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2024

INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAYS 2024

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.  For your convenience, we have also included other important dates you may want to keep in mind.

Key Code

Major Impact

U.S. Holiday

Noteworthy Dates (businesses not closed)

January

Date
Holiday
Country Celebrated
January 1 New Year’s Day International
January 2 Day After New Year’s Day New Zealand and Thailand
January 6 Epiphany Germany, Italy, and Sweden
January 8 Coming of Age Day Japan
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day United States
January 21-27 Tet Holiday Vietnam
January 24 Unification Day Romania
January 25 Shevat Jewish
January 26 Australia Day Australia
January 26 Republic Day India

February

Date
Holiday
Country Celebrated
February 5 Constitution Day Mexico
February 6 Waitangi Day New Zealand
February 8 Cultural Day Slovenia
February 8 – 10 Lunar New Year Indonesia
February 8 – 14 Lunar New Year Taiwan
February 9 – 11 Seollal South Korea
February 10 Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck Malta
February 10 Lunar New Year Philippines
February 10 – 12 Lunar New Year Malaysia
February 10 – 17 Lunar New Year China
February 12 – 13 Carnival Brazil
February 11 Foundation Day Japan
February 12 Chinese New Year Singapore
February 14 Valentine’s Day International
February 14 Ash Wednesday Brazil
February 16 Restoration Day Lithuania
February 19 Presidents’ Day United States
February 21 Language Movement Day Bangladesh
February 23 The Emperor’s Birthday Japan
February 24 Independence Day Estonia
February 24 – 26 Makha Bucha Thailand
February 28 Peace Memorial Day Taiwan
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March

Date
Holiday
Country Celebrated
March 3 Liberation Day Bulgaria
March 8 International Women’s Day China
March 10 Daylight Saving Time Begins International
March 11 Independence Day Lithuania
March 11 – 12 Hindu New Year Indonesia
March 15 1848 Revolution Memorial Hungary
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day International
March 18 Benito Juarez’s Birthday Mexico
March 19 Feast of St. Joseph Malta
March 20 Vernal Equinox Japan
March 23 – 24 Purim Jewish
March 25 Independence Day Greece
March 26 Independence Day Bangladesh
March 28 Maundry Day European Union
March 28 Nuzul Al-Quran Malaysia
March 28 – 30 Maundry Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday Philippines
March 29 Good Friday Australia, Brazil, Canada, European Union, India, Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and United Kingdom
March 31 Freedom Day Malta
March 31 Easter International

April

Date
Holiday
Country Celebrated
April 1 Easter Monday Australia, European Union, New Zealand, and United Kingdom
April 4 – 6 Ching Ming Festival China
April 5 Jumatual Bidah Bangladesh
April 6 – 8 Chakri Day Thailand
April 8 – 9 Leberan Indonesia
April 9 – 15 Day of Valor Philippines
April 10 Hari Raya Puasa Singapore
April 10 – 11 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Malaysia
April 10 – 12 Ramadan Bangladesh
April 13 – 16 Songkran Festival Thailand
April 14 Ambedkar Jayanti India
April 17 Ram Navami India
April 18 Hung Kings Commemoration Day Vietnam
April 21 Tiradentes Day Brazil
April 22 – 30 Passover Jewish
April 25 Freedom Day Portugal
April 25 Liberation Day Italy
April 25 Anzac Day Australia and New Zealand
April 26 Great Prayer Day Denmark
April 27 King’s Day Netherlands
April 27 Day of Uprising Against Occupation Slovenia
April 29 Good Friday Indonesia
April 29 Shōwa Day Japan
April 30 Reunification Day Vietnam

May

Date
Holiday
Country Celebrated
May 1 Labour Day Bangladesh, Brazil, European Union, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam
May 1 Constitutional Day Latvia
May 1 Spring Day Estonia
May 1 – 5 Labour Day China
May 3 Constitution Day Poland
May 3 – 6 Japan Golden Week Japan
May 4 Qing Ming Festival Taiwan
May 4 Restoration of Independence Day Latvia
May 4 – 6 Coronation of King Vajiralongkorn Thailand
May 6 Early May Bank Holiday United Kingdom
May 6 May Day Ireland
May 8 Day of Victory / Liberation Day Czech Republic, France, and Slovakia
May 9 Ascension Day European Union
May 9 – 10 Ascension Day Indonesia
May 12 Mother’s Day United States and Canada
May 15 Sukka Tansin II (Buddha Day) South Korea
May 19 Pentecost Netherlands
May 20 Pentecost Monday Belgium
May 22 Wesak Day Malaysia
May 22 Buddha Purnima Bangladesh
May 22 Second Passover Jewish
May 22 Visakha Bucha Day Thailand and Singapore
May 23- 24 Waisak Day Indonesia
May 24 Methodius Day Bulgaria
May 26 Lag B’Omer Jewish
May 27 Memorial Day United States
May 27 Spring Bank Holiday United Kingdom
May 27 Spring Bank Holiday United Kingdom
May 30 Corpus Christi Brazil
May 30 Statehood Day Croatia

June

Date
Holiday
Country Celebrated
June 1 Pancasila Day Indonesia
June 2 Public Holiday Mexico
June 2 Republic Day Italy
June 3 June Holiday Ireland
June 3 Queen Suthida’s Birthday Thailand
June 3 June Holiday Ireland
June 3 Monarch’s Birthday New Zealand
June 3 Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday Malaysia
June 5 Constitution Day Denmark
June 6 National Day Sweden
June 6 Memorial Day South Korea
June 7 7th of June Malta
June 8 Primoz Trubar Day Slovenia
June 10 Dragon Boat Festival Taiwan
June 10 Portugal Day Portugal
June 10 Dragon Boat Festival China and Taiwan
June 11 – 13 Shavuot Jewish
June 12 Independence Day Philippines
June 16 Eidul Adha Philippines
June 16 Father’s Day United States and Canada
June 16 – 18 Eid ul-Adha Bangladesh
June 17 Bakrid / Eid al Adha India
June 17 Hari Raya Haji Singapore
June 17 Hari Raya Haji Malaysia
June 17 – 18 Idul Adha Indonesia
June 19 Juneteenth United States
June 21 Midsummer Eve Finland and Sweden
June 22 Midsummer Day Finland, Latvia, and Sweden
June 22 Anti-Fascist Struggle Day Croatia
June 23 Ligo Day Latvia
June 23 National Holiday Luxemburg
June 23 Victory Day Estonia
June 25 Independence Day Croatia
June 25 Statehood Day Slovenia
June 28 Matariki New Zealand
June 29 Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul Malta

July

Date
Holiday
Country Celebrated
July 1 Canada Day Canada
July 4 Independence Day United States
July 6 Jan Hus Day Czech Republic
July 6 Statehood Day Lithuania
July 7 Islamic New Year Indonesia and Malaysia
July 7 – 8 Awal Muharram Malaysia
July 12 Battle of Boyne Ireland
July 14 Bastille Day France
July 15 Marine Day Japan
July 17 Muharram India
July 17 Ashura Bangladesh
July 20 -22 Asahna Bucha Thailand
July 21 Belgian National Day Belgium
July 23 17th of Tammuz Jewish
July 28 – 29 King Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday Thailand

August

Date
Holiday
Country Celebrated
August 5 Summer Bank Holiday Scotland
August 5 Thanksgiving Day Croatia
August 9 National Day Singapore
August 11 – 12 Mountain Day Japan
August 12 H.M. Queen Mother’s Birthday Thailand
August 12 – 13 Tisah B’Av Jewish
August 15 National Mourning Day Bangladesh
August 15 Assumption Day European Union
August 15 Independence Day India
August 15 Liberation Day South Korea
August 17 Independence Day Indonesia
August19 15th of Av Jewish
August 20 Independence Day Estonia
August 20 St. Stephen’s Day Hungary
August 21 Ninoy Aquino Day Philippines
August 26 National Heroes Day Philippines
August 26 Summer Bank Holiday United Kingdom
August 26 Janmashtami Bangladesh and India
August 29 National Uprising Anniversary Slovakia
August 31 Merdeka Day Malaysia

September

Date
Holiday
Country Celebrated
September 1 Constitution Day Slovakia
September 2 National Day Vietnam
September 2 Labor Day United States and Canada
September 6 Unification Day Bulgaria
September 7 Independence Day Brazil
September 15 – 17 Mid-Autumn Festival China
September 16 Eid e Milad India
September 16 Respect for the Aged Day Japan
September 16 Eid-e-Miladunnabi Bangladesh
September 16 The Prophet’s Birthday Indonesia and Malaysia
September 16 Independence Day Mexico
September 16 – 18 Chuseok South Korea
September 17 Mid-Autumn Festival Taiwan
September 22 Independence Day Bulgaria
September 22 – 23 Autumnal Equinox Japan
September 28 Wenceslas Day Czech Republic

October

Date
Holiday
Country Celebrated
October 1 Change of Federal Government Mexico
October 1 – 7 Chinese National Day (Golden Week) China
October 2 Gandhi Jayanti India
October 2 – 4 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
October 3 Foundation Day South Korea
October 9 Hangeul Day South Korea
October 10 ROC National Day Taiwan
October 11 – 12 Yom Kippur Jewish
October 12 Day of the Pluricultural Nation Mexico
October 12 Our Lady of Aparecida Brazil
October 12 National Day Spain
October 13 Vijay Dashami India
October 13 – 14 The Passing of His Majesty the Late King Thailand
October 14 Sports Day Japan
October 14 Columbus Day United States
October 14 Thanksgiving Canada
October 16 – 18 – 23 Sukkot Jewish
October 23 Republic Day Hungary
October 23 Chulalongkorn Day Thailand
October 23 – 25 Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Jewish
October 26 National Day Austria
October 28 Labour Day New Zealand
October 28 Ohi Day Cyprus and Greece
October 28 October Holiday Ireland
October 28 Independence Day Czech Republic
October 31 Unity Day Germany
October 31 Deepavali Malaysia and Singapore
October 31 Reformation Day Germany and Slovenia
October 31 Halloween United States and Canada

November

Date
Holiday
Country Celebrated
November 1 All Saints’ Day European Union and Philippines
November 1 Diwali India
November 2 Day of the Dead Mexico
November 2 All Souls Day Brazil, European Union, and Philippines
November 3 Daylight Saving Time Ends International
November 3 – 4 Culture Day Japan
November 11 Veteran’s Day United States
November 11 Armistice Day France
November 11 Independence Day Poland
November 15 Republic Day Brazil
November 15 King’s Feast Belgium
November 15 Guru Nanak Jayanti India
November 17 Struggle for Freedom Day Czech Republic and Slovakia
November 18 Republic Day Latvia
November 18 Revolution Day Mexico
November 20 Day of Repentance Germany
November 23 Rudolf Maister Day Slovenia
November 23 Labor Thanksgiving Day Japan
November 28 Thanksgiving United States
November 30 Bonifacio Day Philippines
November 30 St. Andrew’s Day Scotland

December

Date
Holiday
Country Celebrated
December 1 Great Union National Day Romania
December 1 Restoration Day Portugal
December 5 Hi Majesty the Late King’s Birthday Thailand
December 6 Constitution Day Spain
December 6 Independence Day Finland
December 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception Philippines and Spain
December 10 Constitution Day Thailand
December 12 Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe Mexico
December 13 Republic Day Malta
December 16 Victory Day Bangladesh
December 25 Christmas International
December 25 – January 2 Hanukkah Jewish
December 26 St. Stephen’s Day / Second Day of Christmas / Boxing Day Austria, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, and United Kingdom
December 30 Rizal Day Philippines