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Summer Holidays - Holidays associated with the Summer Season

Calan 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.

Victoria 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.

Festa della Repubblica: Republic Day celebrated in Italy on June 2.

Canadian Forces Day: Celebrated in Canada on June 7.

Father's Day: Third Sunday of June.

Bonfires 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.

Midsummer 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.

Jani: Latvian festival held from night of June 23 through June 24 to celebrate the summer solstice.

Saint Jonas' Festival: Lithuanian festival held from night of June 23 through June 24 to celebrate the summer solstice.

Sânziana: Romanian festival held on June 24 to celebrate the summer solstice.

Independence 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.

Ivan Kupala Day: John the Baptist Day celebrated in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine on July 7.

Bastille Day: French national holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789 and marked the beginning of the French Revolution.

Lughnasadh: Gaelic holiday traditionally associated with the first of August.

Hoya 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.

Labor 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 working citizens".