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Questions relating to public holidays (such as New Year's Day, Independence Day, etc) in different countries.

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Is there a reason to avoid traveling into Rome on Easter Sunday/Monday?

I do not observe Easter, but may be traveling to Rome around Easter Sunday/Monday. I do not plan on going to the Vatican, but on the day of my arrival I would fly in, take the express train to Termini ...
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Travelling during Diwali in India, good idea to book ahead?

We will be in Northern India in November 2023. We will travel by train/bus and don't plan to book hotels ahead as we like to be very flexible with our travels. The Diwali holiday is on November 12th ...
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Where and when is the local "holiday" celebrating Vercengetorix in France?

I am trying to find info on a sort of celebration in France around the gaulic leader Vercengetorix. I am not even sure what it is called. I know there is one because I initially heard of it through a ...
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'Assumption of Mary'(/'Mariä Himmelfahrt') public holiday in Munich, what is closed or open?

Traveling to Munich in august 2022, I have noticed that the 15th of august seems to be a public holiday in some parts of Germany, and in Munich in particular. As I am not fluent in German, I have ...
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For Zamora Spain where can I find the official local public holidays?

For Zamora in Spain, I need to get the list of official local public holidays. So not national public holidays and not regional public holidays. I need the list of public holidays for Zamora. ...
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Do stores on Takeshita street open the 1st of January?

1st of January is normally a holiday in Japan. However Takeshita Street is a popular tourist destination. Will stores be open on Takeshita Street on the 1st of January?
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Is 31st of December a public holiday in Japan?

Is the 31st of December a public holiday in Japan? It would be best to get an experienced answer as there is contradicting information in different sites. For instance some sites mention that 31st ...
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Eating at Tsukiji Outer Market from 31 December to 3 January (Public Holiday)

I want to ask about the Tsukiji Outer Market. It will be my first time in Tokyo and although I have checked several sources , some questions cannot be answered. According to youtube, www.japan-guide....
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In france, when are supermarkets closed or close early for the christmas / new years period (2019/2020)?

Supermarkets e.g. Carrefour, Lidl, Auchan, Intermarche, Super U All these supermarkets are closed on Wednessday 25 December 2019 Wednessday 1 January 2020 Will these supermarkets close early or ...
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Where is a celebration-free, little-to-no Christmas skiing destination during the holiday season? [closed]

I'm trying to plan a skiing trip for Christmas holidays which is when I can use my work holidays, however I do not celebrate Christmas and I do not enjoy the whole consumerist/festive/you-name-it ...
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Where can I see fireworks in Brooklyn on July 4, 2019?

Possibilities: Brooklyn Bridge. In 2017, we went to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, but fireworks were not visible from there. So, I am asking to avoid that happening again. East River (where?) ...
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Paid parking on holiday in Czechia

I'm currently parking on a public parking space in the Czech republic which is paid during the day (monday to friday), but free on weekends. Tomorrow is Easter monday, which is a high holiday. Is ...
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An authentic way to celebrate Novruz in Azerbaijan

The thing is that Novruz in İçərişəhər would be quite crowdy and touristy. We would like to see something more genuine and less official. As an example, I was inspired by this Novruz in Kyrgyzstan. I ...
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Paris at Easter

I'm thinking of going to Paris during the Easter weekend, has anyone been before? My specific answerable questions are: Were tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre open during ...
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Do I need to indicate on my UK visa application that my travel dates coincide with public holidays?

I'm a student and I intend to visit the UK during my spring holidays. Do I have to write on my application form that the time when I'm planning to go is indeed a public holiday for the entire ...
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What's the best place to appreciate Lantern Festival in Beijing?

Chinese New Year holiday comes to its climax with the Yuan Xiao (元宵节—yuán xiāo jié), or Lantern Festival and the next one will happen on the 19th February 2019. Where is it best to see some good ...
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What is it like using Taiwan's local trains around New Years?

I'm taking a short vacation in northern Taiwan around January 1 and I want to travel about 90 minutes away from Taipei the weekend before New Years. I've had some difficulty reserving the train ...
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Are Agra main attractions closed on 31st of December?

I'm planing a trip to India for the end of this year, and I want to know if Agra main attractions are closed on the 31st of December (like the Taj Mahal and Agra fort). I didn't find anything in the ...
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Travelling to Venice on All Saint's day

I'm planning a 2 day visit to Venice and a good date for my family includes November 1st. Since this is the All Saint's day I'm wondering how big of a deal is it in Italy and more specifically in a ...
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Parking in Washington DC

We (2 adults, 1 teen and 2 older folks) are visiting relatives in Washington, DC this summer (July 9, 10, 11). They reside in the Brookmont, Maryland area. As far as I can understand, driving and ...
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How is Santiago, Chile, during Easter?

What should I expect in that period? Will the usual tourist attractions and shops be open between Holy Friday - Easter Sunday? Is there some kind of public tradition / procession that I could ...
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Activities in Warsaw during a public holiday [closed]

I'm planning on visiting Warsaw, including a public holiday (Corpus Christi). I am planning on a morning mass in the old city and possibly joining the procession after that. What leisure activities ...
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Can I find a museum pass in New York?

I'd like to visit New York next year and I was wondering if there is a sightseeing pass available so as to see more on a budget. I plan to stay for 10 days.
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Are restaurants open during the Epiphany in Austria?

Me and my son had plans to visit Innsbruck this weekend but I completely forgot about the Epiphany. It's a Catholic country, I'm ok with stores being closed, but what about restaurants? Is it like ...
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How well does Indonesian public transport run around around the New Year?

I am considering backpacking (train/bus/boat) from Jakarta to Bali during the few days before and after New Year. In some countries that would not be a good idea as trains are fully booked (and most ...
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Are Parisian shops open on Sundays?

I will be in Paris for a few days, including on Sunday. What can I expect in terms of public transport, shops, restaurants, etc? Is anything open, or am I meant to spend the days at home?
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London on Christmas Day

I booked an overnight flight to London, arriving on Christmas morning. After I'd made the booking (see note below), I learned from a friend of a friend that a lot of the city shuts down on that day. I'...
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New Year's Eve in Berlin and Luggage Storage [closed]

We, a small group of 3 people (19 years old), are looking to do new year's eve in Berlin. We will arrive at around 14.00 and we will have a flight back at 07.35 on 01/01/2018. We are arriving from ...
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How does public transit system work in Israel on the New Year (31 Dec - 1 Jan)?

As I saw on wiki page (Public holidays in Israel), there is no holiday in Israel on 31 Dec - 1 Jan. So the public transit system should operate as usual, am I right? And some more facts to the ...
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Where to print out flight info on a public holiday in Mexico City when your accommodation won't do it?

I've been staying in Colonia Roma / La Condesa area of Mexico City for the past few days, all public holidays for Semana Santa with most things around here closed. I need to print out my proof of ...
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Rail travel in Switzerland Easter Weekend

My son and I will be arriving in Zurich on Saturday a.m. and explore the mountain regions Easter Monday. Is Easter Monday typically a busy travel day in Switzerland to the mountains?
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Visiting Azerbaijan during Nowruz / Novruz: what's different?

Novruz in Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Novruz Bayramı) is a traditional holiday, which celebrates the New Year, and the coming of Spring in Azerbaijan Republic and Iranian Azerbaijan. This year, it's ...
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What does this symbol on a door mean? (福) [closed]

I live in the Czech Republic in an area where many nationalities live. This year I noticed this strange symbol on multiple doors, although I am sure it has never been there before. What does it mean?...
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Can you easily buy bus tickets in China during Chinese New Year? [closed]

I'm looking for ways to get out of Shanghai at the beginning of Chinese New Year holiday season (21-22 January, possibly one or two days earlier). Seeing that all train tickets, including those for G ...
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Where is the biggest New Years Eve party in Manila?

What is Manila's equivalent of New York's Times Square, or Singapore's "Siloso Beach Party" on Sentosa island? If I'm in Manila and I want to be with the largest number of people, where should I go ...
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Car on ferry between Gozo and Malta during the Christmas period

I am travelling with a car from Malta to Gozo on the 28th of December and back on the 31st of December. According to the ferry homepage, it will be travelling normally on those days. I do not have any ...
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Baking or cake supply store in Prague not closed at Christmas

I'll be in Prague at the end of this month (24th, 29-31 Dec) and I would like to buy some bakeware products such as Silpat silicon mat and stand mixer and cookie sheet. Is there an area popular for ...
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How can I watch the main London new year fireworks display after ordinary tickets have sold out?

I finally got my visa yesterday and went to check for the fireworks tickets, but they're sold out. Is there any way I can still buy a ticket online? They are usually sold for £10, I'm interested in ...
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Bangkok for New Years Eve 2016/2017: Cheaper because of mourning? Less celebration because of mourning?

Many websites list Bangkok as one of the "top 10 places to celebrate New Years Eve". However for the best Bangkok New Years Eve experience, it might seem that a different year would be better, since ...
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How to choose when to visit Shanghai around Chinese New Year to avoid crowds and high air fares?

I'm traveling to Shanghai from New York (JFK) over the last few weeks of January, most likely during Chinese New Year. Ideally I would like to avoid crowds as well as buy flight tickets at a ...
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What's closed in Belgium on New Year's Eve/Day? [closed]

What businesses in Belgium are open on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1? We plan to visit the Netherlands and Belgium from Dec 25 through Jan 5. We'll be in Belgium on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. How much will holiday ...
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Do trains in Europe run on Christmas day?

My wife and I will be in Europe (Munich, Lucerne, Vienna, Prague) from just before Christmas to just after New Year's. If I have done my research right - it looks like trains will be running all of ...
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What goes on in Amsterdam during New Year's Eve?

What is Amsterdam like for New Year's Eve? What events are typical in this city?
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What is open on All Saints Day (1 November) in Hungary?

Hungary celebrates All Saints Day as a public holiday. What will be open in terms of tourist attractions? I've been told of some specific museums which will be closed (the National Museum most ...
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Small Diwali gifts, from an overseas visitor in India during the festive period?

In part due to not properly checking ahead, I've just discovered that it's Diwali this weekend. I'm currently in India on a work trip, visiting a number of people in an office here. Based on ...
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Are most places open in Barcelona during Día de la Hispanidad?

Is it a good idea to travel to Barcelona during Día de la Hispanidad/Fiesta Nacional de España (October the 12th)? We plan to be there from 08.10 for a week, but are concerned that Fiesta can spoil ...
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What's open over Easter in Germany?

I am planning a trip to Germany next spring, and to avoid having to use too many of my days holiday allowance from work, I'm considering going over Easter, travelling UK->Germany on Saturday 7th April,...
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What should I expect when traveling in China during their Mid-August holiday?

I am trying to organize a short trip in China, probably a few days in Beijing. I found cheap tickets but the dates include the Chinese Mid-August national holiday (lunar calendar August, so from 09/...
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Odds of getting a stand-by seat on July 4th in the US

I'm needing to fly one way from SEA to MCI on 4th of July weekend. I work for an airline (a cargo airline) and I'm planning on purchasing non-rev interline standby tickets. I have some flexibility ...
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Shops and museums openings during Easter weekend in London

Are most shops and museums open during the Easter weekend (from Good Friday to Easter Monday) in London? Is there any day during the four-day break where there is more chance of finding them open?
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