eBook Holidays Around the World, 6th Edition

  • Pearline Jaikumar
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  • ISBN-10: 0780816587
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816589
  • DDC: 394.2623
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 1528 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

A comprehensive reference guide that covers over 3,500 observances. Features both secular and religious events from many different cultures, countries, and ethnic groups. Includes contact information for events; multiple appendices with background information on world holidays; extensive bibliography; multiple indexes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
1: 0001 Aban Parab: February, March, October; 10th Day of Aban, the Eighth Zoroastrian Month.
2: 0002 Abbey Road on the River: Memorial Day Weekend.
3: 0003 Abbotsford International Air Show: August.
4: 0004 Abdu'l-Baha, Ascension of: November 28.
5: 0005 Abdullah's (King) Birthday in Jordan: January 30.
6: 0006 Abha Festival: Six weeks in July-August.
7: 0007 Abkhazia Constitution Day: November 26.
8: 0008 Abkhazia Independence Day: September 30.
9: 0009 Aboakyer Festival: April or May.
10: 0010 Aboriginal Day, National: June 21.
11: 0011 Abu Simbel Festival: February 22 and October 22.
12: 0012 Academy Awards Ceremony: Late February or March.
13: 0013 Acadian Day: Two Weeks in August.
14: 0014 Acadian Festival: Length Varies, Usually Three-Four Days at the End of June.
15: 0015 Acadiens et Creoles, Festivals: October.
16: 0016 Accession of H.H. Sheikh Zayed as Ruler of Abu Dhabi: August 6.
17: 0017 Adae-Kese: January.
18: 0018 Adam's Peak, Pilgrimage to: December-April.
19: 0019 Adar Parab: March, April, November; Ninth Day of Adar, the Ninth Zoroastrian Month.
20: 0020 Adelaide Cup: Second Monday in March.
21: 0021 Adelaide Festival: February-March.
22: 0022 Adelaide Fringe Festival: Four Weeks in February-March.
23: 0023 Administrative Professionals Week: Last Full Week of April.
24: 0024 Admission Day: Varies from State to State.
25: 0025 Advent: From the Sunday Closest to November 30 to December 24 in the West; from November 15 to December 24 in the East.
26: 0026 Advent (Germany): Sunday Nearest November 30 through December 24.
27: 0027 AFC Asian Cup: Every Four years.
28: 0028 Africa Industrialization Day: November 20.
29: 0029 Africa Malaria Day: April 25.
30: 0030 African American Day Parade: Last Sunday in September.
31: 0031 African American Women in Cinema International Film Festival: Late October or Early November.
32: 0032 African Liberation Day: May 25.
33: 0033 African Methodist Quarterly Meeting Day: Last Saturday in August.
34: 0034 African World Festival: Third Weekend in August.
35: 0035 African/Caribbean International Festival of Life: Independence Day Weekend.
36: 0036 African-American Music Appreciation Month: June.
37: 0037 Agonalia: January 9.
38: 0038 Agriculture Fair at Santarem, National: 10 Days Beginning First Friday in June.
39: 0039 Agua, La Fiesta de: First Sunday in October.
40: 0040 Agwunsi Festival: August-September.
41: 0041 Air Races and Air Show, National Championship: September, Four Days Ending on Second Weekend After Labor Day.
42: 0042 Airing the Classics: Sixth Day of Sixth Lunar Month.
43: 0043 AirVenture: Late July-early August.
44: 0044 Aizu Byakko Matsuri: September 22-24.
45: 0045 Ako Gishi Sai: December 14.
46: 0046 Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock Exposition and Rodeo: September.
47: 0047 Akshya Tritiya: April-May; Third Day of the Waxing Half of the Hindu Month of Vaisakha.
48: 0048 Akwambo (Path-Clearing Festival): Date Varies.
49: 0049 Al Bustan International Festival of Music and the Arts: February and March.
50: 0050 Al Hareed Festival: April-May.
51: 0051 Alabama Blueberry Festival: Third Saturday in June.
52: 0052 Alahamady Be: First New Moon in March.
53: 0053 Alamo Day: March 6.
54: 0054 Alasitas Fair: January 24.
55: 0055 Alaska Day: October 18.
56: 0056 Alba White Truffle Fair: October–November.
57: 0057 Albania Independence Day: November 28.
58: 0058 Albania Republic Day: January 11.
59: 0059 Alberta Heritage Day: First Monday in August.
60: 0060 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: First Full Week in October.
61: 0061 Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts: June.
62: 0062 Aldersgate Experience: Sunday Nearest May 24.
63: 0063 Alexandra Rose Day: June; Saturday.
64: 0064 Algeria Independence Day: July 5.
65: 0065 Algeria National Day: November 1.
66: 0066 All Saints' Day: November 1 in the West; First Sunday after Pentecost in the East.
67: 0067 All Saints' Day (France): November 1.
68: 0068 All Saints' Day (Louisiana): November 1.
69: 0069 All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (Guatemala): October 31–November 2.
70: 0070 All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (Peru): November 1–2.
71: 0071 All Souls' Day: November 2 in the West; Second Saturday Prior to Lent and the Day before Pentecost in the East.
72: 0072 All Souls' Day (Cochiti Pueblo): November 2.
73: 0073 Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Death Anniversary of: April 21.
74: 0074 All-American Soap Box Derby: First Saturday in August.
75: 0075 Allen (Richard), Birthday of: February 14.
76: 0076 Alma Highland Festival and Games: May, Memorial Day Weekend.
77: 0077 Almabtrieb: September.
78: 0078 Aloha Festivals: September–October.
79: 0079 Alpaufzug: May or June.
80: 0080 Alpenfest: Third Week in July.
81: 0081 Amalaka Ekadashi: February–March; 11th Day of Waxing Half of Hindu Month of Phalguna.
82: 0082 Amarnath Yatra: July-August; Full Moon of Hindu Month of Sravana.
83: 0083 Amazon & Galapagos Day: February 12.
84: 0084 Ambedkar Jayanti: April 14.
85: 0085 America's Cup: Held Whenever the Cup is Challenged, Usually Every 3-4 Years.
86: 0086 American Birkebeiner: Last Weekend in February.
87: 0087 American Black Film Festival: June.
88: 0088 American Indian Film Festival: Early November.
89: 0089 American Indian Heritage Month: November.
90: 0090 American Royal Livestock, Horse Show and Rodeo: October-November.
91: 0091 American Solar Challenge: July.
92: 0092 American West, Festival of the: July-August.
93: 0093 Amherstburg Heritage Homecoming: September.
94: 0094 Amsterdam Light Festival: Early December to Late January.
95: 0095 Amurdad, Feast of: July, November, December; Seventh Day of Amurdad, the Fifth Zoroastrian Month.
96: 0096 An tOireachtas: Early November.
97: 0097 Anant Chaturdashi: August-September; 14th Day of Waxing Half of Hindu Month of Bhadrapada.
98: 0098 Anastenaria: May 21-23.
99: 0099 Anchorage Festival of Music: June.
100: 0100 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous: Begins on the Second Friday in February.
101: 0101 Andalusia Day: February 28.
102: 0102 Andersen (Hans Christian) Festival: Mid-June through July.
103: 0103 Andorra Constitution Day: March 14.
104: 0104 Andorra National Day: September 8.
105: 0105 Angam Day: October 26.
106: 0106 Angelitos, Los: October 30.
107: 0107 Angkor Photography Festival: Late November.
108: 0108 Angola Independence Day: November 11.
109: 0109 Angola National Heroes Day: September 17.
110: 0110 Anjou Festival: July.
111: 0111 Ann Arbor Art Fair: A Weekend in July.
112: 0112 Ann Arbor Film Festival: March.
113: 0113 Anna Parenna Festival: March 15.
114: 0114 Annakut Festival: October-November; First Day of Waxing Half of Hindu Month of Kartika.
115: 0115 Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival: Five or Six Days Beginning Last Week in May.
116: 0116 Annecy International Animation Film Festival: Six days in early June.
117: 0117 Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast of the (Belgium): March 25.
118: 0118 Annunciation of the Lord: March 25.
119: 0119 Anthesteria: February-March.
120: 0120 Anthony (Susan B.) Day: February 15; August 26.
121: 0121 Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day: November 1.
122: 0122 Antigua Carnivval: July-August.
123: 0123 Antigua National Heroes Day: December 9.
124: 0124 Antigua Sailing Week: April-May.
125: 0125 Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous: Last weekend in July.
126: 0126 Anzac Day: April 25.
127: 0127 Aoi Matsuri: May 15.
128: 0128 Apache Maidens' Puberty Rites: July 4.
129: 0129 Apollonian Games: July 6–13.
130: 0130 Apparition of the Infant Jesus: September 18.
131: 0131 Apple and Candle Night: October 31.
132: 0132 Appleseed (Johnny) Festival: Third Full Weekend in September.
133: 0133 Appleseed (Johnny), Birthday of: September 26.
134: 0134 Appomattox Day: April 9.
135: 0135 April Fools' Day: April 1.
136: 0136 Arab International Festival: Mid-June.
137: 0137 Arabic Music Festival: November.
138: 0138 Arapaho Sun Dance: Mid-Summer.
139: 0139 Arbaeen: 20th day of Islamic Month of Safar.
140: 0140 Arbaeen Pilgrimage: February 28.
141: 0141 Arbor Day: Last Friday in April.
142: 0142 Archbishop Janani Luwum Day: February 16.
143: 0143 Arctic Circle Race: Mid-April.
144: 0144 Ardwahist, Feast of: April, August, September; Third Day of Ardwahist, The Second Zoroastrian Month.
145: 0145 Argentina Flag Day: June 20 in Rosario; Celebrated as a National Holiday on the Third Monday in June.
146: 0146 Argentina Independence Day: July 9.
147: 0147 Argentina National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice: March 24.
148: 0148 Argentina National Sovereignty Day: Fourth Monday of November.
149: 0149 Argentine National Day: May 25.
150: 0150 Argungu Fishing Festival: February-March.
151: 0151 Århus Festival: Nine Days Beginning First Saturday in September.
152: 0152 Armed Forces Day (Egypt): October 6.
153: 0153 Armed Forces Day (United States): Third Saturday in May.
154: 0154 Armenia Constitution Day: July 5.
155: 0155 Armenia Earthquake Memorial Day: December 7.
156: 0156 Armenia First Republic Day: May 28.
157: 0157 Armenia Independence Day: September 21.
158: 0158 Armenia Motherhood and Beauty Day: April 7.
159: 0159 Armenian Martyrs' Day: April 24.
160: 0160 Army-Navy Football Game: December.
161: 0161 Art Basel: June.
162: 0162 Art Basel (Hong Kong): March.
163: 0163 Art Basel (Miami Beach): December.
164: 0164 Art Deco Weekend: A weekend in January.
165: 0165 Art Taipei: October-November.
166: 0166 Artcar Fest: Last Weekend in September.
167: 0167 ArtPrize: September-October.
168: 0168 Arts and Crafts Fair, International: October-November, Every Two Years.
169: 0169 Arts and Pageant of the Masters, Festival of: July-September.
170: 0170 Arts de la Marionette à Saguenay, Festival International des: July, Every Two Years.
171: 0171 Arts de la Rue (Far de Biarritz), Festival des: A Weekend in May.
172: 0172 Aruba National Anthem and Flag Day: March 18.
173: 0173 Asanha Bucha Day (Asanha Puja Day): First Full Moon of Eighth Lunar Month.
174: 0174 Asarah be-Tevet (Fast of the 10th of Tevet): Between December 13 and January 10; Tevet 10.
175: 0175 Ascension Day: Between April 30 and June 3; 40 Days after Easter.
176: 0176 Ascension Day (Monaco): 40th Day of Easter.
177: 0177 Ascension Day (Portugal): Between April 30 and June 3; 40 Days after Easter.
178: 0178 Ash Wednesday: Between February 4 and March 10.
179: 0179 Asheville Mountain Dance and Folk Festival: First Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in August.
180: 0180 Ashokashtami: March-April; Eighth Day of the Waxing Half of the Hindu Month of Caitra.
181: 0181 Ashura: First 10 days of Islamic Month of Muharram.
182: 0182 Asian Games: Every Four Years; November.
183: 0183 Aspen Food and Wine Classic: June.
184: 0184 Aspen Music Festival: Late June to Late August.
185: 0185 Ass, Feast of the: Around Christmas, December 25.
186: 0186 Assumption of Mary (Slovenia): August 15.
187: 0187 Assumption of Our Lady (Santa Marija): August 15.
188: 0188 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast of the: August 15.
189: 0189 Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Feast of the (Guatemala): August 15.
190: 0190 Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Feast of the (Hasselt, Belgium): Third and Fourth Sundays in August Every Seven Years.
191: 0191 Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Feast of the (Italy): August 15.
192: 0192 Aston Magna Festival: Five Weekend Evenings from Early July to Early August.
193: 0193 Asunción, Founding of: August 15.
194: 0194 Ataturk Memorial Day: November 10.
195: 0195 Ataturk Remembrance (Youth and Sports Day): May 19.