Notable Secular Annual Days

1 JanuaryNew Year‘s DayOften marked with a date touch
January (3rd Monday)Martin 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 Monday)Presidents‘ DayUSA
13 MarchCommonwealth DayCommonwealth countries
18 AprilIndependence DayZimbabwe
23 AprilSt George‘s DayRing for England
25 AprilANZAC DayAustralia & New Zealand
1 MayMay DayCoordinate with other local customs
May (1st Monday)Queen‘s birthdayNew Zealand
May (Monday preceding 25th)Victoria DayCanada (Monarch‘s official birthday)
May (last Monday)Memorial DayUSA
June (2nd Monday)King‘s (official) birthdayAustralia (except WA)
June (2nd Monday)Commonwealth Day
14 JuneFlag DayUSA
June (2nd or 3rd Saturday)King‘s (official) birthdayTrooping the Colour
1 JulyCanada DayCanada
4 JulyIndependence DayUSA
September (1st Monday)Labor DayUSA
September (10 days including 2nd weekend)Heritage Open DaysChurch towers open to the public and/or public ringing, see website
21 SeptemberInternational Day of PeacePromoted by United Nations
October (2nd Monday)Columbus DayUSA
October (2nd Monday)Thanksgiving DayCanada
11 NovemberRemembrance DayHalf muffled
11 NovemberVeterans DayUSA
November (4th Thursday)Thanksgiving DayUSA
14 NovemberKing Charles III (real) birthday
31 DecemberFestival of BellsUSA + world, website

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

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