Holidays Calendar for July 19, 2016

Martyrs' Day in Myanmar

Martyrs’ Day is a public holiday and remembrance day in Myanmar that commemorates eight leaders of the pre-independence interim Burmese government that were assassinated on July 19, 1947.

Sandinista Revolution Day in Nicaragua

Sandinista Revolution Day, also known as FSLN Revolution Day or Liberation Day, is one of the public holidays in Nicaragua. It commemorates the defeat of the Somoza dictatorship in the Nicaraguan Revolution. The holiday is celebrated on July 19.

Asalha Puja

Asalha Puja (also spelled Asanha Bucha) is one of the most important festivals in Theravada Buddhism. It is celebrated on the full moon of the eight lunar month, which typically falls in July. Asalha Puja is a public holiday in Thailand.

Engineer's Day in Nepal

Every year the Nepal Engineer’s Association holds special festive events dedicated to Engineer’s Day. They annually fall on Shrawan 3 (according to Bikran Samvat), corresponding to the mid-July of the Gregorian calendar.

National Flitch Day

National Flitch Day is an informal holiday dedicated to an ancient English custom that dates back to at least the 14th century. A flitch is a measurement of bacon, now known as a slab. In England, married couples were awarded a flitch of bacon if they did not repent on their marriage for a year and a day.

National Daiquiri Day

National Daiquiri Day is celebrated on July 19. Daiquiri is a popular rum-based cocktail, which is believed to have been one of the favorite drinks of Ernest Hemingway and John Kennedy.


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