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Calendar of cultural and religious dates

Ever had a friend or colleague that suddenly has to take a day off work, can't do this or that or needs to take care of something after work/school? Only to find out later that it's as they are having a religious/cultural period like Lent or Ramadan.

Well here's a useful website that may come in handy in giving you an insight and heads up on the national cultural events and holidays that come up that you may not be aware of. The great thing is you can sort it by month, event, and country/ event/ festival.

Here's an example of next month - December 2010.


DecemberBack to top
1 WedNational DayCentral African Republic
1 WedNational DayRomania
1 WedChanukah - Festival of Lights +Jewish
2 ThuNational DayLaos
2 ThuNational DayUnited Arab Emirates
5 SunThe King's Birthday AnniversaryThailand
6 MonIndependence DayFinland
7 TueMuharram (Islamic New Year) +Islamic
8 WedImmaculate Conception +Christian
11 SatNational DayBurkina Faso
12 SunJamhuri DayKenya
16 ThuNational DayBahrain
16 ThuNational DayKazakhstan
16 ThuAshura +Islamic
17 FriNational DayBhutan
18 SatNational DayNiger
18 SatNational DayQatar
18 SatInternational Migrants Day +United Nations
23 ThuEmperor's BirthdayJapan
24 FriCarols By Candlelight +Festival
25 SatChristmas Day +Christian
26 SunBoxing Day +Australia
27 MonWoodford Folk Festival (to 1 Jan) +Festival
31 FriNew Year's Eve +Festival


The link is http://www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/a-diverse-australia/calendar-australia/

Another good resource is http://www.edna.edu.au/edna/go/events

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