List of calendar holidays and celebrations
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24 Apr 2006 13:04 PDT
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I'm looking for a list of holidays or celebrations that take place within a calendar year. For example these would include mainstream holidays such as Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Halloween but it would also include obscure holidays or celebrations like Groundhog Day, Shortest month of the year, start of summer, longest day of the year, shortest day of the year ect. I'd like them in a text file listed according to the month, date and holiday. Here is an example: December 24 - Christmas Eve 25 - Christmas Day 26 - Boxing Day 31 - New Years Eve January 1 - New Years Day The more holidays and celebrations the better (even if they maybe silly). Finally, I'd also like a list of things that maybe celebrated throughout the year but not have a defined date on the calendar for everyone. These things could include birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, ect. These can simply be listed underneath the calendar celebrations. Thanks for your help!!
Re: List of calendar holidays and celebrations
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 25 Apr 2006 09:48 PDT
By combining lists from two main sources, I was able to put toegther a pretty complete listing of the types of events you asked about: January 1?New Year's Day 6?Epiphany 13?Friday the 13th 10?(Eid) al Adha 16?Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday observed 29?Chinese New Year 31?1st Day of Muharram February BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2?Groundhog Day 9 -Chinese New Years 10?26?Winter Olympics: Turin, Italy 12?Lincoln's Birthday 14?St. Valentine's Day 20?Washington's Birthday (or Presidents' Day) observed 22?Washington's Birthday 28?Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) March WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH 1?Ash Wednesday 2-Pulaski Day 14?Purim 15?The Ides of March 17?St. Patrick's Day 20?Spring begins (EST) April POETRY MONTH 1?April Fool's Day Explained 2?Daylight Saving Time begins 9?Palm Sunday 11?Mawlid al-Nabi 13?1st Day of Passover 14?Good Friday 15-Tax Day 16?Easter Sunday 22-Earth Day 23?Orthodox Easter 26-Administrative Professional's Day 28-Arbor Day National Volunteer Week 4/23/06 - 4/29/06 May ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH 1 -May Day 4 -National Day of Prayer 5 -Cinco de Mayo 6 -Nurses Day 6 -Derby Day 14?Mother's Day 25?Ascension Day 29?Memorial Day observed National Teacher Appreciation Week 5/1 - 5/7/06 June 2?1st Day of Shavuot 4?Pentecost 14?Flag Day 18?Father's Day 21?Summer begins (EDT) July 1?Canada Day 4?Independence Day 14-Bastille Day August [oddly enough, no listings] September HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH (Sept. 15?Oct. 15) 4?Labor Day 10-Grandparents Day 16-Ocktoberfest begins 22?Autumn begins (EDT) 23?1st Day of Rosh Hashanah 24?Ramadan begins October 2?Yom Kippur 7?1st Day of Sukkot 9?Columbus Day observed 9?Thanksgiving Day (Canada) 13?Friday the 13th 14?Shemini Atzeret 16-Boss's Day 21-Sweetest Day 21?Diwali 22-Mother-in-Law's Day 24?Ramadan ends (Eid al-Fitr) 29?Daylight Saving Time ends 31?Halloween 31-Dia de los Muertos November AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH 1?All Saints' Day 7?Election Day 11?Veterans/Remembrance Day 23?Thanksgiving Day (U.S.) December 3?1st Sunday of Advent 16?1st Day of Hanukkah 21?Winter begins (EST) 25?Christmas Day 26?1st Day of Kwanzaa 26-Boxing Day 31?(Eid) al Adha Hope that does the trick, but if there's anything else you need, just let me know by posting a Request for Clarification. pafalafa-ga search strategy -- Used bookmarked sites for holidays, and combined lists from: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0901046.html and http://www.yahoo.americangreetings.com/category.pd?path=40650
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