Holidays Calendar for July 20, 2016

Independence Day in Colombia

The Republic of Colombia annually celebrates its Independence Day on July 20. This holiday commemorates the day in 1810, when Colombia gained independence from Spain.

Beginning of Vassa (Buddhist Lent)

Vassa, also referred to as Buddhist Lent or Rains Retreat, is the three-month annual retreat observed by the practitioners of Theravada Buddhism. The first day of Vassa is a public holiday in Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.

International Chess Day

International Chess Day is annually observed on July 20 around the world. This international observance was created under initiative of the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

Engineer's Day in Costa Rica

Engineer’s Day is annually celebrated in Costa Rica on July 20. This holiday marks the foundation anniversary of the Pan American Union of Engineering Association in 1949.

National Tree Planting Day in the Central African Republic

The forests of the Central African Republic have been dramatically reduced during 20 years to provide the ground for charcoal production. In 2006 the government of the CAR introduced National Tree Planting Day, an annual event that would help restore forests of the CAR.

Friend's Day

Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay celebrate Friend’s Day every year on July 20. This holiday was initiated by Dr. Enrique Ernesto Febbraro.

Birthday of Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway

Birthdays of the members of the Norwegian Royal House (the king, the queen, the heir apparent and their spouse, and the hair apparent’s eldest child) are official flag flying days in Norway. For instance, the birthday of Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, is celebrated on July 20.

National Lollipop Day

On July 20, National Lollipop Day is celebrated. This food holiday is devoted to candies on stick that come in various shapes, flavors, sizes, and colors.


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