2012 multicultural calendar

You might think that Christmas is over, but not for everybody. Eastern Orthodox church celebrates Christmas on January 7. So, if you have Russian, Serbian or Ukrainian friends, co-workers, or business partners, you can still send them a Christmas card. Check the Russian translation  version from our ecards Christmas collection.

Don’t also forget about Chinese New Year – this year will be celebrated in January.

Here are some of the holidays you might want to add to your business calendar for 2012:

January 7: Christmas Day (Orthodox Christian) – celebrated in Russia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, Georgia, etc.

Starts January 23: Spring festival – Chinese New Year – is celebrated in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Tibet, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, etc.

April 6-13: Passover (Jewish)

April 8: Easter (Protestant, Catholic)
April 15:  Easter (Orthodox Christian) – celebrated in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Russia,Serbia, Ukraine, etc.

May 1: A celebration of the international labour movement is a national holiday in more than 80 countries

May 5: Cinco de Mayo – It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico.

July 20: Ramadan Starts (Muslim) – Ramadan is the holiest of months in the Islamic calendar, and fasting in this month is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset. Ramadan in 2012 will start on Friday, the 20th of July and will continue for 30 days until Saturday, the 18th ofAugust.

September 16-18: Rosh Hashanah – Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im (“Days of Awe”) which occur in the autumn

September 25: Yom Kippur – Day of Atonement, is the holiest and most solemn day of the year for the Jews.

November 13 -17:  Diwali – Festival of Lights – is one of the most important Hindu festivals

November 15:  Al-Hijira – Islamic New Year

October 8: Thanksgiving Day -Canada

Nov 22: Thanksgiving Day –USA

December 8-16: Hanukkah – Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of theHolyTempleinJerusalem

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Felicia Bratu

Felicia Bratu is the operations manager of wintranslation, in charge of quality delivery and client satisfaction. As a veteran who has worked in many roles at the company since 2003, Felicia oversees almost every aspect of the company operations from recruitment to project management to localization engineering. She recently received certification as a Localization Project Manager as well as Post-Editing Certification for Machine Translation. Felicia holds a BSc. in Industrial Robotics from the University of Craiova, Romania.