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HOLIDAYS and TRADITIONS

by month in 2016

 

JANUARY 2016 MAY 2016 SEPTEMBER 2016
FEBRUARY 2016 JUNE 2016 OCTOBER 2016
MARCH 2016 JULY 2016 NOVEMBER 2016
APRIL 2016 AUGUST 2016 DECEMBER 2016


 


Related pages :

Holidays and Traditions by month (in 2017)
Holidays and Traditions: List
Holidays and Traditions: Resources

 

 

JANUARY 2016


01 - The Year 2015 - Review
01 - New Year
06 - Epiphany
18 - Martin Luther King Day
25 - Burns Night
26 - Australia Day
26 - India Day

 

FEBRUARY 2016

= BLACK HISTORY MONTH

02 - Groundhog Day
07 - Charles Dickens's birthday
08 - Chinese New Year
09 - Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday and Lent
09 - New Orleans Mardi Gras
14 - Valentine's Day
15 - Presidents' Day
21 - International Mother Language Day

 

MARCH 2016

= WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

01 - Saint David's Day
03 - World Book Day
06 - Mothers' Day (in the UK)
08 - International Women's Day
09 - Non-smoking Day (in the UK)
14 - Commonwealth Day
17 - Saint Patrick's Day
18 - World Sleep Day
19 - EARTH HOUR
20 - SPRING
21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
22 - World Water Day
27 - Daylight Saving Time (in France)
27 - Easter

 

APRIL 2016

= POETRY MONTH

01 - April Fool's Day
07 - World Health Day
21 - National High Five Day
22 - Earth Day
23 - Saint George's Day
23 - World Book and Copyright Day
25 - World Malaria Day
27 - South Africa National Day
29 - Arbor Day (in the USA)
30 - Save The Frogs Day

 

MAY 2016

01 - May Day
03 - World Press Freedom Day
05 - Cinco de Mayo
05 - Europe Day
07 - Free Comic Book Day
08 - Mothers' Day (in the USA)
14 - World Fair Trade Day
15 - International Day of Families
15 - Pentecost (Whitsun)
22 - International Day for Biological Diversity
26 - Red Nose Day
29 - Oak Apple Day
30 - Memorial Day
31 - World No-Tobacco Day

 

JUNE 2016

= Immigrant Heritage Month

+ End-of-the-year activities

05 - World Environment Day
08 - World Ocean Day
11 - Trooping the Colour
12 - World Against Child Labor Day
14 - Flag Day
14 - World Blood Donor Day
14 - 18 - Royal Ascot
16 - Bloomsday
17 - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
19 - Father's Day
20 - World Refugee Day
20 - SUMMER / SUMMER HOLIDAYS
21 - World Music Day
24 - World Fairy Day
26 - International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
26 - International Day in Support of Torture Victims

 

JULY 2016

17 - Ice Cream Day

30 - World Day against Trafficking in Persons (+ See Slavery)

31 - World Ranger Day (+ See Poaching)

 

AUGUST 2016

05 - 21 - 2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS in RIO
09 - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
12 - International Youth Day
15 - India Independence Day
23 - International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
25 - National Park Week
26 - Women's Equality Day
28 - 29 - The Notting Hill Carnival
28 August - 5 September - The Burning Man Festival

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

= BACK TO SCHOOL!

+ SUMMER HOLIDAYS

05 - Labor Day (USA)
07 - 18 - 2016 Rio Paralympics
08 - World Literacy Day
11 - Grandparents' Day
11 - September 11, 2001 - Patriot Day
12 - Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
13 - Roald Dahl Day
16 - Constitution Day
21 - International Day of Peace
22 - AUTUMN / FALL
22 - World Carfree Day
22 - World Maritime Day
24 - National Punctuation Day
26 - European Day of Languages

26 - International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
+ Nuclear page


 

OCTOBER 2016

= Crime Prevention Month

01 - International Day of Older Persons
04 - World Animal Day
05 - World Teachers’ Day
09 - World Post Day
10 - Columbus Day
16 - World Food Day
21 - Battle of Trafalgar Day
24 - United Nations Day
24 - 30 - Disarmament Week
29 - World Stroke Day
31 - Halloween

 

NOVEMBER 2016

= = National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
See
Native Americans ( + Page 2 )


 
05 - Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Day)
08 - United States presidential election
08 - International Tongue Twister Day
11 - Veterans' Day / Remembrance Day / Poppy Day
16 - International Day for Tolerance
19 - World Toilet Day
20 - Universal Children's Day
21 - World Television Day
22 - John F. Kennedy's Assassination Day
24 - Thanksgiving
25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
25 - Black Friday
25 - Buy Nothing Day
30 - Diwali
30 - Saint Andrew's Day

 

DECEMBER 2016

 

01 - World AIDS Day
03 - International Day of the Disabled
10 - Human Rights Day
15 - Bill of Rights Day
16 - Boston Tea Party Day
18 - International Migrants Day
21 - WINTER
25 - Christmas
26 - Boxing Day
31 - New Year's Eve