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==Statutory holidays==
 
==Statutory holidays==
   
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! colspan="11" | National Holidays<hr/>
 
! colspan="11" | National Holidays<hr/>
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!English Name
 
!English Name
 
! colspan="8" | Significance
 
! colspan="8" | Significance
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|{{wikipedia|January}} 1st
 
|{{wikipedia|January}} 1st
 
|{{wikipedia|New Year's Day}}
 
|{{wikipedia|New Year's Day}}
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the first day of the year in the {{wikipedia|Gregorian calendar}}.
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the first day of the year in the {{wikipedia|Gregorian calendar}}.
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|January}} 31st
 
|{{wikipedia|January}} 31st
 
|{{wikipedia|Memorial Day}}
 
|{{wikipedia|Memorial Day}}
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates all of the fallen leaders and soldiers who have fought for or have been citizens of Grand Besaid
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates all of the fallen leaders and soldiers who have fought for or have been citizens of Grand Besaid
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|February}} 14th
 
|{{wikipedia|February}} 14th
 
|Wisdom and Understanding Day
 
|Wisdom and Understanding Day
 
| colspan="8" | Promotes Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding; it is also a day of celebration and thanks for for the {{wikipedia|Gifts of the Holy Spirit}}
 
| colspan="8" | Promotes Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding; it is also a day of celebration and thanks for for the {{wikipedia|Gifts of the Holy Spirit}}
|--- style="background:#00BFFF"
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|March}} 13th
 
|{{wikipedia|March}} 13th
 
|{{wikipedia|Constitution Day}}
 
|{{wikipedia|Constitution Day}}
 
| colspan="8" | Commemorates the ratification of the various Constitutions of [[Grand Besaid]], it is also a day for promoting knowledge and understanding of the Constitution
 
| colspan="8" | Commemorates the ratification of the various Constitutions of [[Grand Besaid]], it is also a day for promoting knowledge and understanding of the Constitution
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|Two Days before {{wikipedia|Easter}}
 
|Two Days before {{wikipedia|Easter}}
 
|{{wikipedia|Good Friday}}
 
|{{wikipedia|Good Friday}}
 
| colspan="8" | Commemorates the crucifixion of {{wikipedia|Jesus Christ}}.
 
| colspan="8" | Commemorates the crucifixion of {{wikipedia|Jesus Christ}}.
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|Two Days after {{wikipedia|Good Friday}}
 
|Two Days after {{wikipedia|Good Friday}}
 
|{{wikipedia|Easter}}
 
|{{wikipedia|Easter}}
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
|--- style="background:#00BFFF"
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|50 days after {{wikipedia|Easter}}
 
|50 days after {{wikipedia|Easter}}
 
|{{wikipedia|Pentecost}}
 
|{{wikipedia|Pentecost}}
 
| colspan="8" | Commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus.
 
| colspan="8" | Commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus.
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|May}} 3rd
 
|{{wikipedia|May}} 3rd
 
|{{wikipedia|Progress Day}}
 
|{{wikipedia|Progress Day}}
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the Progress of the nation of Grand Besaid; it is also used to celebrate one's own progress, and is sometimes used to celebrate the Progress of the nation's alliance.
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the Progress of the nation of Grand Besaid; it is also used to celebrate one's own progress, and is sometimes used to celebrate the Progress of the nation's alliance.
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|May}} 19th
 
|{{wikipedia|May}} 19th
 
|{{wikipedia|Veterans Day}}
 
|{{wikipedia|Veterans Day}}
 
| colspan="8" | A day for recognizing and celebrating the veterans of war and destruction.
 
| colspan="8" | A day for recognizing and celebrating the veterans of war and destruction.
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|June}} 1st
 
|{{wikipedia|June}} 1st
 
|Founders Day ({{wikipedia|Independence Day}})
 
|Founders Day ({{wikipedia|Independence Day}})
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the independence and founders of [[Grand Besaid]].
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the independence and founders of [[Grand Besaid]].
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|June}} 11th
 
|{{wikipedia|June}} 11th
 
|Leadership Day
 
|Leadership Day
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the leaders of [[Grand Besaid]].
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the leaders of [[Grand Besaid]].
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|August}} 17th
 
|{{wikipedia|August}} 17th
 
|{{wikipedia|Labor Day}}
 
|{{wikipedia|Labor Day}}
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the workers and labor force of [[Grand Besaid]].
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the workers and labor force of [[Grand Besaid]].
|--- style="background:#00BFFF"
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|September}} 9th
 
|{{wikipedia|September}} 9th
 
|[[MHA]] Day (Alliance Day)
 
|[[MHA]] Day (Alliance Day)
 
| colspan="8" | founding of the [[Mostly Harmless Alliance]].
 
| colspan="8" | founding of the [[Mostly Harmless Alliance]].
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|October}} 17th
 
|{{wikipedia|October}} 17th
 
|{{wikipedia|Election Day}}
 
|{{wikipedia|Election Day}}
 
| colspan="8" | Commemorates the day where all federal {{wikipedia|elections}} and most other elections with the nation of [[Grand Besaid]] are held.
 
| colspan="8" | Commemorates the day where all federal {{wikipedia|elections}} and most other elections with the nation of [[Grand Besaid]] are held.
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|November}} 1st
 
|{{wikipedia|November}} 1st
 
|{{wikipedia|All Saints Day}}
 
|{{wikipedia|All Saints Day}}
 
| colspan="8" | A day to remember all of the saints in heaven, and to celebrate their sainthood while trying to follow their example.
 
| colspan="8" | A day to remember all of the saints in heaven, and to celebrate their sainthood while trying to follow their example.
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|November}} 5th
 
|{{wikipedia|November}} 5th
 
|[[Härmlin Accords|Härmlin Day]]
 
|[[Härmlin Accords|Härmlin Day]]
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the signing of the [[Härmlin Accords]].
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the signing of the [[Härmlin Accords]].
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|November}} 8th
 
|{{wikipedia|November}} 8th
 
|[[Literacy Rate|Literacy Day]]
 
|[[Literacy Rate|Literacy Day]]
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the day that [[Grand Besaid]] achieved a 100% literacy rate.
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the day that [[Grand Besaid]] achieved a 100% literacy rate.
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|November}} 17th
 
|{{wikipedia|November}} 17th
 
| {{wikipedia|Thanksgiving}}
 
| {{wikipedia|Thanksgiving}}
 
| colspan="8" | A day to give Thanks for all that you have.
 
| colspan="8" | A day to give Thanks for all that you have.
|--- style="background:#00BFFF"
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|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|December}} 25th
 
|{{wikipedia|December}} 25th
 
| {{wikipedia|Christmas}}
 
| {{wikipedia|Christmas}}
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the {{wikipedia|birth of Jesus}}.
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the {{wikipedia|birth of Jesus}}.
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|- style="text-a|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|December}} 30th
 
|{{wikipedia|December}} 30th
 
|{{wikipedia|Liberty|Freedom Day}}
 
|{{wikipedia|Liberty|Freedom Day}}
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the freedom and liberty of the citizens of [[Grand Besaid]].
 
| colspan="8" | Celebrates the freedom and liberty of the citizens of [[Grand Besaid]].
|- style="text-a|--- style="background:#00BFFF"
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|- style="text-a|--- style="background:#FFFFFF"
 
|{{wikipedia|December}} 31st
 
|{{wikipedia|December}} 31st
 
|{{wikipedia|New Year's Eve}}
 
|{{wikipedia|New Year's Eve}}

Revision as of 03:14, February 7, 2010

Public holidays in Grand Besaid are legislated at the national level, and occassionally at the state level. Many of these holidays are observed nationwide, but each state does have its own holidays as well. While major Christian holidays such as Christmas and Good Friday are officially observed, other religious, especially Christian, holidays are widely accepted as well. Examples are Halloween and Black Friday, neither of which are official holidays.

Statutory holidays

National Holidays
Date English Name Significance
January 1st New Year's Day Celebrates the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
January 31st Memorial Day Celebrates all of the fallen leaders and soldiers who have fought for or have been citizens of Grand Besaid
February 14th Wisdom and Understanding Day Promotes Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding; it is also a day of celebration and thanks for for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
March 13th Constitution Day Commemorates the ratification of the various Constitutions of Grand Besaid, it is also a day for promoting knowledge and understanding of the Constitution
Two Days before Easter Good Friday Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Two Days after Good Friday Easter Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
50 days after Easter Pentecost Commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus.
May 3rd Progress Day Celebrates the Progress of the nation of Grand Besaid; it is also used to celebrate one's own progress, and is sometimes used to celebrate the Progress of the nation's alliance.
May 19th Veterans Day A day for recognizing and celebrating the veterans of war and destruction.
June 1st Founders Day (Independence Day) Celebrates the independence and founders of Grand Besaid.
June 11th Leadership Day Celebrates the leaders of Grand Besaid.
August 17th Labor Day Celebrates the workers and labor force of Grand Besaid.
September 9th MHA Day (Alliance Day) founding of the Mostly Harmless Alliance.
October 17th Election Day Commemorates the day where all federal elections and most other elections with the nation of Grand Besaid are held.
November 1st All Saints Day A day to remember all of the saints in heaven, and to celebrate their sainthood while trying to follow their example.
November 5th Härmlin Day Celebrates the signing of the Härmlin Accords.
November 8th Literacy Day Celebrates the day that Grand Besaid achieved a 100% literacy rate.
November 17th Thanksgiving A day to give Thanks for all that you have.
December 25th Christmas Celebrates the birth of Jesus.
December 30th Freedom Day Celebrates the freedom and liberty of the citizens of Grand Besaid.
December 31st New Year's Eve Celebrates the last day of the Gregorian calendar.
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