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Multicultural Dates - World Culture Celebrations

Celebrate many of the important dates for different cultures around the world with Global Kids Oz. Our comprehensive month by month list of cultural festivals, celebrations and Goverment promoted cultural holidays provides many Global key dates of multicultural importance. Please email us if there is another date that you would like to see included on this page at culture@globalkidsoz.com.au

January 

  • 26 January Australia Day
  • 26 January Indian Republic Day

February

  • 3 February Chinese New Year - 2011 Year of the Rabbit
  • 6 February Waitangi Day, New Zealand - 170 yrs old Treaty of Waitangi signed in 1840
  • 11 February 1991, Nelson Mandela's release from Prison
  • 16 February Lietuvos Diena, Lithuania Day, Lithuania

March

  • 3 March, Hina Matsu Festival in Japan - Girls Day or Festival of Dolls
  • 5 March Arrival of the First Missionaries, French Polynesia
  • 8 March International Womens's Day
  • 17 March St Patricks Day, Ireland, Australia & Canada
  • 21 March Harmony Day
  • 25 March Stork Day, Lithuania (Children's Day)

April

  • 2 April World Children's Book Day
  • 2 April Good Friday
  • 4 April Easter Sunday
  • 22 April Earth Day
  • 25 April ANZAC Day, Australia & New Zealand

May

  • 2 May Buddha Festival, Events in Southbank, Brisbane
  • 10 May Mother's Day, Australia, Mexico, Venezuela
  • 21 May, World Day for Cultural Diversity for dialogue and development
  • 26 May National Day of Healing, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander's, Australia
  • 30 May - 5 June, Samoan Language Week

June

  • 1 June International Children's Day
  • 3 June Mabo Day, Torres Strait Island
  • 5 June World Enviornment Day
  • 14 June Matariki - Maori New Year, New Zealand
  • 14 - 21 June National Refugee Week, Australia
  • 20 June World Refugee Day (United Nations)
  • 21 June National Aboriginal Day, Canada
  • 27 June Multicultural Day, Canada

July

  • 1 July Canada Day, Canada
  • 4 July, Independence day, United States of America
  • 5 - 12 July NAIDOC Week, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander's celebration throughout Australia
  • 6 July Dali Lama's Birthday
  • 14 July Bastille Day, France
  • 18 July Nelson Mandela's Birthday, South Africa
  • 26 July - 1 August Te Reo Maori Language week, 2010

August

  • 2 August Friendship Day, United States of America
  • 6 Ausgust, Hiroshima Day, Japan and around the world
  • 8 August International Day of the World's Indigenous People, Australia
  • 8 August Fathers Day
  • 16 August Day of the Child, Paraguay
  • 16 - 24 August Early Intervention Awareness Week, Australia
  • 22 August Children's Book Week, Australia
  • 22 August Ramadan Begins, Islamic faith
  • 23 August Black Ribbon Day, Lithuania
  • 23 August Ganesh Chaturthi, Hindu faith
  • 25 August, Australia South Sea Islander's Recognition Day

September

  • 1 September Indigenous Literacy Day, Australia
  • 3 September Australian National Flag Day, Australia
  • 5 September Teachers Day, India
  • 6 September Fathers Day, Australia & New Zealand
  • 8 September Dia de Asturias, Spain
  • 18 September Rosh Hashanah, Israel
  • 19 September Moscow Day, Russia
  • 28 September Confucious Birthday, Taiwan

October

  • 4 October World Peace & Animal Day
  • 24 October Global Oneness Day and United Nations Day
  • 25 - 31 October Children's Week, Australia
  • 2 October, Diwali Festival, India, Festival of lights - date changes each year
  • 31 October Halloween, Canada, United States of American, Japan & United Kingdom

November

  • 1 & 2 November, Day of the Dead Festival, Dia de Los Muertos, Mexico
  • 2 November All Souls Day, Christian faith
  • 6 November Kindness Day, Australia
  • 11 November Veterans Day, United States of America
  • 11 November Armistace/Remembrance Day, Australia & France
  • 11 November Feast of St Martin, St Martin, Carribean
  • 24 November Loy Krathong - Festival of Floating Bowls, Thailand
  • 24 November Birthday of Guru Nanak Day, Sikh faith
  • 26 November Thanksgiving Day, United States of America
  • 27 November Anniversary of Cerro de Pasco, Peru
  • 27 November Eid-Ul-Adha, Islam faith

December

  • 3 December Culture Day, Japan
  • 5 December The Kings Birthday, Thailand
  • 10 December Settler's Day, Namibia
  • 12 December Our Lady of Guadeloupe Day, Mexico
  • 13 December St Lucy's Day, Sweden
  • 18 Decemeber, International Migrants Day
  • 21 December Sinhala & Tamil New Year, Sri Lanka
  • 23 December Feast of Radishes (Oaxaca only) Mexico
  • 23 December Emperor's Birthday, Japan
  • 24 December Noche Buena, Mexico & Venuezuela
  • 25 December Christmas Day
  • 26 December Family Day, Namibia, Vanuatu
  • 27 December St Stephen's Day, Bulgaria
  • 30 December Rizal Day, Phillipines
  • 31 December Hogmanay, Scotland

Please email us on culture@globalkidsoz.com.au if you would to see other dates  included in this list

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