Posts tagged public holidays 2013
Liberation Day is a special day to commemorate the liberation of a place, usually a country. Some countries may celebrate Liberation Day as a commemoration of a revolution which changed the country’s political system while some others may commemorate it as the anniversary of the end of colonialism. More >
Thailand Coronation Day
Coronation Day or Wan Chattra Mongkol is a public holiday in Thailand to commemorate the anniversary of the coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej as Rama IX, the ninth king of Chakri dynasty. People in Thailand celebrate Coronation Day on 5 May every year. More >
Vernal Equinox Day / Shunbun no Hi
Vernal Equinox Day (also known as Spring Equinox Day or Shunbun No Hi) is one of Japanese public holidays observed on 20 or 21 March every year. In this day, the length of day and night is almost the same all over the world. People in Japan celebrate the holiday as a day to commune with nature and show their care to all living things.
When is Vernal Equinox Day 2014?
Vernal Equinox Day is celebrated on 20 or 21 March every year. In order to determine the accurate date of Vernal Equinox Day, Japanese government do not officially declare the date until February in the preceding year. Spring Equinox Day 2014 in Japan falls on Thursday, 20 March 2014.
Origin of Vernal Equinox Day
Formerly, the date of Vernal Equinox Day was celebrated as Shunki kōreisai, a Shintoism event in Japan. In 1948, the government repackaged Shunki kōreisai as a non-religious holiday and renamed it Vernal Equinox Day. Vernal Equinox Day is then observed as a public holiday throughout Japan until recently.
Vernal Equinox Day 2014 Celebrations
During this holiday, many people in Japan visit Buddhist temples to attend special services and events. Many others visit the graves of their family to clean the graves, offer flowers and food, as well as burn incense. This tradition runs to pay respect to the ancestors and solace their spirits.
Happy Vernal Equinox Day 2014 !
What is Independence Day?
Independence Day is a special commemorative day to celebrate the anniversary of a country’s proclamation of independence. Generally, Independence Day is observed in the countries which had been ruled by other nations in the past. Many countries observe Independence Day as an annual holiday. More >
Revolution Day is a special commemorative day observed in many countries to celebrate certain significant event in the countries’ history. Generally, the event was related to the starting or turning point of a revolution which led to significant changes in political or governmental systems of the countries. More >
UK Spring Bank Holiday
Spring Bank Holiday is one of bank holidays in United Kingdom when most people are granted a day off. All nations in UK including England, Wales, Northern Island, and Scotland observe Spring Bank Holiday annually. It is celebrated on the last Monday of May every year although the holiday was once observed on Whit Monday or the Monday after Pentecost. More >
Mauritius National Day
Mauritius National Day is one of public holidays in Mauritius to celebrate the country’s independence from United Kingdom’s rule in 1968. Mauritians observe the holiday on 12 March every year. The date also marks the establishment of Mauritian parliamentary republic in 1992. More >
Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day is a commemoration of the day when Britain return the sovereignty of Hong Kong to China and the founding of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 1 July 1997. Since then, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day is observed annually as one of public holidays in Hong Kong. More >
Russia Day or Den’ Rossii (День России) is a public holiday in Russia to commemorate the first adoption of Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic by the First Congress of People Deputies of Russian Federation in 1990. Russian people observe the holiday on 12 June each year. More >
Australia day is a national public holiday in Australia. It commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet – a fleet of 11 ships – at Sydney Cove as well as the declaration of the authorization of New Holland eastern seaboard by England in 1788. Formerly, Australia Day was known as Anniversary Day, Foundation Day, and ANA Day. More >