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1 January: New Year.
10 January 2008: The Hegira. Muslim New Year.
February: Olive festival of the Sousse region.
20 March: Independence Day (National Day).
21 March: Youth Day.
April: Nabeul Orange festival.
9 April: Martyrs Day.
1 May: Labour Day.
June to August: Carthage International Festival (dancing, music, drama).
July: Tabarka Jazz Festival.
25 July: Republic Day.
5 August: Sea Day. Water sports contests, music, dancing and picnics on the beaches.
13 August: Women's Day.
15 October: Evacuation Day.
21 August 2009: Start of Ramadan.
19 September 2008: Aid el-Fitr (celebration of end of Ramadan).
7 November: Anniversary of takeover by President Ben Ali. Commemoration of Change.
November: Sahara Festival at Douz with greyhound races, camel fighting, reading of poetry and singing.
9 December 2008: Aïd el-Kébir. Commemoration of Abraham's sacrifice.