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Public Holidays


  1. What is the English name given to the national day of France? And on what date is it celebrated each year?
  2. Saint Patrick's Day is a religious and cultural holiday held on which date in March?
  3. Diwali is an Hindu festival, known as the festival of what?
  4. In which part of the world is Margaret Thatcher Day celebrated on 10 January?

  5. Australia Day is annually celebrated in which month of the year?
  6. In 2021, what day became the first new federal holiday in the United States since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983?
  7. What is the better known name of the Day of Atonement, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar?
  8. In which province is Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day celebrated on June 24?
  9. People in Northern Ireland have a bank holiday on or after July 12 to commemorate which battle?
  10. Tynwald Day is the national day of where?
  11. Which country's national day commemorated on 21 July, marks the anniversary of the investiture of Leopold I in 1831?
  12. Celebrating a revolution of 1952, Revolution Day refers to the public holiday on 23 July in which African country?
  13. Observed on 25 April each year, what's the national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand called?
  14. Queen's Day was a national holiday in which European country from 1890 to 2013, until replaced by King's Day?
  15. Songkran is a holiday in which Asian country, where major streets are closed to traffic for water fights?
  16. In Islamic cultures, what name is given to the Holymonth of fasting?
  17. What name is given to the period of 40 days leading up to Easter?
  18. Dominion Day was an official public holiday in which country from 1879 to 1982, where it was celebrated on 1 July?
  19. Freedom Day is a public holiday celebrated in which country on 27 April?
  20. Mountain Day is which country's newest of 16 national holiday?
  21. Oil Nationalisation Day is a national holiday in which country? It was seen as a key step in this country's independence from the West in 1951.


  1. Bastille Day. 14 July.
  2. 17 March
  3. Lights (Festival of Lights)
  4. Falkland Islands
  5. January (26 January)
  6. Juneteenth
  7. Yom Kippur
  8. Quebec (Canada)
  9. The Battle of Boyne
  10. Isle of Man
  11. Belgium
  12. Egypyt
  13. Anzac Day
  14. Netherlands
  15. Thailand
  16. Ramadan
  17. Lent
  18. Canada (it's now known as Canada Day)
  19. South AFrica
  20. Japan
  21. Iran