Upcoming Holidays 2014

 
Maundy Thursday Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance in many countries. The day, also known as Holy Thursday, occurs during Holy Week and falls on the Thursday before Good Friday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s last supper and the initiation of the... more
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Good Friday Thursday, April 17, 2014
Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It falls just before Easter Sunday, which is the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the March equinox. more
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Orthodox Good Friday Thursday, April 17, 2014
Many Orthodox Christian churches often observe Good Friday at a later date than the Good Friday date observed by many western churches. Good Friday focuses on Jesus Christ’s death, which is described in the Christian bible. The day is also known... more
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Orthodox Holy Saturday Friday, April 18, 2014
Holy Saturday is the day when Jesus lay in his tomb after his death, according to Christian belief. Many Orthodox Christian churches often observe Holy Saturday at a later date than the Holy Saturday date observed by many western churches. Holy... more
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Holy Saturday Friday, April 18, 2014
Holy Saturday falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It commemorates the day when Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It is also known as Easter Even and the Great Sabbath. more
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Easter Sunday Saturday, April 19, 2014
Easter Sunday is traditionally about Jesus Christ's resurrection from death, according to Christian belief. However, many people use the day to decorate Easter eggs, share chocolate eggs and participate in Easter egg competitions. It is the first... more
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Orthodox Easter Saturday, April 19, 2014
Many Orthodox Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday. The Orthodox Christian date for Easter Sunday, also known as Pascha, is often at a later date than the Easter date observed by many western churches. more
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Easter Monday Sunday, April 20, 2014
Easter Monday occurs after Easter Sunday, which commemorates Jesus Christ's resurrection, according to Christian belief. more
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St. George's Day Sunday, April 20, 2014
St George's Day remembers St George, England's patron saint. The anniversary of his death, which is on April 23, is seen as England's national day. According to legend, he was a soldier in the Roman army who killed a dragon and saved a princess. more
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Orthodox Easter Monday Sunday, April 20, 2014
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday, which celebrates Jesus’ resurrection, according to Christian belief. Many Orthodox Christian churches often observe Easter Monday at a later date than the Easter Monday date observed by many western... more
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Passover Monday, April 21, 2014
Passover (Pesach) lasts for eight days. Many Jewish people spend the Passover period with family members or close friends and attend special communal meals known as Seders. more
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Shakespeare Day Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Many fans and enthusiasts of William Shakespeare, who was one of England’s greatest poets and dramatists, celebrate National Shakespeare Day, also known as Shakespeare Day, on April 23 each year. April 23 is also St George’s Day and the United... more
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Children's Day Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Children's Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world, to honor children globally. It was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in 1925 and then established universally in 1954 to protect... more
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Liberation Day Thursday, April 24, 2014
Liberation Day is a day, often a public holiday, that marks the liberation of a place, similar to an independence day. more
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Anzac Day Thursday, April 24, 2014
ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day is the anniversary of the landing of troops from Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in World War I on April 25, 1915. more
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The Feast of St Mark Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Feast of St Mark (La Festa di San Marco) is an annual local public holiday in Venice, Italy, on April 25. It honors St Mark, the city’s patron saint, and coincides with Liberation Day. more
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Memorial Day Sunday, April 27, 2014
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formally known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and... more
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Yom HaShoah Sunday, April 27, 2014
Many people observe Yom Hashoah, which is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. It commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. more
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National Day Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Every year, people celebrates the country's status as an independent nation. more
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Labor Day Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people... more
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Constitution Day Friday, May 2, 2014
Constitution Day, observed on June 5, commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Danish constitution of 1849, which established Denmark as a constitutional monarchy, and honors the constitution of 1953, which was adopted on the same day. more
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Independence Day Saturday, May 3, 2014
Independence Day is annually celebrated on July 4 and is often known as "the Fourth of July". It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Patriotic displays and family events are... more
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Bank Holiday Sunday, May 4, 2014
A bank holiday is a public holiday in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth countries, other European countries such as Switzerland, and a colloquialism for a public holiday in Ireland. There is no automatic right to time off on these days, although... more
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Yom HaAtzmaut Monday, May 5, 2014
Many Jewish people remember Israel’s Independence Day, also known as Yom Ha’Atzmaut (or Yom HaAtzmaut). Celebrations are annually held on or around the fifth day of the month of Iyar, according to the Jewish calendar. more
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Victory in Europe Day Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Victory in Europe Day—known as V-E Day or VE Day—was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (in Commonwealth countries, 7 May 1945) to mark the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed... more
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WWII Victory Day Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Victory in Europe Day—known as V-E Day or VE Day—was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (in Commonwealth countries, 7 May 1945) to mark the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed... more
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Victory Day Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Victory Day, also known as VJ Day, marks the anniversary the Allies’ victory over Japan during World War II. It followed the dropping of the devastating atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.... more
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Ascension Day Thursday, May 8, 2014
Ascension Day is observed on the 40th day of Easter. It commemorates Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven, according to the New Testament of the Bible. more
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Father's Day Saturday, May 10, 2014
Father's Day in the United States is on the third Sunday of June. It celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives. Its origins may lie in a memorial service held for a large group of men, many of them... more
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Peace Officers Memorial Day Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Peace Officers Memorial Day is held annually in the United States on May 15 in honor of federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. It is observed in conjunction with Police Week. Many people in the United States... more
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Great Prayer Day Thursday, May 15, 2014
A collection of minor Christian holy days consolidated into one day. The name translates literally from Danish language, "Great Prayer Day". more
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National Defense Transportation Day Thursday, May 15, 2014
National Defense Transportation Day, which occurs annually on the third Friday of May, remembers the contributions of people working in the United States' transport industry. It is part of National Transportation Week. more
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Armed Forces Day Friday, May 16, 2014
Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second... more
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Lag B'Omer Saturday, May 17, 2014
Many Jewish people observe Lag B’Omer, also known as Lag BaOmer, on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar. The name of this observance means refers to the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer. more
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National Maritime Day Wednesday, May 21, 2014
May 22 is National Maritime Day in the United States each year. This day reflects the gratitude that Americans have for the maritime industry and the benefits it brings to the country. It also recognizes ships and seafarers who have held a special... more
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Harvey Milk Day Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Many public schools observe Harvey Milk Day in California, USA, on May 22. This observance celebrates the achievements of Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist who was assassinated in 1978. more
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Culture and Literacy Day Friday, May 23, 2014
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National Missing Children's Day Saturday, May 24, 2014
National Missing Children's Day is an annual observation in the United States designed to highlight the problem of child abduction. It falls on May 25 - on that date in 1979, six-year-old New Yorker Ethan Patz disappeared on his way to school.... more
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National Sorry Day Sunday, May 25, 2014
National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Stolen generations refer... more
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Jefferson Davis Birthday Sunday, May 25, 2014
Jefferson Davis’ Birthday, also known as Jefferson Davis Day, commemorates the birthday of Jefferson Davis, one of the most well-known Confederate leaders during the American Civil War in the 1860s. It is a state holiday in Alabama on the first... more
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Isra and Mi'raj Monday, May 26, 2014
Many Muslims in the United States observe Isra and Mi'raj (Al Isra' wal Miraj, Lailat al Mi’raj, or Laylat al Miraj). This event commemorates the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and his ascent into heaven. It is observed on the... more
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Statehood Day Saturday, May 31, 2014
Statehood Day in Kentucky and Tennessee, in the United States, is held on June 1 each year. It celebrates the states' admissions as the 15th and 16th states of the United States. It also serves as a reminder of the importance of civic involvement. more
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Queen's Birthday Sunday, June 1, 2014
The Queen's Birthday is a public holiday in Australia, as the country is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, with the monarch of the United Kingdom being head of state. more
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Australia Day Sunday, June 1, 2014
Australia Day is on January 26 and commemorates the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788. more
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Republic Day Sunday, June 1, 2014
Republic Day, also known as Festa della Repubblica in Italian (Festival of the Republic), is a national holiday in Italy on June 2 each year. It celebrates the day when Italians voted to abolish the monarchy in 1946 so their country could become a... more
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Shavuot Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Many Jewish Americans observe Shavuot, which is the second of three major Jewish festivals that focus on historical and agricultural importance. The other two are Passover and Sukkot. Shavuot follows Passover by 50 days. Shavuot occurs on the... more
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Pentecost Friday, June 6, 2014
Pentecost is a Christian holy day commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament of the Bible. It is also known as Whitsunday, or Whit Sunday. more
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The parliament of Norway broke the personal union with Sweden under the House of Bernadotte on 7 June 1905. After some months of tension and fear of war between the two neighbouring nations, negotiations between the two governments led to Norway's... more
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Whit Monday Sunday, June 8, 2014
Many Christians in the United States will observe Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, also known as Whit Sunday or Whitsunday, which commemorates the Holy Ghost's descent on Jesus Christ's disciples, according to the... more
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Corpus Christi Sunday, June 8, 2014
Many Christians in the United States, particularly those of the Catholic faith, observe Corpus Christi in honor of the Holy Eucharist. It is also known as the Feast of the Most Holy Body of Christ, as well as the Day of Wreaths. more
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Portugal Day Monday, June 9, 2014
Portugal Day, officially Portuguese: Dia de Portugal, de Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesas (Day of Portugal, Camões, and the Portuguese Communities), is Portugal's National Day celebrated annually on 10 June. more
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Kamehameha Day Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Kamehameha the Great was the monarch of Hawaii between 1782 and 1819. He is well-known and respected for uniting and establishing the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1810. Kamehameha Day is held in his honor on June 11 each year. more
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Russia Day Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Russia Day (Russian: День России, Den' Rossii) is the national holiday of the Russian Federation, celebrated on June 12. It has been celebrated every year since 1992. The First Congress of People's Deputies of the Russian Federation adopted the... more
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Flag Day Friday, June 13, 2014
People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. On the same day, the United States Army celebrates its birthday. more
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Trinity Sunday Saturday, June 14, 2014
Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost and is celebrated by many Christians in the United States. It is one of the few feasts that are celebrated as a doctrine instead of an event. It is also symbolic of the unity of the Trinity. more
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Bunker Hill Day Monday, June 16, 2014
Bunker Hill Day marks the anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill, also known as the Battle of Breed's Hill, on June 17 each year. This battle, which occurred in 1775, was part of the Siege of Boston. This siege took place during the American... more
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Juneteenth Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Juneteenth is an annual observance on June 19 to remember when Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation and freed all remaining slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865. This day is an opportunity for people to celebrate freedom and equal... more
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Midsummer Eve Thursday, June 19, 2014
Midsummer Eve: Non official - Non-working day in the annual holiday act law 162/2005. more
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West Virginia Day Thursday, June 19, 2014
West Virginia Day or WV Day commemorates the date that West Virginia was admitted to the Union and became a member of the United States. It is usually held on June 20 each year held unless it falls on a Sunday, when it is observed on the following... more
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Midsummer Day Friday, June 20, 2014
Midsummer is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 21 and June 25 and the preceding evening. The exact dates... more
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Day of Antifascist Struggle Saturday, June 21, 2014
Day of Antifascist Struggle is the day to commemorate the opposition to fascist ideologies, groups and individuals. more
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The Feast of St. John Monday, June 23, 2014
The Feast of St John (La Festa di San Giovanni) is an annual public holiday in the Italian cities of Florence, Turin, and Genoa on June 24. It honors St John, also known as John the Baptist. more
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Ramadan begins Saturday, June 28, 2014
Ramadan (also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving and self-accountability for Muslims in the United States. The first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran) were revealed... more
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The Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul Saturday, June 28, 2014
The Feast of St Peter and St Paul (La Festa di San Pietro e Paolo) is an annual public holiday in Rome, Italy on June 29. It honors the Catholic saints Peter and Paul. more
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Queen Sonja's day Thursday, July 3, 2014
Born in Oslo on 4 July 1937 as the daughter of clothing merchant Karl August Haraldsen (1889–1959) and Dagny Ulrichsen (1898–1994), Queen Sonja of Norway (née Sonja Haraldsen) is the wife of King Harald V. more
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Saints Cyril and Methodius Friday, July 4, 2014
Saints Cyril and Methodius were Byzantine Greek brothers born in Thessalonica in the 9th century who became Christian missionaries among the Slavic peoples of the Great Moravia and Pannonia. more
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Jan Hus Day Saturday, July 5, 2014
Jan Hus, often referred to in English as John Hus or John Huss, was a Czech priest, philosopher, reformer, and master at Charles University in Prague. more
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Orangemen's Day Friday, July 11, 2014
People in Northern Ireland annually celebrate Orangemen's Day to commemorate the Battle of Boyne, which occurred on Ireland’s east coast in 1690. It is a bank holiday on or after July 12 and often features marches. This day is known as... more
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Bastille Day Sunday, July 13, 2014
Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. more
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Prince Haakon Magnus' day Saturday, July 19, 2014
The wedding of Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby took place on 25 August 2001 at Oslo Cathedral. It was the first royal wedding to take place in Norway since the marriage of then-Crown Prince Harald to Sonja Haraldsen in... more
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Prince Haakon Magnus' day Saturday, July 19, 2014
Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈˈhoː.kʊn]; born 20 July 1973), with the full name Haakon Magnus, is the heir apparent to the throne of Norway and the son of the current King, Harald V. He is a member of the House of... more
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Laylat al-Qadr Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Laylat al Qadr is also known as the Night of Power or the Night of Destiny. It commemorates when Koran (Qur’an) was revealed to the prophet Muhammad (also known as Mohammad). more
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Pioneer Day Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Pioneer Day is a state holiday in Utah in the United States. It is celebrated on July 24 each year to commemorate the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into Utah’s Salt Lake Valley in 1847. This day celebrates the... more
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The Restoration of Democracy Wednesday, July 23, 2014
In 1974, a referendum voted 69%-31% to confirm the deposition of King Constantine II. A democratic republican constitution came into force. Another previously exiled politician, Andreas Papandreou also returned and founded the socialist... more
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Parents' Day Saturday, July 26, 2014
Parental figures in the United States receive the recognition for the role they play in their children’s lives on Parents’ Day. The day aims to promote responsible parenting and to recognize positive parental role models. It celebrates the special... more
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St. Olaf's day Monday, July 28, 2014
Olaf II Haraldsson (995 – 29 July 1030), later known as St. Olaf, was King of Norway from 1015 to 1028. He was posthumously given the title Rex Perpetuus Norvegiae (English: Norway's Eternal King) and canonised in Nidaros (Trondheim) by Bishop... more
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Eid-al-Fitr Monday, July 28, 2014
Many Muslims in the United States celebrate Eid al-Fitr (also known as Id al-Fitr or Eid ul-Fitr) on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to... more
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Northern Territory Picnic Day Sunday, August 3, 2014
Picnic Day is observed in Australia’s Northern Territory on the first Monday of August each year. It serves as an extra day of rest for workers as well as part of a long weekend for various events, such as the Harts Range annual races. more
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Thanksgiving Day Monday, August 4, 2014
Thanksgiving Day in the United States is a holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. It precedes Black Friday. more
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Homeland Thanksgiving Day Monday, August 4, 2014
Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian Defenders is a public holiday in Croatia which is held as a memorial to its War of Independence, celebrated on August 5. more
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Tisha B'Av Monday, August 4, 2014
Many Jewish people in the United States observe Tisha B’Av, which is the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar. It is a day of mourning to remember various events such as the destruction of the First Temple and Second Temple in... more
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Peace Festival Thursday, August 7, 2014
The Augsburg Peace Festival is celebrated on August 8 each year. It commemorates the Protestants' loss of religious freedom in the city of Augsburg in 1629. It also celebrates the implementation of the Peace of Westphalia. more
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Dormition of the Holy Virgin Thursday, August 14, 2014
Assumption or Dormition of the Holy Virgin is the most important celebration of the Virgin Mary. more
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Assumption of Mary Thursday, August 14, 2014
Catholic churches in the United States celebrate the feast of the Assumption to honor the Virgin Mary’s death and her rise into heaven on August 15 each year.The Catholic and Orthodox Christians view the Assumption as the Virgin Mary's heavenly... more
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Statehood Day in Hawaii Thursday, August 14, 2014
Hawaii’s Statehood Day is an annual state holiday on the third Friday of August. It commemorates the anniversary Hawaii’s statehood . This holiday is not to be confused with Statehood Day in Kentucky or Tennessee, USA. more
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Bennington Battle Day Friday, August 15, 2014
Bennington Battle Day is a state holiday in Vermont to honor of the Battle of Bennington, which took place during the Revolutionary War in north America in 1777. The day is usually celebrated annually on August 16. Any legal holiday that falls on... more
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National Aviation Day Monday, August 18, 2014
National Aviation Day is observed in the United States on August 19 each year to celebrate the history and development of the aviation. It coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, made significant... more
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Crown Princess Mette Marit's day Monday, August 18, 2014
Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway (born Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby 19 August 1973), is the wife of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, heir apparent to the throne of Norway. A Norwegian commoner and a single mother with a rebellious past, she was a... more
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Independence Restoration Day Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Estonian Declaration of Independence, also known as the Manifesto to the Peoples of Estonia (Estonian: Manifest Eestimaa rahvastele), is the founding act of the Republic of Estonia from 1918. It is celebrated on 24 February, the National Day... more
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Senior Citizens Day Wednesday, August 20, 2014
National Senior Citizens Day recognizes contributions senior citizens make in communities across the United States. It is annually observed on August 21. more
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Lyndon Baines Johnson Day Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day is an annual state holiday in Texas in the United States on August 27. It celebrates the birthday of Lyndon Baines Johnson, popularly known as “LBJ”, who was the 36th president of the United States. more
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Unification Day Friday, September 5, 2014
Unification Day is a national holiday of many countries. more
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Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day Friday, September 5, 2014
Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day is observed in the United States on the first Saturday after Labor Day. It is a day when people are encouraged to participate in cleaning up the federal lands and features various programs and activities. more
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National Grandparents Day Saturday, September 6, 2014
Many families in the United States observe National Grandparents Day on the first Sunday of September after Labor Day. This day honors grandparents. more
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Patriot Day Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. Many Americans refer Patriot Day as 9/11 or September 11. more
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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is a combined event that is annually observed in the United States on September 17. This event commemorates the formation and signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787. It also... more
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The Feast of Saint Januarius Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Feast of Saint Januarius (La Festa di San Gennaro) is an annual public holiday in Naples, Italy on September 19. It honors the Catholic saint Januarius, or San Gennaro. more
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National POW/MIA Recognition Day Thursday, September 18, 2014
The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA),... more
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Emancipation Day Sunday, September 21, 2014
Residents of Ohio commemorate the abolishment of slavery on Emancipation Day, which falls on September 22. Some other states have similar celebrations, but they fall on different dates. more
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Rosh Hashana Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Many Jewish Americans celebrate Rosh Hashana (or Rosh Hashanah), which is also known as the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashana starts on the first day of Tishrei (or Tishri), which is the seventh month in the Jewish calendar, and may last for two days.... more
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Gold Star Mother's Day Saturday, September 27, 2014
Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces. more
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St. Wenceslas Day Saturday, September 27, 2014
In 935, St. Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia, now patron of the Czech State, was murdered by his brother.. more
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Family & Community Day Sunday, September 28, 2014
Family and Community Day is a public holiday for people to spend time with their family and friends in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in Australia. It was annually held on the first Tuesday of November, but was moved in August 2009 to be... more
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Unity Day Sunday, September 28, 2014
It marks the anniversary of the nation's unification. more
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Day of German Unity Thursday, October 2, 2014
The Day of German Unity (German: Tag der Deutschen Einheit) is the national day of Germany, celebrated on 3 October as a public holiday. It commemorates the anniversary of German reunification in 1990, when the goal of a unity of Germany that... more
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Feast of St Francis of Assisi Friday, October 3, 2014
Many churches in the United States celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on October 4 each year. The feast commemorates the life of St Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the... more
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Yom Kippur Friday, October 3, 2014
Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday known as the Day of Atonement. Many people of Jewish faith in the United States spend the day fasting and praying. Its theme centers on atonement and repentance. Yom Kippur is on the 10th day of the month of Tishrei... more
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Eid-al-Adha Saturday, October 4, 2014
Many Muslims in the United States observe Eid-al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, each year. This festival commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son to God. This festival also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage... more
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Child Health Day Sunday, October 5, 2014
Child Health Day in the United States raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. This event is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October. more
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Leif Erikson Day Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Leif Erikson Day honors a viking explorer known as Leif Erikson. He is believed to be the first recorded Nordic person to have visited the area that is now the United States. It is believed that he visited Baffin Island and Labrador around 1000 CE. more
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First day of Sukkot Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Many Jewish communities in the United States celebrate the first day of Sukkot (Succot, Succoth, Sukkoth), which is the start of the Sukkot period. This period, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, lasts for about seven days. It is observed... more
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Columbus Day Sunday, October 12, 2014
Columbus Day, which is annually on the second Monday of October, remembers Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. This holiday is controversial because the European settlement in the Americas led to the demise of the... more
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Native Americans' Day Sunday, October 12, 2014
The second Monday of October annually marks Columbus Day in many parts the United States but not all states or region follow this observance. Instead, they celebrate other events on the day. For example, South Dakota's official holiday on this... more
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White Cane Safety Day Tuesday, October 14, 2014
White Cane Safety Day is celebrates blind and visually impaired people's achievements in the United States on October 15 every year. It also reminds people about the how the white cane is an important tool in helping the blind and the visually... more
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Last day of Sukkot Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Many Jewish people in the United States mark Hoshana Rabbah (or Hoshana Raba) as the last day of Sukkot (Succot, Succoth, Sukkoth) in their calendars. This day is the end of the Sukkot period, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. The Sukkot... more
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Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Many Jewish communities in the United States celebrate Shemini Atzeret (or Shmini Atzeret) and Simchat Torah. Shemini Atzeret is a Jewish holiday dedicated to the love of God. Simchat Torah marks the end of the Sukkot (or Sukkoth) festival. more
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Boss's Day Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Boss’s Day, also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a time for many workers to appreciate their employers. It is annually observed in the United States on October 16, or the nearest working day. more
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Alaska Day Friday, October 17, 2014
Alaska Day marks the anniversary of the formal transfer of the territory from Russia to the United States and the raising of the United States flag at Sitka on October 18, 1867. It is usually celebrated on October 18 each year. more
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Diwali/Deepavali Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Diwali is a festival of lights observed on the 15th day of the month of Kartika in the Hindu calendar. Many people in the United States celebrate Diwali each year. more
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1956 Revolution Memorial Day Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Hungarian Revolution or Uprising of 1956 (Hungarian: 1956-os forradalom or felkelés) was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until... more
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Muharram/Islamic New Year Friday, October 24, 2014
Many Muslims in countries such as the United States observe the start of the Islamic New Year on the first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar. more
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The Ochi day Monday, October 27, 2014
The Ochi day is to celebrate of the Greek refusal to the Italian ultimatum of 1940. more
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Independent Czechoslovak State Day Monday, October 27, 2014
Independent Czechoslovak State Day commemorates the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918. more
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Halloween Thursday, October 30, 2014
Many Americans celebrate Halloween on October 31. Celebrations include costume parties and trick-or-treating. more
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Reformation Day Thursday, October 30, 2014
Reformation Day is a public holiday on October 31 each year to remember the religious Reformation in Europe. It commemorates when German monk and theologian Martin Luther’s proposals were nailed on the doors of a church in 1517. This event was the... more
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Nevada Day Thursday, October 30, 2014
Nevada Day is a state holiday in Nevada in the United States. It is celebrated on the last Friday of October each year. It commemorates Nevada’s frontier legacy and its entry into the Union as the 36th state on October 31 in 1864. more
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Revival Day Friday, October 31, 2014
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All Saints' Day Friday, October 31, 2014
Many churches in the United States celebrate All Saints' Day to honor all the saints, particularly those who do not have their own special feast day, on November 1. more
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Remembrance Day Friday, October 31, 2014
Remembrance Day in Australia is dedicated to Australians who died as a result of war, particularly from World War I onwards. A minute of silence is dedicated to the deceased, especially for soldiers who died fighting to protect the nation.... more
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All Souls' Day Saturday, November 1, 2014
All Souls’ Day in the United States is dedicated to prayers for the dead. The Day of the Dead is also celebrated on this day. Many western churches annually observe All Souls’ Day on November 2 and many eastern churches celebrate it prior to Lent... more
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Recreation Day Sunday, November 2, 2014
Recreation Day is annually celebrated in northern Tasmania, in Australia, on the first Monday of November. Cities and towns in the region such as Launceston observe this holiday. more
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Guy Fawkes Day Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Guy Fawkes Night is annually held on November 5. It is sometimes known as Bonfire Night and marks the anniversary of the discovery of a plot organized by Catholic conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Many people... more
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Armistice Day Monday, November 10, 2014
The date was declared a national holiday in many allied nations, to commemorate those members of the armed forces who were killed during war. more
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St. Martin's Day Monday, November 10, 2014
St. Martin's Day (Martinstag) on November 11 is a religious observance that is particularly popular with children. It is dedicated to St. Martin of Tours and celebrates modesty and altruism - both values commonly associated with the Saint. more
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Veterans Day Monday, November 10, 2014
In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to... more
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Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day Sunday, November 16, 2014
Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorates the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and the demonstration in 1989 that started the Velvet Revolution. more
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Polytechneio Sunday, November 16, 2014
Anniversary of the 1973 students protests against the junta of the colonels (1967–1974). more
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Repentance Day Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Day of Prayer and Repentance (Buss- und Bettag) is a public holiday in the state of Saxony, Germany. It is on the last Wednesday before November 23 and 11 days before the start of Advent. It is an occasion for Protestant Christians to pray or... more
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Sunday of the Dead Saturday, November 22, 2014
The Sunday of the Dead (Totensonntag) is a religious holiday in the German Evangelical Church dedicated to the memory of those who have passed away. more
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Presidents' Day Thursday, November 27, 2014
Lincoln’s Birthday celebrates the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, one of the most popular presidents in United States history. It is a state holiday in some states on or around February 12 each year. more
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American Indian Heritage Day Thursday, November 27, 2014
American Indian Heritage Day, also known as Native American Heritage Day, annually recognizes the rich cultural heritage, history and vital contributions of American Indians on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. more
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Black Friday Thursday, November 27, 2014
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day in the USA and falls on the Friday after the fourth Thursday in November. It is a busy shopping day and is a holiday in some states. more
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First Sunday Advent Saturday, November 29, 2014
The Advent season marks the beginning of the Christian year across many western churches in the United States. Its length varies from 22 to 28 days, starting on the Sunday nearest St Andrew’s Day and encompassing the next three Sundays, ending on... more
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St Andrew's Day Saturday, November 29, 2014
St Andrew's Day falls on November 30, according to many Christian churches. St Andrew's Day is a bank holiday in Scotland. However, the bank holiday falls on Monday, December 1 or 2 if November 30 is a Saturday or Sunday. more
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Cyber Monday Sunday, November 30, 2014
Cyber Monday falls on the first Monday after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Many online retailers offer deals and deep discounts to customers on this day, which is increasingly becoming one of busiest online shopping days in the US. more
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St. Nicholas Day Friday, December 5, 2014
St. Nicholas of Myra is a popular Christian Saint among children across Europe because of his reputation as a bringer of gifts. more
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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Saturday, December 6, 2014
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is annually on December 7, commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii, during World War II. Many American service men and women lost their lives or were injured on December 7, 1941. National... more
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Feast of the Immaculate Conception Sunday, December 7, 2014
Many Christians, particularly those of Catholic faith, in the United States observe the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on or around December 8. more
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First Day of Hanukkah Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Many Jewish communities in the United States observe the first day of Hanukkah, which marks the start of Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish observance that remembers the Jewish people's struggle... more
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Pan American Aviation Day Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Pan American Aviation Day is annually observed in the United States on December 17. It celebrates and stimulates interest in aviation in the western hemisphere as an important way to develop more rapid communications and cultural development. It... more
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Wright Brothers Day Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Wright Brothers Day is celebrated in the United States on December 17 each year. The date commemorates the Wright brothers' first successful flight in heavier-than-air, mechanically propelled craft, accomplished on December 17, 1903, near Kitty... more
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Last day of Hanukkah Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Many Jewish people in the United States mark the last day of Hanukkah as the end of the Hanukkah celebrations. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish observance to commemorate the Jewish people's struggle for... more
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Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Christmas Eve in the United States, which is annually on December 24, is the day before Christmas Day. It falls within the Christmas season, which is a time for people to buy presents and visit friends or relatives. more
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Christmas Day Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Many people in the United States celebrate Christmas Day on December 25. The day celebrates Jesus Christ's birth. It is often combined with customs from pre-Christian winter celebrations. Many people erect Christmas trees, decorate their homes,... more
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Boxing Day Thursday, December 25, 2014
Boxing Day is the day after Christmas Day and falls on December 26. Traditionally, it was a day when employers distributed money, food, cloth (material) or other valuable goods to their employees. In modern times, it is an important day for... more
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Kwanzaa Thursday, December 25, 2014
Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday honoring African culture and traditions. It falls between December 26 and January 1 each year. Maulana Karenga, an African-American leader, proposed this observance and it was first celebrated between December 1966... more
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Glorifying Mother of God Thursday, December 25, 2014
The religious meaning of the holiday is a coming together to glorify the Theotokos.But in general and in effect the day is considered a holiday because it's the day after Christmas just like Boxing Day in some Commonwealth countries. more
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St. Stephen's Day Thursday, December 25, 2014
St. Stephen's Day (Lá Fhéile Stiofáin), or the Day of the Wren (Lá an Dreoilín), is an occasion to commemorate the life of St Stephen, a Christian martyr. more
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New Year's Eve Tuesday, December 30, 2014
New Year's Eve, which is on December 31, is the last day of the year in the United States. It is a major social observance and many parties are held, particularly in the evening. more
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