Holiday list

List of Holidays by country

European Union

3 January – New Year’s Day

14 February – Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday

22 April – Good Friday

23 April – Easter Saturday

25 April – Easter Monday

13 June – Queen’s Birthday

10 October – Fiji Day

26 October – Diwali

26 December – Christmas Day

27 December – Boxing Day                                                                                

United States  

1 January – New Year’s Day

16 January – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

25 January 2012 – No Name Calling Day

28 January 2012 – SMAS Awareness Day

2 February – Groundhog Day

12 February – Lincoln’s Birthday

14 February – Valentine’s Day

20 February – Presidents Day

21 February – Fat Tuesday (always the day before Lent starts)

22 February – Ash Wednesday

11 March – Rome’s birthday

17 March – St. Patrick’s Day (Originating in Ireland)

20 March 2012 – Vernal Equinox (based on sun)

1 April – Palm Sunday (Christian; Sunday before Easter)

30 March – National Doctors’ Day (always on 30 March)

1 April – April Fools’ Day

6 April 2012 – First day of Passover

6 April – Good Friday (Christian; Friday before Easter)

8 April – Easter Sunday

9 April – Easter Monday (Christian; Monday after Easter)

14 April 2012 – Last Day of Passover

16 April – Patriots’ Day/Marathon Monday

22 April – Earth Day

27 April – Arbor Day (last Friday of April)

3 May – National Day of Prayer

13 May – Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday of May)

15 May – Armed Forces Day (3rd Saturday in May)

27 May – Pentecost Sunday (Christian; 49 days after Easter)

28 May – Memorial Day (last Monday of May, traditionally 30 May)

14 June – Flag Day

17 June – Father’s Day (3rd Sunday of June)

20 June 2012 – Summer Solstice (based on sun)

4 July – Independence Day

3 September – Labor Day (first Monday of September)

11 September – Patriot Day

16 September 2012 – Rosh Hashanah

17 September – Constitution Day

22 September 2012 – Autumnal equinox (based on sun)

25 September 2012 – Yom Kippur

30 September 2012 – First day of Sukkot

7 October 2012 – Last Day of Sukkot (Jewish)

8 October 2012 – Simchat Torah

8 October – Columbus Day

31 October – Halloween

1 November – All Saints Day (Christian)

11 November – Veterans Day

22 November – Thanksgiving (4th Thursday of November)

7 December – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

8 December 2012 – First day of Hanukkah

16 December 2012 – Last day of Hanukkah

21 December 2012 – Winter Solstice (based on sun)

25 December – Christmas Day (Christian)

26 December – First day of Kwanzaa

31 December – New Year’s Eve

China   

23 January 2012 – Spring Festivals

8 March 2012 – Women’s Day

4 April 2012 – Qingming Festival

1 May – May Day

4 May – Youth Day

1 June – Children’s Day

23 June 2012 – Dragon Boat Festival

1 August – Army Day

30 September – Mid-Autumn Day

1 October – National Day

Japan   

1 January 2012 – New Year’s Day

11 February 2012 – Foundation Day

20 March 2012 – Vernal Equinox Day

29 April 2012 – Shōwa Day

3 May 2012 – Constitution Memorial Day

4 May 2012 – Greenery Day

5 May 2012 – Children’s Day

16 July 2012 – Marine Day

17 September 2012 – Respect-for-the-Aged Day

23 September 2012 – Autumnal Equinox Day

8 October 2012 – Health & Sports Day

3 November 2012 – Culture Day

23 November 2012 – Labour Thanksgiving Day

23 December 2012 – The Emperor’s Birthday

Germany     

1 January 2012 – New Year’s Day

6 January 2012 – Epiphany

6 April 2012 – Good Friday

9 April 2012 – Easter Monday

1 May 2012 – Labour Day

17 May 2012 – Ascension

28 May 2012 – Whit Monday

7 June 2012 – Corpus Christi

15 August 2012 – Assumption Day

3 October 2012 – Day of German unity

31 October 2012 – Reformation Day

1 November 2012 – All Saint’s Day

21 November 2012 – Penance Day

25 December 2012 – Christmas

26 December 2012 – St. Stephen’s Day

France

1 January 2012 – New Year’s Day

6 April 2012 – Good Friday

8 April 2012 – Easter

1 May 2012 – Labour Day

8 May 2012 – VE day

17 May 2012 – Ascension Thursday

27 May 2012 – Whit Sunday

28 May 2012 – Whit Monday

14 July 2012 – Bastille Day

15 August 2012 – Assumption Day

1 November 2012 – All Saint’s Day

11 November 2012 – Armistice Day

25 December 2012 – Christmas Day

26 December 2012 – Boxing Day

United Kingdom   

1 January 2012 – New Year’s Day

17 March 2012 – St. Patrick’s Day

6 April 2012 – Good Friday

7 May 2012 – May Day

28 May 2012 – Spring Bank Holiday

12 July 2012 – Orangeman’s Holiday

27 August 2012 – Late Summer

25 December 2012 – Christmas

26 or 27 December – Boxing Day

Brazil    

1 January 2012 – New Year’s Day

6 April 2012 – Good Friday

21 April 2012 – Tiradentes

1 May 2012 – Labour Day

7 June 2012 – Corpus Christi

7 September 2012 – Independene Day

12 October 2012 – Our Lady Aparecida

2 November 2012 – Finados

15 November 2012 – Proclamation of the Republic

24 December 2012 – Christmas Eve

25 December 2012 – Christmas Day

Italy     

1 January – New Year’s Day

6 January – Epiphany

(variable) – Easter Sunday

(variable) – Easter Monday

25 April – Liberation Day

1 May – International Labour Day

2 June – Anniversary of the Republic

15 August – Ferragosto or Assumption of Mary

1 November – All Saints’ Day

8 December – Feast of the Immaculate Conception

25 December – Christmas Day

26 December – Saint Stephen

India  

1 January 2012 – New Yea’s Day

13 January 2012 – Lohdi

14 January 2012 – Pongal

26 January 2012 – Republic Day

4 February 2012 – Milad-Un-Nabi

20 February 2012 – Mahashivratri

8 March 2012 – Holika Dahan

9 March 2012 – Holi

5 April 2012 – Mahavir Jayanthi

6 April 2012 – Good Friday

5 May 2012 – Buddha Purnima

10 August 2012 – Krishna Janmashtami / Srikrishna Jayanti

15 August 2012 – Independence Day

19 August 2012 – Id ul Fitr

9 September 2012 – Ganesh Chaturthi

2 October 2012 – Gandhi Jayanti

24 October 2012 – Dussehra

26 October 2012 – Idu’l Zuha/Bakrid

13 November 2012 – Diwali

24 November 2012 – Muharram / Day of Ashura

28 November 2012 – Guru Nanak Jayanti

25 December 2012 – Christmas

Canada 

1 January 2012 – New Year’s Day

6 January 2012 – Epiphany

2 February 2012 – Groundhog Day

14 February 2012 – Valentine’s Day

20 February 2012 – Family Day (AB, ON, SK)

12 March 2012 – Commonwealth Day

17 March 2012 – St. Patrick’s Day

6 April 2012 – Good Friday

8 April 2012 – Easter Sunday

9 April 2012 – Vimy Ridge Day

9 April 2012 – Easter Monday

21 May 2012 – Victoria Day (Most regions)

21 June 2012 – National Aboriginal Day

1 July 2012 – Canada Day

2 July 2012 – Canada Day – statutory holiday

6 August 2012 – Civic/Provincial Day (Many regions)

3 September 2012 – Labour Day (All)

8 October 2012 – Thanksgiving Day (All)

31 October 2012 – Halloween

11 November 2012 – Remembrance Day (Most regions)

12 November 2012 – ‘Remembrance Day’ observed (Many regions)

11 December 2012 – Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster

24 December 2012 – Christmas Eve

25 December 2012 – Christmas

26 December 2012 – Boxing Day (Most regions)

31 December 2012 – New Year’s Eve

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