Review Category : Public Holidays

What is Ascension Day?

In 2013 Ascension Day will occur on the 9th May.

Ascension Day is a Christian festival that dates back to 68CE. It occurs on the 40th day of Easter and always on a Thursday. It marks the date where Jesus ascended to heaven. It is also known as the Feast of Ascension. According to accounts…

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When is King Norodom Coronation Day?

On October 29th 2013 Cambodia will once agin celebrate the anniversary of King Norodom Coronation Day. The former celebration of the kings fathers birthday and the coronation have been combined into one holiday this year.

The King Norodom Coronation is the 6th Public holiday…

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What is boxing day?

Boxing day is the day after Christmas Day and is observed on 26th December. It is mainly an english tradition but is also observed in many former British colonies. Some countries will also declare a public holiday the day after Christmas but not named as boxing Day

History of Boxing…

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What is Christmas Day?

Christmas Day is the day celebrated by Christians as the birthday of Jesus Christ. It falls on the 25th December every year. It is also commonly celebrated by non christian as a time for giving gifts and an excuse for a party.

History

It is said that the birth of…

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What is Chung Yuan Festival?

The Chung Yuan Festival in China and Hong Kong is celebrated to remember the ancestors who have lived and passed away. This day is observed as a public holiday and is very similar to the Ching Ming Festival. The only difference is that Chung Yuan Festival is celebrated in Autumn and…

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What is Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day?

Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day is an official paid public holiday that marks to formation of the Hong Kong Special Administrative region of China following the transfer of the sovereignty of Hong Kong from United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China.

History…

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Tuen Ng or Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. There are different findings about the origin of Tuen Ng. The mostly widely accepted one is about the patriotic scholar-statesman Chu Yuan who drowned himself to protest against the emperor. Chu Yuan worked very hard to offer good counsel to the emperor…

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What is China National Day?

Like many countries China national day is the celebration of the formation of its modern day constitution. The modern day Peoples Republic of China was formed on October 1st 1949. Two months later is was formally passed by resolution as an official public holiday.

History…

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What is Mid Autumn Festival?

The mid autumn festival is a traditional chinese festival which has a long standing tradition dating back more than 3,000 years. It’s origins started as as a worship to the moon and is also known by the name Moon Festival.

History of Mid Autumn Festival

The…

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