Major holidays/celebrations in the card maker’s calendar

Happy Mother's dayIn these culturally diverse times it is useful to know the dates that various peoples celebrate their official holidays and exchange greetings cards.
  

  • Valentine’s Day – Saturday, 14 February
  • St. David’s Day – Sunday, 1 March 2009
  • St. Patrick’s Day – Tuesday, 17 March 2009
  • Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day) in U.K.- 22 March 2009
  • Passover (Jewish) Tuesday, 8 April 2009
  • Easter (Christian) Sunday (Western) – 12 April 2009
  • St George’s Day Thursday, 23 April 2009
  • Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day) in Australia/U.S.A. – 10 May 2009
  • Father’s Day in Canada/U.K./U.S.A. – Sunday, 21 June 2009
  • Fourth of July (U.S.A.) – Saturday, 4 July 2009
  • Father’s Day in Australia/New Zealand – Sunday, 6 September 2009
  • Grandparents’ Day – Sunday 13 September 2009
  • Eid ul-Fitr (Islamic festival at end of Ramadan) – 16 to 18 September 2009
  • Thanksgiving in Canada – Monday, 12 October 2009
  • Diwali (Hindu Festival of Lights) – Saturday, 17 October 2009
  • Mother-in-Law Day – Sunday, 25 October 2009
  • Pink Ribbon Day (cancer awareness) – Friday, 30 October 2009
  • Halloween – Saturday, October 31 2009
  • Thanksgiving in U.S.A. – Thursday, 26 November 2009
  • St. Andrew’s Day – Monday, 30 November 2009
  • Hanukkah (Jewish Festival of Lights) – Friday, 11 December 2009
  • Christmas Day – Friday, 25 December 2009
  • New Year’s Eve – Thursday, 31 December 2009
  • Australia Day – Tuesday, 26 January 2010
  • Chinese New Year – Sunday, 14 February 2010

Editors note: Please see “Upcoming Holidays” in the right-hand column, and the “Holidays” category, for current holiday dates.

The illustration is from the Stitching Cards Border 3: bellflowers ‘Mother’s Day’ pattern.

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