Today's Holiday Today's Holiday is a free service of nailezee.com http://nailezee.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 Today's Holiday http://nailezee.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_holidays.png 120 60 Thu, 26 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Holiday http://encyclopedia2.nailezee.com/Bangladesh+Independence+Day //encyclopedia2.nailezee.com/Bangladesh+Independence+Day#2020 This public holiday celebrates the declaration of independence of the state of Bangladesh on March 26, 1971. When India gained independence from Britain in 1947, the region that is now Bangladesh became East Pakistan, and was governed together with West Pakistan as one country. By early 1971, differences between East and West Pakistan led to war. When India entered the war in November, independence was assured. Bangladeshis observe this national holiday in the capital city of Dhaka with memorial ceremonies, a boat race on the Buriganga River, and other festivities.
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Wed, 25 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Holiday http://encyclopedia2.nailezee.com/St.+Dismas's+Day //encyclopedia2.nailezee.com/St.+Dismas's+Day#2020 According to the Bible, two thieves were crucified with Jesus. The one on his right, traditionally called Dismas, repented and was promised, "Today thou shalt be with me in Paradise" (Luke 23:43). He is therefore the patron saint of persons condemned to death. In the United States, the National Catholic Prison Chaplains' Association, by special permission from Rome, observes the second Sunday in October as Good Thief Sunday and holds masses in American prisons in honor of St. Dismas. March 25 is also the Feast of the Annunciation.
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Tue, 24 Mar 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Holiday http://encyclopedia2.nailezee.com/Alahamady+Be //encyclopedia2.nailezee.com/Alahamady+Be#2020 Alahamady Be is New Year's Day in Madagascar. The Malagasy new year traditionally begins in March, with the appearance of the year's first new moon. People put on their best clothes, feast, give presents, and sing religious songs. The celebration is particularly festive in the capital city of Antananarivo. The townspeople make their way to the sacred royal hill known as Ambohimanga to offer prayers to the departed. When these devotions are completed, it's time to eat. The feasting is an opportunity for families and friends to get together and wish each other luck in the coming year.
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