Questions tagged [public-holidays]

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

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Closures over Christmas in Hong Kong/Macau?

I'll be in Hong Kong over the Christmas holiday (Dec 20-28). I will spend part of that time (not sure when) in Macau. What sorts of closures should I expect over this period?
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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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What's the typical schedule for the New Year's Eve party in Times Square

What's the typical schedule for the New Year's Eve party in Times Square? I've checked out the official website, but the schedule is really simple...I expected most animation and attractions, like ...
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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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Will all accommodation be full (or at inflated prices) if arriving in Vietnam right in the middle of Tết?

I arrived overland in Cambodia from Laos on the 19th of January and the Immigration guy put 19th of February on my visa (a bonus extra day!) so that's the day I'll cross the land border from Cambodia ...
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Christmas eve advice for a backpacker thinking of flying in to Germany

I am currently in Mumbai, India but am thinking of spending the holidays in Germany. Problem is: A) I don't know anyone there B) I am thinking of flying in on christmas eve. C) I don't know how ...
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Which district to stay in while visiting these features in New York?

I'm looking to stay somewhere in New York around New Year's and I'm quite ignorant of the whole layout of the city. For starters, when I started looking Manhattan turned out to be quite a bit bigger ...
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Buying Holi accessories after the event has ended

Is it possible to buy powdered colors that are used for celebrating Holi after the said event and if so, where? Same question goes for those color powder flares, color powder canons and paper hot-air ...
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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 are the typical/traditional events taking place during Christmas and New Year's day in Tokyo?

I am looking for traditional events taking place in Tokyo during either Christmas or New Year's day. Could you make some suggestion of cultural events you can only enjoy at these particular moments? ...
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London and Paris Spring Vacation, end of May - Impact from School Holidays and Whitsunday?

I am looking to plan a vacation going to London and Paris near the end of May so I can take advantage of the US Memorial Day Holiday which I get off from work to get more days out of my vacation. I ...
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Travelling in Taiwan during Chinese New Year? Good or no good?

I'm planning to arrive in Taiwan on Feb 19th, 2015. I just discovered it coincides with the Chinese New Year. Will this be a tough or frustrating time to travel? I was planning to stay about one week, ...
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Are theme parks crowded on Thanksgiving day?

Some do special offers - I believe that the Disney parks do something, and Knott's Berry Farm do special buffet dinners, but assuming this isn't happening, are the crowds light that day? (I ...
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Christmas time in the Kansai area

Are there any festivals/events/traffic jams that I have to be aware of during the last week of December in Osaka/Kyoto? My family's planning to go to Japan for this year's holidays, and I'm assigned ...
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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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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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Spain on Dec 26th - Jan 1st

We'll be traveling to Madrid and Barcelona on Dec 26th - Jan 1st. Will a lot of shops be closed, should we consider rescheduling?
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List of holidays for Île-de-France weekend/holiday pass?

The Île-de-France ticket jeunes week-end is valid on Saturdays, Sundays, and other holidays. Where can one get a list of dates on which this ticket will be valid?
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Opening hours in Maastricht, the Netherlands, for first day of year

I am planning a trip in Maastricht for the first day of the year. Are there shops and the cafes are open during this holiday?
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Least visited National Park - Memorial Weekend, N. California

I understand that parks such as Yosemite are expected to reach a visitor peak on the upcoming memorial day weekend, and are thus best avoided if one does not enjoy hiking in a crowd. What national ...
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Where in Boston should I head on the Fourth of July? [closed]

I am flying into Boston on Monday night from Australia and I am wondering where I should head to enjoy the festive spirit. Boston was the site of the early part of the Revolutionary War, so ...
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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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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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Heavy traffic in Taiwan during New Year's Day?

I have plan to go to Taiwan January 1st, 2016. My friends and I want to go to Tailuge (Taroko) national park. We decided to do taxi tour from Taipei to Tailuge (Taroko), and I have question here. Is ...
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Are Danish shops open during Midsummer's eve?

I'll arrive at Copenhagen airport in on Midsummer's eve (Friday 20. June) and need to buy a tent there. Are shops in Denmark open that day? It doesn't seem to be a national holiday, but you never ...
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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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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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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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Budapest - New Year's Eve [closed]

I will go to Budapest with a friend to celebrate 2014 New Years'eve and I will stay there for four days. I would like to have some information about the celebrations for the end of the year. Is it ...
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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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Do shops in Germany open on 2nd Jan?

We will travel to Stuttgart in Germany from 1st to 3rd of January. Will the shops there be open on 2nd of January or remain closed like in Switzerland and Bavaria? We are mostly interested in the ...
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What will be open during Christmas in Bergen?

I am thinking to go to Bergen during Christmas holiday on 25, 26, 27, 28 December. I have already checked that train and hostel are available, however I am worried if everything will be closed since ...
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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 shops in Slovakia open on 15. August?

I plan a day-trip to Bratislava on 15. August. In some countries (eg. Austria) on this day all shops are closed. Do you happen to know, if shops are also closed in Slovakia on 15. August? What ...
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Cheap flight USA-Taiwan for Christmas [closed]

I already watched the ticket prices for a San Francisco - Taiwan round trip (or from whatever city in the US) some monthes ago, especially for the christmas holiday, and it was already 1800 dollars at ...
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Travel into NYC on New Years Eve

Does anyone know when the traffic into NYC from the north (eg i 95) starts to get heavy on New Year's Eve? I am actually going to JFK for an evening flight via the Whitestone Bridge.
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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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Indian independence day greetings [closed]

What's the proper greeting for the Indian independance day? This question is motivated by the fact that we have "happy new years", "merry christmas", and "meaningful thanksgivings".
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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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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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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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Little Uk standard visitor Visa clarification

I'm a student and I intend to visit the UK in my spring's holidays. Do I have to write on my application form that the time when I'm willing to go on is indeed a public holiday for the whole ...