Thursday, October 31, 2013

Oct 31, 2013: Halloween (Canada/USA) / Samhain (Wicca)


Halloween
This tradition goes back to the Celtic people 2,000 years ago who celebrated their New Year in late autumn and honoured Samhain or Lord of the Dead. They put candles on windows and lit bonfires to scare the disembodied spirits off. They wore disguises so as not be recognized and always carried a lantern. The Irish traditionally carved lanterns out of turnips or potatoes, but in North America they used pumpkins which were more readily available. Black and orange are the traditional colors of Halloween.

Samhain (Wicca)
Traditionally, animals were slaughtered for winter provisions and the spirits of those who have died in the last year are invited to a final celebration.


Thurs, Oct 31, 2013: Holidays Today

Chile  Reformation Day (Día de las Iglesias Evangélicas y Protestantes)
Germany  Reformation Day (BB MV SN ST TH) [Regional]
Slovenia  Reformation Day

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013: Holidays Today


no public holidays, anywhere in the world, on this date


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013: Holidays Today

Cambodia  King Norodom Sihamony's Coronation Day
North Cyprus  Turkish Republic Day
Turkey  Republic Day
Turkmenistan  Independence Day Holiday


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Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, Oct 28, 2013: Holidays Today

Brazil  Civil Servants' Day (Dia do Servidor Público) [Government/Ponto Facultativo]
Cook Islands  National Gospel Day Holiday
Cyprus  Ochi Day (Greek National Day)
Czech Republic  Independence Day
Greece  Ochi Day (National Day)
Ireland  October Bank Holiday
Nauru  Angam Day Holiday
New Zealand  Labour Day
Niue  Peniamina Gospel Day
Philippines  Public Holiday (Sangguniang Kabataan Elections)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Independence Day Holiday
Turkey  Republic Day Eve [Afternoon]
Turkmenistan  Independence Day Holiday

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday, Oct 25, 2013: Holidays Today

Grenada  Thanksgiving Day
Madagascar  Public Holiday (1st Round of Presidential Election)
New Zealand  Provincial Anniversary Day (Hawke's Bay) [Regional]
Spain  Día del País Vasco / Euskadiko Eguna (PV) [Regional]


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013: Holidays Today

Iran  Eid-e-Ghadir
Malaysia  State Public Holiday (PHG) [Regional]
Micronesia  United Nations' Day
Palau  United Nations' Day
Turks and Caicos Islands  International Human Rights Day
Zambia  Independence Day

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013: Holidays Today

Cambodia  Commemoration of the Paris Peace Agreements of 1991
Hungary  Republic Day
Libya  Liberation Day
Macedonia  Day of the Macedonian Revolution
Thailand  Chulalongkorn Day (Rama V Day)


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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Oct 22, 2013: Day 2; Waste Reduction Week in Canada 2013

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November: Epilepsy Awareness Month

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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013: Holidays Today


no public holidays, anywhere in the world, on this date

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, Oct 21, 2013: Holidays Today

British Virgin Islands  Saint Ursula's Day
Burundi  President Ndadaye Day (assassination anniv.)
Honduras  Army Day (Día de las Fuerzas Armadas)
Jamaica  National Heroes' Day
Kenya  Mashujaa Day Holiday
Tuvalu  Hurricane Bebe Day (Funafuti) [Regional]


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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013: Holidays Today

Guatemala  Revolution Day
Laos  Boat Racing Festival (Ventiane) [Municipal]
Niue  Constitution Day Holiday
Saudi Arabia  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013: Holidays Today

Albania  Mother Theresa Day (Dita e Lumturimit të Nënë Terezës)
Bangladesh  Eid-ul-Azha Holiday
Kuwait  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]
Laos  Boun Ok Phansa (Buddhist Lent Ends) [Buddhist]
Myanmar  Thadingyut Full Moon (Buddhist Lent Ends)
Niue  Constitution Day
Saudi Arabia  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]
South Sudan  Eid-Al-Adha Holiday (for Muslims only) [Muslim]
UAE  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Oct 18, 2013: Full Moon


Friday, the 18th of October 2013; 19:37 EDT

Today!

Friday, Oct 18, 2013: Holidays Today


Azerbaijan  Independence Day
Bangladesh  Eid-ul-Azha Holiday
Egypt  Al Adha Holiday [Government]
India  Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji (HR KA PB) [Regional]
India  Lakshmi Puja (TR WB) [Regional]
Iraq  Eid al Adha Holiday
Jordan  Eid al Adha Holiday
Kuwait  Eid al Adha Holiday [Banks/Government]
Maldives  On the Occasion of Eid ul-Ad'haa [Government]
North Cyprus  Kurban Bayram Holiday
Oman  Eid al Adha Holiday
Pakistan  Eidul Azha Holiday
Qatar  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]
Saudi Arabia  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]
South Sudan  Eid-Al-Adha Holiday (for Muslims only) [Muslim]
Sri Lanka  Vap Full Moon Poya Day
Sudan  Corban Bairam Holiday
Syria  Eid al Adha Holiday
Turkey  Kurban Bayramy Holiday
UAE  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]
Yemen  Eid al Adha Holiday

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013: Holidays Today

Afghanistan  Eid al Adha Holiday
Bahrain  Eid al Adha Holiday
Bangladesh  Eid-ul-Azha Holiday
Egypt  Al Adha Holiday [Banks/Government]
Iraq  Eid al Adha Holiday
Jordan  Eid al Adha Holiday
Kuwait  Eid al Adha Holiday [Banks/Government]
Lebanon  Bank Holiday [Banks]
Lebanon  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]
Libya  Eid ul Adha Holiday
Maldives  On the Occasion of Eid ul-Ad'haa [Government]
Morocco  Aïd al Adha Holiday
North Cyprus  Kurban Bayram Holiday
Oman  Eid al Adha Holiday
Pakistan  Eidul Azha Holiday
Qatar  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]
Saudi Arabia  Eid al Adha Holiday
South Sudan  Eid-Al-Adha Holiday (for Muslims only) [Muslim]
Sudan  Corban Bairam Holiday
Syria  Eid al Adha Holiday
Turkey  Kurban Bayramy Holiday
Turkmenistan  Kurban Bayramy Holiday
UAE  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]
West Bank and Gaza  Eid al Adha Holiday
Yemen  Eid al Adha Holiday

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013: Holidays Today


Afghanistan  Eid al Adha Holiday
Algeria  Eid al Adha Holiday
Azerbaijan  Gurban Bayram Holiday
Bahrain  Eid al Adha Holiday
Bangladesh  Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Comoros  Ide el Kabir Holiday
Djibouti  Aïd el Addha Holiday
Egypt  Al Adha Holiday
Guyana  Eid-Ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice)
India  Bakri Id / Idu'l Zuha (Feast of Sacrifice) (except CH GA HP MZ PB SK) [Regional]
Iran  Eid-e-Qorban (Feast of Sacrifice)
Iraq  Eid al Adha Holiday
Jordan  Eid al Adha Holiday
Kuwait  Eid al Adha Holiday
Lebanon  Eid al Adha Holiday [Banks/Government]
Libya  Eid ul Adha Holiday
Madagascar  Feast of Sacrifice (public holiday for Muslims only) [Muslim]
Malaysia  Hari Raya Qurban, Day 2 (KDH KTN PLS TRG) [Regional]
Maldives  On the Occasion of Eid ul-Ad'haa [Government]
Mauritania  Lendemain de l'Aïd el-Kebir
Morocco  Aïd al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Nepal  Dashain Festival [Government]
Nepal  Id-ul Ajah / Bakarid (Feast of Sacrifice) [Muslim]
Niger  Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Nigeria  Id el Kabir Holiday
North Cyprus  Kurban Bayram Holiday
Oman  Eid al Adha Holiday
Pakistan  Eidul Azha Holiday
Qatar  Eid al Adha Holiday
Saudi Arabia  Eid al Adha Holiday
Sénégal  Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Somalia  Eid al Adha Holiday (Somaliland) [Regional]
South Sudan  Eid-Al-Adha Holiday (for Muslims only) [Muslim]
Sri Lanka  Id-Ul-Alha (Hadji Festival Day)
Sudan  Corban Bairam Holiday
Syria  Eid al Adha Holiday
Tunisia  Aïd El Kebir / El-Idha Holiday
Turkey  Kurban Bayramy Holiday
Turkmenistan  Kurban Bayramy Holiday
UAE  Eid al Adha Holiday
West Bank and Gaza  Eid al Adha Holiday
Western Sahara  Eid al Adha Holiday
Yemen  Eid al Adha Holiday


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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Oct 15, 2013: Eid-ul-Adha (Islam)

Eid-ul-Adha
It concludes the Hajj and is a three-day festival celebrating Abraham's test of obedience to Allah when he was asked to sacrifice his son Ismael. At the last minute, Allah replaced Ismael with a lamb. Since Eid is determined by the first sighting of the new moon, the date varies by a day depending on whether the Saudi Arabian or North American sighting is being observed. This calendar follows the North American dates which is a day later.
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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2014: Holidays Today

Abkhazia  Kurbannyhua / Eil al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Afghanistan  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Albania  Greater Bajram / Feast of Sacrifice (Kurban Bajramit)
Algeria  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Azerbaijan  Gurban Bayram (Feast of Sacrifice)
Bahrain  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Bangladesh  Eid-ul-Azha Holiday
Bénin  Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Bosnia and Herzegovina  Kurban Bajram (Feast of Sacrifice) (FBiH) [Regional]
Brunei  Hari Raya Aidil Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Burkina Faso  Aďd el Kébir / Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Burundi  Aid-El-Hadj (Feast of Sacrifice)
Cambodia  Day of Hommage for the late King Father (Norodom Sihanouk)
Cameroon  Djouldé Laihadji / Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Central African Republic  Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) [Regional/Muslim]
Chad  Tabaski / Aid el Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice)
Christmas Island  Hari Raya Haji
Cocos (Keeling) Islands  Hari Raya Haji
Comoros  Ide el Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice)
Côte d'Ivoire  Tabaski / Aîd-El-Kébir (Feast of Sacrifice)
Djibouti  Aďd el Addha (Feast of Sacrifice)
East Timor  Idul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Egypt  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Eritrea  Ed'Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) [Muslim]
Ethiopia  Id Al Adaha / Arefa (Feast of Sacrifice)
French Guiana  Cayenne Festival [Regional]
Gabon  Aďd-el-Kébir (Feast of Sacrifice)
Gambia  Tobaski / Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Ghana  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Guinea  Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Guinea-Bissau  Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Indonesia  Idul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Iraq  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Jordan  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Kazakhstan  Kurban Ait (Feast of Sacrifice)
Kenya  Idd-ul-Azha (only for Muslims) [Muslim]
Kosovo  Kurban-bairam / Eid al-Adha (Bajrami i Madh, dita e parë)
Kuwait  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Kyrgyzstan  Kurman Ait (Feast of Sacrifice)
Lebanon  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Libya  Eid ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Malawi  Mothers' Day (World Rural Women's Day)
Malaysia  Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice)
Maldives  Eid ul-Ad'haa (Feast of Sacrifice)
Mali  Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Mauritania  Aďd el-Adha / Aďd el-Kebir / Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Mayotte  Ide el Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice)
Nepal  Dashain Festival (Ekadashi) [Government]
Niger  Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Nigeria  Id el Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice)
North Cyprus  Kurban Bayram (Feast of Sacrifice)
Oman  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Pakistan  Eidul Azha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Philippines  Eid'l Adha
Qatar  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Saudi Arabia  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Sierra Leone  Eid-Ul-Adah (Feast of Sacrifice)
Singapore  Hari Raya Haji (Feast of Sacrifice)
Somalia  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
South Sudan  Eid-Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Spain  Pascua del Sacrificio (Aid El Kebir) (ML) [Regional]
Spain  Pascua del Sacrificio (Eidul-Adha) (CE) [Regional]
Sudan  Corban Bairam / Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Suriname  Id Ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Syria  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Tajikistan  Idi Qurbon (Feast of Sacrifice)
Tanzania  Iddi El Haji (Feast of Sacrifice)
Togo  Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Tunisia  Aďd El Kebir / El-Idha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Tunisia  Evacuation Day (fęte nationale de l'évacuation)
Turkey  Kurban Bayramy (Feast of Sacrifice)
Turkmenistan  Kurban Bayramy (Feast of Sacrifice)
UAE  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Uganda  Idd-al-Adhuha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Ukraine  Qurban Bayram (Feast of Sacrifice) (Crimea) [Regional]
Uzbekistan  Feast of Sacrifice (Qurbon Hayit / Iyd ul Adha)
West Bank and Gaza  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Western Sahara  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Yemen  Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)


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