The Ultimate Saffa Event Guide For 2018

Your Ultimate 2018 Calendar – The Saffa Worldwide Event Guide

With the news year now properly in full swing, we’ve all archived those 2017 calendars and are looking forward to a year jam-packed with adventure, good fortune and excitement. 

If you’re wondering what to diarise for the year, Rand Rescue has you covered. We’ve listed some of the most noteworthy events to look out for in 2018.

The worldwide gig guide for 2018

January 2018

January 6 – 28: Sydney Festival, Australia

January 12 – 13: Presidential Election, Czech Republic

January 13: SA v IND Test 2, South Africa

January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, USA

January 15 – 28: Australia Open, Australia

January 17: Vinarco Tri-Nations Braai, Thailand

January 18 – 28: Sundance Film Festival, USA

January 19: Schützenfest, Australia

January 20 – 21: South Africans and Friends Social in Melbourne, Australia

January 22: Franco-German Day, Germany

January 21: Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s Day, Norway

January 24: SA v IND Test 3, South Africa

January 25:

 – Revolution Day, Egypt

 – Burns Night, UK

January 25 – 28: Winter X Games 22, USA

January 26:

 – Australia Day, Australia

 – Republic Day, India

January 27:

 – Start of Carnival di Venezia festival, Italy

 – Wakakusa Yamayaki Festival, Japan

 – SAFFA winter braai in Gloucestershire, UK

January 28:

 – Presidential Election, Finland

 – Presidential Election, Cyprus

 – European Privacy Day, Europe

January 29: St. Valero’s Feast, Spain

January 30:

 – Start of Up the Creek Festival, South Africa

 – The Three Holy Hierarchs, Greece

January 31:

 – Tu B’Shevat, UK

 – National Day, Nauru

February 2018

February 1: SA v IND ODI 1, South Africa

February 3: Mozambican Heroes Day, Mozambique

February 4:

 – General Elections, Costa Rica

 – Super Bowl, USA

 – SA v IND ODI 2, South Africa

 – Independence Commemoration Day, Sri Lanka

 – Farmer’s Day, Taiwan

February 5: Constitution Day, Mexico

February 6:

 – The Saami People’s Day, Norway

 – Waitangi Day, New Zealand

 – Matthew Mole in Bochum, Germany

February 7:

 – SA v IND ODI 3, South Africa

 – Independence Day, Grenada

February 9: Matthew Mole in Zurich, Switzerland

February 9 – 25: Winter Olympics, South Korea

February 10:

 – Feast of Saint Paul’s Shipwreck, Malta

 – SA v IND ODI 4, South Africa

February 10 – 11:

 – SAFFA Bash VI, USA

 – Mantsi! South African Club Night, Switzerland

February 10 – 14: Rio Carnival, Brazil

February 11: Notre Dame de Lourdes, France

February 12 – 13: Carnival, Argentina

February 13:

 – SA v IND ODI 5, South Africa

 – Shrove Tuesday, UK

 – Maha Shivratri, India

 – Mardi Gras, USA

 – Matthew Mole in Paris, France

February 13 – 16: Sauti za Busara Festival, Zanzibar

February 14:

 – St. Valentine’s Day, Worldwide

 – Ash Wednesday, UK

February 15:

 – National Flag of Canada Day, Canada

 – National Day, Serbia

 – Parinirvana Day, Worldwide

 – Vietnamese Lunar New Year, Vietnam

February 15 – 17: Seollal Holiday, South Korea

February 15 – 20: Chinese New Year’s Holiday, Taiwan

February 15 – 21: Spring Festival Golden Holiday, China

February 16:

 – Chinese New Year, China

 – Tibetan New Year, Tibet

 – Independence Day, Lithuania

 – SA v IND ODI 6, South Africa

February 17:

 – Stormers v Jaguares Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Lions v Sharks Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Independence Day, Kosovo

February 18:

 – SA v IND T20 1, South Africa

 – National Day, Gambia

 – South African Pilots in Queensland Social, Australia

 – February 19: Presidents’ Day, USA

February 21:

 – SA v IND T20 2, South Africa

 – International Mother Language Day, Worldwide

 – King Harald V’s Day, Norway

February 23:

 – National Day, Guyana

 – National Day, Brunei Darussalam

 – Highlanders v Blues Super Rugby, TBC

 – Rebels v Reds Super Rugby, Australia

 February 24:

 – SA v IND T20 3, South Africa

 – Sunwolves v Brumbies Super Rugby, Japan

 – Crusaders v Chiefs Super Rugby, TBC

 – Waratahs v Stormers Super Rugby, Australia

 – Lions v Jaguares Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Bulls v Hurricanes Super Rugby, South Africa

 – End of the Castro reign, Cuba

 – Independence Day, Estonia

 – Flag Day, Mexico

February 25: National Day, Kuwait

February 27: Independence Day, Dominican Republic

February 28:

 – Day of Andalucia, Spain

 – Start of World Track Championships, Netherlands

 – 228 Memorial Day, Taiwan

March 2018

March 1:

 – SA v AUS test 1, South Africa

 – St. David’s Day, Worldwide

 – Purim, Worldwide

 – Independence Movement Day, South Korea

 – Day of the Balearic Islands, Spain

March 2:

 – Holi festival, Worldwide

 – Blues v Chiefs Super Rugby, TBC

 – Reds v Brumbies Super Rugby, Australia

 – Lantern Festival, Asia

March 3:

 – Crusaders v Stormers Super Rugby, TBC

 – Sunwolves v Rebels Super Rugby, Singapore

 – Sharks v Waratahs Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Bulls v Lions Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Jaguares v Hurricanes Super Rugby, Argentina

 – National Day, Bulgaria

March 4:

 – March Bank Holiday, Qatar

 – General Election, Italy

March 5: Fifth of March, Spain

March 6: Independence Day, Ghana

March 7: General Elections, Sierra Leone

March 8: International Women’s Day, Worldwide

March 9:

 – Highlanders v Stormers Super Rugby, TBC

 – Rebels v Brumbies Super Rugby, Australia

 – SA v AUS test 2, South Africa

March 9 – 18:

 – SXSW Festival, USA

 – Winter Paralympics, South Korea

March 10:

 – Hurricanes v Crusaders Super Rugby, TBC

 – Reds v Bulls Super Rugby, Australia

 – Sharks v Sunwolves Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Lions v Bulls Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Jaguares v Waratahs, Argentina

 – SaffaFest Touch Rugby Tournament, Taiwan

March 11:

 – Independence Restoration Day, Lithuania

 – Parliamentary Election, Colombia

March 12: National Day, Mauritius

March 16: Chiefs v Bulls Super Rugby, TBC

March 17:

 – Highlanders v Crusaders Super Rugby, TBC

 – Brumbies v Sharks Super Rugby, Australia

 – Stormers v Blues Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Lions v Sunwolves Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Jaguares v Reds Super Rugby, Argentina

 – St. Patrick’s Day, Worldwide

 – Bali’s Day of Silence, Indonesia

 – Hindu New Year, Worldwide

March 18:

 – Waratahs v Rebels Super Rugby, Australia

 – Presidential election, Russia

 – Zhonghe Festival, China

 – Earth God’s Birthday, Taiwan

March 19:

 – San Jose, Spain

 – Feast of Saint Joseph, Malta

March 20:

 – Equinox, Worldwide

 – Independence Day, Tunisia

March 21:

 – Human Rights Day, South Africa

 – Harmony Day, Australia

 – Independence Day, Namibia

 – Norouz, Iran

 – Local Elections, Netherlands

 – Benito Juarez’s Birthday Memorial, Mexico

March 22: SA v AUS test 3, South Africa

March 23:

 – Crusaders v Bulls Super Rugby, TBC

 – Rebels v Sharks Super Rugby, Australia

 – National Day, Pakistan

 – Date Night South African Cuisine in the US, USA

March 23 – 24: Super Sokkie USA 2018, USA

March 24:

 – Sunwolves v Chiefs Super Rugby, Japan

 – Hurricanes v Highlanders Super Rugby, TBC

 – Stormers v Reds Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Jaguares v Lions Super Rugby, Argentina

 – Memorial Day, Argentina

March 25:

 – Palm Sunday, Worldwide

 – Ramanavami, Worldwide

 – Start of Daylight Savings Time, Northern hemisphere

March 26:

 – Presidential election, Egypt

 – Independence Day, Bangladesh

March 28 – 29: Cape Town Jazz Festival, South Africa

March 29:

 – Mahavir Jayanti, India

 – Maundy Thursday, Worldwide

March 30:

 – SA v AUS test 4, South Africa

 – Good Friday, Worldwide

 – Chiefs v Highlanders Super Rugby, TBC

 – Rebels v Hurricanes Super Rugby, Australia

March 31:

 – First Day of Passover, Worldwide

 – Hanuman Jayanti, Worldwide

 – Magha Puja/Makha Bucha, Worldwide

 – Blues v Sharks Super Rugby, TBC

 – Brumbies v Waratahs Super Rugby, Australia

 – Bulls v Stormers Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Freedom Day, Malta

 – Holy Saturday, Worldwide

April 2018

April 1:

 – Easter Sunday, Worldwide

 – Assyrian New Year, Worldwide

 – Les Rameaux, France

 – Lions v Crusaders Super Rugby, South Africa

April 2:

 – Day of Veterans, Argentina

 – Family Day, South Africa

April 4:

 – Children’s Day, Taiwan

 – Kuan Yin’s Birthday, Taiwan

 – Independence Day, Senegal

April 4 – 15: Commonwealth Games, Australia

April 5:

 – Tomb Sweeping Day, Taiwan

 – Qing Ming Jie, China

April 5 – 8: Golf Masters, USA

April 6:

 – Chakri Day, Thailand

 – Hurricanes v Sharks Super Rugby, TBC

April 7:

Sunwolves v Waratahs Super Rugby, Japan

 – Chiefs v Blues Super Rugby, TBC

 – Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby, Australia

 – Lions v Stormers Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Jaguares v Crusaders Super Rugby, Argentina

 – Last Day of Passover, Worldwide

 – Mozambican Women’s Day, Mozambique

April 9:

 – The Day of Valor, Philippines

 – Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Canada

 – Spring Festival, Egypt

April 9 – 14: Snowbombing Festival, Austria

April 11: Yom HaShoah, Worldwide

April 13:

 – Isra and Mi’raj, Worldwide

 – Hurricanes v Chiefs Super Rugby, TBC

April 13 – 17: Songkran, Thailand

April 13 – 22: Coachella Festival, USA

April 14:

 – Grand National Horse Racing, UK

 – Bengali New Year, Worldwide

 – Sunwolves v Blues Super Rugby, Japan

 – Rebels v Jaguares Super Rugby, Australia

 – Highlanders v Brumbies Super Rugby, TBC

 – Waratahs v Reds Super Rugby, TBC

 – Sharks v Bulls Super Rugby, South Africa

April 16: Queen’s Birthday, Denmark

April 17: National Day, Syria

April 17 – 21: Splashy Fen Festival, South Africa

April 18: National Day, Zimbabwe

April 19: Yom Ha’Atzmaut Independence Day, Israel

April 20:

 – Blues v Highlanders Super Rugby, TBC

 – Waratahs v Lions Super Rugby, Australia

April 21:

 – Tiradentes Day, Brazil

 – First Day of Ridvan, Worldwide

 – Crusaders v Sunwolves Super Rugby, TBC

 – Reds v Chiefs Super Rugby, Australia

 – Bulls v Rebels Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Sharks v Stormers Super Rugby, South Africa

April 22: Brumbies v Jaguares Super Rugby, Australia

April 23:

 – German Beer Day, Germany

 – St. George’s Day, Worldwide

 – Day of Aragon, Spain

 – Castile and Leon Day, Spain

April 25:

 – Liberation Day, Italy

 – The Feast of St. Mark, Italy

 – ANZAC Day, New Zealand

 – Sinai Liberation Day, Egypt

April 26: Union Day, Tanzania

April 27:

 – Freedom Day, South Africa

 – Official Birthday of His Majesty, King Wilem-Alexander, Netherlands

 – Togolais National Day, Togo

 – Hurricanes v Sunwolves Super Rugby, TBC

 – Stormers v Rebels Super Rugby, South Africa

April 28:

 – Reds v Lions Super Rugby, Australia

 – Blues v Jaguares Super Rugby, TBC

 – Brumbies v Crusaders Super Rugby, Australia

 – Bulls v Highlanders Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Start of AfrikaBurn Festival, South Africa

April 29:

 – 9th Day of Ridvan, Worldwide

 – Souvenir Deportes, France

April 30:

 – Walpurgis Night, Germany

 – Walpurgis Night, Sweden

 – Theravada New Year, Worldwide

 – God of Medicine’s Birthday, Taiwan

 – Buddha Purnima/Vesak, India

 – Bridge Public Holiday, Argentina

May 2018

May 1:

 – Worker’s Day, South Africa

 – National Day, Marshall Islands

 – Fete du travail, France

 – Labour Day, Worldwide

 – May Day, Germany

May 2:

 – Day of Madrid, Spain

 – 12th Day of Ridvan, Worldwide

May 3:

 – National Day, Poland

 – Local Elections, UK

May 4:

 – Chiefs v Jaguares Super Rugby, TBC

 – Rebels v Crusaders Super Rugby, Australia

 – Cassinga Day, Namibia

May 4 – 20, IIHF World Championship, Denmark

May 5:

 – Waratahs v Blues Super Rugby, TBC

 – Hurricanes v Lions Super Rugby, TBC

 – Stormers v Bulls Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Sharks v Highlanders Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Launch of NASA’s InSight, USA

 – Kentucky Derby, USA

 – Children’s Day, South Korea

 – Liberation Day, Netherlands

 – Europe Day, Europe

May 8:

 – Matsu’s Birthday

 – Victoire, France

 – Victory in Europe Day, Czech Republic

 – Liberation Day, Norway

May 9:

 – Liberation Day, UK

 – Europe Day, EU

May 9 – 20: Cannes Film Festival, France

May 10:

 – Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day, Thailand

 – Ascension Day, Worldwide

May 11:

 – Blues v Hurricanes Super Rugby, TBC

 – Yom Yerushalayim, Worldwide

May 12:

 – Sunwolves v Reds Super Rugby, Japan

 – Crusaders v Waratahs Super Rugby, TBC

 – Highlanders v Lions Super Rugby, TBC

 – Brumbies v Rebels Super Rugby, Australia

 – Stormers v Chiefs Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Bulls v Sharks Super Rugby, South Africa

May 13:

 – Mother’s Day, South Africa

 – Fete de Jeanne d’Arc, France

 – F1 Grand Prix, Monaco

May 14: National Day, Paraguay

May 15:

 – Feast Day of St. Isidore, Spain

 – Legislative & provincial election, Iraq

May 16: Start of Ramadan (TBC)

May 17:

 – Galacia Literature Day, Spain

 – Constitution Day, Norway

 – Ascension of Jesus, Worldwide

May 18: Hurricanes v Reds Super Rugby, TBC

May 19:

 – Royal British Wedding, UK

 – FA Cup Final, UK

 – State Election, Tasmania (on or before)

 – Sunwolves v Stormers Super Rugby, TBC

 – Blues v Crusaders Super Rugby, TBC

 – Waratahs v Highlanders Super Rugby, Australia

 – Sharks v Chiefs Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Lions v Brumbies Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Jaguares v Bulls Super Rugby, Argentina

 – Pentecost Eve, Worldwide

May 20:

 – Pentecost, Worldwide

 – National Day, Cameroon

 – Shavuot, Worldwide

 – Whit Sunday, Worldwide

May 21:

 – Whit Monday, Worldwide

 – Colombia presidential election, Colombia

 – Navy Day, Chile

May 22:

 – Victoria Day, Canada

 – Unification Day, Yemen

 – Buddha’s Birthday, Taiwan

May 23: Constitution Day, Germany

May 24:

 – Independence Day, Eritrea

 – Declaration of the Bab, Worldwide

May 25:

 – Independence Day, Jordan

 – National Day (May 1810 Revolution), Argentina

 – Africa Day, African Union

 – Legislative Election, Turkmenistan

 – Crusaders v Hurricanes Super Rugby, TBC

 – Rebels v Sunwolves Super Rugby, Australia

 – Jaguares v Sharks Super Rugby, Argentina

 – Africa Day, Namibia

 – 25th of March Holiday, Greece

May 26:

 – UEFA Champions League Final, Ukraine

 – National Day, Georgia

 – National Sorry Day, Australia

 – Chiefs v Waratahs Super Rugby, TBC

 – Reds v Highlanders Super Rugby, Australia

 – Bulls v Brumbies Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Stormers v Lions Super Rugby, South Africa

May 27:

 – Start of French Open Tennis, France

 – Trinity Day, Wordwide

 – Pentecost, Worldwide

 – Start of Reconciliation Week, Australia

May 28:

 – Spring Bank Holiday, UK

 – National Day, Ethiopia

 – National Day, Nepal

 – National Day, Azerbaijan

 – Memorial Day, USA

 – Holy Spirit Monday, Greece

May 29:

 – Vesak Day/Visakha Bucha/Waisak Day, Worldwide

 – Ascension of Baha’u’llah, Worldwide

 – Democracy Day, Nigeria

May 30:

 – Start of Bushfire Festival, Swaziland

 – Day of the Canary Islands, Spain

May 31:

 – Day of Castile-La Mancha, Spain

 – Corpus Christi, Worldwide

June 2018

June 1:

 – Highlanders v Hurricanes Super Rugby, TBC

 – Independence Day, Samoa

June 2:

 – Blues v Rebels Super Rugby, TBC

 – Chiefs v Crusaders Super Rugby, TBC

 – Reds v Waratahs Super Rugby, Australia

 – Foundation of the Republic, Italy

June 3:

 – European Bicycle Day, Europe

 – Mabo Day, Australia

 – Brumbies v Sunwolves Super Rugby, Australia

June 4: June Bank Holiday, Republic of Ireland

June 6:

 – National Day, Sweden

 – Memorial Day, South Korea

June 7:

 – Dissolution of Union with Sweden (1905), Norway

 – Sette Giugno, Malta

June 8 – 10: Download Festival, UK

June 9:

 – Day of Murcia, Spain

 – Day of La Rioja, Spain

 – The Queen’s Birthday, UK

June 10:

 – Laylat al-Qadr, Worldwide

 – Portugal Day, Portugal

June 11: Queen’s Birthday, Australia

June 12:

 – Independence Day, Philippines

 – National Day, Russia

 – Brazilian Valentine’s Day, Brazil

June 12 Commemoration, Nigeria

June 12 – 15: Gnaoua World Music Festival, Morocco

June 13:

 – San Antonio, Spain

 – Local Elections, South Korea

June 13 – 21: Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, Morocco

June 14: Start of Football World Cup, Russia

June 14 – 17: US Open Golf, USA

June 15: Eid-al-Fitr, Worldwide

June 16:

 – Youth Day, South Africa

 – Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib, Worldwide

June 16 – 17: Le Mans, France

June 17:

 – Commemoration of General don Martin Miguel de Guemes, Argentina

 – National Day, Iceland

June 18:

 – Dragon Boat Festival, Asia

 – National Day, Seychelles

June 20: Flag Day, Argentina

June 21:

 – Start of Celebrate Canada, Canada

 – June Solstice, Worldwide

June 22: Day of Antifascist Struggle, Croatia

June 23:

 – Midsummer Day, Sweden

 – National Day and Official Birthday of HRH the Grand Duke, Luxembourg

June 23 – 24: Rock In Rio Festival, Spain

June 24:

 – Saint John the Baptist Day, Spain

 – Fête nationale du Québec, Canada

June 25:

 – National Day, Croatia

 – National Day, Slovenia

 – Independence Day, Mozambique

June 26:

 – Kuan Kung’s Birthday, Taiwan

 – Chen Huang’s Birtyda, Taiwan

 – National Day, Madagascar

June 27:

 – Regional Elections, Indonesia

 – Independence Day, Djibouti

 – Canadian Multiculturalism Day, Canada

June 28 – 30: San Vino Wine Fight, Spain

June 29:

 – Blues v Reds Super Rugby, TBC

 – Rebels v Waratahs Super Rugby, Australia

 – Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Malta

June 29 – 30: Rock in Rio Festival, Portugal

June 30:

 – Highlanders v Chiefs Super Rugby, TBC

 – Brumbies v Hurricanes Super Rugby, Australia

 – Sunwolves v Bulls Super Rugby, Singapore

 – Sharks v Lions Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Jaguares v Stormers Super Rugby, Argentina

 – Independence Day, Democratic Republic of Congo

June 30 Revolution, Egypt

July 2018

July 1:

 – General Election, Mexico

 – Canada Day, Canada

 – National Day, Burundi

 – National Day, Somalia

 – Coming of the Light Festival, Torres Strait

 – Tartan Day, UK

 – Sir Seretse Khama Day, Botswana

July 2:

 – Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Chile

 – Start of Wimbledon, UK

July 3: National Day, Belarus

July 4:

 – Queen Sonja’s Day

 – Independence Day, USA

July 5:

 – Liberation Day, Rwanda

 – National Day, Cape Verde

 – National Day, Venezuela

 – Saints Cyril and Methodius, Victory in Europe Day, Czech Republic

July 6:

 – National Day, Comoros

 – National Day, Malawi

 – Jan Hus Day, Czech Republic

 – King Mindaugas’ Coronation Day, Lithuania

 – Crusaders v Highlanders Super Rugby, TBC

 – Reds v Rebels Super Rugby, Australia

 – Chiefs v Brumbies Super Rugby, TBC

 – Hurricanes v Blues Super Rugby, TBC

 – Waratahs v Sunwolves Super Rugby, Australia

 – Bulls v Jaguares Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Stormers v Sharks Super Rugby, South Africa

July 7:

 – Parliamentary Election, Afghanistan

 – National Day, Solomon Islands

July 7 – 29: Tour de France, France

July 8 – 15: NAIDOC Week, Australia

July 9:

 – Independence Day, Argentina

 – Independence Day, South Sudan

July 10:

 – Martyrdom of the Bab, Worldwide

 – Independence Day, Bahamas

July 12:

 – Battle of Boyne, UK

 – National Day, Kiribati

 – National Day, Sao Tome and Principe

July 12 – 15: Exit Festival, Serbia

July 13:

 – Chiefs v Hurricanes Super Rugby, TBC

 – Reds v Sunwolves Super Rugby, S

 – National Day, Montenegro

July 14:

Bastille Day, France

 – Highlanders v Rebels Super Rugby, TBC

 – Crusaders v Blues Super Rugby, TBC

 – Waratahs v Brumbies Super Rugby, Australia

 – Lions v Bulls Super Rugby, South Africa

 – Sharks v Jaguares Super Rugby, South Africa

July 15:

 – General Election, Pakistan

 – Football World Cup Final, Russia

July 16: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Chile

July 16 – 30: Just For Laughs Festival, Canada

July 17: Constitution Day, South Korea

July 18: Mandela Day, South Africa

July 19 – 22:

 – British Open Golf, UK

 – Summer X Games, USA

 – Comic Con International, USA

July 20:

 – President’s Day, Botswana

 – National Day, Colombia

 – Crown Prince Haakon’s Day, Norway

July 20 – 22: Rugby World Cup Sevens, USA

July 20 – 29: Tomorrowland Festival, Belgium

July 21:

 – Super Rugby Qualifier 1, TBC

 – Super Rugby Qualifier 2, TBC

 – Start of Hockey World Cup, UK

 – Accession of King Leopold I, Belgium

 – National Day, Belgium

July 22: Tisha B’Av, Worldwide

July 23: Anniversary of the Revolution of 1952, Egypt

July 25: Feast of Saint James the Apostle, Spain

July 26:

 – National Day, Liberia

 – Independence Day, Maldives

July 27: Asalha Bucha, Thailand

July 27 – 31: Fuji Rock Festival, Japan

July 28:

 – Super Rugby Semi-final 1, TBC

 – Super Rugby Semi-final 2, TBC

 – Independence Day, Peru

 – Day of the Institutions, Spain

 – King Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday, Thailand

 – Buddhist Lent Day, Worldwide

July 29:

 – St. Olaf’s Day, Norway

 – General Election, Cambodia

July 30:

 – Independence Day, Vanuatu

 – Throne Day, Morocco

August 2018

August 1:

 – Independence Day, Benin

 – Foundation of the Swiss Confederation, Switzerland

August 1 – 12: European Sports Championships, UK

August 3 – 19: Central Caribbean Games, Colombia

August 3 – 27: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK

August 4:

 – Super Rugby Final, TBC

 – Constitution Day, Cook Islands

August 4 – 12: Gay Games, France

August 5: Homeland Thanksgiving Day, Croatia

August 6:

 – Summer Bank Holiday, UK

 – Independence Day, Jamaica

 – Independence Day, Bolivia

 – August Bank Holiday, Republic of Ireland

August 7:

 – Raksha Bandhan, Hindu

 – Cote d’Ivoire

August 8:

 – Day of Our Lady of Africa, Spain

 – Peace Festival, Germany

August 9:

 – Women’s Day, South Africa

 – National Day, Singapore

 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, Australia

August 10: National Day, Ecuador

August 11: Independence Day, Chad

August 12:

 – Queen’s Birthday, Thailand

 – The Day of Cantabria, Spain

August 14: Independence Day, Pakistan

August 15:

 – Assumption of Mary, Worldwide

 – Dormition of the Theotokos, Worldwide

 – Independence Day, Republic of Congo

 – Krishna Janmasthtami, Worldwide

 – Liberation Day, South Korea

 – Independence Day, India

August 16 – 19: US PGA Tour, USA

August 17:

 – Proclamation of Independence, Indonesia

 – National Day, Gabon

August 18:

 – SA v Argentina Rugby Championship, South Africa

 – Start of Asian Games, Indonesia

August 19;

 – Crown Prinncess Mette Marit’s Day, Norway

 – Independence Day, Afghanistan

August 19 – 24: HAJJ Festival, Saudi Arabia

August 20: Day of the Foundation of the State of Hungary and St. Stephen’s Day, Hungary

August 21:

 – Ninoy Aquino Day, Philippines

 – Arafat Day, UAE

 – Muslim Day of Sacrifice, Indonesia

August 22 – 24: Eid-al-Adha/Id-ul-Adha/Id el Kabir, Worldwide

August 22 – 25: Feast of the Sacrifice, Egypt

August 24: National Day, Ukraine

August 25:

 – National Day, Ukraine

 – Ganesh Chaturthi, Worldwide

 – SA v Argentina Rugby Championship, TBC

August 25 – 27: Notting Hill Carnival, UK

August 26:

 – Heroes Day, Namibia

 – Raksha Bandhan, Worldwide

August 27:

 – Start of US Open Tennis, USA

 – National Day, Moldova

 – Summer Bank Holiday, UK

 – National Heroes Day, Philippines

August 29: A Tomatina, Spain

August 31:

 – National Day Kyrgyzstan

 – National Day, Malaysia

 – National Day, Trinidad and Dobago

 – Start of Epcot Food & Wine Festival, USA

September 2018

September 1:

 – Parkash, Worldwide

 – Inauguration of Guru Granth Sahib, Worldwide

 – Constitution Day, Slovakia

 – National Day, Uzbekistan

 – Spring Day, South Africa

 – Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, France

 – World Peace Day, Worldwide

September 1 – 9: World Rowing Championships, Bulgaria

September 2:

 – Janmashtami, Worldwide

 – National Day, Vietnam

 – Eid al Adha, Worldwide

 – Day of the Independent City of Ceuta, Spain

September 3:

 – Labour Day, USA

 – National Foundation Day, San Marino

 – Janmashtami, India

September 6:

 – Jeune Genevois, Switzerland

 – National Day, Swaziland

September 7:

 – Victory Day, Mozambique

 – Independence Day, Brazil

September 8:

 – National Day, Andorra

 – Independence Day, Macedonia

 – German Language Day, Germany

 – The Feast of Our Lady of Victories, Malta

 – Day of Asturias, Spain

 – Day of Extremadura, Spain

 – Virgin of the Victory, Spain

September 9:

 – National Day, North Korea

 – National Day, Tajikistan

 – General Election, Sweden

 – European Heritage Day, Europe

 – Day of the Homeland, Germany

September 10: Rosh Hashana, Worldwide

September 10 – 23: FEI World Equestrian Games, USA

September 10 – 30: World Women’s Volleyball Championship, Bulgaria

September 11: Coptic New Year, Worldwide

September 11 – 23: Summer Youth Olympics, Argentina

September 11 – 30: UCI Road World Championships, Austria

September 12:

 – Muharram New Year/Al-Hijira, Worldwide

 – Ganesh Chaturthi, Worldwide

September 13: Janmashtami, Worldwide

September 14 – 16: KAABOO Festival, USA

September 15:

 – Independence Day, Costa Rica

 – Independence Day, El Salvador

 – Independence Day, Guatemala

 – Independence Day, Honduras

 – Independence Day, Nicaragua

 – SA v New Zealand Rugby Championship, New Zealand

 – Neustra Senora de la Bien Aparecida, Spain

September 16:

 – Independence Day, Papua New Guinea

 – Swiss Federal Fast, Switzerland

 – Proclamation of Independence, Mexico

 – Start of Octoberfest, Worldwide

September 17:

 – Day of Melilla, Spain

 – Australian Citizenship Day, Australia

September 18: National Day, Chile

September 19:

 – Yom Kippur, Worldwide

 – Independence Day, Saint Kitts and Nevis

September 21:

 – National Day, Armenia

 – National Day, Belize

 – Independence Day, Malta

 – Al Hijra (start), Worldwide

 – Muharram/Ashura, India

September 21 – 23: Life is Beautiful Festival, USA

September 22:

 – Start of Oktoberfest, Germany

 – Proclamation of Independence, Mali

September 23:

September equinox, Worldwide

 – National Day, Saudi Arabia

September 23 – 25: Chuseok, South Korea

September 24:

 – Heritage Day, South Africa

 – First day of Sukkot, Worldwide

 – Independence Day, Guinea-Bissau

 – Mid-Autumn Festival, China

September 25: Armed Forces Day, Mozambique

September 28: St. Wenceslas Day, Czech Republic

September 28 – 30: Ryder Cup, France

September 29:

 – AFL Grand Final, Australia

 – Last day of Sukkot, Worldwide

 – Yom Kuppur begins, Worldwide

 – SA v Australia Rugby Championship, South Africa

September 30:

 – National Day, Botswana

 – Vijay Dashami, Worldwide

 – Start of World Women’s Volleyball Championship, Japan

October 2018

October 1:

 – National Day, China

 – Shmini Atzeret, Worldwide

 – Independence Day, Cyprus

 – Independence Day, Tuvalu

 – National Day, Nigeria

 – Ashura, Worldwide

 – Independence Day, Palau

October 1 – 7: National Day Golden Week holiday, China

October 2:

 – Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, India

 – Independence Day, Guinea

October 3:

 – Day of German Unity, Germany

 – National Day, Iraq

 – National Foundation Day, South Korea

October 4:

 – Independence Day, Lesotho

 – Mid-Autumn Festival, Asia

 – Succot, Worldwide

 – Saint Francois d’Assise, France

 – Peace and Reconciliation Day, Mozambique

October 4 – 7: Oppikoppi Festival, South Africa

October 4 – 15: Austin City Limits Festival, USA

October 6:

 – Armed Forces Day, Egypt

 – SA v New Zealand, South Africa

October 8:

 – Colombus Day, USA

 – Native Americans’ Day, USA

 – Independence Day, Croatia

October 9:

 – Navaratri, Worldwide

 – Independence Day, Uganda

 – Hangeul Proclamation Day, South Korea

 – Day of the Valencian Community, Spain

October 10:

 – Fiji Day, Fiji

 – Double Tenth Day, Taiwan

October 11: International Day of the Child, Worldwide

October 12:

 – National Day, Spain

 – Independence Day, Equatorial Guinea

 – Simchat Torah Begins, Worldwide

 – Our Lady Aparecida, Brazil

October 14: Local Elections, Belgium

October 15: Day of respect for cultural diversity, Argentina

October 17:

 – Double Ninth Festival, China

 – Presidential Election, Azerbaijan

October 18: Dussehra, Worldwide

October 19

 – Bandi Chhor Divas, Worldwide

 – Deepavali, Worldwide

 – National Day, Niue

 – Dussehra, Worldwide

October 20 – 27: Invictus Games, Australia

October 21: Birth of the Bab, Worldwide

October 22:

 – Labour Day, New Zealand

 – Birth of Baha’u’lah, Worldwide

October 23: Chulalongkorn Day, Thailand

October 24: United Nations Day, Worldwide

October 25: Start of World Artistic Gymnastic Championships, Qatar

October 26: National Day, Austria

October 26 – 28: Voodoo Music & Arts Experience, USa

October 27:

 – National Day, St Vincent and the Grenadines

 – National Day, Turkmenistan

October 28:

 – Independence Day, Turkmenistan

 – End of Daylight Savings Time, Northern Hemisphere

 – Public Service Holiday, Brazil

 – The Ochi Day, Greece

 – Independent Czechoslovak State Day, Czech Republic

October 29:

 – October Bank Holiday, Republic of Ireland

 – Republic Day, Turkey

October 31:

 – Halloween, Worldwide

 – Reformation Day, Germany

 – Start of Dia de Los Muertos, Mexico

November 2018

November 1:

 – Anniversary of the Revolution, Algeria

 – National Day, Antigua and Barbuda

 – All Saints Day, Worldwide

November 2:

 – Reformation Day, Chile

 – All Souls’ Day, Worldwide

November 3:

 – Independence Day, Dominica

 – National Day, Micronesia

 – National Day, Panama

November 4:

 – Birth of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib, Worldwide

 – Dehwa Honina, Worldwide

November 5: Guy Fawkes Day, UK

November 6:

 – Midterm elections, USA

 – Melbourne Cup, Australia

 – Constitution Day, Tonga

November 7: Diwali/Deepavali, Worldwide

November 9:

 – Night of Broken Glass Remembrance Day, Germany

 – Fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany

 – Independence Day, Cambodia

November 11:

 – Remembrance Day, Australia

 – Independence Day, Angola

 – L’Armistice, France

 – St. Martin’s Day, Worldwide

 – Veterans Day, USA

 – Independence Day, Poland

November 15: Republic Proclamation Day, Brazil

November 17: Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day

November 18

 – Proclamation of Independence, Latvia

 – National Day, Oman

 – National Day of Mourning, Germany

 – Revolution Day Memorial, Mexico

November 19: National Sovereignty Day, Argentina

November 21:

 – Repentance Day, Germany

 – Prophet’s Birthday, Worldwide

 – Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad, India

November 22:

 – Thanksgiving Day, USA

 – Independence Day, Lebanon

November 23: Loy Krathong & Yi Peng Festival, Thailand

November 24:

 – Start of Hockey World Cup, India

 – Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Worldwide

November 25:

 – Sunday of the Dead, Germany

 – National Day, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 – Independence Day, Suriname

 – Start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, Worldwide

November 28:

 – National Day, Mauritania

 – Proclamation of Independence Day, Timor-Leste

 – National Day, Albania

November 30:

 – Independence Day, Barbados

 – St. Andrew’s Day, Worldwide

 – Commemoration Day, United Arab Emirates

 – Bonifacio Day, Philippines

December 2018

December 1:

 – National Day, Central African Republic

 – National Day, Romania

 – Inauguration Day, Mexico

December 2:

 – National Day, Laos

 – National Day, United Arab Emirates

 – First Sunday of Advent, Worldwide

December 3:

 – COP24, Poland

 – Day of Navarre, Spain

December 5:

 – Sinterklaas Eve, Netherlands

 – The King’s Birthday Anniversary, Thailand

 – Father’s Day, Thailand

 – Kampusnacht, Austria

December 6:

 – Constitution Day, Spain

 – Independence Day, Finland

December 7 – 11: FINA World Swimming Championships, China

December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Worldwide

December 10:

 – International Human Rights Day

 – Constitution Day, Thailand

December 11:

 – Proclamation of the Republic Day, Burkina Faso

 – Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster, Canada

December 12:

 – Channukah first day, Worldwide

 – Jamhuri Day, Kenya

 – Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico

December 13: Republic Day, Malta

December 16:

 – National Day, Bahrain

 – National Day, Kazakhstan

 – Day of Reconciliation, South Africa

December 17: Day of Reconciliation observed, South Africa

December 18:

 – National Day, Qatar

 – National Day, Niger

December 19: Remembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by Genocide, Germany

December 21:

 – Dongzhi Festival, Taiwan

 – December solstice, Worldwide

December 22: Unity Day, Zimbabwe

December 23: Emperor’s Birthday, Japan

December 24:

 – Bridge Public Holiday, Argentina

 – Christmas Eve, Worldwide

December 25: Christmas Day, Worldwide

December 26:

 – Day of Goodwill, South Africa

 – Boxing Day, Worldwide

 – Kwanzaa begins, Worldwide

 – St. Stephen’s Day, Worldwide

December 30:

 – Start of Hogmanay, UK

 – Rizal Day, Philippines

December 31: New Year’s Eve

Important notice about this calendar.

The events for our calendar have been curated from a myriad of legitimate online national sources but may vary or change without our knowing. Religious observances are subject to variance based on lunar and/or solar cycles and political and festive events may be rescheduled or cancelled based on the schedule of the country, territory and/or organiser of such event(s). Spelling and timing of worldwide observances are subject to regional time zones and dialects. 

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