A comprehensive list of the public holidays with description of each holidays including festivals and celebrations are detailed here.
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Public Holidays are days in a year which are commonly established into law by lawmakers of a nation to be nonworking days or special days throughout year.
The public holidays can be non working days of festivity of a significant traditional event either a religious festivity like Diwali or a special day of the year or follow other types of calendar similar to the Lunar Calendar.
Numerous wide-spread public holidays commemorated through out world wide are listed below:
New Year Holiday - is observed on 1st of January, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar along with Julian calendar used in ancient Rome.
As the new year starts at the stroke of midnight, it is commonly celebrated with fireworks. It is the closest thing to being the world’s only truly world wide public holiday as most countries are using the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar.
Labour Day Holiday is an annual public holiday which is commemorated in most part of the world to commemorate the economic and social accomplishments of workers.
Labour Day is also referred to as May Day Public Holiday and has its origins in the labour union movement, mainly the eight-hour day movement.
The exact date of the Labour Day public holiday differs from one country or state to another because it is fixed by the individual state and territory governments.
An Independence Day is commemorated 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. Practically in most countries, independence day is declared as a national holiday.
However, some countries observe other national days either as opposed to or in addition to an independence day.
Easter Holidays are commemorated by Christians living world wide to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter monday is usually declared as a public holiday.
Christmas has grown into the biggest public holiday celebration with people celebrating as joyful holiday with lively 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 world wide to mark the conclusion of fasting in Ramadan.