National holidays and celebrations in your country?

as an asian i was born and raised in austria. so the holiday days we have also affects work, since you get those days off. now that i work in switzerland i learned to appreciate the public holidays even more, because switzerland has - if compared to austria - practically none (or at least it feels that way to me…). brace yourselves… we have:

January - 01 New Year’s Day
January - 06 Epiphany
March - 31 Easter Sunday
April - 01 Easter Monday
May - 01 Labor Day
May - 09 Ascension Day
May - 19 Whit Sunday
May - 20 Whit Monday
May - 30 Corpus Christi
August - 15 Assumption of Mary
October - 26 National day
November - 01 All Saints’ Day
December - 08 Immaculate Conception
December - 25 Christmas
December - 26 St. Stephen’s Day

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You all get a day of at Labor Day? Here in The Netherlands we have it too but it isn’t a day off. Like we also have things like “Day for the construction workers” etc… also not a day of and those days are mostly just for awareness for some kind of job.

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I wrote only the holidays when we get a day off.
I thought you were referring to legal holidays, not all the holidays :)))

Dudie, how many days off do you have in The Netherlands ?

of course :slight_smile: usually on 1st May, we have an outdoor picnic or we are going to the beach or to the mountains.

@lonequinn: 15 days off in Switzerland? :slight_smile:
in Romania we have only 12.

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Absolutely nothing! :grin:
It’s the 2nd day of Christmas so there is a history about why there is a day called Boxing Day.
But nowadays in NZ, it means huge huge HUGE sale at shops so people would go crazy shopping stuff they don’t actually need ha…ha…

What about a valentines day? I’m sure this wouldn’t be a day off holiday, but does everyone have a day like that?

haha we have a few holidays like that… Day after Christmas, in the states, is known as the biggest day for returns.

Don’t forget Black Friday the day after thanksgiving,
I call it the day for people to waste money on things that are useless.

Ah US, Holidays! We are so fortunate to have so many with the many religions and customs. We are fortunate to have so many. We don’t get off for all of them, but you will often hear them mentioned in the news. These are just a few:
New Year’s Day National holiday
Epiphany Christian
Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox
Memorial Day Observance
Martin Luther King Day National holiday
National Wear Red Day (Against Drugs) Observance
National Freedom Day Observance
Groundhog Day Observance
Rosa Parks Day State holiday California, Ohio
Chinese New Year Observance
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras Observance
Lincoln’s Birthday
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras State holiday Alabama, Louisiana
Ash Wednesday Christian
Valentine’s Day Observance
Susan B Anthony’s Birthday State holiday Florida
Presidents’ Day (Washington’s Birthday) National holiday
Read Across America Day Observance
Day State holiday Texas
St. Patrick’s Day Observance
State holiday Massachusetts
March equinox Season
Palm Sunday Christian
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day State holiday Hawaii
Passover (first day) Jewish holiday
Good Friday State holiday
Holy Saturday Christian
Easter Sunday Observance, Christian
Easter Monday Christian
César Chávez Day observed State holiday California
Last Day of Passover Jewish holiday
Monday Apr 15 Tax Day Observance
Father Damien Day Local observance Hawaii
Administrative Professionals Day Observance
Arbor Day State
Orthodox Good Friday Orthodox
Cinco de Mayo Observance
Orthodox Easter Orthodox
National Nurses Day Observance
Orthodox Easter Monday Orthodox Ascension Day Christian
Mothers’ Day Observance
Peace Officers Memorial Day Observance
Summer Soltice
Shavuot Jewish holiday
Armed Forces Day Observance
Harvey Milk Day Observance California
Memorial Day National holiday
D-Day Observance
Flag Day Observance
Fathers’ Day Observance
Jul 4 Independence Day National holiday
Ramadan Muslim
Tisha B’Av Jewish holiday
Parents’ Day Observance
Lailat al-Qadr Muslim
Eid al-Fitr Muslim
Assumption of Mary
Senior Citizens Day Observance
Labor Day National holiday
Rosh Hashana Jewish
National Grandparents
Patriot Day Observance
Yom Kippur Jewish holiday
September equinox Season
Shmini Atzeret Jewish
Indigenous People’s Day State holiday California
Columbus Day National
Eid al-Adha Muslim
White Cane Safety Day Observance
Boss’s Day Observance
Halloween Observance
All Saints’ Day Christian
ll Souls’ Day Christian
Diwali/Deepavali Observance
Muharram Muslim
Veterans Day National holiday
Thanksgiving Day National holiday
American Indian
Chanukah Jewish holiday
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Observance
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
December/Winter Solstice
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day


In Nigeria
1st of October - independence day
27th of May- children’s day
29th 0f May - democracy day
there are more but these are the popular ones

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Tomorrow, May, 27th is Mother’s Day in France! Have you prepare a gift for her?

Miyavi - Thanx Givin’ Day
Thank you, Mother
For always making me warm meals
I really, I really. I really appreciate you.
But Mother,
When I ocassionally don’t finish eating my meals and there are leftovers,
don’t be upset, ok?

I’m sorry, Father
For always doing my own selfish things
And for getting into trouble, and causing you heartache and pain
But Father,
When I grow up I’m gonna be like you, oh Father,
one day you’ll see

And so… “Thanks for Everything!”
We do know that you always up working late,
doing your best, we do know. till the wee hours of night
But Father, and Mother, it’s ok to take a rest sometimes
Just always be fine
More than anything else,
the two of you should be good friends
Thanx givin’ day

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This weekend is going to be relaxing! Dreaming of holidays! Take me to London!
Got the feeling from recent Kpop songs :slight_smile:


OH MERCI tu m’as sauvée, j’étais pas au courant pour la fête des mères ! :sweat_smile:


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:green_heart: :palm_tree: Happy Palm Sunday!! Everyone!! :green_heart: :palm_tree: :blush:
:palm_tree: :green_heart: April10th!! 2022!! :palm_tree::green_heart:
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heres something y’all may be interested in


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JOHN 11:35

Jesus wept.

ISAIAH 53:3-6

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

ROMANS 8:38-39

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.




Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.


Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.


Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

this is what we celebrate, resurrection, thats what Easter is all about



Happy Thangiving Day! 2022!

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Celebrated by MCNY

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When Is Lent in 2023? Here’s When the Season Starts and Ends
The Christian holiday of penance and fasting marks the final countdown to Easter.


Before we start coloring our Easter eggs and picking out our basket fillers, many will honor the Lenten season. During Lent, Christians will turn their focus to prayer, fasting and giving as a way to mimic the time Jesus spent in the desert for 40 days. Jesus was led to the desert to reflect after his baptism, and he was quickly tempted by Satan to turn against his faith. However, Jesus did not give into the temptations, and therefore, followers of Christianity try to do the same by changing their actions and even giving up some of their favorite (or most toxic) things.

However, Lent doesn’t fall during the same time every year. Because Lent always starts exactly 46 days before Easter Sunday, its dates always depend on Easter, which is a floating holiday. So how do we determine Easter? It’s got a lot to do with the Moon. According to Christian tradition, Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full Moon that occurs on or just after the spring equinox (and the Christian Church calendars state that the spring equinox always falls on March 21).

In 2023, the first full Moon after March 21 takes place on April 6, which means Easter falls on the following Sunday, April 9. Subtract 46 days from that, and you get the first day of Lent.

When does Lent 2023 start?
Lent begins on Wednesday February 22, 2023 — also known as Ash Wednesday. On Ash Wednesday, which is traditionally a somber holiday, a church’s priest or pastor will dip their finger into a tray of ashes and spread them on congregants’ foreheads in the shape of a cross. While doing this, they’ll say, “from dust you came and from dust you will return.” The ashes are made by burning palm branches from the previous year’s Palm Sunday (this year, Palm Sunday falls on April 2).

How long is Lent?
Lent is 40 days long, not including Sundays (that means the season is technically 46 days long). The fact that it’s 40 days has significance. According to Father William Saunders of the Catholic Education Resource Center, “the number 40 has always had special spiritual significance regarding preparation … most importantly, Jesus fasted and prayed for 40 days and 40 nights in the desert before He began His public ministry (Matthew 4:2).”

When does Lent end?
Lent ends three days before Easter Sunday on Thursday, April 6, 2023. The week before Easter Sunday — called Holy Week — is a big deal in the Christian church. Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, which commemorates Jesus’s triumphant arrival in Jerusalem, where he received palm branches at his feet. Then comes Holy Wednesday, which acknowledges Judas’s plan to betray Jesus. The day after Holy Wednesday is Maundy Thursday, which commemorates the Last Supper between Jesus and his disciples. Maundy Thursday is the last day of Lent.

To recap: This year, Lent takes place from Wednesday, February 22 to Thursday, April 6, 2023, while Easter takes place on Sunday, April 9.


another link that needs uplifting

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