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Victoria Day     View
Background about Victoria Day, a national holiday in Canada that "has been celebrated in Canada since the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). May 24, Queen Victoria's birthday, was declared a holiday by the Legislature of the Province of Canada ...

Germany Info     View
The German Embassy in Washington D.C. administers this English language site designed for North Americans. Find data on weather, holidays, and travel as well as explanations of government regulations affecting German citizens living abroad, primarily ...

Lughnasadh     View
Background about "the Celtic harvest festival on August 1st [that] takes its name from the Irish god Lugh." Includes a description of the history of the festival and its celebrations, and recipes for dishes inspired by the events, such as b ...

Major Holidays and Celebrations of Spanish Speaking Countries     View
List of the major holidays and celebrations of the Spanish-speaking countries. "Latin American countries which have been significantly influenced by Catholicism have many holidays to celebrate their patron saints and virgins to venerate Mary, th ...

Celebration of Tomb Sweeping Day (Qing Ming Jie)     View
Introduction to this Chinese holiday "celebrated two weeks after the vernal equinox," in which family members visit graves "to tend to any underbrush that has grown." The site describes past and present observations of Tomb Sweepi ...

Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day     View
Information about the Thanksgiving Day holiday in Canada, which has been celebrated on the second Monday of October since the 1930s. Also notes that "from 1921 to 1930, the Armistice Day Act provided that Thanksgiving would be observed on Armist ...

Christmas Traditions in France and Canada     View
Historical background on the "social and communal customs, family celebrations and religious ceremonies" of Christmas as they evolved from the Middle Ages to modern day France and Canada is explored at this site. Available in English and Fr ...

Bank & Public Holidays [UK]: Frequently Asked Questions     View
This FAQ "answers some questions which are most often asked about UK bank and public holidays," which are "days in the whole or part of the UK on which banks may close for business." Includes links (left column) to a history of ba ...

Tourism Penang, Malaysia: Festivals     View
This list of Malaysian festivals and holidays includes detailed material about selected events such as Chinese New Year, the Hungry Ghosts Festival in August, and the mid-autumn Mooncake Festival. From the official website of Tourism Penang.

Christmas Markets in Germany     View
"This brochure presents a cross-section of typical and popular [Christmas] markets all over Germany, from Flensburg in the far north to Constance in the south, and between Aachen in the west and Bautzen in the east." Includes images and des ...



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