Holidays Calendar for May 24, 2016

Saint Cyril and Methodius Day in the Eastern Orthodox Church

Saint Cyril and Methodius Day is observed by the Eastern Orthodox Church twice a year: on May 11 and 24. The most popular day for celebration is May 24.

Bermuda Day in Bermuda

The islands of Bermuda celebrateBermuda Day on May 24. If the day of the holiday falls on weekend, it’s moved to the weekday nearest to May 24.

Battle of Pichincha Day in Ecuador

The residents of Ecuador annually observe Battle of Pichincha Day on May 24. The battle took place on the slopes of the Pichincha volcano next to the city of Quito on May 24, 1822.

Independence Day in Eritrea

Independence Day is one of the most important public holidays in Eritrea. It’s annually observed on May 24 and people get an additional day off.

Commonwealth Day in Belize

Belize annually observesCommonwealth Day on May 24. This holiday is also known as Sovereign’s Day.

Royal Ploughing Ceremony in Cambodia

The Royal Ploughing Ceremony is an ancient rite that marks the beginning of the rice growing season in many Asian countries. In Cambodia it is celebrated on the 4th day of the 6th lunar month’s waning moon. It is one of the country’s public holidays.

European Day of Parks

European Day of Parks is celebrated on May 24 every year. This ecological observance was created by EUROPARC Federation in 1999.

National Escargot Day

National Escargot Day is celebrated annually on May 24. If you’ve never had this dish, today you’ve got a great reason to try.


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