Tour of South Africa -
Mercoledí 5 Febbraio, 2020
Eventi sportivi : Cycling race
San Valentino -
Domenica 14 Febbraio, 2021
Cartoline/Fiori : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February
Giornata dei Diritti Umani -
Sabato 21 Marzo, 2020
Ferie secolare : On this day in 1960 the police killed 69 people at Sharpeville who were participating in a protest against the pass laws. Many were shot in the back. The carnage made world headlines. Four days later the government banned black political organizations, many leaders were arrested or went into exile. During the Apartheid era there were human rights abuses by all sides; Human Rights Day is but one step to ensure that the people of South Africa are aware of their human rights and to ensure that such abuses never again occur. [http://africanhistory.about.com]
Pesce d'aprile -
Mercoledí 1 Aprile, 2020
Cartoline/Fiori : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.
Venerdì Santo -
Venerdí 10 Aprile, 2020
Cattolica o Protestante : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.
Domenica 12 Aprile, 2020
Cattolica o Protestante : Not a paid holiday
Giornata della Famiglia -
Lunedí 13 Aprile, 2020
Ferie secolare : It was typical in South Africa to take a day off of work after Easter. This day, which is also known as Easter Monday, was renamed as Family Day in 1995. This extra day off for the holiday was meant to give families more quality family time together and to allow them to go on vacations with friends and family.
Pasqua ebraica -
Mercoledí 15 Aprile, 2020
Cartoline/Fiori : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday
Giorno della Libertà -
Lunedí 27 Aprile, 2020
Ferie secolare : Le prime elezioni libere si sono svolte nel 1994. Sudafricani di tutte le razze sono stati ammessi per determinare il futuro della loro democrazia. Nelson Mandela è stato eletto Presidente.
Festa del Lavoro -
Venerdí 1 Maggio, 2020
Ferie secolare : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .
Festa della Mamma -
Domenica 10 Maggio, 2020
Cartoline/Fiori : La festa della mamma è una ricorrenza civile in alcuni paesi del mondo, celebrata in onore della figura di madre, della maternità e dell'influenza sociale delle madri.
Ci sono diverse antiche celebrazioni che in qualche maniera possono essere paragonate alla festa della mamma, ma non sono correlate alla celebrazione moderna.
In Italia, la prima Giornata nazionale della Madre e del Fanciullo fu celebrata il 24 dicembre 1933, nel quadro della politica della famiglia del governo fascista. Nell'occasione vennero premiate le madri più prolifiche d'Italia. La data era stata scelta in connessione con il Natale. [Wikipedia]