Public Holidays

Upcoming Holiday Highlights

Upcoming Public Holidays

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: Botswana: Botswana Day Holiday

: China: Chinese National Day

: Cyprus: Cypriot Independence Day

: Hong Kong: Chinese National Day

: Macau: National Day

: Nigeria: Independence Day

: San Marino: Investiture of the Captains Regent

: Uzbekistan: Teacher's Day

: China: Chinese National Day Holiday

: Guinea: Independence Day

: India: Mahatma Gandhi Birthday

: Macau: National Day Holiday

: Malaysia: Birthday of the Governor of Sabah

: China: Chinese National Day Holiday

: Germany: German Unity Day

: Iraq: Independence Day

: Oman: Pubic Holiday

: South Korea: National Foundation Day

: Australia: Labour Day

: Australia: Queen's Birthday

: China: Chinese National Day Holiday

: Italy: Feast of St. Petronius

  • Holiday info: Saint Petronius was bishop of Bologna during the fifth century. He is a patron saint of the city. Born of a noble Roman family, he became a convert to Christianity and then a priest
  • Regions: Bologna

: Lesotho: Independence Day

: Mozambique: Day of Peace and Reconciliation

: Oman: Pubic Holiday

: Saint Lucia: Thanksgiving Day

: South Korea: National Foundation Day (in lieu)

: Cambodia: Ancestors' Day

  • Holiday info: Pchum Ben, also known as Ancestors' Day, is a Cambodian religious festival which culminates on the 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer calendar, marking the end of the Buddhist lent

: China: Chinese National Day Holiday

: India: Birthday of Nar Bahadur Bhandari

: Iran: Death of Prophet Muhammed / Martyrdom of Imam Hassan

: Portugal: Republic Day

: Vanuatu: Constitution Day

: Cambodia: Ancestors' Day Holiday

: China: Chinese National Day Holiday

: Honduras: Discovery of America Day

: India: Mahalaya

: India: Bathukamma Starting Day

: Syria: October Liberatory War

: Turkmenistan: Earthquake Memorial Day

: Cambodia: Ancestors' Day Holiday

: China: Chinese National Day Holiday

: Egypt: Armed Forces Day

: Honduras: Francisco Morazan's Birthday

: India: Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti

: India: Mera Chaoren Houba

: Iran: Martyrdom of Imam Reza

: Argentina: Public Holiday

: Ecuador: Independence of Guayaquil (in lieu)

: Honduras: Army Day

: Kiribati: Education Day

: Malaysia: Melaka Governor's Birthday

: Maldives: Qaumee Dhuvas

: Nigeria: Public Holiday

: Peru: Battle of Angamos

: Ecuador: Independence of Guayaquil

: Malaysia: Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak

: Saint Barthélemy: Abolition Day

: South Korea: Hangeul Day

: Uganda: Independence Day

: American Samoa: White Sunday

: Cuba: Independence Day

  • Holiday info: Marks the date in 1868, that Carlos Manuel de Céspedes made his famous "Grito de Yara", the battle cry and declaration that launched the uprising for Cuban Independence.

: Curaçao: Curaçao Day

: Fiji: Fiji Day

: Iraq: Public Holiday

: North Korea: Party Foundation Day

: Suriname: Maroons Day

: Taiwan: National Day

: American Samoa: Columbus Day

: Argentina: Day of respect for cultural diversity (in lieu)

: Bahamas: National Heroes' Day

: Bolivia: Public Holiday

: Canada: Thanksgiving

  • Holiday info: Celebrated on the Second Monday in October and statutory, except in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
  • Regions: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

: Chile: Race Day

: Iraq: Public Holiday

: Kenya: Utamaduni Day (in lieu)

: North Macedonia: Revolution Day

: Puerto Rico: Columbus Day

: Samoa: Lotu a Tamaiti Holiday

: Sint Maarten: Constitution Day

: South Korea: Hangeul Day (in lieu)

: Taiwan: National Day (in lieu)

: Turks and Caicos Islands: National Heritage Day

: US Virgin Islands: Columbus Day and Puerto Rico Friendship Day

: USA: Columbus Day

  • Holiday info: This national holiday commemorates the exact date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas
  • Regions: Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia

: USA: US Indigenous People's Day

: Uruguay: Day of the Races (in lieu)

: Brazil: Lady of Aparecida

  • Holiday info: Known as 'Nossa Senhora de Aparecida', it honours Brazil's patron saint, the Virgin Mary Aparecida. Mary is honoured with a ten day festival in the city near São Paulo that bears her name

: Equatorial Guinea: Independence Day

: India: Maha Saptami

  • Holiday info: Assam, Odisha, West Bengal. On the seventh day of Durga Puja, the goddess started her battle against Mahishasura.
  • Regions: Assam, Bihar, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal

: Mexico: Day of the Pluricultural Nation

: Nepal: Phulpati

: Spain: Hispanic Day

: Venezuela: Indigenous Resistance Day

: Burundi: Prince Louis Rwagasore Day

: India: Durga Ashtami

: Nepal: Maha Ashtami

: Thailand: The Passing of King Bhumibol

: Bhutan: Dassain

  • Holiday info: Durga Puja is one of the largest Hindu festivals that involves worship of Goddess Durga symbolising power and triumph of good over evil in Hindu mythology.

: Georgia: Day of Svetitskovloba

: Hong Kong: Chung Yeung Festival

: India: Navami of Durga Puja

: India: Mahanavami

  • Holiday info: The festival of Dusseha symbolizes the triumph of good over evil in the legend of Rama and Ravana
  • Regions: Kerala, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh

: India: Ayudha Puja

  • Holiday info: On Ayudha Puja, the ninth day of Navaratri, many common and seemingly mundane tools and implements are cleaned and worshipped.
  • Regions: Karnataka, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu

: Macau: Chung Yeung Festival

: Moldova: Chisinau City Day

: Nepal: Maha Navami

: Tanzania: Mwalimu Nyerere Day

: Ukraine: Day of the Defender

: Yemen: Liberation Day

: Bangladesh: Durga Puja

: Cambodia: Commemoration Day of King's Father

: India: Dussehra

  • Holiday info: The festival of Dusseha symbolizes the triumph of good over evil in the legend of Rama and Ravana
  • Regions: Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand

: India: Janmostav of Srimatna Sankardev

: India: Durga Puja

  • Holiday info: Durga Puja is one of the largest Hindu festivals that involves worship of Goddess Durga symbolising power and triumph of good over evil in Hindu mythology.
  • Regions: Assam, Bihar, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, West Bengal

: Iran: Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Asgari

: Malawi: Mother's Day

: Nepal: Vijaya Dashami

: Tunisia: Evacuation Day

: Ukraine: Day of the Defender (Bridge Day)

: Estonia: Ethnicity day

: India: Following day of Vijaya Dasami Holiday

: Haiti: Dessalines Day

: Bermuda: Flora Duffy Day

: British Virgin Islands: Heroes and Forefathers Day

: Colombia: Day of the Races

: Fiji: Prophet Mohammed's Birthday

: India: Kati Bihu

: Iraq: Mawlid al-Nabi

: Jamaica: National Heroes' Day

: Sierra Leone: Maulid-un-Nabi

: Tanzania: Maulid Day

: Zambia: National Prayer Day

: Afghanistan: Eid Milad-un-Nabi

: Algeria: Mawlid

: Bahrain: Prophet's Birthday

: Benin: Prophet's Birthday

: Brunei: Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

: Cameroon: Birthday of Prophet Muhammed

: Chad: Prophet's Birthday

: Comoros: Mouloud

: Djibouti: Prophet Mohammed's Birthday

: Eritrea: Moulid

: Ethiopia: Moulid

: Gambia: Milad Un Nabi

: Guinea: Mouloud

: Guyana: Youman-Nabi

: India: Mawlid

  • Holiday info: Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar
  • Regions: Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand

: Ivory Coast: Prophet's Birthday

: Jordan: Birthday of Prophet Muhammed

: Lebanon: Birthday of Prophet Muhammed

: Libya: Birthday of Prophet Muhammed

: Malaysia: Maulidur Rasul

: Maldives: Mawlid al-Nabi

: Mali: Prophet Mohammed's Birthday

: Mauritania: Mouloud

: Morocco: Eid Al Mawled

: Myanmar: Full Moon Day of Thadingyut

: Niger: Mouloud

: Nigeria: Eidul-Mawlid

: Oman: Mawlid

: Pakistan: Eid Milad-un-Nabi

: Palestine: The Prophet's Birthday

: Senegal: Prophet Mohammed's Birthday

: Somalia: Mawlid Nabi

: Sri Lanka: Milad-Un-Nabi

: Sudan: Al-Mowlid

: Syria: Mawlid

: Tunisia: Prophet Mohammed's Birthday

: Yemen: Rabi' al-Awwal

: Bangladesh: Eid-e-Miladunnabi

: Guatemala: Revolution Day

: India: Lakshmi Puja

: India: Maharishi Valmiki Birthday

: India: Maulud Nabi

: Indonesia: Maulidur Rasul

: Kenya: Mashujaa Day

: Myanmar: Full Moon of Thadingyut Holiday Holiday

: Sri Lanka: Vap Full Moon Poya

: Burundi: President Ndadaye's Day

: Egypt: Al-Mouled Al-Nabawy

: Kuwait: Birthday of Prophet Muhammed

: Lao: Boat Racing Festival

: Lao: End of Buddhist Lent Day

: Myanmar: Full Moon of Thadingyut Holiday Holiday

: United Arab Emirates: Prophet Muhammad’s birthday

: India: Friday after Eid e-Milad-un Nabi

: New Zealand: Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day

: Thailand: Chulalongkorn Day

: Hungary: Republic Day

: Libya: Liberation Day

: North Macedonia: Day of the Macedonian Revolution

: Iran: Birthday of Muhammad and Imam Sadegh

: Zambia: Independence Day

: Grenada: Thanksgiving

: Ireland: October Bank Holiday

: New Zealand: Labour Day

: Zambia: Independence Day (in lieu)

: Austria: National Day

: India: Accession Day

  • Holiday info: Commemorates October 26th 1947, when Maharaja Hari Singh signed off the Instrument of Accession, in which Jammu and Kashmir joined the Dominion of India.
  • Regions: Jammu and Kashmir

: Mali: Prophet's Baptism

: Bhutan: Descending Day of Lord Buddha

: India: Lhabab Duechen

: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Independence Day

: Cyprus: Ochi Day

: Czech Republic: Independent Czechoslovak State Day

: Greece: National Anniversary Day

: Australia: Ekka People's Day

  • Holiday info: The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day (Brisbane only) is usually held on the second Wednesday in August except when there are five Wednesdays in August when it is held on the third Wednesday.
  • Regions: Queensland

: Cambodia: King's Coronation Day

: Turkey: Republic Day

: Chile: Reformation Day

: Germany: Reformation Day

  • Holiday info: Commemorates the day in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 'these' to the door of the church in Wittenburg
  • Regions: Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia

: India: Sardar Patel's Birthday

: Slovenia: Reformation Day

NOTE: The above is a list of the public holidays in this month. Visit our mobile page for a full list of public holidays in 2020. .

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