Holidays Around The World


Holidays Around The World

Holidays are special occasions designated for specific reasons. A holiday is a day set apart by law or custom where normal daily activities, particularly work or business including school, are either suspended or reduced. In general, holidays are meant to let people to celebrate or commemorate a significant event or tradition of historical or cultural importance. The days most popularly associated with holidays are Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Both of these holidays have universal appeal for many people of all ages.

In the United States, public holidays are those determined by the government. Major public holidays in the United States include Veterans Day, Mother’s Day, Good Friday, Christmas and Hanukkah. In many states, public holidays also include major religious celebrations such as Christmas and Easter. Major national public holidays are often observed in all states with a few states observing a different holiday each year. In addition to federal holidays, many states also observe local holidays on different dates.

In the United States, public holidays and days are generally designated as New Year’s Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Saint Patrick’s Day, Palm Sunday, and Good Friday. In some states, other holidays may be added to the list. In addition, there are private holidays that are publicly recognized as well. For example, the name location type holidays in many states honoring residents of the local area which is selected on official city pages.

In addition to major national holidays, many states mark other significant national days. These include Independence Day, Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Day, and Thanksgiving. Major state holidays are very popular throughout the United States. For example, New York has five national holidays; New Jersey has six; Florida has seven and Hawaii has eight. In most states, a fourth holiday called “Mardi Gras” is also considered part of the state holiday calendar.

The holiday season is celebrated differently by many countries. Some celebrate the day of Christmas while others observe Chanukah, which is the Jewish celebration of the victory of Ismailic Jews over the Romans in 70 A.D. In addition, Turkey celebrates before Christmas, and China has three: New Year’s, Spring Festival and Halloween.

In the United States, public holidays and observances vary by state and the cities surrounding each state. As a result, there are many holidays observed across the country and world which are not observed in all states. This can make holidays a difficult task when trying to determine public holiday and observances dates for certain cities or towns within a state. Fortunately, there are many web sites and resources available to assist in determining proper holiday dates and observances. In addition, many of these sites offer calendar based resources which allow a user to see holidays in various countries around the world at one glance.