Folk Festivals

02.01Berchtold's Day (Berchtoldstag)Switzerland, Liechtenstein
05.01Three Kings Parade in SpainSpain
05.01TucindanSerbia, Montenegro
10.01Voodoo Day in BeninBenin
11.01Kagami Biraki in JapanJapan
11.01Karen (Kayin) New YearMyanmar
12.01Yennayer (Berber New Year) in AlgeriaAlgeria
13.01St. Knut’s DaySweden, Finland
13.01LohriIndia
14.01Old New YearArmenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
20.01TamborradaSpain
24.01Alasitas Festival in La PazBolivia
25.01Saint Dwynwen's Day in WalesUnited Kingdom
30.01Sadeh Festival in TajikistanTajikistan
31.01Me-Dam-Me-Phi Festival in AssamIndia
01.02Imbolc
02.02Groundhog DayUSA, Canada
02.02Candles Day in EstoniaEstonia
02.02Marmot Day in AlaskaUSA
03.02SetsubunJapan
08.02Fat ThursdayPoland, Germany, Spain, Italy
10.02Lunar (Chinese) New YearBhutan, Brunei, China, Christmas Island, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Suriname, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam
12.02Shrove MondayGermany, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, Brazil, Curaçao, Dominica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Luxembourg, Martinique, Saint Martin, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Cyprus, Greece, Grenada, Haiti, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Barthelemy
13.02Trndez in ArmeniaArmenia
13.02Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras)Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Dominica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Liechtenstein, Martinique, Panama, Portugal, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
14.02Feast of Saint Tryphon in Bulgaria and MontenegroBulgaria, Montenegro
14.02Lui Ngai Ni Festival in ManipurIndia
15.02Lui Ngai Ni Festival in ManipurIndia
18.02Buergbrennen (Buergsonndeg)Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland
24.02DragobeteMoldova, Romania
01.03Mărțișor in Moldova and RomaniaRomania, Moldova
01.03Martenitsa in BulgariaBulgaria
03.03Hinamatsuri in JapanJapan
10.03Pretzel Sunday in LuxembourgLuxembourg
14.03Summer Day in AlbaniaAlbania
15.03Hōnen Matsuri in JapanJapan
17.03Maslenitsa (Forgiveness Sunday) in the Eastern Orthodox Church
18.03Sheelah’s DayIreland, Australia, Canada
20.03Ostara
21.03NowruzAfghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
25.03Waffle Day in SwedenSweden
25.03Crane Day in SwedenSweden
01.04Assyrian New Year (Kha b-Nisan)
02.04Sizdah Be-dar (Nature Day) in IranIran
05.04Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day)China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan
13.04New Year in South and Southeast AsiaThailand, Laos, Maldives, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Cambodia
23.04Saint George’s DaySpain, Vatican City
30.04Walpurgis NightCzech Republic, Netherlands, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden
01.05May DayÅland, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Gibraltar, Iceland, Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Bangladesh, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, India, Libya, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka
01.05BeltaneIreland
03.05Fiesta de las CrucesSpain, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, El Salvador
06.05HıdırellezTurkey
13.05Pretos Velhos Festival in BrazilBrazil
14.05Radunitsa (Ancestor Veneration Day)Belarus
21.05Nestinarstvo / AnastenariaBulgaria, Greece
22.05Nestinarstvo / AnastenariaBulgaria, Greece
23.05Nestinarstvo / AnastenariaBulgaria, Greece
29.05Oak Apple Day in the UKUnited Kingdom
10.06Dragon Boat FestivalChina, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau
11.06Dano Festival (Surit-nal) in KoreaNorth Korea, South Korea
23.06St John's EveLatvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Brazil, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Austria, Faroe Islands, Croatia, Germany, Romania, USA
24.06St John's Day (Midsummer)Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Brazil, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Austria, Faroe Islands, Croatia, Germany, Romania, USA
27.06Seven Sleepers Day in GermanyGermany
07.07Ivan Kupala DayBelarus, Russia
07.07Tanabata Festival in JapanJapan
27.07National Sleepy Head Day in FinlandFinland
01.08LughnasadhIreland
01.08Pachamama Raymi in Peru and EcuadorPeru, Ecuador
10.08Double Seventh Festival in ChinaChina
12.08Didgoroba in GeorgiaGeorgia
13.08Obon in JapanJapan
14.08Obon in JapanJapan
15.08Flooding of the Nile in EgyptEgypt
20.08Gai Jatra in NepalNepal
02.09Umhlanga (Reed Dance) in Eswatini (Swaziland)Eswatini
08.09Nuakhai – Harvest Festival in OdishaIndia
13.09Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi in RajasthanIndia
14.09Karam (Karma) Harvest Festival in IndiaIndia
17.09Mid-Autumn Festival in China and VietnamChina, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam
17.09Chuseok (Hangawi) in KoreaSouth Korea, North Korea
22.09Mabon
02.10Mehregan Festival in IranIran
03.10Nine Emperor Gods FestivalMalaysia, Singapore, Thailand
06.10Harvest Festival in GermanyGermany
20.10Karva Chauth Festival in IndiaIndia
20.10Mehregan Festival in TajikistanTajikistan
31.10SamhainIreland
01.11Day of the Dead in MexicoMexico
01.11DiwaliIndia, Guyana, Mauritius, Nepal, Suriname, Fiji, Kenya, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago
02.11Day of the Dead in MexicoMexico
05.11Guy Fawkes NightUnited Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Canada, British Virgin Islands
10.11Hasyl Bayramy (Harvest Festival) in TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
11.11Saint Martin's DaySint Maarten
11.11Opening of the Carnival Season in GermanyGermany
25.11Kadripäev (St Catherine's Day) in EstoniaEstonia
05.12Krampus NightAustria
07.12Eve of the Immaculate ConceptionGuatemala, Colombia
07.12Little Candles Day in ColombiaColombia
13.12St. Lucy’s DaySweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark
17.12Saint Lazarus Day in CubaCuba
21.12Dongzhi FestivalHong Kong, Taiwan, China, Macau
21.12Yule
21.12Shab-e YaldaIran
21.12St. Thomas’s Day
23.12Tom Bawcock’s Eve in MouseholeUnited Kingdom
25.12TakanakuyPeru
31.12Saint Sylvester’s Day / New Year’s EveArmenia, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Guatemala, Greenland, Iceland, Cuba, Latvia, Montserrat, Norway, San Marino, Thailand, Faroe Islands, Philippines, Estonia, Andorra, Bangladesh, Brunei, Denmark, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Germany, Japan, Macau, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Sweden, Svalbard and Jan Mayen