A broad list of the public holidays with explanation of each holidays as well as festivals and celebrations are detailed here.
Please select the month on the top menu to find the holidays in each country or state for that month or choose the country or state from the dropdown menu below to obtain the public holidays in that particular country.
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Public Holidays are days in a year which are generally established into law by lawmakers of a country to be nonworking days or special days during the year.
The public holidays are often non working days of celebration of a significant historical event either a religious celebration like Easter or a particular day of the year or follow other types of calendar like the Lunar Calendar.
Some common public holidays celebrated through out the world are listed below:
New Year Holiday - is observed on 1st of January, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in ancient Rome.
As the new year starts at the stroke of midnight, it is generally celebrated with fireworks. It is the closest thing to being the world’s only truly global public holiday as most countries are using the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar.
Labour Day Holiday is an annual public holiday which is celebrated in most part of the world to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.
Labour Day is also referred to as May Day Public Holiday and has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement.
The actual date of the Labour Day public holiday differs from one country or state to another as it is fixed by the individual state and territory governments.
An Independence Day is celebrated annually commemorating the anniversary of a nation’s assumption of independent statehood, often after ceasing to be a colony or being part of another nation or state. In most countries, independence day is declared as a national holiday.
However, some countries observe other national days either instead of or in addition to an independence day.
Easter Holidays are celebrated by Christians living around the world to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter monday is generally declared as a public holiday.
Christmas has grown into the biggest public holiday celebration with people celebrating as joyful holiday with boisterous parties and offering presents to each other.
Eid al-Fitr is one of the two (Eid al-Adha is the other holiday) most important Islamic holiday, celebrated by Muslims around the world to mark the end of fasting in Ramadan.