10, 2020cards/flowers 
Abolition of SlaverySunday May 10, 2020cards/flowers 
Mothers' DaySunday May 10, 2020cards/flowers 
AscensionWednesday May 13, 2020cards/flowers 
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Wednesday May 13, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' DayWednesday May 13, 2020cards/flowers 
Liberation DaySaturday May 16, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' DaySaturday May 16, 2020cards/flowers 
Deportation DayMonday May 18, 2020cards/flowers 
Buddha's AnniversaryTuesday May 19, 2020cards/flowers 
Mother's DaySaturday May 23, 2020cards/flowers 
Mothers DayTuesday May 26, 2020cards/flowers 
Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha*Tuesday May 26, 2020cards/flowers 
Republic Day*Thursday May 28, 2020cards/flowers 
Mother's Day*Friday May 29, 2020cards/flowers 
St Fernand (Seville only)Saturday May 30, 2020cards/flowers 
Mothers' Day*Saturday May 30, 2020cards/flowers 
Mother's Day*Saturday May 30, 2020cards/flowers 
Arbor DaySaturday May 30, 2020cards/flowers 
Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day*Sunday May 31, 2020cards/flowers 
Peace Memorial Day*Sunday May 31, 2020cards/flowers 
Children's Day*Monday June 1, 2020cards/flowers 
Corpus Christi*Wednesday June 3, 2020cards/flowers 
Liberation Day*Friday June 5, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' DayFriday June 5, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' DaySaturday June 6, 2020cards/flowers 
Regional holiday**Wednesday June 10, 2020cards/flowers 
Valentine's DayFriday June 12, 2020cards/flowers 
Mothers' DaySaturday June 13, 2020cards/flowers 
Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boats)*Sunday June 14, 2020cards/flowers 
Arbor DayMonday June 15, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' DayWednesday June 17, 2020cards/flowers 
Family Day**Thursday June 18, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' DaySaturday June 20, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' DaySaturday June 20, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' DaySunday June 21, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' DaySunday June 21, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' DayTuesday June 23, 2020cards/flowers 
Mothers' DaySaturday June 27, 2020cards/flowers 
Armed Forces Day**Wednesday July 1, 2020cards/flowers 
Youth Day**Saturday July 4, 2020cards/flowers 
St Cyrilus and St Methodius*Sunday July 5, 2020cards/flowers 
Arbor DayWednesday July 8, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' DaySaturday July 11, 2020cards/flowers 
Hadj Season*Saturday July 11, 2020cards/flowers 
Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Friday July 17, 2020cards/flowers 
Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Monday July 20, 2020cards/flowers 
Behdeinkhlam*Tuesday July 21, 2020cards/flowers 
Racial Harmony Day**Tuesday July 21, 2020cards/flowers 
Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)*Friday July 24, 2020cards/flowers 
Regional holiday**Saturday July 25, 2020cards/flowers 
Parents' DaySaturday July 25, 2020cards/flowers 
Christmas in JulySaturday July 25, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' DaySaturday July 25, 2020cards/flowers 
Arbor DaySaturday July 25, 2020cards/flowers 
Earthquake Mourning*Sunday July 26, 2020cards/flowers 
Sisters' DaySaturday August 1, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' Day*Saturday August 8, 2020cards/flowers 
Fathers' DaySaturday August 8, 2020cards/flowers 
El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Monday August 10, 2020cards/flowers 
Mothers' DayWednesday August 12, 2020cards/flowers 
AssumptionSaturday August 15, 2020cards/flowers 
Mothers' DaySaturday August 15, 2020cards/flowers 
Indian National Day*Tuesday August 18, 2020cards/flowers 
Ashura*Tuesday August 18, 2020cards/flowers 
Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)*Wednesday August 19, 2020cards/flowers 
Isese Day*Thursday August 20, 2020cards/flowers 
European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism*Sunday August 23, 2020cards/flowers 
Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Friday August 28, 2020cards/flowers 
Grandparents Day*Saturday August 29, 2020cards/flowers 
National Day on Detained-Missing People*Sunday August 30, 2020cards/flowers 

Labour Day -
Sunday May 1, 2022

cards/flowers :


Orthodox Holy Saturday -
Saturday May 1, 2021

cards/flowers : Great Saturday – ts’iteli parask’evi


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 2, 2021

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 2, 2021

cards/flowers : Anyák napja


Easter Monday -
Monday May 3, 2021

cards/flowers :


1902 Montagne Pelée eruption commemoration -
Sunday May 8, 2022

cards/flowers :


Mother's Day -
Sunday May 9, 2021

cards/flowers : Probably linked with a celebration in England in the 1600s ( Mothering Sunday ). Honored all mothers in England. Mothering Sunday gave poor servants who lived and worked for the wealthy a day off to actually go home and dedicate time to their mothers. Mothering Cake , a special cake, was common for the celebration.


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 9, 2021

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 9, 2021

cards/flowers :


Fathers' Day -
Sunday May 9, 2021

cards/flowers : Ziua Tatălui


National Day of Prayer -
Monday May 9, 2022

cards/flowers : National Day of Honor for troops who contributed to Afghanistan mission


Mothers' Day -
Tuesday May 10, 2022

cards/flowers : The mother is given a serenade sung by her family or by a band


Abolition of Slavery -
Tuesday May 10, 2022

cards/flowers :


Mothers' Day -
Tuesday May 10, 2022

cards/flowers :


Ascension -
Thursday May 13, 2021

cards/flowers : not a public holiday


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday May 13, 2021

cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]


Fathers' Day -
Thursday May 13, 2021

cards/flowers :


Liberation Day -
Sunday May 16, 2021

cards/flowers :


Fathers' Day -
Sunday May 16, 2021

cards/flowers :


Deportation Day -
Tuesday May 18, 2021

cards/flowers :


Buddha's Anniversary -
Wednesday May 19, 2021

cards/flowers :


Mother's Day -
Sunday May 23, 2021

cards/flowers :


Mothers Day -
Wednesday May 26, 2021

cards/flowers :


Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Wednesday May 26, 2021

cards/flowers : Commemorates to Buddhists the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Gautama Buddha.


Republic Day -
Friday May 28, 2021

cards/flowers : Commemorates the overthrow of the 240-year-old monarchy and its eventual replacement by the Constituent Assembly. Military and civilian parades and traditional dances and cultural performances take place in the capital, Kathmandu. From 2008 onwards.


Mother's Day -
Saturday May 29, 2021

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.


St Fernand (Seville only) -
Sunday May 30, 2021

cards/flowers :


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 30, 2021

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.


Mother's Day -
Sunday May 30, 2021

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.


Arbor Day -
Sunday May 30, 2021

cards/flowers :


Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day -
Monday May 31, 2021

cards/flowers : Grandson of King Thakombau, the last king of Fiji (until 1874), Mr. Sukuna joined the French Legion during WW1. He was highly honored and even has a monument in Souain-Perthes-les Hurlus (France), as a horseman


Peace Memorial Day -
Monday May 31, 2021

cards/flowers : The Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) was finalized at the All Darfur Stakeholders Conference in May 2011, in Doha, Qatar. In accordance with the DDPD, the Government of Sudan appointed a Darfur Regional Authority and a Darfuri as Second Vice President of the Republic of Sudan.


Children's Day -
Tuesday June 1, 2021

cards/flowers : Originated in the World Conference for the Wellbeing of Children in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925.


Corpus Christi -
Thursday June 3, 2021

cards/flowers : Makeshift altars are displayed on the previous day. Spectacular processions on the Corpus Christi day.


Liberation Day -
Saturday June 5, 2021

cards/flowers : Commemorates the resolution which lead to independence on June 29, 1976


Fathers' Day -
Saturday June 5, 2021

cards/flowers :


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 6, 2021

cards/flowers :


Regional holiday -
Thursday June 10, 2021

cards/flowers : Foz do Iguaçu Day Foz do Iguaçu only


Valentine's Day -
Saturday June 12, 2021

cards/flowers :


Mothers' Day -
Sunday June 13, 2021

cards/flowers :


Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boats) -
Monday June 14, 2021

cards/flowers : The festival occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional lunar calendar, the source of its alternative name, the Double Fifth Festival. The focus of most celebrations involves eating zongzi (sticky rice treats wrapped in bamboo leaves), drinking realgar wine (雄黃酒, xiónghuángjiǔ), and racing dragon boats. The story best known in modern China holds that the festival commemorates the death of the poet and minister Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BC) of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States period of the Zhou Dynasty. [Wikipedia]


Arbor Day -
Tuesday June 15, 2021

cards/flowers :


Fathers' Day -
Thursday June 17, 2021

cards/flowers :


Family Day -
Friday June 18, 2021

cards/flowers : as of 2020


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 20, 2021

cards/flowers :


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 20, 2021

cards/flowers :


Fathers' Day -
Monday June 21, 2021

cards/flowers :


Fathers' Day -
Monday June 21, 2021

cards/flowers :


Fathers' Day -
Wednesday June 23, 2021

cards/flowers :


Mothers' Day -
Sunday June 27, 2021

cards/flowers :


Armed Forces Day -
Thursday July 1, 2021

cards/flowers : NOT a public holiday


Youth Day -
Sunday July 4, 2021

cards/flowers : NOT a public holiday


St Cyrilus and St Methodius -
Monday July 5, 2021

cards/flowers : Cyril and Methodius were two brothers born in Thessaloniki in the Byzantine Empire in the 9th century, who became missionaries of Christianity in Khazaria and Great Moravia. They both perfected a Slavonic alphabet which is now known as the Cyrillic alphabet and translated the liturgy into this language.


Arbor Day -
Thursday July 8, 2021

cards/flowers :


Fathers' Day -
Sunday July 11, 2021

cards/flowers :


Hadj Season -
Sunday July 11, 2021

cards/flowers : The word Hajj means to intend a journey , which connotes both the outward act of a journey and the inward act of intentions. It is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their family during their absence. It is one of the five pillars of Islam, alongside Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, and Sawm. The gathering during Hajj is considered the largest annual gathering of people in the world. The state of being physically and financially capable of performing the Hajj is called istita'ah, and a Muslim who fulfills this condition is called a mustati.


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday July 17, 2021

cards/flowers :


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday July 20, 2021

cards/flowers :


Behdeinkhlam -
Wednesday July 21, 2021

cards/flowers : Agrarian festival that asks God to chase away plagues and diseases and to bless the people with good health and a bountiful


Racial Harmony Day -
Wednesday July 21, 2021

cards/flowers : NOT a public holiday


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday July 24, 2021

cards/flowers : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.


Regional holiday -
Sunday July 25, 2021

cards/flowers : Epistle of Saint James in Girona only


Parents' Day -
Sunday July 25, 2021

cards/flowers :


Christmas in July -
Sunday July 25, 2021

cards/flowers :


Fathers' Day -
Sunday July 25, 2021

cards/flowers :


Arbor Day -
Sunday July 25, 2021

cards/flowers :


Earthquake Mourning -
Monday July 26, 2021

cards/flowers : Remembrance of the 2010 earthquake


Sisters' Day -
Sunday August 1, 2021

cards/flowers :


Fathers' Day -
Sunday August 8, 2021

cards/flowers : 8th day of the 8th month


Fathers' Day -
Sunday August 8, 2021

cards/flowers :


El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday August 10, 2021

cards/flowers :


Mothers' Day -
Thursday August 12, 2021

cards/flowers :


Assumption -
Sunday August 15, 2021

cards/flowers :


Mothers' Day -
Sunday August 15, 2021

cards/flowers :


Indian National Day -
Wednesday August 18, 2021

cards/flowers : To recognize the contributions Indo-St. Lucians have made to the development of the island.


Ashura -
Wednesday August 18, 2021

cards/flowers : Husayn ibn Ali martyrdom day, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) fighting injustice.


Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) -
Thursday August 19, 2021

cards/flowers : The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first Islamic year beginning in 610 AD during which the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra [Wikipedia]


Isese Day -
Friday August 20, 2021

cards/flowers : Traditional celebration observed by the Osun community


European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism -
Monday August 23, 2021

cards/flowers : Kommunismi ja natsismi ohvrite mälestuspäev: Day when the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was signed in 1939.


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Saturday August 28, 2021

cards/flowers : Krishna (literally black , dark , dark-blue ) is a Hindu deity, regarded as an avatar of Vishnu and in some traditions considered the Supreme Being. Krishna is often depicted as an infant or young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana or as a youthful prince giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita. The stories of Krishna appear across a broad spectrum of Hindu philosophical and theological traditions.They portray him in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero and the Supreme Being.


Grandparents Day -
Sunday August 29, 2021

cards/flowers : To honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.


National Day on Detained-Missing People -
Monday August 30, 2021

cards/flowers : From 2007 onwards