Bike factories are now dotted around the world. Suppliers who want to keep abreast of national holidays so they can find out if there's a good reason for their calls not being answered, should use the BikeBiz.com calendar. From the Emperors Birthday in Japan through to the United Nations' Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories, all the most important dates - and some of the wackiest - can be found on the constantly updated online calendar. NOTE: in order to avoid a clash with the Taiwan trade show, the UK's Cycle & Leisure show dates have been bumped.
Go to the base of the calendar page for all the international holidays.
The calendar has also been updated with England's Euro 2004 qualifying matches. Business tends to slacken during such matches so use the calendar to work out staff rosters.
The international holiday dates have yet to be loaded to the sync-able calendar and will probably be loaded as a new category rather than being lumnped in with the bike trade dates iCal file.