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Worldwide Significant Dates

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Worldwide Significant Dates

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Spain 01-Jan Feast of the Holy Family
World 01-Jan New Year's Day
Haiti 01-Jan New Year's Day/Independence Day
Czech Republic 01-Jan Restoration of the Czech Independence Day
Haiti 02-Jan Heroes’ Day/Ancestors’ Day
Japan 02-Jan January 2 Bank Holiday
World 02-Jan National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
World 02-Jan National Science Fiction Day
Cuba 02-Jan New Year Day
Japan 03-Jan January 3 Bank Holiday
Myanmar 04-Jan Independence Day
Congo, Democratic Republic Of The 04-Jan Martyrs of Independence Day
World 04-Jan National Spaghetti Day
World 04-Jan National Trivia Day
World 04-Jan World Braille Day
Armenia 05-Jan Armenian Christmas Eve
Sweden 05-Jan Twelfth Night
Armenia 06-Jan Armenian Christmas Day

World 06-Jan Christmas Eve (Orthodox)
World 06-Jan Epiphany
World 06-Jan National Technology Day
World 06-Jan Orthodox Christmas Eve
Mexico 06-Jan The Three Wise Men Day
Israel 07-Jan Asarah B'Tevet
Kosovo, Republic of 07-Jan Christmas Day
Egypt 07-Jan Coptic Christmas Day
Liberia 07-Jan Pioneers Day
Cambodia 07-Jan Victory over Genocide Day
Bosnia and Herzegovina 09-Jan Day of the Republika Srpska
Panama 09-Jan Martyr´s Day
World 11-Jan National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Japan 13-Jan Coming of Age Day
Mongolia 13-Jan Constitution Day
India 14-Jan Makar Sankranti
World 14-Jan Orthodox New Year

Georgia 19-Jan Orthodox Epiphany
World 19-Jan World Religion Day
United States of America (USA) 20-Jan Civil Rights Day
Cape Verde 20-Jan Heroes Day
Guinea-Bissau 20-Jan Heroes Day
United States of America (USA) 20-Jan Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Azerbaijan 20-Jan Martyrs’ Day
World 20-Jan National Spouses Day
World 21-Jan International Stand Up to Bullying Day
China, People's republic 24-Jan Spring Festival Eve
Romania 24-Jan Unification Day
World 25-Jan Chinese New Year
Australia 26-Jan Australia Day
World 27-Jan International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
World 27-Jan International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Monaco 27-Jan Saint Dévote's Day
Serbia 27-Jan Spirituality Day/St Sava's Day


World 01-Feb Black History Month
World 01-Feb National Freedom Day
United States of America (USA) 04-Feb Rosa Parks Day
Mexico 05-Feb Constitution Day
World 06-Feb International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Israel 10-Feb Tu Bishvat

Japan 11-Feb National Foundation Day
World 11-Feb Youth Day
World 14-Feb Valentine's Day
World 17-Feb Family Day
World 17-Feb Random Act of Kindness Day
World 21-Feb International Mother Language Day

Brazil 22-Feb Carnival
Taiwan 24-Feb Earth God's Birthday
China, People's republic 24-Feb Zhonghe Festival
United Kingdom 25-Feb Shrove Tuesday
World 29-Feb Leap Day


Paraguay 01-Mar Heroes' Day
Korea, South 01-Mar Independence Movement Day
United Kingdom 01-Mar St. David's Day
World 01-Mar Women's History Month
World 01-Mar Zero Discrimination Day
Spain 05-Mar Fifth of March
World 08-Mar International Women's Day

World 09-Mar Commonwealth Day
Australia 09-Mar Labour Day
Israel 09-Mar Ta'anit Esther (Fast of Esther)
World 10-Mar National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 14-Mar National Heroes Day
Ireland 17-Mar St. Patrick's Day
World 20-Mar International Day of Happiness

World 20-Mar National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Japan 20-Mar Spring Equinox
World 21-Mar International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Iran, Islamic Republic of 22-Mar Prophet's Ascension
LGBT 31-Mar International Transgender Day of Visibility


World 01-Apr April Fools
World 03-Apr National Find a Rainbow Day
Hong Kong 04-Apr Ching Ming Festival
Angola 04-Apr Peace Day
Taiwan 07-Apr God of Medicine's Birthday
World 07-Apr World Health Day
Israel 09-Apr Passover
LGBT 10-Apr Day of Silence
World 10-Apr Good Friday
World 11-Apr Holy Saturday

World 11-Apr National Pet Day
World 12-Apr Easter Sunday
World 13-Apr Easter Monday
South Africa 13-Apr Family Day
Israel 16-Apr Last Day of Passover
World 17-Apr Orthodox Good Friday
World 18-Apr Holy Saturday (Orthodox)
World 19-Apr Orthodox Easter Sunday
United States of America (USA) 20-Apr Patriot's Day

World 22-Apr Earth Day
United Kingdom 23-Apr St. George's Day
World 24-Apr Ramadan
Italy 25-Apr Liberation Day
Israel 28-Apr Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)
Colombia 29-Apr Day of Trees
Japan 29-Apr Shōwa Day
World 30-Apr Buddha's Birthday
World 30-Apr Carnival Day

05 MAY

World 01-May Labour Day / May Day
Poland 03-May Constitution Day
World 03-May World Press Freedom Day
Netherlands 04-May Remembrance Day
Mexico 05-May Cinco de Mayo
Germany 05-May Europe Day

Norway 08-May Day of liberation
World 08-May Mental Health Awareness Week
LGBT 16-May Honour Our LGBT Elders Day
LGBT 17-May International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT)
World 18-May National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
LGBT 22-May Harvey Milk Day

World 23-May End of Ramadan
LGBT 24-May Pansexual Visibility
World 25-May Africa Day
Argentina 25-May National Day/May 1810 Revolution
World 30-May Pentecost Eve


World 01-Jun International Children Day
LGBT 01-Jun LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Switzerland 01-Jun Pentecost Monday
Italy 02-Jun Republic Day
Sweden 06-Jun National day

Portugal 10-Jun Portugal Day
Russia 12-Jun Russia Day
World 19-Jun International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
World 20-Jun Summer Solstice

Lithuania 24-Jun St John's Day/Day of Dew
World 26-Jun United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
LGBT 28-Jun Stonewall Riots Anniversary
Malta 29-Jun Feast of Saints Peter and Paul


United States of America (USA) 04-Jul Independence Day
Japan 07-Jul Star Festival
World 11-Jul World Population Day
France 14-Jul Bastille Day

LGBT 14-Jul International Non-Binary People's Day
World 17-Jul World Day for International Justice
Belgium 21-Jul Belgian National Day
World 24-Jul International Safe Places to Work Day

LGBT 24-Jul Pioneers Day
Venezuela 24-Jul Simón Bolívar´s Birthday
Norway 29-Jul St. Olaf's Day
World 30-Jul International Day of Friendship


Switzerland 01-Aug Swiss National Day
Singapore 09-Aug National Day
Equatorial Guinea 15-Aug Constitution Day
World 15-Aug Day of the Assumption of Mary
Lithuania 15-Aug Feast of the Assumption of Mary

Argentina 17-Aug San Martín Day
World 19-Aug World Humanitarian Day
World 20-Aug Muharram/Islamic New Year
World 22-Aug Ganesh Chaturthi
Uruguay 25-Aug Independence Day

World 26-Aug Women's Equality Day
LGBT 28-Aug Wear it Purple Day
World 30-Aug International Day of the Disappeared
World 30-Aug National Grief Awareness Day


China, People's republic 02-Sep Spirit Festival
World 04-Sep World Sexual Health Day
World 05-Sep International Day of Charity
World 10-Sep World Suicide Prevention Day

Egypt 11-Sep Coptic New Year
World 18-Sep National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
Israel 19-Sep Rosh Hashana (New Year)
LGBT 21-Sep Bi (Bisexual) Awareness Week

Japan 21-Sep Respect for the Aged Day
LGBT 23-Sep International Celebrate Bisexuality Day
LGBT 27-Sep National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Czech Republic 28-Sep St. Wenceslas Day


United Kingdom 01-Oct Black History Month
LGBT 01-Oct LGBT History Month
World 05-Oct Mental Illness Awareness Week
LGBT 08-Oct International Lesbian Day
World 10-Oct World Mental Health Day
LGBT 11-Oct National Coming Out Day

Guatemala 12-Oct Dia de la Raza
World 14-Oct National Stop Bullying Day
LGBT 15-Oct National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
LGBT 19-Oct National LGBT Center Awareness Day
LGBT 21-Oct International Pronouns Day
British Virgin Islands 21-Oct Saint Ursula's Day

LGBT 25-Oct Ace (Asexual) Awareness Week
LGBT 26-Oct Intersex Awareness Day
Cyprus 28-Oct Ochi Day
World 29-Oct The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
World 31-Oct Halloween


World 01-Nov All Saints' Day
World 01-Nov All Saints' Eve
LGBT 01-Nov TransParent Day
World 02-Nov All Souls' Day
United Kingdom 05-Nov Guy Fawkes Night
LGBT 08-Nov Intersex Day of Remembrance

United Kingdom 08-Nov Remembrance Sunday
LGBT 11-Nov Transgender Awareness Week
World 13-Nov World Kindness Day
World 16-Nov International Day for Tolerance
World 19-Nov International Journalist's Remembrance Day
World 19-Nov International Men's Day

LGBT 20-Nov Transgender Day of Remembrance
World 25-Nov International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
United States of America (USA) 26-Nov Thanksgiving (USA)
United States of America (USA) 27-Nov Black Friday
United States of America (USA) 27-Nov Presidents' Day
United States of America (USA) 30-Nov Cyber Monday


United States of America (USA) 01-Dec Rosa Parks Day
World 01-Dec World AIDS Day
Netherlands 05-Dec St Nicholas' Eve/Sinterklaas
Colombia 07-Dec Eve of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Chile 08-Dec Immaculate Conception Day
LGBT 08-Dec Pansexual Pride Day

Israel 11-Dec Hanukkah
Mexico 12-Dec Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe
World 21-Dec Winter Solstice
World 24-Dec Christmas Eve
World 25-Dec Christmas Day
World 26-Dec Boxing Day

World 26-Dec Day of Goodwill
World 26-Dec Kwanzaa
Mexico 28-Dec Day of the Holy Innocents
Ireland 28-Dec St. Stephen's Day
World 31-Dec International New Year's Eve

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