Bangladesh: Martyr’s Day (aka Shaheed Dibash, International Mother Language Day)

Bhutan: Birthday of 5th Druk Gyalpo (Current King of Bhutan)

Brazil: Carnival: Travelers should expect transportation disruptions due to Carnival-related street celebrations. It may be more difficult to find accommodation in major cities. There is an increased threat of petty crime near crowded Carnival venues.

France: Carnaval de Nice

Hinduism: Maha Shivaratri (Fasts and prayers among Shiva devotees; largest festivals are in Girnar, Gujarat (India) and Kathmandu, Nepal.) Observed as a public holiday in various Indian states.

Italy: Venice Carnival

South Africa: Armed Forces Day

Zimbabwe: Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day