Summer Holidays - Holidays associated with the Summer Season
Mai: Celebrated om Wales on May 1 for the first day of
summer. Celebrations start on the evening before, known as
May Eve, with bonfires; as with Calan Gaeaf, the night before
(Nos Calan Mai) is an Ysbrydnos, or "spirit night,"
when spirits are out and about and divination is possible.
Day: Canadian holiday celebrated on the last Monday before
or on May 24 in honor of both Queen Victoria's birthday and
the current reigning Canadian sovereign's birthday.
della Repubblica: Republic Day celebrated in Italy on
Forces Day: Celebrated in Canada on June 7.
Day: Third Sunday of June.
of Saint John: Celebrated in June, from the 19th to the
24th in Spain. The festival is celebrated throughout many
cities and towns; however, the largest is in Alicante, where
it is considered the most important festival in the city.
Festivals: Celebrates the summer solstice on the 24th
of June and the preceding evening in Denmark, Estonia, Finland,
Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Great Britain,
France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, the Ukraine, Canada,
United States and Puerto Rico.
Latvian festival held from night of June 23 through June 24
to celebrate the summer solstice.
Jonas' Festival: Lithuanian festival held from night of
June 23 through June 24 to celebrate the summer solstice.
Romanian festival held on June 24 to celebrate the summer
Day: Also known as the Fourth of July commemorates the
adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776
declaring the United States of America's independence from
the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Kupala Day: John the Baptist Day celebrated in Russia,
Belarus and Ukraine on July 7.
Day: French national holiday commemorates the storming
of the Bastille on 14 July 1789 and marked the beginning of
the French Revolution.
Gaelic holiday traditionally associated with the first of
Hoye: Hoya Hoye night is an Ethopian children's holiday,
usually celebrated on August 21. Kids travel door to door
in groups singing this traditional call and response. They
pound walking sticks to the beat and take turns singing praises
in rhyme to earn coins and dough.
Day: United States holiday observed on the first Monday
in September. Originated in 1882 as the Central Labor Union
(of New York City) sought to create "a day off for the