You might not think it, but the holidays play a major role in the global supply chain.  We’ve provided a list of the major holidays that your suppliers and vendors are celebrating so that you can adapt your procurement and logistics strategies around those dates.


Date Holiday Country Celebrated
January 1 New Year’s Day International
January 3 New Year’s Day (Observed) Vietnam, China, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada
January 6 La Befana Italy
Janaury 6 Epiphany Sweden
January 10 Coming of Age Day Japan
January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day United States
January 26 Australia Day Australia
January 26 Republic Day India
January 21 – February 6 Chinese New Year China
January 31 – February 2 Korean New Year South Korea
January 31 – February 4 Tet Vietnam


Date Occasion Country Celebrated
February 1 – 2 Chinese New Year Malaysia and Singapore
February 1 – 4 Lunar New Year Taiwan
February 7 Constitution Day Mexico
February 11 National Foundation Day Japan
February 16 Makha Bucha Thailand
February 21 Presidents’ Day United States
February 23 The Emperor’s Birthday Japan
February 28 Peace Memorial Day Taiwan
February 28 – March 1 Carnival Brazil


Date Occasion Country Celebrated
March 1 March 1st Movement South Korea
March 9 Presidential Election Day South Korea
March 21 Benito Juarez’s Birthday Mexico
March 21 Vernal Equinox Japan


Date Occasion Country Celebrated
April 3 – 5 Ching Ming Festival China
April 4 Children’s Day Taiwan
April 5 Tomb Sweeping Day Taiwan
April 6 Chakri Day Thailand
April 10 – 11 Hung Kings Temple Festival Vietnam
April 13 – 15 Songkran Festival Thailand
April 15 Good Friday Australia, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom
April 17 Easter International
April 18 Easter Monday Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden,
April 21 Tiradentes Day Brazil
April 25 Anzac Day Australia
April 25 Liberation Day Italy
April 29 Shōwa Day observed Japan


Date Occasion Country Celebrated
May 1 International Labor Day Mexico
May 1 Labour Day Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Taiwan
May 1 – 4 Labour Day China
May 2 Reunification Day Vietnam
May 2 Labour Day Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the United Kingdom
May 2 Early May Bank Holiday United Kingdom
May 3 Labour Day Vietnam
May 3 Hari Raya Puasa Singapore
May 3 – 4 Hari Raya Aidifitri Malaysia
May 3 – 5 Japan Golden Week Japan
May 4 H.M. King’s Coronation Thailand
May 5 Children’s Day Holiday South Korea
May 8 WWII Victory Day France
May 8 Buddha’s Birthday South Korea
May 16 Wesak (Buddha’s Birthday) Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand
May 26 Ascension Day France, Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland
May 30 Memorial Day United States


Date Occasion Country Celebrated
June 2 Spring Bank Holiday United Kingdom
June 2 Republic Day Italy
June 3 Dragon Boat Festival China and Taiwan
June 3 Platinum Jubilee United Kingdom
June 3 H.M. Queen’s Birthday Thailand
June 6 Whit Monday France and Germany
June 6 Memorial Day South Korea
June 6 National Day Sweden
June 6 Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong Malaysia
June 16 Corpus Christi Brazil
June 24 Midsummer Eve Sweden


Date Occasion Country Celebrated
July 1 Canada Day Canada
July 4 Independence Day United States
July 10 Hari Raya Haji Malaysia
July 11 Hari Raya Haji (Observed) Singapore
July 13 Asahna Bucha Day Thailand
July 14 Bastille Day France
July 15 Public Holiday Thailand
July 18 Marine Day Japan
July 28 H.M. King’s Birthday Thailand
July 29 Public Holiday Thailand
July 31 Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year) Malaysia


Date Occasion Country Celebrated
August 1 Swiss National Day Switzerland
August 9 National Day Singapore
August 11 Mountain Day Japan
August 12 H.M. Queen Mother’s Birthday Thailand
August 15 Independence Day India
August 15 Assumption Day France and Italy
August 15 Liberation Day South Korea
August 31 National (Independence) Day Malaysia


Date Occasion Country Celebrated
September 1 National Day Vietnam
September 5 Labor Day United States and Canada
September 7 Independence Day Brazil
September 9 Mid-Autumn Festival Taiwan
September 10 – 12 Mid-Autumn Festival China
September 10 – 12 Harvest Festival South Korea
September 16 Independence Day Mexico
September 16 Malaysia Day Malaysia
September 19 Respect for the Aged Day Japan
September 23 Autumnal Equinox Japan


Date Occasion Country Celebrated
October 1 – 7 Chinese National Day (Golden Week) China
October 3 German Unity Day Germany
October 3 National Foundation Day South Korea
October 9 Hangeul Day South Korea
October 9 Maulidur Rasul Malaysia
October 10 National Day Taiwan
October 10 Health-Sports Day Japan
October 11 Columbus Day United States
October 12 Our Lady of Aparecida Brazil
October 13 The Passing of King Bhumibol Thailand
October 14 Public Holiday Thailand
October 24 Deepavali Singapore
October 24 Chulalongkorn Day Thailand


Date Occasion Country Celebrated
November 1 All Saints’ Day France and Italy
November 3 Culture Day Japan
November 5 All Saints’ Day Sweden
November 11 Armistice Day France
November 11 Veteran’s Day United States
November 15 Republic Day Brazil
November 21 Revolution Day Mexico
November 23 All Souls Day Brazil
November 23 Labor Thanksgiving Day Japan
November 24 Thanksgiving United States


Date Occasion Country Celebrated
December 5 King Bhumibol’s Birthday Thailand
December 8 Immaculate Conception Italy
December 10 Thailand Constitution Day Thailand
December 12 Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe Mexico
December 25 Christmas International
December 26 Christmas (Observed) International
December 26 St. Stephen’s Day Germany and Italy
December 26 Second Day of Christmas Sweden
December 26 Boxing Day United Kingdom
December 27 Chstimas Day (Observed) United Kingdom