Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Keeping up to date with changes to holidays can be more difficult than you might think with events that essentially happen each year. To help keep everyone updated on public holidays news, we issue news releases in English that are not covered by other news agencies.

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  • The Curious Case of British Bank Holidays June 26, 2019
    Bank Holidays may seem like a general term used for holidays in the British Isles, but as with most cultural events, there is always an interesting story behind everything… On Bank Holidays in the United Kingdom, generally on a Monday, businesses and banks are closed. But why are they called Bank Holidays, when it’s not […]
  • July 2019 Cultural Diversity Review June 25, 2019
    This year, July is a relatively quiet month for international holidays. That’s not to say there aren’t any interesting holidays or festivals taking place. In fact, July can be considered the most revolutionary of months with 25 independence holidays taking place around the world, more than any other month. In most cases, these independence days […]
  • This is our Independence Day! June 21, 2019
    Thursday July 4th 2019 is Independence day in the USA, marking 243 years since America declared its independence from Great Britain. Did you know that 150 other countries have their own Independence Day? Looking at the 151 Independence Days, it turns out that nationalist urges have a seasonal bent with 44% of all Independence Days […]
  • June 2019 Diversity Review May 31, 2019
    In the Northern Hemisphere, June is a summer month when individual vacations start to take precedence over wondering when the next public holiday is. That doesn’t mean it is quiet at all, with some important and diverse festivals and holidays taking place. Depending on when the new moon is sighted, June begins with the major […]
  • When is Mother’s Day around the world? May 10, 2019
    Large version of the map above (gif, 222kb) In most countries, Mother’s Day takes place on a Sunday and is not a public holiday, so it may seem more low-key than the traditional big holidays; but in terms of revenue spent on gifts, it is said to be the third biggest holiday after Christmas and […]