Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holidays list for Social Media Marketing Strategies



Are you factoring festival mood in your marketing strategies?  There is always some special day in some country in the global village.

  • For international business it is necessary for marketeers to know the list of holidays depending on the target country.
  • Social Media Marketing strategies are based on target audience.  Here is a list of Holidays / Festival days / special days, on which you post on the social media networking sites, to engage the community. 

ASIA 2011 Holidays

EUROPE 2011 Holidays

MID-EAST / AFRICAN 2011 Holidays


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10  
Cambodia - Water Festival  
India - Guru Nanak Jayanti  
Sri Lanka - Il Full Moon Poya Day   
Thailand – Moon Festival

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11    

Cambodia - Water Festival  

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23         
Japan - Labor and Thanksgiving Day            

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27  
Indonesia - Moslem New Year  

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28  
Malaysia - Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) (Observed)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30         
Philippines - Bonifacio Day  

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5    
Thailand - H.M. the King's Birthday           

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6   
Bangladesh - Muharram (Subject to Lunar Sighting)         
India - Moharum             

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12  
Cambodia - International Human Rights Day (Observed)      
Thailand - Constitution Day (Observed)      

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16    
Bangladesh - Victory Day    
Kazakhstan - Independence Day         

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17   
Kazakhstan - Independence Day         

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19  
Kazakhstan - Public Holiday         

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23    
Japan - Emperor's Birthday         

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25   
Bangladesh - Christmas Day   
Indonesia - Christmas Day
Malaysia - Christmas Day    
Philippines - Christmas Day         

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26  
Australia - Christmas Day / Boxing Day      
Fiji - Christmas Day (Observed)      
Hong Kong - The first weekday after Christmas Day   
Indonesia - National Leave
New Zealand - Boxing Day  
Singapore - Christmas Day
Sri Lanka - Special Bank Holiday (Observed)         

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27
Australia - Boxing Day / Proclamation Day / Christmas Day
Fiji - Boxing Day (Observed)        
Hong Kong - The second weekday after Christmas Day   
New Zealand - Christmas Day Holiday      

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30    
Philippines - Rizal Day      
South Korea - Stock Market (Kosdaq Market, Futures Market,
Forex, Kse Bond Market)




FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11    
   Poland - Independence Day   
        
   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17         
   Czech Republic - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day              
   Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day   
        
   FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
   Latvia - Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia     
        
   MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21  
   Bosnia and Herzegovina - Date when Dayton Peace Agreement was
signed (Banja Luka Se)   
        
   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24         
   Bosnia and Herzegovina - State Holiday (Sarajevo Stock
Exchange)       
        
   THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1
   Romania - Romanian National Day    
        
   TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6    
   Finland - Independence Day   
        
   THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
   Austria - Immaculate Conception      
   Macedonia - St.Kliment Ohridski           
   Malta - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
        
   TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13  
   Malta - Republic Day     
        
   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23
   Ireland - In lieu of Christmas Eve
        
   SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25   
   Belarus - Christmas Day  
        
   MONDAY, DECEMBER 26   
   Austria - St. Stephen's Day   
   Bosnia and Herzegovina - Religious Holiday (Sarajevo Stock
Exchange)       
   Bulgaria - Second Christmas Day
   Croatia - St. Stephen's Day   
   Cyprus - Boxing Day     
   Czech Republic - St. Stephen's Day
   Denmark - Boxing Day
   Estonia - Boxing Day    
   Finland - Boxing Day    
   France - Boxing Day     
   Germany - Christmas Day         
   Greece - Second Day of Christmas        
   Hungary - Christmas    
   Iceland - Boxing Day    
   Ireland - St. Stephen's Day   
   Latvia - Boxing Day      
   Lithuania - Boxing Day
   Luxembourg - Boxing Day         
   Norway - Boxing Day    
   Poland - Christmas       
   Romania - The day after Christmas        
   Slovakia - St. Stephen's Day   
   Spain - Market Holiday
   Sweden - Boxing Day   
   Switzerland - St Stephen's Day
   United Kingdom - Christmas        
        
   TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27  
   Ireland - Public Holiday in lieu of Christmas Day      
   United Kingdom - Boxing Day   
        
   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30
   Austria - Exchange Holiday            
   Ireland - In lieu of New Year's Eve        
   Macedonia - Non trading day   
        
        

              
    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
    Jordan - Eid-Al-Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)
    Kuwait - Eid Al Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)
    Oman - Eid Al Adha (Subject to Lunar Sightings)               
              
    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15   
    Ivory Coast - Fete de la Paix 
    Palestine - Independence Day         
              
    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18      
    Morocco - Day of Independence       
    Oman - National Day         
              
    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22   
    Lebanon - Independence Day         
              
    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26
    Bahrain - Al Hijra New Year (Subject to Lunar Sighting)   
    Egypt - Muslim New Year (Hegria 1431) (Subject to Lunar      
Sightings)              
    Palestine - New  Hijri Year 
    Syria - Hijri New Year's Day (Subject to Lunar Sightings)
    Tunisia - Hegire (Islamic New Year) (Subject to Lunar         
Sightings)              
    United Arab Emirates - Hijri Day (Islamic New Year) (Nasdaq  
Dubai)    
              
    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27    
    Jordan - Hijra New Yea (Subject to Lunar Sightings)
    Kuwait - Observance of Islamic New Year (Subject to Lunar
Sightings)              
    Oman - New Hijri Year       
              
    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2        
    Ghana - Farmers Day        
    United Arab Emirates - National Day (Nasdaq Dubai)
              
    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3   
    United Arab Emirates - National Day (Nasdaq Dubai)
              
    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4       
    Bahrain - Ashoora (Subject to Lunar Sighting)  
              
    MONDAY, DECEMBER 5      
    Bahrain - Ashoora (Subject to Lunar Sighting)  
              
    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9        
    Tanzania - Independence Day         
              
    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16      
    Bahrain - National Day       
    South Africa - Day of Reconciliation        
              
    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17
    Bahrain - National Day       
              
    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18     
    Qatar - National Day of Qatar               
              
    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22
    Zimbabwe - National Unity Day         
              
    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25     
    Ghana - Christmas Day     
    Lebanon - Christmas        
    Malawi - Christmas Day     
    Nigeria - Christmas Day (Subject to Confirmation)     
    Palestine - Christmas        
    South Africa - Christmas Day
    Syria - Christmas Day        
    Tanzania - Christmas Day  
    Uruguay - Christmas Day  
    Zambia - Christmas Day    
              
    MONDAY, DECEMBER 26    
    Botswana - Boxing Day     
    Ghana - Boxing day           
    Namibia - Family Day        
    Nigeria - Boxing Day          
    South Africa - Day of Goodwill 
    Tanzania - Boxing Day       
    Uganda - Boxing Day         
    Zambia - Boxing Day         
    Zimbabwe - Christmas Day (Observed)            
              
    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27   
    Botswana - Christmas Day (Observed)           

ASIA 2011 Holidays

 EUROPE 2011 Holidays
 MID-EAST / AFRICAN 2011 Holidays

 Above list may require update.  Please let us know if some special day is to be added / edited.  Kindly give your comments below.  Thank you.