Holidays Calendar for June 23, 2016

Victory Day in Estonia

Victory Day is a public holiday in Estonia celebrated on June 23. It commemorates Estonian victory in the 1919 Battle of Cēsis, also known as the Battle of Võnnu. It was a decisive battle in the Estonian War of Independence.

Grand Duke's Official Birthday in Luxembourg

In some monarchies, sovereign’s birthday is an official public holiday. For example, Grand Duke’s Official Birthday is the national day of Luxembourg. It is celebrated on June 23 each year regardless of the actual birth date of the current Grand Duke.

Nuzul Al-Qur’an

Nuzul Al-Qur’an is an Islamic holiday that commemorates the revealing of the first verses of the Qur’an to Muhammad the Prophet. It is celebrated on the 17th day of the month of Ramadan. Nuzul Al-Qur’an is a public holiday in Brunei and some Malaysian states and federal territories.

Olympic Day

Olympic Day is an annual celebration that commemorates the formal establishment of the International Olympic Committee on June 23, 1894. It was officially created in 1948 as a sort of birthday of the Olympic Movement.

Police Day in Kazakhstan

Police Day is an official professional holiday in the Republic of Kazakhstan celebrated on June 23 each year. It was established by President Nursultan Nazarbayev in 2007 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the country’s law enforcement agencies.

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism in Canada

June 23 is National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism in Canada. This day commemorates the anniversary of the bombing of Air India Flight 182 off the coast of Ireland.

National Pecan Sandy Day

June 23 is National Pecan Sandy Day. Sandy cookies are as old as the history of baking itself, and pecan sandy is relatively a new invention.

St John's Eve

The evening of June 23 is known as St John’s Eve in some countries. It is the eve of celebration before the feast of Saint John the Baptist. The holiday is also strongly connected with Midsummer, the celebration of the summer solstice.

United Nations Public Service Day

United Nations Public Service Dayis an official UN observance held on June 23 each year. It was designated in the resolution 57/277 of the UN General Assembly issued on March 7, 2003 and has been celebrated annually ever since.

International Widows' Day

International Widows’ Day is an official United Nations observance held on June 23 each year. It was established by the UN General Assembly in December 2010, and the first celebration occurred in 2011.

Honor America Days

Annually 21 days from Flag Day areHonor America Days. This observance was created with the aim that all Americans could celebrate and honor their country in an appropriate way.

Father's Day in Poland and Nicaragua

Father’s Day is a holiday that honors fathers and celebrates fatherhood. In most countries, it is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. However, in some states it is observed on other days. For example, Poland and Nicaragua celebrate Father’s Day on June 23.


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