About Today – Sunday 5 June

Jun 5, 2022

Christianity: Whit Sunday (Pentecost)

Denmark: Constitution Day (Bank holiday)

Equatorial Guinea: President’s Birthday (Public holiday. Businesses, schools and government offices are closed.)

France: French Open tennis tournament in Paris

Judaism: Shavuot (Pentecost) begins in the evening on 16 May. In Israel, government offices and banks close. Business offices and public transportation operate as usual.

Middle East: Naksa Day — commemorates the start of the 1967 Six Day War between Israel and Jordan, Syria and Egypt and the displacement of Palestinians during and after the conflict. Rallies and demonstrations featuring anti-Israel sentiment may take place.

Seychelles: Liberation Day

United Kingdom: Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

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