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  • Happy Birthday, Mr President(s) February 14, 2020
    Each year, America celebrates a holiday on the third Monday in February. And that’s as far as we get before encountering controversy. We added this light-hearted video to highlight the confusion about the name of this holiday as it feels like there has been an increasing number of conversations about whether the holiday is called […]
  • February 2020 Cultural Diversity Update January 30, 2020
    Whether or not February is a busy month for holidays and festivals rather depends on the phases of the Moon. For instance, this year, the second new moon after December 21st takes place on January 25th, which means February loses the prestigious Lunar New Year holidays that will dominate the first week of February this […]
  • Kumbh Mela January 23, 2020
    Often attracting over 200 million attendees, this Hindu religious festival is the largest festival and gathering of humans in the world. The legend behind Kumbh Mela (the festival of the sacred Pitcher) is that Hindu gods and demons were fighting over a kumbh (pot or pitcher), carrying amrit, the nectar of immortality, created after the […]
  • The Festivals behind the Biggest Human Migrations January 23, 2020
    Friday January 24th 2020, the eve of the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) in China, sees the world’s largest human migration as, despite the spectre of coronavirus, hundreds of millions of people will leave cities across China to visit families and friends in rural parts of the country. Here are the top five festivals that […]
  • Inspirational Quotes: Martin Luther King Jr. January 20, 2020
    In 1986, the Third Monday in January became a Federal Holiday in the USA to honor the life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. To mark this day we have collected some of his most famous quotes. Martin Luther King Jr Day in The USA The post Inspirational Quotes: Martin Luther King Jr. appeared first […]

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.