Anniversaries and Holidays by Bernard Trawicky

By Bernard Trawicky

This revised and up-to-date advisor is a reference resource for libraries of every kind and sizes, and for all school room grade degrees. With 3500 listings, it introduces a global flavour to the U.S. and Western eu vacations. It encompasses a Calendar of mounted days with listings through month and date.

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Feast of St. Sebastian (died ca. 288). By legend, a soldier martyred by arrows. Patron saint of archers, athletes, and soldiers, and of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; invoked against plague. : Dec. 18 or 31. 20 Holidays and Civic Days 20 Birthday of Janis Joplin (Jan. 19, 1943–Oct. 4, 1970). ” Day of the Martyrs in Azerbaijan; official public holiday. Commemorates the many Azeri civilians killed by Soviet troops on Jan. 20, 1990, in a futile Soviet attempt to stave off independence. 20 Birthday of King Sebastian (Sebastião) of Portugal (Jan.

Constitution, forbidding the collection of a poll tax as a requirement for voting in national elections. 25 23 Birthday of Robert Boyle (Jan. 25, 1627–Dec. 30, 1691). Irish physicist and chemist who set forth the famous Boyle’s law. Birthday of Tom (Antonio Carlos) Jobim (Jan. 25, 1927–Dec. 8, 1994). Brazilian songwriter and composer. A major figure in bossa nova music. ” Holy Days and Feast Days 24 Feast of St. Francis de Sales (Aug. 21, 1567–Dec. 28, 1622). French Jesuit leader of the CounterReformation, noted for his intellect and wisdom.

Constitution Day in Mexico; official public holiday. Commemorates the anniversary of the constitutions of 1857 and 1917. 5 Anniversary of the Liberation of the Republic, and St. Agatha’s Day, in San Marino; official public holiday. Celebrates the restoration of the republic’s independence on Feb. 5, 1740, following an occupation by the Papal States. St. Agatha is San Marino’s patron saint. Holy Days and Feast Days 6 Feast of St. Dorothy (died 303). Martyr, perhaps apocryphal. Patron saint of gardeners and brides.

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