World Holidays Quiz

Guess the name of these world holidays, based on the location and date.
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Last updated: June 12, 2013
First submittedMay 5, 2010
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Where
When
Holiday
Australia
January 26
Australia Day
Christian World
First Day of Lent
Ash Wednesday
Ireland
March 17
St. Patrick's Day
Soviet Union
May 1
May Day
United States,
Mexico
May 5
Cinco de Mayo
Canada
July 1
Canada Day
France
July 14
Bastille Day
Canada
October,
2nd Monday
Thanksgiving
Many Catholic
Nations
November 1
All Saints Day
Mexico
November 1-2
Día de Muertos
Where
When
Holiday
United Kingdom
November 5
Guy Fawkes Night
WWI Allies
November 11
Armistice Day
Many Commonwealth
Nations
December 26
Boxing Day
Most Christian
Countries
December 26
St. Stephen's Day
Vietnam
1st Month, 1-3
Tet
China
1st Month, 1-3
Chinese New Year
Israel
Tishrei 10
Yom Kippur
Islamic World
9th Month
Ramadan
Islamic World
12th Month, 7-13
Hajj
India
5 Days usually
around November
Diwali
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Level ∞
Jun 12, 2013
Expanded
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Level 67
Jul 15, 2013
Spelling killed me.
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Level 21
Dec 28, 2013
only 41% of quiz takers got canada day right!?
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Level 43
May 13, 2014
Since you allow "Chinese New Year" (written in English), you should also allow "Day of Atonement" for Yom Kippur.
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Level 75
Dec 8, 2015
Agree
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Level 82
May 27, 2014
Finland has May Day too.
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Level 34
Jun 7, 2014
May Day is international, celebrated in most European countries and several non-European ones. It is misleading to associate it with the Soviet Union as it originated in the socialist and communist communities of Chicago in the late 19th century. Also, Labour day should be accepted.
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Level 67
Sep 17, 2018
Or "International Workers' Day" as it's labelled as that on WP.
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Level 77
Oct 19, 2018
It doesn't say it was celebrated *only* in USSR. Like Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday, not just Israeli.
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Level 74
Jul 19, 2014
Guy Fawkes Day is not a holiday, it's an ordinary working day - but the fun starts after sunset! Is there a different word to "holiday" that would work here?
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Level 71
Apr 2, 2020
Absolutely. Guy fawkes night is not a holiday. An alternative word should be used.
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Level 55
Jul 26, 2014
I'm 32 and I just realized Yom Kippur is always on my birthday.
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Level 75
Dec 8, 2015
Your birthday in the lunar calendar??
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Level 42
Nov 25, 2014
I typed in 'st stephens day' and it didn't accept it.
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Level 79
Dec 26, 2014
Argh! I tried a half dozen variations on "Cinqo de Mayo" and "Guy Falkes Night" to no avail.
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Level 71
Aug 31, 2015
Chinese New Year is also commonly called Spring Festival, which is also what they call it in Chinese. It's more accurate than calling it Chinese New Year too anyway in my opinion, since lots of other countries also celebrate it.
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Level 65
Sep 18, 2016
I think the best name in English is Lunar New Year.
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Level 45
Oct 25, 2015
Soviet union is no longer a thing. I think the country you're looking for is Russia. May Day is celebrated in a lot of Europe as well as parts of North America.
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Level 75
Dec 8, 2015
Can you please accept cinque de mayo?
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Level 65
Mar 10, 2020
Really? And why not خمسة de Mayo, Lima de Mayo, Five de Mayo, Vijf de Mayo, Fünf de Mayo, Cinq de Mayo, πέντε de Mayo, पाँच de Mayo, いつ de Mayo, 다섯 de Mayo, 五 de Mayo, Babŭngyi-mŭringya de Mayo or Senk de Mayo?
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Level 28
May 3, 2016
Workers' Day or Labour Day should be accepted for May Day.
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Level 70
Aug 27, 2016
surprised there was no 'Christmas Day' ...... Considering the religious celebrations on this quiz I think there is a devious reason why not.
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Level 65
Sep 18, 2016
Christmas Day is not the only major holiday missed, there are plenty more, (such as Holi, Mid-Autumn Festival, etc...). Perhaps we need a sequel?
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Level 41
Nov 11, 2016
In the Eastern Orthodox Church (considered part of the Christian world), Lent begins on a Monday, not a Wednesday. The area of celebration should be changed to exclude the Eastern Orthodox if you want to be as accurate as possible.
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Level 54
Dec 22, 2016
Cinco de Mayo is only celebrated by the state of Puebla and the US NOOOOOT all of Mexico; FYI September 15-16 is usually the celebration time for independence not May 5th.
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Level 68
Apr 13, 2017
18/20. Pretty damn good.
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Level 72
Oct 13, 2017
Add me to the Cinco de Mayo not being in celebrated in Mexico group. I live in Baja and they have no idea what it is and don't care. May 10 is mother's day and May 1 is labor day/may day. They celebrate those. Not the 5th
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Level 37
Jan 4, 2018
In Jalisco we celebrate it
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Level 71
Apr 8, 2018
I think the 'joke' is that most norteamericanos - us gringos - think it's "Mexican Independence Day, bro" when in fact those who have traveled frequently to the wonderful nation of Mexico know that is, in fact, in mid-September. As it is in many Latin American countries.
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Level 69
Jan 3, 2018
Surprised that "Feast of St Stephen" didn't work.
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Level 37
Jan 7, 2018
"Sink of the Mayo" should be accepted
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Level 74
Feb 8, 2018
This quiz could use a bit more spellings on many answers. For example, "haj" usually works for "hajj". Or "Yum Kippur" instead of "Yom Kippur".
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Level 57
Feb 8, 2018
5th of November is not a holiday in uk
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Level 56
May 28, 2018
You should make a note that Cinco de Mayo is only a celebrated holiday in the USA and the Mexican state of Puebla. It isn't significant at all in the rest of the nation.
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Level 77
Oct 19, 2018
Some corrections should really be made:
- "Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity" says Wikipedia, as the Orthodox start it on Clean Monday
- Labour Day should be accepted
- Bastille Day's name is questionable at least
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Level 48
Dec 23, 2018
Labour Day should be accepted.
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Level 80
Feb 27, 2019
It might lower the percentages but better and more accurate for the Muslim holidays would be eid al-fitr and eid al-adha. They tie in to Ramadan and Hajj and are the only officially sanctioned holiDAYS in the Quran, as far as I know.

I love that May 5 is accepted for May 5.
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Level 73
Feb 12, 2020
Suggest you could add ANZAC Day for Australia and New Zealand on 25 April