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Diwali: Festival of LIghts

Diwali and Deepavali is a public holiday in many Far East Countries.

Deepavali and Diwali: November 13

Deepavali and Diwali is a public holiday in many Far Eastern countries.

Diwali is the festival of lights. It means, “An Array of lamps”.

Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is the most glamorous one. On the 13th day of the dark fortnight of the month of Ashwin (October / November), after 20 days of Dusshera, this festival of lights, is usually celebrated. Though there are many stories behind the origin of Diwali, all of them share a common essence of, Victory of Good over evil.

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Nepal observes Tihar Festival

Tihar Festival is a religious Hindu holiday in Nepal

Nepal Tihar Festival: November 13

Tihar Festival is a religious Hindu holiday in Nepal.

This Nepali festival is also known as Dipawali or Bhai Tika or Laxmi Puja or as the Festival of Lights. It is a Hindu festival where the faithful worship Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, and Yama Raj, the Underworld Lord. Besides the gods cited, Nepalese also worship animals as crows, dogs and cows, during the festival. It is celebrated in five days starting from the thirteenth day of the waning moon in October.

Tihar is a festival of brothers and sisters. Even if you are an only son, or daughter, you can choose someone in your family, a friend or a neighbor to be your bhai (bhai in Nepali means brother). Whoever you choose remains so for the rest of your life.
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Canada Observes Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day in Canada is a public holiday.

Remembrance Day: November 11

Remembrance Day is a public holiday in Canada.

On Monday, November 11, 1918, at the hour of 11 A.M., World War I officially came to an end with the formalization of the armistice treaty between the Allies and Germany. All told, over 15 million people were killed in the brutal conflict leaving lasting impressions on much of the world’s population.

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Pohnpei Constitution Day Celebrated in Micronesia

Pohnpei Constitution Day in Micronesia is a public holiday.

Pohnpei Constitution Day: November 8

Pohnpei Constitution Day is a public holiday in Micronesia.

Pohnpei Constitution Day is a holiday that is celebrated in Micronesia as a day of remembrance, pride, joy, and strength for the Federated States of Micronesia.

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Russia Remembers the October Revolution

October Revolution is a public holiday in Russia.

October Revolution Date: November 7-8

October Revolution is a public holiday in Russia.

Russia—also known as the Russian Federation—is a country in Eurasia. It is the largest country in the world, and it has the world’s largest reserves of mineral and energy resources. It also has the world’s largest forest reserves, and its lakes contain approximately one-quarter of the world’s unfrozen fresh water. Of its many holidays, October Revolution is a holiday that is celebrated in Russia as a day of remembrance, pride, joy, and strength of the Russian culture.

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