2011 International Holiday Calendar

Month

Holiday

Where or Why

January

January 1 - Saturday

New Year's Day

International Holiday
January 1 - Saturday
Temple Day
(Buddhist)
January 5 - Wednesday
Birth of Guru Gobind Singh
10th/Last Sikh Spiritual Master
January 6 - Thursday
Epiphany
(Christian)
January 14 - Friday
Makar Sankrant/Thai Pongal
(Hindu)
January 17 - Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

USA
January 19 - Wednesday
Mahayana New Year
(Buddhist)
January 19 - Wednesday
Tu B'Shevat
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)
January 26 - Wednesday
Australia Day
Australia

February

National Heart Month
Black History Month
National Dental Month
February 2 - Wednesday
Groundhog Day
Canada / USA
February 3 - Thursday
Chinese New Year
Year of the Rabbit
February 6 - Sunday
Super Bowl Sunday
Dallas, Texas
February 8 - Tuesday
Boy Scout Day
101st Anniversary
February 8 - Tuesday
Vasant Panchami
(Hindu)
February 12 - Saturday
Lincoln's Birthday
USA
February 14 - Monday
Valentine's Day
February 14 - Monday
Prophet's Birthday - Mawlid al-Nabi
Begins at Sunset (Islamic)
February 15 - Tuesday
Susan B. Anthony Day
Women's Rights Movement
February 15 - Tuesday
Nirvana Day
(Buddhist)
February 21 - Monday
Presidents' Day (Observed)
USA
February 21 - Tuesday
Family Day
Canada, Third Tuesday in Feb
February 22 - Tuesday
Washington's Birthday
February 27 - Sunday
Academy Awards

March

March
National Nutrition Month
National Women's History Month
March 1-7
Save Your Vision Week
March is Save Your Vision Month
March 2 - Wednesday
Read Across America Day
Dr. Suess's Birthday
March 3 - Thursday
Maha Shivaratri
Festival of Shiva (Hindu)
March 3 - Thursday
Prophet's Birthday
Begins at Sunset (Islamic - Shia)
March 8 - Tuesday
International Women's Day
March 8 - Tuesday
Mardi Gras
a.k.a. Fat Tuessday
March 9 - Wednesday
Ash Wednesday - First Day of Lent
(Christian)
March 10-16
Girl Scout Week
March 13 - Sunday
Daylight Savings Time Begins
Canada / USA
March 17 - Thursday
St. Patrick's Day
March 19 - Saturday
Holi
Ends March 20th (Hindu)
March 19 - Sunday
Purim
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)
March 19 - Saturday
Maulid an-Nabi
Begins at Sunset (Islamic)
March 19 - Saturday
Magha Puja
(Buddhist)
March 20 - Sunday
Vernal Equinox (1st Day of Spring)
Equal periods of daylight & darkness
March 20 - Sunday
Hola Mohalla - Spring Festival
(Sikh)
March 30 - Wednesday
Doctor's Day
March 31 - Thursday
Cesar Chavez Day
Labor, Justice

April

April
Cancer Control Month
Poetry Month
April 1 - Friday
April Fool's Day
April 3 -Sunday
UK Mothering Sunday
UK
April 10 - 16
National Library Week
52nd Anniversary
April 12 - Tuesday
Ramanavami
Celebrates Birthday of Rama (Hindi)
April 14 - Thursday
Baisakhi - Birthday of Khalsa
(Sikh New Year)
April 15 - Friday
Income Tax Day
USA
April 15 - Friday
Day of Silence
April 17 - Sunday
Palm Sunday
(Christian)
April 18 - Monday
Theravada New Year
(Buddhist)
April 18 - Monday
Passover Begins
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)
April 21 - Thursday
Maundy Thursday
(Christian)
April 22 - Friday
Good Friday
(Christian)
April 22 - Friday
Earth Day
April 24 - Sunday
Easter
(Christian)
April 25 - Monday
Easter Monday
Canada, UK Bank Holiday (Christian)
April 27 - Wednesday
Administrative Professionals Day
Administrative Professionals Week is April 24-30
April 29 - Friday
Arbor Day

May

May
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
May
Pacific American Heritage Month
May 1 - Sunday
May Day
May 1 - Sunday
Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)
May 2 - Monday
Early May Bank Holiday
UK
May 3 - Tuesday
World Press Freedom Day
May 3 - Tuesday
Teacher's Day
May 5 - Thursday
Cinco de Mayo
Mexico
May 7 - Saturday
Yom Hazikaron Israel Memorial Day
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)
May 8 - Sunday
Yom Haatzma-ut Israel Independence
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)
May 8 - Sunday
Mother's Day
May 12 - Thursday
Nurse's Day
Nurses Week May 6 -12
May 17 - Tuesday
Buddha Day
(Buddhist)
May 21 - Saturday
Armed Forces Day
May 22 - Sunday
Lag Ba'Omer
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)
May 23 - Monday
Victoria Day
Canada
May 30 - Monday
Memorial Day
USA
May 30 - Monday
Spring Bank Holiday
UK

June

June
National Dairy Month
June
National Rose Month
June 2 - Thursday
Ascension Day
(Christian)
June 5 - Sunday
World Environment Day
June 7 - Tuesday
Shavouth
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)
June 12 - Sunday
Pentecost
(Christian)
June 12 - Sunday
Worldwide Knit in Public Day
Second Sunday in June
June 14 - Tuesday
Flag Day
June 16 - Thursday
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev
(Sikh)
June 19 - Sunday
Juneteenth
African American Freedom and Achievement
June 19 - Sunday
Father's Day
June 20 - Monday
World Refugee Day
Universal Refugee Awareness
June 21 - Tuesday
Summer Solstice (1st Day of Summer)
Longest day of the year
June 24 - Friday
St. John Baptiste Day
Canada
June 24 - Friday
Take Your Dog to Work Day

July

July 1 - Friday
Canada Day
Canada
July 4 - Monday
Independence Day
4th of July, USA
July 12 - Tuesday
Orangeman's Day
Ireland
July 14 - Thursday
Bastille Day
July 24 - Sunday
Parent's Day
US
July 31 - Sunday
Ramadan Begins
Begins at Sunset (Islamic)

August

August 1 - Monday
Summer Bank Holiday
UK, Canada, most provinces
August 7 - Sunday
Friendship Day
August 7 - Sunday
Sister's Day
First Sunday in August
August 9 - Tuesday
Tishah B'av
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)
August 15 - Monday
Assumption Day
August 19 - Friday
National Aviation Day
August 22 - Monday
Krishna Janmashtami
(Hindu)
August 25 - Thursday
Laylat al-Qadr
Begins at Sunset (Islamic)
August 26 - Friday
Women's Equality Day
August 29 - Monday
Summer Bank Holiday
UK
August 31 - Wednesday
End of Ramadan
Eid al-Fitr (Islamic)

September

September 1 - Thursday
Compilation of Holy Scriptures
(Sikh)
September 1 - Thursday
Ganesh Chaturthi
(Hindu)
September 5 - Monday
Labor Day
Canadian, USA
September 11 - Sunday
Patriots' Day
September 11 - Sunday
Grandparent's Day
International
Sept 15 - Oct 15
National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 19 - Monday
Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 24 - Saturday
National Hunting and Fishing Day
Fourth Saturday in September
September 23 - Friday
Autumnal Equinox (1st Day of Fall)
Equal periods of daylight & darkness
September 24 - Saturday
Selichot Service
(Jewish)
September 28 - Wednesday
Navaratri
Festival of Good over Evil (Hindu)
September 28 - Wednesday
Native American Day
September 28 - Wednesday
Rosh Hashanah
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)

October

October
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 4 - Tuesday
Child Health Day
October 6 - Sunday
Dassehra
(Hindu)
October 7 - Friday
Yom Kippur
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)
October 10 - Monday
Columbus Day
USA
October 10 - Monday
Thanksgiving Day
Canada
October 12 - Wednesday
Sukkot
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)
October 16 - Sunday
Sweetest Day
Third Sunday in Oct
October 17 - Monday
National Bosses Day (observed)
October 19 - Thursday
Sh'mini Atzeret
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)
October 20 - Thursday
Simchat Torah
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)
October 24 - Monday
United Nations Day
October 26 - Wednesday
Diwali Festival of Lights
(Hindu, Buddhist)
October 17 - Saturday
Sikh Festival of Lights
(Sikh)
October 31 - Monday
Reformation Day
(Christian - Protestant)
October 31 - Monday

November

November
American Indian Heritage Month
November 1-2 - Tues-Wed
Dia de los Muertos
Mexico, Day of the Dead
November 1 - Tuesday
All Saint's Day
(Christian)
November 2 - Wednesday
All Soul's Day
November 3 - Thursday
Hajj Begins
Begins at Sunset (Islamic)
November 6 - Sunday
End of Daylight Savings
"Fall Back" Canada / USA
November 6 - Sunday
Eid-al-Adha
Starts at Sunset (Islamic)
November 8 - Tuesday
Election Day
USA
November 10 - Thursday
Birth of Guru Nanak
Founder of Sikhism
November 11 - Friday
Remembrance Day
Canada
November 11 - Friday
Veterans Day
USA
November 20 - Sunday
National Child Day
Canada
November 24 - Thursday
Martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur
(Sikh)
>November 24 - Thursday
Thanksgiving Day
USA
November 25 - Friday
Muharram - New Year
Begins at Sunset (Islamic)
November 27 - Sunday
First Monday of Advent
(Christian)

December

December 1 - Saturday
World Aid's Day
AIDS Awareness Month
December 4 - Sunday
Ashura
Begins at Sunset (Islamic)
December 8 - Thursday
Bodhi Day
Buddhist
December 10 - Thursday
Human Rights Day
United Nations
December 17 - Saturday
Wright Brother's Day
December 20 - Thursday
Hanukkah
Begins at Sunset (Jewish)
December 22 - Thursday
Winter Solstice (1st Day of Winter)
Shortest Day of the Year
December 24 - Saturday
Christmas Eve
International
December 25 - Sunday
Christmas
International Holiday (Christian)
December 26 - Monday
Boxing Day
Canada, UK
December 26 - Monday
Christmas Day Observed
USA
December 26 - Monday
Kwanzaa
Ends Jan. 1
December 27 - Tuesday
Christmas Bank Holiday
UK
December 31 - Saturday
New Year's Eve
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