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Various International Business Holidays

Jan 1, 2017
Canada New Year’s Day
France New Year’s Day
Germany New Year’s Day
India New Year’s Day
Japan New Year’s Day (Gantan)/New Year period (shogatsu)
Mexico New Year’s Day
Singapore New Year’s Day
S. Korea New Year’s Day (Solar New Year)
 UK New Year’s Day
US New Year’s Day
Jan 1-2 Taiwan New Year’s Day & Founding/Republic Day
Jan 1-2 China New Year’s Day (Yuandan)
Jan 1-6 Russia New Year’s Day and Holiday Week Jan 7 Christmas Day (Orthodox)
Jan 6 Christian Epiphany (Feast of Three Kings)
Germany Epiphany (Three King’s Day)
Jan 9 Japan Coming of Age Day (Seijin-no-hi) (2nd Mon in Jan)
Jan 16 USA Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed/Inauguration Day
Jan 26 India Republic Day
Jan 27-Feb 1
Taiwan Chinese New Year’s Eve –Year of the Rooster
Jan 27- Feb 2 China Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster/Spring Festival/ Golden Week
Jan 28-29 Singapore Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster
Jan 28-30 S. Korea Korean Lunar New Year Celebrations (Seollal)
Feb 6 Mexico Anniversary of the Constitution
Feb 11 Japan National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi
Feb 11 Taiwan Lantern Festival
Feb 20 Canada Family Day (3rd Monday for Alta, BC, Sask and Ont)
 Feb 23-24 Russia Defenders of the Motherland Day
Feb 20
USA President's Day/Washington's Birthday
Feb 27-28 Taiwan Peace Memorial Day
     
Feb 10 Christian Ash Wednesday/Beginning of Lent
     
Mar 1 S. Korea Independence Movement Day
Mar 1 Christian Ash Wednesday
Mar 8 China International Women’s Day  (Half day leave for all women)
Mar 8 Russia International Women’s Day
Mar 11 Jewish Purim at Sundown
Mar 12

China

Arbor Day
Mar 13 India Festival of colors Holi
Mar 17 UK St. Patrick’s Day in N. Ireland
Mar 20 Mexico Benito Juarez Day
Mar 20 Japan Spring Vernal Equinox (Shunbun-no-hi)
     
Mar 23-24 Hindu/Sikh Festival of Colors (Holi) at sundown
Mar 23-24 India Festival of Colors (Holi) at sundown
Mar 24 Mexico Holy Thursday/Maundy Thursday
     
Apr 2-4 China Honoring Ancestors (Qing Ming)
Apr 4 India Ram Navami
Apr 4 Taiwan Children’s Day / Honoring Ancestors (Chi’ing Ming)
Apr 9 India Mahavir Jaanti
Apr 10-18 Jewish Passover at sundown
Apr 14-17 Mexico Good Friday-Easter-Easter Monday
Canada Good Friday-Easter-Easter Monday
Christian Good Friday-Easter-Easter Monday
India Good Friday-Easter-Easter Monday
France Good Friday-Easter-Easter Monday
Germany Good Friday-Easter-Easter Monday
Russia Good Friday-Easter-Easter Monday
  Singapore Good Friday-Easter-Easter Monday
  UK Good Friday-Easter-Easter Monday
Apr 29 Japan Showa Day (Showa-no-hi) renamed Emperor Hirohito Day
Apr 29-May 1

China

Spring Festival and Labor Day with Bank Holidays

     
May 1   India Labor Day or May Day
  France Labor Day
  Germany Labor Day or May Day
  Mexico Labor Day
  Singapore Labor Day
  S. Korea Labor Day/Bank Holiday
May 1   Russia International Labor Day/May Day
May 1   Christian Easter (Coptic/Orthodox)
May 2 UK May Day Bank Holiday
May 3 Japan Constitution Memorial Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)
  Korea Buddha's Birthday
May 4 Japan

Holiday for a Nation (Kokumin-no-kyujitsu) and Greenery Day (Midori-no-hi)

  China Youth Day (Half-day off for all Youths over 14 years of age)
May 5 Japan Children’s Day (Kodomo-no-hi)
  S. Korea Children’s Day
  Mexico 5th May/Battle of Puebla Day/Cinco de Mayo (Puebla only)
May 8 France WWII Victory Day (Fête de la Victoire)
     
May 9 Russia Victory Day (Word War II) with Bank Holiday
May 10 Mexico Mother’s Day/Dia de la Madre (not an official holiday)
  India Buddha’s Birthday (Purnima/Vesak)
  Singapore Buddha’s Birthday/Purnima/Vesak Day
May 14 Taiwan Buddha's Birthday/Vesak
May 25 Christian Ascension Day
  France Ascension Day
  Germany Ascension Day
May 22 Canada Victoria Day
May 29- Jun 25 India Start of Ramadan at sundown
  Singapore Start of Ramadan (Not a holiday) at sundown
  Islamic Start of Ramadan at sundown
  Saudi Arabia Start of Ramadan at sundown
     
May 28-30 China Tuen NG (Dragon Boart) Festival
May 29-30 Singapore Tuen NG (Dragon Boart) Festival
May 29 UK Bank Holiday
  USA Memorial Day
     
Jun 5
Christian Whit Monday (Pentecost)
  France Whit Monday (Pentecost)
  Germany Whit Monday (Pentecost)
Jun 6 S. Korea Memorial Day
Jun 12 Russia National Day/Russia Day
Jun 15 Germany / Christian Corpus Christi
Jun 21 Islamic Night of Power (Lailat al Qadr) at sundown
  India Night of Power (Lailat al Qadr) at sundown
  Saudi Arabia Night of Power (Lailat al Qadr) at sundown
     
     
Jul 1 Canada Canada Day
Jul 4 USA Independence Day
Jul 12 UK        Battle of Boyne Day/The Twelfth in N. Ireland
Jul 14 France Bastille Day/National Day
Jul 17
Japan Marine Day (Umi-no-hi)
     

Aug 7

Canada

UK

Civic or Provincial Holidays

Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)

Aug 9 Singapore National Day

Mid Aug 11- 16

Japan Festival of Souls (Obon) or Festival of the Dead. (Although not an official holiday many offices are closed. Some parts of Japan celebrate in July, but most of the country celebrates in August).
Aug 11 Japan Mountain Day
Aug 15 Christian Assumption of the Blessed Mary
  France Assumption of the Blessed Mary
  Germany Assumption of the Blessed Mary
  S. Korea Liberation Day
  India Independence Day
 

Hindu/Sikh

Birth of Lord Krishna (Krishna Janmashtami)
  India Birth of Lord Krishna (Krishna Janmashtami) observed in much of India
Aug 28 UK Summer Bank Holiday (except Scotland)
Aug 31 - Sep 5 Saudi Arabia Feast of Sacrifice Eid Al Adha
     
Sep 1 Mexico President's State of the Nation Address (Only Government and Banks are closed)
  India / Islamic Feast of Sacrifice (Eid Al Adha) at sundown
Sep 3 Taiwan Armed Forces Day
Sep 4

Canada

USA

Labour Day

Labor Day

Sep 16 Mexico Mexico’s Independence Day
Sep 18 Japan Respect for the Aged Day (Keirou-no-hi)
Sep 20 - 22 Jewish Rosh Hashanah at sundown
Sep 21

Islamic

Ashura (Time for Reflection, Fasting and Meditation) at sundown
Sep 21 - 22

Islamic

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

India

Al-Hijra New Year Muharramn at sundown

Al-Hijra New Year Muharramn at sundown

Al-Hijra New Year Muharramn at sundown

Al-Hijra New Year Muharramn at sundown

Sep 22 Japan Autumnal Equinox Day
Sep 23 Saudi Arabia Unification of the Kingdom
     
Sept 29 - 30 Jewish Yom Kippur at sundown
Sep 30 - Oct 1 India Time for Reflection, Fasting and Meditation Ashura at sundown
     
Oct 1-7 China National Day of the People’s Republic/ Golden Week (usually 7 consecutive days when weekends included)
Oct 2 India / Singapore Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
Oct 3

S. Korea

Germany

National Foundation Day

Day of Germany Unity

Oct 3 - 6 S. Korea Mid-Autumn Festival (Ch’usok)/Moon Festival
Oct 4
Taiwan Mid-Autumn /Harvest Moon/Lantern Festival
Oct 4 - 11 Jewish Sukkot at sundown
     
Oct 9

S. Korea

Taiwan

Japan

Canada

USA

Hanguel Proclamation Day

Autumn Remembrance/Double Ninth Day

Health and Sports Day (Taiku-no-hi)

Thanksgiving Day (except NB,NS, NL)

Columbus Day,Banks, Government Offices and many East Coast businesses are closed.

Oct 10 - 11 Singapore Time for Reflection, Fasting and Meditation Ashura
Oct 17 - 19

India

Hindu / Sikh

Festival of Lights (Diwali)

Festival of Lights (Diwali)

 Oc

Oct 18 SIngapore Festival of Lights (Diwali/Deepavali)
Oct 28 China Chung Yeung Festival/Double Ninth Festival/Dual Yang Festival
Oct 31 Germany Reformation Day
     
Nov 1

Christian

France

Germany

All Saints Day

All Saints Day

All Saints Day

Nov 2 Mexico Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) (Not an official holiday)
Nov 3 Japan National Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi)
Nov 4 Russia Unity Day
Nov 10 USA Veterans Day
Nov 11

France

Canada

Armistice Day/Observances/Flanders Fields

Remembrance Day (except MB,ON,QC,NS)

Nov 20 Mexico Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution
Nov 22 Germany Repentance Day
Nov 23 Japan Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou-kansha-no-hi)
Nov 23 USA Thanksgiving Day
Nov 30 UK St. Andrew’s Day in Scotland
Nov 30

Islamic, India

Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (Mawlid-an-abi) at sundown

 

     
Dec 12 Mexico Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe
Dec 12 - 20 Jewish Jewish Chanukah/Hannukah at sundown
Dec 23 Japan Emperor’s Birthday (Tennou-tanjyou-bi)
Dec 24 Christian Christmas Eve
Dec 25

Christian

Singapore

Mexico

USA

France

India

Germany

Canada

UK

S. Korea

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Christmas Day 

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

 

Dec 26

Christian

Canada, UK

India

France

Germany

Mexico

Singapore

Boxing Day/St. Stephen’s Day

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

2nd Day of Christmas/St. Stephen’s Day

2nd Day of Christmas/St. Stephen’s Day

Observing Christmas Day

Observing Christmas Day

Dec 31

Mexico

Japan

New Year’s Eve

Bank Holiday

 

 

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