June 2018 - Intercultural calendar

The list provides an overview of the most important holidays of the largest religious and ethnic groups in Vienna as well as traditional holidays and international commemoration days of the United Nations and other organisations in June.

Traditional holidays

10 June: Father's Day
Day in honour of fathers

International Days of the United Nations and other organisations

1 June: International Children's Day
The International Children's Day is celebrated in more than 145 countries around the world to raise awareness on children's needs and rights.
20 June: World Refugee Day
The Convention relating to the Status of Refugees was adopted in 1951. World Refugee Day is observed on 20 June and commemorates the signing of the Convention. Thanks to the Refugee Convention millions of people have found protection from persecution and have been able to start a new life in safety.


15 to 17 June: Eid ul Fitr (Turkish: Seker Bayrami; Ramazan Bayrami, Arabic: Eid Al-Fitr)
It is a festival of thanksgiving to Allah for enjoying the month of Ramadan and symbolises the breaking of the fasting period. Today, the Turkish name Seker Bayrami is associated with the sweets (seker = sugar) which are given as presents on this day. That is why the day is also called "Sugar Festival". Depending on the national calendar tradition, the date of the festival may vary by one or two days.
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