Friday, December 15, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday, 2017-12-14; Holidays Today

No public holidays, anywhere in the world, on this date.

But... good news! Today is Monkey Day

Monkey Day

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 12 - Poinsettia Day

Poinsettia Day
History of Poinsettia Day
To find out where the Poinsettia flower originated from, we have to take a look in the past. In 1480 to his death, Aztec King Montezuma adorned his palace with Poinsettia or Cuetlaxochitl as it was known by the Aztecs, having his people cultivate the flower as a gift from the Gods. Poinsettia was served as a reminder of the sacrifice that the Aztec gods had made to create the universe and that the debt would be repaid in human sacrifices. The Aztecs used the Poinsettia’s sap to cure fevers and the leaves make a dye.
Then, in the 17th century after the Conquistadors invaded Mexico, the blood red wild flower became a part of Christian ceremony for the first time when it was used in the nativity procession, the Fiesta of Santa Pesebre. It’s around this time that many legends originated, attempting to explain why the plant, beginning to be called “La flor de Nochebuena,” or Holy Night had acquired its bright and beautiful red color.
After being discovered in 1828 by Joel Roberts Poinsett, the poinsettia became a popular specimen among botanists. One Botanist in particular by the name of Wilenow, in 1833 he named the Poinsettia “Euporbia pulcherrima.” But after only four years another botanist by the name of William Hickling Prescott renamed the flower to “Poinsettia pulcherrima” in honor of the man who brought the flower back to be studied, Joel Poinsett.
How To Celebrate Poinsettia Day
To celebrate Poinsettia Day, the Poinsettia is displayed on the Dia de le Virgen, or Virgin’s Day on December 12th in Mexico. In the United States, there are parades that include Poinsettias to commemorate Joel Poinsett’s discovery of the plant in the month of December.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Tuesday, 2017-12-12; Holidays Today

Kenya  Jamhuri Day (National Day)
Mexico  Lady of Guadalupe Day [Banks]
Turkmenistan  International Day of Neutrality

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Monday, 2017-12-10; Holidays Today

Burkina Faso  Proclamation of Independence Day
Cambodia  Human Rights Day Holiday
Malaysia  State Public Holiday (SGR) [Regional]
Namibia  International Human Rights Day / Namibian Women's Day (day in lieu)
Thailand  Constitution Day Holiday
Venezuela  Immaculate Conception Bank Holiday [Banks]

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Sunday, 2017-12-10; Holidays Today

Cambodia  International Human Rights Day
Namibia  International Human Rights Day / Namibian Women's Day (celebration)
Thailand  Constitution Day

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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Friday, 2017-12-8; Holidays Today

Albania  National Youth Day (Dita Kombëtare e Rinisë)
Andorra  Immaculate Conception Day
Argentina  Immaculate Conception Day
Austria  Immaculate Conception Day
Chile  Immaculate Conception Day
Colombia  Immaculate Conception Day
East Timor  Immaculate Conception Day
Equatorial Guinea  Immaculate Conception Day (Patrona de Guinea Ecuatorial)
Falkland Islands  Battle Day
Guam  Santa Marian Kamalen (Our Lady of Camarin Day)
India  Friday Following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi (JK) [Regional]
Italy  Immaculate Conception Day
Kiribati  In honour of Human Rights and Peace Day
Liechtenstein  Immaculate Conception Day
Macau  Immaculate Conception
Macedonia  St. Kliment Ohridski (St. Clement of Ohrid)
Mali  Baptism of the Prophet
Malta  Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Monaco  Immaculate Conception Day
Nicaragua  Immaculate Conception (Fiesta de la Gritería)
Northern Mariana Islands  Constitution Day
Panama  Mothers' Day
Paraguay  Virgin of Caacupé Day
Peru  Immaculate Conception
Portugal  Immaculate Conception Day
San Marino  Immaculate Conception Day
Seychelles  Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Spain  Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción)
Switzerland  Immaculate Conception (AG AI FR LU NW OW SZ TI UR VS ZG) [Regional]
Uzbekistan  Constitution Day (Konstitutsiya Kuni)
Vatican City  Immaculate Conception Day

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Thursday, 2017-12-7; Holidays Today

East Timor  Memorial Day
Nicaragua  Public Sector Holiday [Government]
Paraguay  Public Sector Holiday (starting at 12:00) [Government/Afternoon]

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Monday, December 04, 2017

Tuesday, 2017-12-5; Holidays Today

India  Birthday of Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah (JK) [Regional]
Oman  Milad Al Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday) (in lieu of Dec. 1)
Thailand  National Day / Father's Day

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Monday, 2017-12-4; Holidays Today

Fiji  Prophet Mohammed's Birthday Holiday
India  Feast of St. Francis Xavier (GA) [Regional]
New Zealand  Provincial Anniversary Day (Westland) [Regional]
Oman  National Day Holiday Observed
Spain  San Francisco Javier Holiday (NA) [Regional]
Tonga  King Tupou I Day

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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Sunday, 2017-12-3; Holidays Today

Nepal  Urdhyauli Parwa / Mangshir Dhanya Purnima
Oman  National Day Holiday Observed
Sri Lanka  Unduwap Full Moon Poya Day
UAE  National Day Holiday [Government]

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Friday, December 01, 2017

Saturday, 2017-12-2; Holidays Today

Bangladesh  Eid-e-Milad-un Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)
Brunei  Maulidur Rasul Holiday
Chad  Freedom and Democracy Day Holiday
India  Milad-un-Nabi / Baravfat (Prophet's Birthday) (AP CG DL GJ JH KA KL MP OR PY RJ TN TS UK) [Regional]
Laos  National Day
Morocco  Aîd el Maoulid Annabaoui Holiday [Banks/Government]
UAE  National Day

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Friday, 2017-12-1; Holidays Today

Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba  Saba Flag Day (SA) [Regional]
Brunei  Maulidur Rasul (The Prophet's Birthday)
Burkina Faso  Fête du Maouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)
Central African Republic  National Day (Proclamation of the Republic)
Chad  Freedom and Democracy Day
Cocos  Hari Maulad Nabi (Mohammad's Birthday)
Côte d'Ivoire  The Day after the Prophet's Birthday (Maouloud)
Egypt  Moulid El Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)
Ethiopia  Mawlid (The Prophet's Birthday)
Gambia  Mawlud Nabi / Gamo (Prophet's Birthday)
Ghana  Farmers' Day
Guinea  Maouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)
Guyana  Youman Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)
India  Milad-un-Nabi / Baravfat (Prophet's Birthday) (JK MH) [Regional]
Indonesia  The Prophet's Birthday (Maulid Nabi Muhammad SAW 1439 H)
Iraq  Moulad (The Prophet's Birthday)
Kazakhstan  Day of the First President
Laos  National Day Holiday
Malaysia  Maulidur Rasul (The Prophet's Birthday)
Mali  Mawloud (The Prophet's Birthday)
Marshall Islands  Gospel Day
Mauritania  Aïd el-Maouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)
Morocco  Aîd el Maoulid Annabaoui (Prophet's Birthday)
Nepal  Birth of Muhammad
Nigeria  Eid-El-Maulud (The Prophet's Birthday)
North Cyprus  Mavlid Al Nabi (the Prophet's Birthday)
Pakistan  The Prophet's Birthday (Eid Milad un Nabi)
Portugal  Independence Restoration Day
Romania  National Day (Ziua unirii)
Somalia  Mawlid Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)
Sri Lanka  Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)
Tunisia  Le Mouled (The Prophet's Birthday)
UAE  Martyrs' Day / Commemoration Day (moved from Nov. 30)
Western Sahara  Aîd el Maoulid Annabaoui Holiday

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