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Calendar Of World Celebration Days 2017

We've made it easy to plan for cultural celebrations in your home, classroom or work place with our handy calendar of important dates from around the world. Need books, CDs, games or wall hangings to help celebrate? Browse the comprehensive range of multicultural resources available here at Global Kids Oz. Buy online today!

Please note that we do our best to ensure these dates are correct. If we have made a mistake, or you have an important date you'd like us to add, please contact us any time!

January

  • 1 Independence Day, Haiti
  • 1 Liberation Day, Cuba
  • 1 National Day, Sudan
  • 1 New Year’s Day, Worldwide
  • 4 Independence Day, Myanmar (Burma)
  • 6 Armenian Christmas Day, Armenian Orthodox Christian Community
  • 7 Holy Nativity Feast, Eastern Orthodox Community
  • 25 Burns Night, Scotland
  • 26 Australia Day / Invasion Day, Australia
  • 26 Indian Republic Day, India
  • 28 Chinese New Year, Year of the Rooster, Chinese Community
  • 29 Vietnamese Lunar New Year, Vietnam    

February

  • 4 Independence Commemoration Day, Sri Lanka
  • 6 Waitangi Day, New Zealand
  • 11 Magha Puja or Sangha Day, Buddhist Community
  • 13 National Apology Day, Australia
  • 16 Lithuania Day/Independence Day, Lithuania
  • 17 Independence Day, Kosovo
  • 21 International Mother Language Day, United Nations
  • 24 Independence Day, Estonia
  • 27 Tibetan New Year, Tibet
  • 27 Independence Day, Dominican Republic

March

  • 1 St David's Day, Wales
  • 3 Hina Matsuri Festival / Girls Day / Festival Of Dolls, Japan
  • 5 Arrival of the First Missionaries, French Polynesia
  • 6 Independence Day, Ghana
  • 8 International Women's Day, Worldwide
  • 13 Holi, Hindu Community
  • 17 St Patrick's Day, Ireland
  • 20 Independence Day, Tunisia
  • 21 Harmony Day, Australia
  • 21 International Day For the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, United Nations
  • 23 National Day, Pakistan
  • 26 Mothers’ Day, United Kingdom  

April

  • 1 Holy Saturday, Orthodox Community
  • 2 International Children's Book Day, Worldwide
  • 11 Theravada New Year, Buddhist Community
  • 13 Songkran (Water Festival), Thailand
  • 14 Sinhala & Tamil New Year, Sri Lanka
  • 14 Good Friday, Christian Community  
  • 16 Easter Sunday, Christian Community
  • 18 Independence Day, Zimbabwe
  • 22 Earth Day, Worldwide
  • 23 Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jewish Community
  • 23 St George's Day, England
  • 25 ANZAC Day, Australia & New Zealand
  • 27 Koningsdag / King’s Birthday, Netherlands
  • 27 Freedom Day, South Africa

May

  • 14 Mother's Day, Australia & USA
  • 25 National Day, Argentina
  • 26 National Day of Healing / National Sorry Day, Australia.
  • 27 Beginning of Ramadan, Islamic Community
  • 27 May - 3 June Reconciliation Week, Australia

June

  • 1 Independence Day, Samoa
  • 3 Mabo Day, Torres Strait Islands
  • 4 Pentecost, Orthodox Christian and Coptic Church Communities
  • 5 World Environment Day, Worldwide
  • 6 Matariki / Maori New Year, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
  • 6 National Day, Sweden
  • 12 Independence Day, Philippines
  • 12 Queen's Birthday, Australia, except WA and Qld
  • 18-24 Refugee Week, Australia
  • 18 Father's Day, UK &USA
  • 20 World Refugee Day, United Nations
  • 21 National Aboriginal Day, Canada
  • 25 National Day, Croatia
  • 25 National Day, Slovenia
  • 26 Eid al Fitr / End of Ramadan, Islamic Community

July

  • 1 Canada Day, Canada
  • 1 Coming of the Light Festival, Torres strait Islands
  • 1 Tartan Day, Scottish Community
  • 2-9 NAIDOC Week, Australia       
  • 4 Independence Day, United States of America      
  • 6 His Holiness The Dali Lama's Birthday, Buddhist Community       
  • 7 National Day, Solomon Islands       
  • 11 National Day, Kiribati       
  • 14 Bastille Day, France       
  • 18 Nelson Mandela's Birthday / Mandela Day, South Africa       
  • 20 National day, Colombia        
  • 30 Independence Day, Vanuatu

August

  • 1 Swiss National Day, Switzerland     
  • 4 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Children's Day, Australia        
  • 6 Independence Day, Jamaica       
  • 9 International Day of the World's Indigenous People, Worldwide        
  • 14 Independence Day, Pakistan        
  • 15 Independence Day, India       
  • 17 Proclamation of Independence, Indonesia       
  • 23 European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism / Black Ribbon Day, European Union       
  • 31 National Day, Malaysia

September

  • 2 Eid-al-Adha, Islamic Community       
  • 2 National Day, Vietnam      
  • 3 Australia National Flag Day, Australia      
  • 3 Father’s Day, Australia    
  • 5 Teachers Day, India        
  • 6 Indigenous Literacy Day, Australia       
  • 7 Independence Day, Brazil       
  • 8 Dia de Asturias, Spain        
  • 9 National Day, Korea       
  • 15 Independence Day, Costa Rica       
  • 15 Independence Day, El Salvador       
  • 15 Independence Day, Guatemala       
  • 15 Independence Day, Honduras      
  • 15 Independence Day, Nicaragua      
  • 17 Australian Citizenship Day, Australia        
  • 21 International Day of Peace or World Peace Day, Worldwide       
  • 21 Rosh Hashanah, Jewish Community       
  • 23 National Day, Saudi Arabai     
  • 26 Queens Birthday, Australia - WA       
  • 28 Confucious’ Birthday / Teachers Day, Taiwan  

October

  • 1 National Day, China        
  • 3 National Day, Iraq       
  • 3 Queens Birthday, Australia - QLD      
  • 4 October, Chuseok / Harvest Moon Festival, Korea
  • 4 World Animal Day, Worldwide      
  • 10 Double 10 Day, Taiwan     
  • 10 World Homeless Day, Worldwide        
  • 16 World Food Day, Worldwide        
  • 10 Fiji Day, Fiji        
  • 12 National Day, Spain       
  • 19 Deepavali / Diwali / Festival of Lights, India    
  • 26 National Day, Austria       
  • 29 Republic Day, Turkey      
  • 31 Halloween, Worldwide       
  • Late Sep-October Phuket Vegetarian Festival, Thailand

November

  • 1 Day of the Dead Festival / Dia de Los Muertos, Mexico       
  • 1 All Saints Day, Christian Community       
  • 2 All Souls Day, Christian Community       
  • 3 Culture Day, Japan        
  • 4 Loy Krathong / Festival of Floating Bowls, Thailand       
  • 4 Birthday of Guru Nanak Day, Sikh Community       
  • 11 Armistice Day / Remembrance Day, Australia, New Zealand, UK & Europe       
  • 13 World Kindness Day, Worldwide       
  • 16 International Day for Tolerance, United Nations        
  • 18 National Day, Oman        
  • 18 National Day, Monaco      
  • 22 Independence Day, Lebanon        
  • 24 Thanksgiving Day, United States of America       
  • 30 St Andrew’s Day, Scotland       
  • 30 Independence Day, Barbados      

December

  • 5 King’s Birthday / Father’s Day, Thailand        
  • 5 Sinterklaas, Netherlands        
  • 6 Independence Day, Finland      
  • 6 National Day, Bahrain
  • 12 Beginning of Chanukah/Hanukkah, Festival of Lights, Jewish Community       
  • 12 Our Lady of Guadeloupe Day, Mexico        
  • 13 St Lucy's Day, Sweden     
  • 16 National Day, Kazakhstan       
  • 17 National Day, Bhutan        
  • 18 National Day, Niger       
  • 18 National Day, Qatar      
  • 23 Emperor's Birthday, Japan       
  • 24 Christmas Eve, Christian Community         
  • 24 Nochebuena, Hispanic Community       
  • 25 Christmas Day, Christian Community       
  • 26 Family Day, Namibia, Vanuatu, Vietnam and parts of Canada and USA         
  • 26 Boxing Day, Australia & UK        
  • 27 St Stephen's Day, Ireland        
  • 30 Rizal Day, Philippines      
  • 31 Hogmanay, Scotland

You can celebrate diversity in your community of family, friends, students and colleagues by acknowledging important dates on the calendar. Teach someone about your cultural traditions and ask them about theirs! Need suggestions? The team at Global Kids Oz is happy to help.

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