Monday, September 6, 2010

Holidays and non working Days

The American Corners in Macedonia will be closed on:

Monday, September 6, in Observance of Labor Day.

Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 6 in 2010). Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest. In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons.

Wednesday, September 8, in observance of Macedonian Independence

The Independence Day (Ден на независноста) in the Republic of Macedonia is celebrated on 8 September. It has been a national holiday since 1991, when a Referendum for Independence took place. The Republic of Macedonia gained its independence from Yugoslavia, where it was a federal state, and became a sovereign parliamentary democracy.

Thursday, September 9, in observance of Ramazan Bajram

Ramazan Bajram is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.Fasting is intended to teach Muslims about patience, humility, and spirituality.

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