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The British Summer Time (BST): UK’s Daylight Saving Time (DST)

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Lunar Summertime in UK: March 25

In contrast with the US and Canada where their clocks are adjusted one hour forward on the second week of March and reverted back to the standard time on the first week of November, UK observes British Summer Time (BST) by putting their timepieces an hour forward the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) beginning on the last Sunday of March until the last Sunday of the month of October of the same year.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) the equivalent of BST in the US. Changes to official timepieces in UK are done on 1 am GMT.

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Posted on 24 Mar 2012 in : March Holidays,United Kingdom Holidays


United Kingdom/England and Wales Observes Mothering Day

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United Kingdom/England and Wales Mothering Day: March 18

Mothering Day is a public holiday in United Kingdom/England and Wales.

Mothering Day, or simply Mother’s Day in the UK is a famous public celebration usually done three weeks before the start of the Easter. There is no specific date for the celebration as it changes from year to year depending on when Easter is celebrated. It may either fall on the second week of March or on any day on the first week of April.

Mothering Day is also known in other names such as Refreshment Sunday, Pudding Pie Sunday, or Mid-Lent Sunday in Surrey, England.

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Posted on 17 Mar 2012 in : March Holidays,United Kingdom Holidays


Liberia’s Decoration Day: On Remembering the Fallen

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Decoration Day of Liberia: March 14

Decoration Day is a public holiday in Liberia.

Liberia whose capital is Monrovia, a country located in Africa’s west coast bordering Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Côte d’Ivoire celebrates Decoration Day every year on the 14th of March. The date of the celebration may change but usually fall on the second Wednesday of March.

Decoration Day is also known as Memorial Day because the day serves to commemorate the departed loved ones of the people of Liberian. It is also the day to commemorate those whose lives were perished after the more than 14 years of civil war that plagued the African region destroying among others the cultural, political, and economic foundation of the nation.

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Posted on 14 Mar 2012 in : Liberia Holidays,March Holidays


Andorra Celebrates Its Constitution

Constitution Day is a public holiday in Andorra.

Constitution Day: March 14

Constitution Day is a public holiday in Andorra.

Constitution Day in Andorra is celebrated on March 14. It is one of four days in the tiny European country when everything must close for business, along with New Years Day, National Day, and Christmas. It is a day that commemorates the referendum of March 14, 1993, in which the country’s constitution was approved with 74 percent support of Andorrans.

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Posted on 13 Mar 2012 in : Andorra Holidays,March Holidays


USA and Canada Practices Daylight Saving Time

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Daylight Saving Time: March 11

Lunar Daylight Saving Time is practiced in USA and Canada.

Lunar Daylight Saving Time or simply ‘Daylight Saving Time’ (DST) allows citizens enjoy the sunny summer afternoons by adjusting timepieces an hour in advance so that you will have less daylight in the morning but have more in the afternoon.

In the US, the clocks are adjusted one hour in advance beginning in the second week of March which is reverted back to the standard time on the first week of November in the same year. Countries belonging to the European Union, however, adjust their clocks beginning in the last Sunday of March; it ends at the last Sunday of October at exactly 1:00 a.m. Universal Time or Greenwich Mean Time.

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Posted on 10 Mar 2012 in : Canada Holidays,Lunar Calendar,March Holidays,United States Holidays