The Whole World Calendar Book of Holidays Around the World 2015

is the only book in the whole wide world that tells you all about the hundreds of National, Religious and Cultural Holidays

being celebrated around the world throughout the year as well as the Nations, Religions and Peoples who celebrate them

- all in as succinct and fun and interesting a way as there is to learn something new - every day!

 

 

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JANUARY 10TH

Traditional Religions Day in Benin is a day on which the nation honors its native peoples’ traditional religions, such as local animistic religions, Vodou, and Yoruba (the religion of the Yoruba people). The Republic of Benin is located on the southern coast of West Africa with a 50 mile coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and its capital city is Port-Novo, which is translated from Portuguese into English as “New Port.”

 

JANUARY 11TH

The Birthday of Sir John MacDonald is celebrated in Canada on the anniversary of the 1815 birth of the country’s first post-independence prime minister, who served in office from 1867-1873 and again from 1878 until his death on June 6, 1891. Canada is located on the northern half of the continent of North America with hundreds of islands in the Arctic Ocean. It is the largest country on the continent and the second-largest in the world (after Russia) with a total land area of 3,854,085 square miles. “Canada” is derived from the Iroquoian “Kanata” (“Village” or “Settlement”), reportedly the word used by native inhabitants to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the location of St. Lawrence Iroquoian Chief Donnacona in 1535. The nation’s capital city is Ottawa, for the native Odawa people who inhabited the area as early as 1,000 years ago.

The Day of the Independence Manifesto in Morocco is celebrated on the anniversary of the 1944 issuance of the document which demanded independence and reunification of Moroccan territories under French and Spanish administration and a democratic constitution. Independence was achieved in 1956 after 50 years of colonial rule. The Kingdom of Morocco is located on the northwestern coast of Africa with a 725 mile western-to-northwestern coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and 240 mile northeastern coastline along the Mediterranean Sea. “Morocco” is derived from the Persian “Marrakech” (“The Land of God”) and the nation’s capital city is Rabat (“Fortified Place”).

National Unity Day in Nepal is celebrated on the anniversary of the 1723 birth of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who united diverse ethnic and religious groups into the Kingdom of Nepal, which he ruled until his death on January 22, 1775. The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked nation in the Himalayan Mountain region of southern Asia whose capital city is Kathmandu, which is translated from Nepali into English as “Wood-Covered Shelter” for the three-story 16th century Kasthamandap Buddhist temple located there.