International holidays

  • 1 January - New Year
    Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Canada, CPR, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, USA, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, France, Czechia, Sweden, Switzerland, Estonia, South Korea (according to solar calendar), Japan (according to solar calendar).

  • 7 January - Orthodox Christmas
    The Orthodox Christmas is considered to be a family holiday. On this day all people come together in the family circle, attend relatives and close people. Many people go to Churches.

    Belarus, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine.

  • 11 January - International "Thank You" Day
    Today it is one of the most "polite" days of the year - International "Thank You" Day. Warm words and wishes are pleasant for everyone: adults, children, our close people, friends or people you meet by chance. For a long time the words of gratitude have been supposed to be magically helpful - with their help people give jay to each other, express attention and give positive emotions - without them our life would have become poor and dark.

  • 21 January - International Hug Day
    On January, 21 all world celebrates one of the most extraordinary days – International Hug Day. It was firstly introduced in the USA in 1986 as a National Hugging Day but then it became widely spread all over the world.

    The holiday's tradition is that you may hug even a stranger at this day. Boys and girls may hug each other without any intimate hidden motive. One peculiar “legend” says that people share warmth of the soul while hugging each other.

    The principal peculiarity of this day is that there is no need for material expenses. All you need is to hug those people you want, to share your warmth of the soul with those who really need that. Congratulating your close people on this wonderful holiday, give them your warmth as a sign of respect and sincere feelings.

  • 1 February - Ground-hog Day
    Ground-hog Day is a traditional national holiday celebrated on the 2nd of February annually in Canada and in the USA. It is considered that one should watch a ground-hog getting out its hole and according its behavior one can judge about spring coming. if the day is cloudy, a ground-hog does not see its shade and leaves its hole easily, spring is considered to come early. If the day is sunny, a ground-hog sees its shade and hides back into the hole, six weeks of winter is expected.

    Festivals devoted to local meteorological ground-hogs are held in some towns of the USA and Canada gathering a lot of tourists. There are seven the most famous meteorological ground-hogs nowadays: Punxsutawney Phil, Wiarton Willie, Staten Island Chuck, Shubenacadie Sam, Balzac Billy, Jimmy the Groundhog, General Beauregard Lee.

    Do not forget to celebrate this unusual holiday with fun and fantasy to remember it for a long time!

  • 14 February - Saint Valentine's Day
    Or Feast of Saint Valentine by right is considered to be the most romantic holiday. As is customary, people make a declaration of love, share their feelings and give presents.

  • 23 February - Defender of the Fatherland Day
    Belarus, Russia

  • 1 March - World Sleep Day
    At the first time World Sleep Day was held on the 14th of March in 2008 and since then it is held annually in the context of the project of World Health Organization concerning the problems of sleep and health.

  • 8 March - International Women's Day
    Belarus, Georgia, CPR, Russia, Ukraine

  • 21 March - World Mother Earth Day
    Under the name World Mother Earth Day one understands the total of different actions held in Spring and aimed at motivation of people to be more attentive to delicate and vulnerable environment of the Earth.

    World Mother Earth Day is a citizen initiative open for any people, group and organization joining. The Symbol of the holiday is the Earth flag and a letter of Greek alphabet – theta.

  • 1 April - April Fools' Day
    April Fools' Day is not a public holiday in any country, people throughout the Western world play practical jokes and spread hoaxes. Although the day has been observed for centuries, its true origins are unknown and effectively unknowable. Some have proposed that the modern custom originated in France when Charles IX decreed that the new year would no longer begin on Easter, but on January 1. Because Easter was a lunar and therefore moveable date, those who clung to the old ways were “April Fools”. The custom of setting aside a day for the playing of harmless pranks upon one's neighbor is recognized everywhere – in Russia, England, India. But April Fools’ Day is not about quarrels about its true origin, but about playing practical jokes on each other and having fun.

  • 1 May - International Worker's Day
    Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, CPR, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine, Finland, France, Czechia, Swedem Switzerland

  • 2 May - International Parents Day
    The whole world celebrates International Parents Day on the 2nd of May! Do not forget to congratulate your parents and say how much you like them! Family takes the most important place in the life of any person! A family is a power, support, strength and the most important - love!

  • 5 May - Bank holiday
    Great Britain, Ireland

  • 8 May - International Mother's Day
    The whole world celebrates International Parents Day on the 2nd of May! Do not forget to congratulate your parents and say how much you like them! Family takes the most important place in the life of any person! A family is a power, support, strength and the most important - love!

  • 9 May - Victory Day
    Belarus, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine

  • 31 May - International Blondes Day
    The 31rd of May arranges a celebration in honor of the most feminine, light, glam favorites of real gentlemen – blondes. It is impossible to imagine the history of fashion and cinema without them!

    Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Madonna, Kate Moss – they are more than worthy representatives of world blonde society.

  • 9 June - International Friends Day
    All nations in all times considered friendship to be the biggest social and moral value. We hope that you have at least one person in your life you want to congratulate with this holiday with all your heart. As today the International Friends Day is established with the aim that we could remind our friends that they are important for us, to make them happy in spite of our circumstances and different troubles.

    Today is an excellent occasion to gather and have a good time!

  • 15 June - World Walking Day
    Walk is not just the time that we spend in the open air it is a serious and a necessary to each person ritual! Walk helps us to change a common home environment and have a rest from common activity, talk with your relatives and stay in a good shape. The 15th of June is a World Walking Day.

  • 19 June - Father's day
    Father's day is an annual holiday in honor of fathers celebrated in many countries.

  • 6 July - World Kissing Day
    Official international holiday is celebrated on the 6th of July. The motherland of World Kissing Day is considered to be Great Britain. It was Albion where in the end of XIX century a kiss was considered as one of demonstrations of love and deserved to have its own holiday.

  • 11 July - International Chocolate Day
    France gave this holiday to the world on the 11th of July in 1995. The first chocolate was made by the Aztec. When The Spanish Conquistadors found this tribe and tried chocolate, they were surprised at amazing taste and called the delicacy black gold. It is interesting that dark chocolate is more useful than milk chocolate It even helps to cure some diseases!

  • 20 July - International Cake Day
    The origins of this summer holiday according to "Milan Club" - community of friends, consist of musicians, cookers and other entrained constructive people.

    This way in 2009 this constructive alliance begin tradition of creating conjoint musical cakes, which was then supported by other countries.

    First time in international gauge Cake Day celebrated on 20th July 2011, become one of the initiative of Love Kingdom ( International non-profit project, realizing global cultural, classical, amicable initiatives); it is spent with the aim of spending ideas of peace and friendship on the planet through the culture. That is why the device of DAY is "I CAKE YOU".

  • 4 August - Bank holiday
    Great Briatin (Scotland), Ireland

  • 9 September - International Beauty Day
    The 20th century became revolutionary in the cosmetology sphere.Comite International d'Esthetique et de Cosmetologie (CIDESCO), was an initiator in International Beauty Day creation.

    Since 1995 this day greets everything beautiful, amazing that gives aesthetic and moral pleasure. That is why many countries and cities hold beauty contests exactly on the 9th of September.

  • 19 September - Smile Birthday
    Nowadays a number of smiles are created to express all kinds of feelings: happiness, sadness, perplexity, astonishment, grudge and other feelings, the first smile was a simple smiling mood, from that a simple name Smile came.

  • 27 September - World Tourism Day
    Traveling is so wonderful thing! There is no person in the world who does not like to wander, to be a discoverer of new unexplored places of the Earth!

  • 9 October - Labor day
    Canada, USA

  • 1 November - Halloween
    Austria, Belarus, Hungary, Germany, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Finland, France, Sweden, Switzerland

  • 11 November - Armistice Day
    Belguim, France

  • 13 November - World Kindness Day
    This was the opening day of the first World Kindness Movement conference held at Tokyo in 1998, and the 35th anniversary of the Small Kindness Movement of Japan, which brought the signatories of the "declaration of kindness" of the World Kindness Movement together in 1997.

    The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves, beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion; and realize we are citizens of the world. As world citizens we have a commonality, and must realize that if progress is to be made in human relations and endeavors, if we are to achieve the goal of peaceful coexistence, we must focus on what we have in common. When we find likenesses we begin to experience empathy, and in such a state we can fully relate to that person or those people. While we may think of people from other cultures as being "different" when we compare them with our own customs and beliefs, it doesn’t mean that we are any better than they are. When we become friends with someone from a different culture we discover that despite some obvious differences, there are many similarities.

  • 17 November - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
    Belguim, France

  • 21 November - World Hello Day
    The holiday is celebrated on the 21st of November. Two American brothers Michael and Brian McCormack thought out the holiday in 1973 in the middle of cold war in response to conflict between Egypt and Israel. The day is a symbol of protest against international tensity intention. It is a wonderful day for friendly greetings, joyful emotions and positive mood!

  • 4 December - International Hug Day
    In this day it is accepted to hug not only someone you know, but also strangers. Hugs accompany us during all our life and according to the legend at the time of friendly hugging people change soul warm and positive energy. But not everybody knows that it is helpful for health because hugs improve immunity and and strengthen nervous system!

    Congratulating with this holiday, give hugs to your close and loved people as a sign of warm relationship to them and remember about your sincere warm feelings!

  • 25 December - Catholic Christmas
    Catholic countries celebrate this holiday on the New Year's Eve on the 25th of December. The difference in dates is connected with the difference in calendar – Gregorian calendar (Catholic church lives by it) and Julian one.

    Austria, Belarus (catholic), Belgium, Bulgaria (Koliada), Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, USA, Finland, France, Czechia, Sweden, Switzerland, Estonia, South Korea etc

  • 26 December - Boxing day
    Austria, Great Britain, Denmark, Estonia