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Worldwide Significant Dates

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2020

01 JANUARY



Spain01-JanFeast of the Holy Family
World01-JanNew Year's Day
Haiti01-JanNew Year's Day/Independence Day
Czech Republic01-JanRestoration of the Czech Independence Day
Haiti02-JanHeroes’ Day/Ancestors’ Day
Japan02-JanJanuary 2 Bank Holiday
World02-JanNational Personal Trainer Awareness Day
World02-JanNational Science Fiction Day
Cuba02-JanNew Year Day
Japan03-JanJanuary 3 Bank Holiday
Myanmar04-JanIndependence Day
Congo, Democratic Republic Of The04-JanMartyrs of Independence Day
World04-JanNational Spaghetti Day
World04-JanNational Trivia Day
World04-JanWorld Braille Day
Armenia05-JanArmenian Christmas Eve
Sweden05-JanTwelfth Night
Armenia06-JanArmenian Christmas Day

World06-JanChristmas Eve (Orthodox)
World06-JanEpiphany
World06-JanNational Technology Day
World06-JanOrthodox Christmas Eve
Mexico06-JanThe Three Wise Men Day
Israel07-JanAsarah B'Tevet
Kosovo, Republic of07-JanChristmas Day
Egypt07-JanCoptic Christmas Day
Liberia07-JanPioneers Day
Cambodia07-JanVictory over Genocide Day
Bosnia and Herzegovina09-JanDay of the Republika Srpska
Panama09-JanMartyr´s Day
World11-JanNational Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Japan13-JanComing of Age Day
Mongolia13-JanConstitution Day
India14-JanMakar Sankranti
World14-JanOrthodox New Year

Georgia19-JanOrthodox Epiphany
World19-JanWorld Religion Day
United States of America (USA)20-JanCivil Rights Day
Cape Verde20-JanHeroes Day
Guinea-Bissau20-JanHeroes Day
United States of America (USA)20-JanMartin Luther King Jr. Day
Azerbaijan20-JanMartyrs’ Day
World20-JanNational Spouses Day
World21-JanInternational Stand Up to Bullying Day
China, People's republic24-JanSpring Festival Eve
Romania24-JanUnification Day
World25-JanChinese New Year
Australia26-JanAustralia Day
World27-JanInternational Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
World27-JanInternational Holocaust Remembrance Day
Monaco27-JanSaint Dévote's Day
Serbia27-JanSpirituality Day/St Sava's Day

02 FEBRUARY



World01-FebBlack History Month
World01-FebNational Freedom Day
United States of America (USA)04-FebRosa Parks Day
Mexico05-FebConstitution Day
World06-FebInternational Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Israel10-FebTu Bishvat

Japan11-FebNational Foundation Day
World11-FebYouth Day
World14-FebValentine's Day
World17-FebFamily Day
World17-FebRandom Act of Kindness Day
World21-FebInternational Mother Language Day

Brazil22-FebCarnival
Taiwan24-FebEarth God's Birthday
China, People's republic24-FebZhonghe Festival
United Kingdom25-FebShrove Tuesday
World29-FebLeap Day

03 MARCH



Paraguay01-MarHeroes' Day
Korea, South01-MarIndependence Movement Day
United Kingdom01-MarSt. David's Day
World01-MarWomen's History Month
World01-MarZero Discrimination Day
Spain05-MarFifth of March
World08-MarInternational Women's Day

World09-MarCommonwealth Day
Australia09-MarLabour Day
Israel09-MarTa'anit Esther (Fast of Esther)
World10-MarNational Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines14-MarNational Heroes Day
Ireland17-MarSt. Patrick's Day
World20-MarInternational Day of Happiness

World20-MarNational Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Japan20-MarSpring Equinox
World21-MarInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Iran, Islamic Republic of22-MarProphet's Ascension
LGBT31-MarInternational Transgender Day of Visibility

04 APRIL



World01-AprApril Fools
World03-AprNational Find a Rainbow Day
Hong Kong04-AprChing Ming Festival
Angola04-AprPeace Day
Taiwan07-AprGod of Medicine's Birthday
World07-AprWorld Health Day
Israel09-AprPassover
LGBT10-AprDay of Silence
World10-AprGood Friday
World11-AprHoly Saturday

World11-AprNational Pet Day
World12-AprEaster Sunday
World13-AprEaster Monday
South Africa13-AprFamily Day
Israel16-AprLast Day of Passover
World17-AprOrthodox Good Friday
World18-AprHoly Saturday (Orthodox)
World19-AprOrthodox Easter Sunday
United States of America (USA)20-AprPatriot's Day

World22-AprEarth Day
United Kingdom23-AprSt. George's Day
World24-AprRamadan
Italy25-AprLiberation Day
Israel28-AprYom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)
Colombia29-AprDay of Trees
Japan29-AprShōwa Day
World30-AprBuddha's Birthday
World30-AprCarnival Day

05 MAY



World01-MayLabour Day / May Day
Poland03-MayConstitution Day
World03-MayWorld Press Freedom Day
Netherlands04-MayRemembrance Day
Mexico05-MayCinco de Mayo
Germany05-MayEurope Day

Norway08-MayDay of liberation
World08-MayMental Health Awareness Week
LGBT16-MayHonour Our LGBT Elders Day
LGBT17-MayInternational Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT)
World18-MayNational HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
LGBT22-MayHarvey Milk Day

World23-MayEnd of Ramadan
LGBT24-MayPansexual Visibility
World25-MayAfrica Day
Argentina25-MayNational Day/May 1810 Revolution
World30-MayPentecost Eve

06 JUNE



World01-JunInternational Children Day
LGBT01-JunLGBTQ+ Pride Month
Switzerland01-JunPentecost Monday
Italy02-JunRepublic Day
Sweden06-JunNational day

Portugal10-JunPortugal Day
Russia12-JunRussia Day
World19-JunInternational Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
World20-JunSummer Solstice

Lithuania24-JunSt John's Day/Day of Dew
World26-JunUnited Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
LGBT28-JunStonewall Riots Anniversary
Malta29-JunFeast of Saints Peter and Paul

07 JULY



United States of America (USA)04-JulIndependence Day
Japan07-JulStar Festival
World11-JulWorld Population Day
France14-JulBastille Day

LGBT14-JulInternational Non-Binary People's Day
World17-JulWorld Day for International Justice
Belgium21-JulBelgian National Day
World24-JulInternational Safe Places to Work Day

LGBT24-JulPioneers Day
Venezuela24-JulSimón Bolívar´s Birthday
Norway29-JulSt. Olaf's Day
World30-JulInternational Day of Friendship

08 AUGUST



Switzerland01-AugSwiss National Day
Singapore09-AugNational Day
Equatorial Guinea15-AugConstitution Day
World15-AugDay of the Assumption of Mary
Lithuania15-AugFeast of the Assumption of Mary

Argentina17-AugSan Martín Day
World19-AugWorld Humanitarian Day
World20-AugMuharram/Islamic New Year
World22-AugGanesh Chaturthi
Uruguay25-AugIndependence Day

World26-AugWomen's Equality Day
LGBT28-AugWear it Purple Day
World30-AugInternational Day of the Disappeared
World30-AugNational Grief Awareness Day

09 SEPTEMBER



China, People's republic02-SepSpirit Festival
World04-SepWorld Sexual Health Day
World05-SepInternational Day of Charity
World10-SepWorld Suicide Prevention Day

Egypt11-SepCoptic New Year
World18-SepNational HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
Israel19-SepRosh Hashana (New Year)
LGBT21-SepBi (Bisexual) Awareness Week

Japan21-SepRespect for the Aged Day
LGBT23-SepInternational Celebrate Bisexuality Day
LGBT27-SepNational Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Czech Republic28-SepSt. Wenceslas Day

10 OCTOBER



United Kingdom01-OctBlack History Month
LGBT01-OctLGBT History Month
World05-OctMental Illness Awareness Week
LGBT08-OctInternational Lesbian Day
World10-OctWorld Mental Health Day
LGBT11-OctNational Coming Out Day

Guatemala12-OctDia de la Raza
World14-OctNational Stop Bullying Day
LGBT15-OctNational Latino AIDS Awareness Day
LGBT19-OctNational LGBT Center Awareness Day
LGBT21-OctInternational Pronouns Day
British Virgin Islands21-OctSaint Ursula's Day

LGBT25-OctAce (Asexual) Awareness Week
LGBT26-OctIntersex Awareness Day
Cyprus28-OctOchi Day
World29-OctThe Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
World31-OctHalloween

11 NOVEMBER



World01-NovAll Saints' Day
World01-NovAll Saints' Eve
LGBT01-NovTransParent Day
World02-NovAll Souls' Day
United Kingdom05-NovGuy Fawkes Night
LGBT08-NovIntersex Day of Remembrance

United Kingdom08-NovRemembrance Sunday
LGBT11-NovTransgender Awareness Week
World13-NovWorld Kindness Day
World16-NovInternational Day for Tolerance
World19-NovInternational Journalist's Remembrance Day
World19-NovInternational Men's Day

LGBT20-NovTransgender Day of Remembrance
World25-NovInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
United States of America (USA)26-NovThanksgiving (USA)
United States of America (USA)27-NovBlack Friday
United States of America (USA)27-NovPresidents' Day
United States of America (USA)30-NovCyber Monday

12 DECEMBER



United States of America (USA)01-DecRosa Parks Day
World01-DecWorld AIDS Day
Netherlands05-DecSt Nicholas' Eve/Sinterklaas
Colombia07-DecEve of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Chile08-DecImmaculate Conception Day
LGBT08-DecPansexual Pride Day

Israel11-DecHanukkah
Mexico12-DecDay of the Virgin of Guadalupe
World21-DecWinter Solstice
World24-DecChristmas Eve
World25-DecChristmas Day
World26-DecBoxing Day

World26-DecDay of Goodwill
World26-DecKwanzaa
Mexico28-DecDay of the Holy Innocents
Ireland28-DecSt. Stephen's Day
World31-DecInternational New Year's Eve

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