Notable Secular Annual Days

DateEventComment
1 JanuaryNew Year‘s DayOften marked with a date touch
January - 3rd MondayMartin Luther King DayUSA
27 JanuaryHolocaust Memorial DayAnniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp
25 JanuaryBurns NightScotland
28 JanuaryAustralia DayAustralia
6 FebruaryWaitingi DayNew Zealand
14 FebruaryValentine‘s Day
February - 3rd MondayPresidents‘ DayUSA
18 AprilIndependence DayZimbabwe
21 AprilQueen Elizabeth‘s (real) birthday
23 AprilSt George‘s DayRing for England
25 AprilANZAC DayAustralia & New Zealand
1 MayMay DayCoordinate with other local customs
May - 1st MondayQueen‘s birthdayNew Zealand
May - Monday preceding 25thVictoria DayCanada (Monarch‘s official birthday)
May - last MondayMemorial DayUSA
June - 2nd MondayQueen‘s birthdayAustralia (except WA)
June - 2nd MondayCommonwealth Day
14 JuneFlag DayUSA
June - 2nd or 3rd SaturdayQueen‘s official birthdayTrooping the Colour
1 JulyCanada DayCanada
4 JulyIndependence DayUSA
September - 1st MondayLabor DayUSA
September - 2nd weekendHeritage Open DaysChurch towers open to the public and/or public ringing
21 SeptemberInternational Day of PeacePromoted by United Nations
October - 2nd MondayColumbus DayUSA
October - 2nd MondayThanksgiving DayCanada
11 NovemberRemembrance DayHalf muffled
11 NovemberVeterans DayUSA
November - 4th ThursdayThanksgiving DayUSA

Notable church festivals are listed here.  See also, significant anniversaries of historic events.

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