Tour of South Africa -
Onsdag 5 Februari, 2020
Idrottsevenemang : Cycling race
Alla hjärtans Dag -
Söndag 14 Februari, 2021
Vykort/Blommor : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February
Mänskliga rättighetsdagen -
Lördag 21 Mars, 2020
Sekulär semester : On this day in 1960 the police killed 69 people at Sharpeville who were participating in a protest against the pass laws. Many were shot in the back. The carnage made world headlines. Four days later the government banned black political organizations, many leaders were arrested or went into exile. During the Apartheid era there were human rights abuses by all sides; Human Rights Day is but one step to ensure that the people of South Africa are aware of their human rights and to ensure that such abuses never again occur. [http://africanhistory.about.com]
April dårar Dag -
Onsdag 1 April, 2020
Vykort/Blommor : In 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Years Day. IN 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.
Fredag 10 April, 2020
Katolska och protestantiska : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.
Söndag 12 April, 2020
Katolska och protestantiska : Not a paid holiday
Måndag 13 April, 2020
Sekulär semester :
Onsdag 15 April, 2020
Vykort/Blommor : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday
Måndag 27 April, 2020
Sekulär semester : Efter apartheid, det första valet ägde rum 1994. Sydafrikaner av alla raser tilläts avgöra framtiden för sin demokrati. Nelson Mandela valdes till president.
Första maj -
Fredag 1 Maj, 2020
Sekulär semester : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .
Söndag 10 Maj, 2020