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Revision as of 03:18, 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) Celebrates the 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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