A broad list of the public holidays with description of respective holidays inclusive of festivals and celebrations are indexed this site.
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 made into law by lawmakers of a country to be nonworking days or special days during the year.
The public holidays are commonly non working days of celebration of a major historical event either a religious celebration like Christmas or a specific day of the year or follow other sorts of calendar for instance the Lunar Calendar.
Some common public holidays celebrated through out the planet are mentioned below:
New Year Holiday - is recognized on 1st of January, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar along with 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 almost all countries are using the Gregorian calendar as their principal calendar.
Labour Day Holiday is an annual public holiday which is celebrated in almost all 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 beginnings in the labour union movement, particularly the eight-hour day movement.
The real 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 each year 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 globally to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter monday is generally declared as a public holiday.
Christmas has grown into the most important 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 globally to mark the end of fasting in Ramadan.