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Sunday, April 1, 2007

APRIL, Indeterminate Holidays

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Full Moon Day of 6th Buddhist month (@ Apr/May); Vesak
Sun enters Aries; Solar New Year (Southeast Asia), aka Thingyan (Burma), aka Songkran (Thailand)
10th through 15th Day of 2nd lunar month; Paro Tsechu (Bhutan)
During planting season (@ Apr/May); Tyi Wara (Mali)
Early April to late July (every 4 years); Summer Olympics begin
Late April or May; Alp Aufzug (Switzerland)
Before 1st rainfall (@ Apr/May); Bobo Masquerade (Burkina Faso)
Sometime in April; World Champioinship Cow Chip Throwing Contest

Thursday, March 1, 2007

MARCH, Indeterminate Holidays

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9th Day of bright 1/2 of Chaitra, 1st Hindu month (@ Mar/Apr); Ram Navami
10th Day of bright 1/2 of Chaitra, 1st Hindu month (@ Mar/Apr); Meenakshi Kalyana
12th Day of Rabi I, 3rd Islamic month; Maulid al-Nabi
14th Day of NIsan, 7th Jewish month (not including the intercalary month); Passover begins
1st Day of 1st month of Ibo calendar, set as vernal equinox; Ibu Afo Festival (Nigeria)
Full Moon Day of 3rd lunar month; Macha Puja Day (Thailand)
15th Day of 1st Moon of lunar calendar; Lantern Festival and Tourism Day (Taiwan)
19th Day of 2nd Moon of lunar calendar; Birthday of Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy (Taiwan)
Sometime in March; International Leisure Suit Convention

Thursday, February 1, 2007

FEBRUARY, Indeterminate Holidays

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13th Day of dark 1/2 of Phalguna, 2nd Hindu month (@ Feb/Mar); Shivaratri
14th Day of bright 1/2 of Phalguna, 2nd Hindu month (@ Feb/Mar); Holi
14th Day of Adar, 2nd Jewish month @ Feb/Mar); Purim
Full Moon Day of 3rd Buddhist month (@ Feb/Mar); Magha Puja
14 days after Chinese New Year; Chinese Lantern Festival and Tourism Day
Weeks before Carnival; Carnival Lamayote (Haiti)
Sometime in February; Argungu Fishing Festival (Nigeria)
When Zambezi River starts to rise (@ Feb/Mar); Kuomboka (Zambia)
Determined by Tibetan Astrologers (@ Feb); Losar (Tibet)
15 days after Losar; Chogna Choeba (Tibet)
Sometime in February; Minnesota Cherry Pit Spitting Contest

Monday, January 1, 2007

JANUARY, Indeterminate Holidays

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5th of Magha, 11th Hindu month (@ Jan/Feb); Basant Panchami
15th of Shevat, 5th Jewish month (@Jan/Feb); Tu Bishvat
23rd Day of 12th moon (@ Jan/Feb); Chinese Kitchen God Festival
Weekends in January; Singapore Kite Festival
End of January/early February; Soldag (Sun Day; Norway)
1st of Muharram, 1st Islamic month; Awwal Muharram
10th of Muharram, 1st Islamic month; Ashura
Late January to mid-February (every 4 years); Winter Olympics begin
Sometime in January; Fancy Rat & Mouse Annual Show

Friday, December 1, 2006

DECEMBER, Indeterminate Holidays

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9th Day of Dhul-Hijjah, 12th Islamic month; Waqfat Arafat
10th Day of Dhul-Hijjah, 12th Islamic month; Eid al-adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Full Moon Day of the 1st lunar month; Sangamitta Day (Sri Lanka)
Sometime during 11th or 12th Chinese month (@ Dec/Jan); Ta Chiu (Hong Kong)
Sometime in early December; MADD International Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope
Sometime between Advent & January 6th; Midwinter Horn Blowing (Netherlands)
Sometime during a deep snowfall after Christmas but before Easter; Kulig (Poland)

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

NOVEMBER, Indeterminate Holidays

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25th Day of Kislev, 3rd Jewish month (@ Nov/Dec); Hannukah begins
2 days before Full Mon Day of 12th lunar month (@ Nov/Dec); Wat Simouang Festival (Laos)
Full Moon Day of 12th lunar month (@ Nov/Dec); Loy Krathong (Thailand)
Full Moon Day of Tazauungmon, Burmese month; Tazaundaing (Burma)
Sometime in November; Wax Festival (honoring Sidi Abdallah Ben Houssoun; Morocco)
Sometime in November; Basari Initiation Rites (Senegal)
Sometime in November (every three years); Habye Festival (Togo)

Sunday, October 1, 2006

OCTOBER, Indeterminate Holidays

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15th Day of dark 1/2 of Kartika, 8th Hindu month (@ Oct/Nov); Divali
2nd Day of bright 1/2 of Kartika, 8th Hindu month (@ Oct/Nov); Bhai Dooj
Night before full moon of Kartika, 8th Hindu month (@ Oct/Nov); Pushcar Fair begins (India)
Full Moon Day of 11th Buddhist month (@ Oct/Nov); Buddhist Lent ends
Full Moon Day of 11th Buddhist month (@ Oct/Nov) to Full Moon Day of 12th Buddhist month (@ Dec/Jan); Robe Offering Month
Full Moon Day of Thadingyut, Burmese month; Paung-daw-U Pagoda Festival (Burma)
9th Day of 9th Chinese moon (@ Oct/Nov); Chinese Chong Jiu Festival
1st Day of Shawwal, 9th Islamic month; Eid al-Fitr (Breaking of the Fast)
1st Day of Bhadra, Nepalese month; Gai Jatra (Cow Festival; Nepal)
27th Day of 8th Lunar Month; Birthday of Confucius Observance
Early October; Oktoberfest Beer Festivals (US)
Mid-October; World Series of Baseball begins (US, Canada)
Sometime in October; Potato Days (Norway)
Sometime in October; Fantasia (Morocco)

Friday, September 1, 2006

SEPTEMBER, Indeterminate Holidays

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10th Day of bright 1/2 of Asvina, 7th Hindu month (@ Sep/Oct); Dussehra
15th Day of 8th Chinese moon (@ Sep/Oct); Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
Chusok (Moon Festival; Korea)

16th Day of 8th Chinese moon (@ Sep/Oct); Monkey’s Festival (Hong Kong)
1st Day of Ramadan, 9th Islamic month; Ramadan begins
Odd-numbered night during last 10 days of Ramadan, 9th Islamic month; Lailat al-Qadr (Night of Power)
1st Day of Tishri, 1st Jewish month (@ Sep/Oct); Rosh Hashanah
10th Day of Tishri, 1st Jewish month (@ Sep/Oct); Yom Kippur
15th Day of Tishri, 1st Jewish month (@ Sep/Oct); Sukkot begins
23rd Day of Tishri, 1st Jewish month (@ Sep/Oct); Simhat Torah
27th Day after 8th lunar month; Birthday of Confucius (Hong Kong)
Full Moon Day of 11th lunar month; Ho Khao Slak (Laos)
Full Moon nearest Autumnal Equinox; Harvest Moon
Sometime in September; Akwambo (Ghana)
Sometime in September; Kaseteilet (Dividing of the Cheese; Switzerland)
Sometime in September; Onam (India)
Sometime in September; Yam Festival (Ghana)
Sometime in September; Running of the Sheep (Reedpoint, Montana)
Sometime in September; California Prune Festival
Sometime during Yam Festival (@ Aug/Sep/Oct); Issa Aka (Nigeria)
Saturday in late September/early October; Mushroom Harvest (Russia)
September or October; Cure Salee (Niger)
End of rainy season (@ Sep/Oct); Maskal (Ethiopia)
End of rainy season (@ Sep/Oct); Kite Flying Competition (Indonesia)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

AUGUST, Indeterminate Holidays

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4th Day of bright 1/2 of Bhadrapada, 6th Hindu month (@ Aug/Sep): Ganesh Chaturti
8th Day of dark 1/2 of Bhadrapada, 6th Hindu month (@ Aug/Sep): Janmashtami
7th day of 7th Chinese moon (@ Aug/Sep): Double Seventh
15th Day of 7th Chinese moon (@ Aug/Sep): Chinese Hungry Ghosts Festival
Halfway through Sha’ban, 8th Islamic month: Shab-Barat (Night of Forgiveness)
Sometime during 1st week: Eisteddfod Genedlaethol (Wales)
Sometime during 2nd week: Burry Man’s Walk (Scotland)
Full Moon Day of 8th lunar month: Esala Perahera (Sri Lanka)
Late August: Lou Bunch Day (Central City, Colorado; salute to madams and girls of Colorado’s 1st Century)
Week in Late August/early September: Umhlanga (Swaziland)
A Sunday near Assumption: Navasard Armenian Grape Festival (USSR)
Sometime in August: Eyo Masquerade (Nigeria)

Saturday, July 1, 2006

JULY, Indeterminate Dates

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3rd Day of bright 1/2 of Shravna, 5th Hindu month (@ July/Aug): Teej
5th Day of bright 1/2 of Shravna, 5th Hindu month (@ July/Aug): Naga Panchami
14th Day of dark 1/2 of Shravana, 5th Hindu month (@ July/Aug): Ghantakaran (Nepal)
Night of 27th Day of Rajab, 7th Islamic month: Lailat al-Miraj
9th Day of Av, 11th Jewish month (not including intercalary month): Tisha be-Av
Early July: Pilgrimage of Saut d’Eau (Haiti)
Sometime in July: Tour de France (France)
Near the 24th: Pioneer Day (Utah)
Late July: Spinning Wheels Day (Warminster, Pennsylvania)
Last 2 Weeks in July: Straznice Folk Festival (Czechoslovakia)

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