Holidays Calendar for July 3, 2016


Independence Day in Belarus

Independence Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Belarus celebrated on July 3. It commemorates the liberation of Minsk from Nazi occupation during the Second World War.

Emancipation Day in the US Virgin Islands

July 3 is Emancipation Day in the United States Virgin Islands. This public holiday commemorates abolition of slavery in the Danish West Indies in 1848. Emancipation Day is celebrated in many former colonies on various dates to recognize the abolition of slavery, serfdom or other forms of servitude.

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus in Armenia (Vardavar)

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus is celebrated by various Christian denominations. While many churches do not regard it as one of the most important feasts, it is considered a very significant church holiday in Armenia.

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Laylat al-Qadr

Laylat al-Qadr (Lailatul Qadr’) is believed to be the night when the first verses of Quran were revealed to Muhammad the Prophet. It is thought to take place at the end of the month of Ramadan. There is no exact date, but many traditions insist on celebrating it on the night before the 27th of Ramadan.

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Day of Water Transport Workers in Russia and Belarus

Day of Water Transport Workers is a professional holiday celebrated in some post-Soviet countries on the first Sunday in July. It is officially observed in Russia and Belarus and had been observed in Ukraine until 2008.

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Traffic Patrol Day in Russia

July 3 is Traffic Patrol Day in Russia. It was officially established in 2009 by Minister of Internal Affairs Rashid Nurgaliyev and has been celebrated each year ever since.

Navy Day | Sea and River Fleet Day in Ukraine

On the first Sunday in July, Ukrainians celebrate two professional holidays dedicated to the country’s fleet. They are Navy Day and Sea and River Fleet Day Both holidays were created by President Petro Poroshenko in June 2015.

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Medical Worker Day in Kyrgyzstan

Medical Worker Day is a professional holiday celebrated in many former Soviet republics on various dates. In the Kyrgyz Republic, it is observed on the first Sunday in July.

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National Festival of Tree Planting (Van Mahotsav) in India

Millions of trees are annually planted across India during the National Festival of Trees Planting (Van Mahotsav) in India. The festival lasts for one week and it corresponds to the well-known tradition of Arbor Day in other countries.

National Eat Beans Day

National Eat Beans Day is celebrated annually on July 3. Have and extra serving of beans today to celebrate the holiday.

Youth Day in Singapore

Every year young people of Singapore celebrate Youth Day on the first Sunday in July. This holiday marks the beginning of the second semester and third term at schools of Singapore.

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Myanmar Women’s Day

Myanmar Women’s Day is an annual holiday celebrated on July 3. It commemorates the establishment of the Myanmar National Committee for Women’s Affairs (MNCWF) in 1996.

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