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Global Holidays and Observances 2021

This page contains a table of the list of globally observed public holidays and non-holiday observances for the calendar year 2021* (you may also be interested in bank holidays and public holidays, listed by country or listed by date).

The list of global holidays for the calendar year 2021 is:

Date Weekday Holiday or Observance Calendar
Friday Western New Year
Wednesday Epiphany
Thursday Orthodox Christmas orthodox
Thursday Orthodox New Year orthodox
Thursday Tamil Thai Pongal Day solar
Tuesday Aquarius (UTC) solar
Thursday Thaipusam hindu solar
Friday Chinese New Year / Spring Festival chinese lunar
Friday Dangpa Losar / Bhutanese New Year (Year of the Female Iron Ox) bhutanese lunar
Friday Losar / Tibetan New Year tibetan lunar
Friday Seol-nal / Korean New Year korean lunar
Friday Tet Nguyen Dan / Vietnamese New Year vietnamese lunar
Friday Tsagaan Sar / Mongolian New Year (Year of the White Cow) mongolian lunar
Tuesday Shrove Tuesday / Carnival easter
Wednesday Ash Wednesday easter
Thursday Pisces (UTC) solar
Friday Purim jewish
Monday International Women's Day
Wednesday Mi-Carême / Mid-Lent easter
Thursday Lailat al Miraj / The Prophet's Ascension (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Thursday Maha Shivaratree hindu lunar
Monday Orthodox Clean Monday orth. easter
Tuesday Orthodox Shrove Tuesday orth. easter
Wednesday Orthodox Ash Wednesday orth. easter
Saturday Aries (UTC) solar
Saturday Vernal Equinox / Spring (UTC) solar
Sunday Lailat al Bara'a / Night of Emancipation (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Sunday Palm Sunday easter
Sunday Pesach / Jewish Passover jewish
Monday Holi Phagwa hindu lunar
Thursday Maundy Thursday easter
Friday Good Friday easter
Sunday Easter easter
Sunday Qing Ming Jie / Tomb Sweeping Day chinese solar
Monday Easter Monday easter
Tuesday Laotian New Year
Tuesday Ougadi / Ugaadi hindu lunar
Tuesday Start of Ramadan (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Wednesday Cambodian New Year solar
Saturday Burmese New Year
Monday Taurus (UTC) solar
Wednesday Ram Navami hindu lunar
Sunday Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak hindu lunar
Thursday Nuzul Quran / Revelation of the Qur'an (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Friday Great Prayer Day easter
Friday Orthodox Good Friday orth. easter
Saturday International Labour Day
Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday orth. easter
Sunday Orthodox Easter orth. easter
Monday Orthodox Easter Monday orth. easter
Friday Jumatul Bidah / Friday of Farewell (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Sunday Lailat al Qadr / Night of Destiny (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Thursday Ascension Day easter
Thursday Eid al Fitr / End of Ramadan (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Monday Shavuot jewish
Thursday Gemini (UTC) solar
Sunday Whit Sunday / Pentecost easter
Monday Whit Monday easter
Thursday Corpus Christi easter
Monday Duan Wu Jie / Dragon Boat Festival chinese lunar
Monday Cancer (UTC) solar
Monday Orthodox Pentecost Monday orth. easter
Monday Summer Solstice / Summer (UTC) solar
Monday Arafat Day (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Tuesday Eid al Adha / Feast of Sacrifice (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Thursday Leo (UTC) solar
Monday Islamic New Year / Hijra New Year (1443) (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Sunday Assumption
Monday Parsi New Year zoroastrian
Wednesday Ashura (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Saturday Onam / Thiruonam hindu solar
Sunday Virgo (UTC) solar
Tuesday Rosh Hashanah / Jewish New Year (5782) jewish
Friday Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi / Chaturthi Paksha hindu lunar
Thursday Yom Kippur jewish
Tuesday Sukkot jewish
Tuesday Zhong Qu Jie / Mid Autumn Festival chinese lunar
Wednesday Autumnal Equinox / Fall (UTC) solar
Wednesday Libra (UTC) solar
Sunday Magal de Touba (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Monday Canadian Thanksgiving
Friday Dassain hindu lunar
Monday Mawlid an Nabi / The Prophet's Birthday (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Saturday Scorpio (UTC) solar
Monday Baptism of the Prophet (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Sunday Reformation Day
Monday All Saints' Day
Tuesday All Souls' Day
Thursday Northern Deepavali / Diwali Amavasya hindu lunar
Thursday Southern Deepavali / Diwali Krisna Chaturdasi hindu lunar
Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti hindu lunar
Monday Sagittarius (UTC) solar
Thursday US Thanksgiving
Sunday First Sunday in Advent
Sunday Second Sunday in Advent
Wednesday Immaculate Conception
Sunday Third Sunday in Advent
Sunday Fourth Sunday in Advent
Tuesday Capricorn (UTC) solar
Tuesday Winter Solstice / Winter (UTC) solar
Saturday Western Christmas
Sunday Boxing Day / Saint Stephen's Day
Friday Western New Year's Eve

* The actual date of most global public holidays differs from one country, region or state, to another. To get the exact date when one of the holidays, above, is observed as an official public holiday in a specific country, region or state, please refer to our listings of national bank holidays and public holidays by country or by date.