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    Default "the" before specific Festivals and Days

    Are both sentences correct:
    1.Parents' Day is on the seventh of December.
    1a.The Parents' Day is on the seventh of December.
    2.Mid-Autumn Festival is on the twelfth of September.
    2a. The Mid-Autumn Festival is on the twelfth of September.

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    Default Re: "the" before specific Festivals and Days

    I'd use 1 and 2a.

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    Dear tdol,

    Could you please give your reasons for the choice?

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    Default Re: "the" before specific Festivals and Days

    We rarely use the definite article with 'day'- Xmas day, Boxing Day. With 'festival' we sometimes omit it (harvest festival), but often include it- the summer festival, the village festival, etc.

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