Pesce d'aprile -
Giovedí 1 Aprile, 2021
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]
Giornata della Gioventù -
Martedí 16 Giugno, 2020
Ferie secolare : In 1975 protests started in African schools after a directive from the then Bantu Education Department that Afrikaans had to be used on an equal basis with English as a language of instruction in secondary schools. The issue, however, was not so much the Afrikaans as the whole system of Bantu education which was characterised by separate schools and universities, poor facilities, overcrowded classrooms and inadequately trained teachers. On 16 June 1976 more than 20 000 pupils from Soweto began a protest march. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday Previously known as Soweto Day.
Festa del papà -
Domenica 21 Giugno, 2020
Mandela Day -
Sabato 18 Luglio, 2020
Eventi eccezionali : In tribute to former president Nelson Mandela.
Madiba was politically active for 67 years and on Mandela Day people are called upon to spend at least 67 minutes doing something useful within their communities.
From 2009 onwards.