Thursday, April 07, 2005

Annual Events


January, February, March, April, May, June
July, August, September, October, November, December

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1/1
New Year's Day
Celebrated throughout the West and in India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand
Federal legal public holiday. National holiday observed by state employees.
Annual. Same date each year.

1/2
Berchtoldstag
Switzerland observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

1/3
Genshi-Sai (First Beginning)
Japan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

1/5
Twelfth Night (Wassail Eve or Eve of Epiphany)
England observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

1/6
Epiphany
Observed by Catholics throughout Europe and Latin America.
Annual. Same date each year.

1/6
Sam Rayburn Day
State Recognition Day, designated by the Texas Legislature.
Annual. Same date each year.

1/15
Adults' Day
Japan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

1/15
Martin Luther King's Birthday (actual)
U.S. and the Virgin Islands also observes.
Annual. Same date each year. Observed the Monday following Jan 15.

1/20
St. Agnes Eve
Great Britain observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

1/25
Robert Burns Day
National poet of Scotland.
Annual. Same date each year.

1/26
Republic Day in India
Annual. Same date each year.

1/27
Nuclear age and peace anniversaries
In 1951 the United States conducted its first nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site. Also on this date in 1972, the Vietnam War Peace Treaty was signed.
Annual. Same date each year.

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2/1
All Feb.
African-American history month
Annual. Same dates each year.

2/2
Groundhog Day
If a (selected) groundhog does not see its shadow, winter will end. Also see Imbolc. Also known as Candlemas and Imbolc.
Annual. Same date each year.

2/3
Setsubun (Bean-throwing Festival)
Japan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

2/5
Promulgation of the Constitution Day
Mexico observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

2/6
New Zealand Day
New Zealand observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

2/11
National Foundation Day
Japan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

2/12
Abraham Lincoln's birthday
Annual. Same date each year.

2/14
St. Valentine's Day
Annual. Same date each year.

2/18
Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins
Annual. Same date each year.

2/22
George Washington's birthday
Annual. Same date each year.

2/27
Independence Day in the Dominican Republic
Annual. Same date each year.

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3/1
Constitution Day in Panama
Annual. Same date each year.

3/1
Independence Movement Day in Korea
Annual. Same date each year.

3/2
Sam Houston Day
State Recognition Day, designated by the Texas Legislature.
Annual. Same date each year.

3/2
Texas Flag Day
State Recognition Day, designated by the Texas Legislature.
Annual. Same date each year.

3/2
Texas Independence Day
State holiday in Texas.
Annual. Same date each year.

3/8
International Women's Day
U.N. member nations observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

3/15
The Ides of March
Annual. Same date each year.

3/17
St. Patrick's Day
Ireland, Northern Ireland and America observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

3/19
St. Joseph's Day
Colombia, Costa Rica, Italy, and Spain observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

3/20
Spring Equinox
First day of spring.
New Year's Day in India
Annual. Same date each year. event

3/21
Benito Juarez's Birthday
Mexico observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

3/22
Arab League Day
Arab League countries observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

3/23
Pakistan Day
Pakistan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

3/25
Greek Independence Day
Greece observes. Annual. Same date each year.

3/25
Lady Day (Quarter Day)
Great Britain observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

3/26
Fiesta del Arbol (Arbor Day)
Spain observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

3/29
Youth and Martyrs' Day
part of China (formerly Taiwan) observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

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4/1
All Fools' Day
Great Britain observes.
Same tradition as U.S. "April Fools' Day.
Annual. Same date each year.

4/1
April Fool's Day
Annual. Same date each year.

4/1
April
Child Abuse Month
Annual. Same dates each year.

4/1
April
National Poetry Month
Annual. Same dates each year.

4/1
Victory Day in Spain
Spain observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

4/5
Arbor Day in Korea
Korea observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

4/6
Van Riebeeck Day
South Africa observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

4/7
World Health Day in UN member nations
U.N. member nations observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

4/8
Buddha's Birthday
Korea and Japan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

4/8
Hana Matsuri (Flower Festival) in Japan
Annual. Same date each year.

4/9
Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day
State Recognition Day, designated by the Texas Legislature.
Annual. Same date each year.

4/14
Pan American Day
The Americas observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

4/19
Declaration of Independence Day in Venezuela
Annual. Same date each year.

4/21
San Jacinto Day
State holiday in Texas.
Commemorates the day 4,000 Texas volunteer soldiers defeated 5,000-strong Mexican army in 18 minutes to win the independence of the Republic of Texas.
Annual. Same date each year.

4/22
Earth Day
Annual. Same date each year.

4/22
Queen Isabella Day
Spain observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

4/23
St. George's Day
England observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

4/25
ANZAC Day
Australia and New Zealand observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

4/25
Liberation Day in Italy
Annual. Same date each year.

4/26
Union Day in Tanzania
Annual. Same date each year.

4/28/2005
Take Our Daughters to Work Day
Annual event occurs on the fourth Thursday of April.

4/29
Emperor's Birthday
Japan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

4/30
Queen's Birthday
The Netherlands observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

4/30
Walpurgis Night
Germany and Scandinavia observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

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5/1
Beltane / May Day
Celebrates the return of fertility.
Annual. Same date each year.

5/1
May Day-Labor Day
The Commonwealth of Independent States and most of Europe and Latin America observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

5/3
Cruces (Mexican)
Annual. Same date each year.

5/4
St. Monica's Day (Irish)
Annual. Same date each year.

5/5
Children's Day
Japan and Korea observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

5/5
Cinco de Mayo
Annual. Same date each year.

5/5
Liberation Day in The Netherlands
Annual. Same date each year.

5/5
Victory of General Zaragosa Day
Mexico observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

5/8
V-E Day in Europe
Annual. Same date each year.

5/9
Victory over Fascism Day
The Commonwealth of Independent States observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

5/12
St. Pancra's day
Patron saint of children.
Annual. Same date each year.

5/13
Our Lady of Fatima Day
Annual. Same date each year.

5/14
Independence Day in Paraguay
Annual. Same date each year.

5/25
Celebration of the Tao (Japanese)
Annual. Same date each year.

5/31
Republic Day in South Africa
Annual. Same date each year.

5/30
Memorial Day (traditional)
Annual. Same date each year.

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6/2
Founding of the Republic Day in Italy
Annual. Same date each year.

6/5
Constitution Day in Denmark
Annual. Same date each year.

6/5
World Environment Day
U.N. member nations observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

6/6
Flag Day in Sweden
Annual. Same date each year.

6/6
Memorial Day in Korea
Annual. Same date each year.

6/8
Muhammad's Birthday
Indonesia observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

6/10
Portugal Day
Portugal observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

6/12
Independence Day in the Philippines
Annual. Same date each year.

6/12
Republic Day in the Commonwealth of Independent States
Annual. Same date each year.

6/14
Flag Day
U.S.A.
Annual. Same date each year.

6/16
Soweto Day
U.N. member nations observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

6/19
Emancipation Day / Juneteenth (Texas)
State holiday in Texas.
Emancipation Celebration: Juneteenth Activities. Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves January 1, 1863. Unfortunately, Texas slaves were still hard at work in the fields more than two years later when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston to spread the news. This event is celebrated annually with pageants, parades, carnivals and sporting events.
Annual. Same date each year.

6/20
Flag Day in Argentina
Annual. Same date each year.

6/21
Litha / Midsummer
First day of summer.
Annual. Same date each year (6/20 or 6/21 depending on solar position).

6/24
St. Jean Day
Quebec
Annual. Same date each year

6/29
Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Italy, Peru, Spain, Vatican City, and Venezuela observe.
Annual. Same date each year.

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7/1
Bank Holiday
Taiwan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

7/1
Dominion Day in Canada
Also called "Canada Day" in Canada.
Annual. Same date each year.

7/1
Half-year Holiday
Hong Kong observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

7/9
Independence Day in Argentina
Annual. Same date each year.

7/10
Bon (Feast of Fortune)
Japan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

7/12
Orangemen's Day
Northern Ireland observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

7/14
Bastille Day
France observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

7/15
St. Swithin's Day
“If thou dost rain,
For forty days it will remain,
St. Swithin's day,
If thou be fair,
For forty days 'twill rain no more”

Annual. Same date each year.

7/17
Constitution Day in Korea
Annual. Same date each year.

7/18
National Day in Spain
Annual. Same date each year.

7/20
Independence Day in Colombia
Annual. Same date each year.

7/21 - 22
National Holiday in Belgium
Annual. Same dates each year.

7/22
National Liberation Day in Poland
Annual. Same date each year.

7/24
Simon Bolivar's Birthday
Ecuador and Venezuela observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

7/25
St. James Day
Spain observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

7/28-29
Independence Day in Peru
Annual. Same dates each year.


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8/1
Lammas / Lughnasadh
England observes.
Harvest & thanksgiving
Annual. Same date each year.

8/1
National Day in Switzerland
Annual. Same date each year.

8/7
Canadian civic holiday
Canada
Annual. Same date each year.

8/9
National Day in Singapore
Annual. Same date each year.

8/10
Independence Day in Ecuador
Annual. Same date each year.

8/14
Independence Day in Pakistan
Annual. Same date each year.

8/15
Assumption Day
Catholic countries observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

8/15
Independence Day in India and Korea
Annual. Same date each year.

8/16
National Restoration Day
The Dominican Republic observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

8/17
Independence Day in Indonesia
Annual. Same date each year.

8/27
Lyndon Baines Johnson's Birthday
State holiday in Texas.
Annual. Same date each year.

8/31
Independence Day in Trinidad and Tobego
Annual. Same date each year.


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9/1
Rose of Tralee Festival
Ireland observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

9/7
Independence Day in Brazil
Annual. Same date each year.

9/9
Choxo-no-Sekku (Chrysanthemum Day)
Japan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

9/10
Diez y Seis
Celebrates Mexican independence and Hispanic heritage.
Annual. Same date each year.

9/14
Battle of San Jacinto Day
Nicaragua observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

9/15
Independence Day in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua
Annual. Same date each year.

9/15
Respect for the Aged Day
Japan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

9/16
Independence Day in Mexico and Papua New Guinea
Annual. Same date each year.

9/17
Citizenship Day
Annual. Same date each year.

9/18
9/18-19
Independence Day in Chile
Annual. Same date each year.

9/28
Confucius' Birthday
Taiwan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

9/28
National Teachers' Day
Taiwan observes.
Annual. Same date each year. Held on Confucius' birthday.


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10/1
Armed Forces Day in Korea
Annual. Same date each year.

10/1-2
National Day in People's Republic of China
Annual. Same dates each year.

10/1
National Holiday in Nigeria
Annual. Same date each year.

10/2
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
India observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

10/3
National Day in the Federal Republic of Germany
Annual. Same date each year.

10/3
National Foundation Day in Korea
Annual. Same date each year.

10/5
Republic Day in Portugal
Annual. Same date each year.

10/9
Korean Alphabet Day
Korea observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

10/10
Founding of Republic of China in Taiwan
Annual. Same date each year.

10/12
Columbus Day
Spain and throughout Latin America observe.
Annual. Same date each year.

10/19
Ascension of Muhammad Day
Indonesia observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

10/20
Kenyatta Day
Kenya observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

10/20
Revolution Day in Guatemala
Annual. Same date each year.

10/24
United Nations Day
U.N. member nations observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

10/26
National Holiday in Australia
Annual. Same date each year.

10/28
Greek National Day
Greece observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

10/31
Halloween
Annual. Same date each year.
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11/1
All Saints' Day
Observed by Catholics in most countries
Annual. Same date each year.
holidays / cultures / religion

11/2
All Souls' Day
Ecuador, El Salvador, Luxembourg, Macao, Mexico, San Marino, Uruguay, and Vatican City observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

11/3
Culture Day
Japan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

11/3
Father of Texas Day
State Recognition Day, designated by the Texas Legislature.
Annual. Same date each year.

11/4
National Unity Day in Italy
Annual. Same date each year.

11/5
Guy Fawkes Day
Great Britain observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

11/11
Armistice Day
Belgium, French Guiana, and Tahiti observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

11/11
Remembrance Day
Canada and Bermuda observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

11/11
Veteran's Day in U.S.A.
Federal legal public holiday. National holiday observed by state employees.
Annual. Same date each year.

11/11
Veterans Day
America, France observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

11/12
Sun Yat-sen's Birthday
Taiwan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

11/15
Proclamation of the Republic Day in Brazil
Annual. Same date each year.

11/19
National Holiday in Monaco
Annual. Same date each year.

11/20
Anniversary of the Revolution in Mexico
Annual. Same date each year.

11/23
Kinro-Kansha-No-Hi (Labor Thanksgiving Day)
Japan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

11/30
National Heroes' Day
The Philippines observes.
Annual. Same date each year.


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12/5
Discovery by Columbus Day
Haiti observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

12/6
Independence Day in Finland
Annual. Same date each year.

12/8
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Widely observed in Catholic countries
Annual. Same date each year.

12/10
Constitution Day in Thailand
Annual. Same date each year.

12/10
Human Rights Day
U.N. member nations observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

12/22
Festival of the god Sul and the goddess Sullis
Annual. Same date each year (winter solstice).

12/22
Winter begins
Annual. Same date each year.

12/24
Texas state holiday
For state employees, this is also a holiday associated with Christmas.
Annual. Same date each year.
holidays

12/25
Christmas Day
Widely observed in all countries by Christians.
Federal legal public holiday. National holiday observed by state employees.
Annual. Same date each year.

12/26
Boxing Day
Great Britain and Northern Ireland observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

12/26
12/26-1/1
Kwanzaa (seven days)
Annual. Seven day event begins on the same date each year (12/26).
Holiday

12/26
St. Stephen's Day
Austria, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, San Marino, and Switzerland observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

12/26
Texas state holiday
For state employees, this is also a holiday associated with Christmas.
Annual. Same date each year.
holidays

12/28
National Day in Nepal
Annual. Same date each year.

12/31
Hogmanay Day
Scotland observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

12/31
New Year's Eve
Celebrated throughout the world, although it is primarily a Western holiday.
Annual. Same date each year.

12/31
Omisoka (Grand Last Day)
Japan observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

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