Maha Shivaratri -
Onsdag 14 Februari, 2018
Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.
Alla hjärtans Dag -
Torsdag 14 Februari, 2019
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
Holi eller Holika (andra dagen) -
Fredag 2 Mars, 2018
Hinduism : Hindu spring festival dedicated to the god of pleasure. It is observed in a colorful and boisterous manner. People shower each other with colored water and smear red and green powder on each other,
Söndag 18 Mars, 2018
Hinduism : Marks the beginning of Ramayana's week
Söndag 25 Mars, 2018
Hinduism : Festivities take place in the Rama temples. recitation of the Ramayana (Perayana), which can last up to 9 days. Classical music and sacred chants. only in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharastra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh.
Mahavir Jayanti -
Torsdag 29 Mars, 2018
Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.
Fredag 30 Mars, 2018
Katolska och protestantiska : Första konciliet i Nicaea (biskopar möte i tidig sortkristendomen) ville hitta en dag att fira korsfästelsen och uppståndelsen av Christ, högtidlighållandet var kopplas till traditionen av de judiska helgdagarna, eftersom den sista måltiden Kristi ansågs vara den judiska påsken. Men den judiska kalendern är baserad på cykler av månen och solen, så högtiden för Herrens Påsk fick samma kalender.
April dårar Dag -
Måndag 1 April, 2019
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.
Söndag 1 April, 2018
Katolska och protestantiska : Not a paid holiday
Banks Inventory Dag -
Måndag 2 April, 2018
Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Måndag 30 April, 2018
Lamaismen (Theravada) : Only celebrated in Andaman & Nicobar Island, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Mizoram, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh. Date is confirmed in 2018
Mors Dag -
Söndag 13 Maj, 2018
Vykort/Blommor : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year.
One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world.
Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day.
In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.
Royal wedding -
Fredag 18 Maj, 2018
Extraordinära händelser :
Onsdag 30 Maj, 2018
Torsdag 31 Maj, 2018
Ramadan avslutas (kan ev. flyttas till närmaste dag) -
Lördag 16 Juni, 2018
Muslim, Sufi :
Fädernas dag -
Söndag 17 Juni, 2018
Onsdag 15 Augusti, 2018
Sekulär semester : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule
Eid-ul-Adha - Offerfesten (kan ändras till närmaste dag) -
Onsdag 22 Augusti, 2018