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Holidays Around the World

Popular Holidays Around the World and Their Significance

There are many holidays celebrated around the world. Given below is a list of holidays around the world.
CelebrationJoy Staff
Last Updated: Mar 8, 2018
A holiday is a day that is designed as having a special significance according to either a group of individuals, a government, or a country. These holidays are an occasion to celebrate either a festival or a birthday of someone who made a significant contribution to the country. The beauty of holidays is the diversity that is seen in them. Each country and each religious group of individuals have a different set of holidays, according to their traditions or their beliefs. Given below is a list of the various holidays celebrated around the world with a lot of enthusiasm (some of the holidays given below may or may not be national holidays).

List of Holidays Around the World

January
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Solnal
  • Twelfth Night
  • Epiphany
  • Julian Christmas
  • Pongal
  • Jewish New Year of the Trees
  • Chinese New Year
  • Burns Night
  • Australia Day
February
  • Sarasvati Puja
  • 100th Day of School
  • Groundhog Day
  • Black History Month
  • Mardi Gras
  • President's Day
  • Valentine's Day
  • Nirvana Day
  • Shiva Ratri
  • Purim
March
  • Shrove Tuesday
  • Ash Wednesday
  • St. David's Day
  • International Women's Day
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Jamshedi Navroz
  • Now Ruz
  • Holi
  • Greek Independence Day
  • Sizdeh Bedar
April
  • April Fool's Day
  • International Children's Book Day
  • Ching Ming
  • Hana Matsuri
  • Baisakhi
  • Bon Chol Chhanam
  • Songkran
  • Anzac Day
  • Passover
  • Palm Sunday
  • Holy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Holy Saturday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday
  • Low Sunday
  • Ridvan
  • Mahavir Jayanti
  • Arbor Day
  • Earth Day
  • St. George's Day
May
  • May Day
  • Santa Cruzen Day
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Memorial Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Shavuot
  • Vesak
  • Citizenship Day - Canada
  • Victoria Day
June
  • Father's Day
  • Chinese Dragon Boat Festival
  • Flag Day
  • Midsummer's Day/Eve
  • Ratha Yatra
July
  • Canada Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Tanabata
  • Obon
August
  • Hiroshima Day
  • Raksha Bandhan
  • Janmashtami
  • The Assumption of Mary
  • Ghost Festival
September
  • Labor Day
  • National Grandparents Day
  • Onam
  • International Day of Peace
October
  • Jewish High Holy Days
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Sukkot
  • Octoberfest
  • Canadian Thanksgiving
  • Dia de la Raza
  • Columbus Day
  • Halloween
November
  • All Soul's/Saint's Day
  • Guy Fawkes Day
  • Diwali
  • Louis Riel Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • St. Martin's Day
  • US Thanksgiving
  • St. Catherine's Day
  • Eid-ul-Fitr
  • St. Andrew's Day
December
  • Advent
  • Chanukah
  • St. Nicholas Day
  • St. Lucia Day
  • Las Posadas
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Yule
  • Boxing Day
  • St. Stephen's Day
  • Kwanzaa
  • Mummering
  • New Year's Eve
  • Holy Innocents Day
There are also a lot of weird holidays around the world, that are celebrated just for fun, like 'Act Happy Day' and 'Dump Your Significant Jerk Day'. However, as is said, a holiday is just an excuse to celebrate!
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Valentine day gift
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Family Celebrates Chinese New Year
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Children Playing Holi Desert Village India
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Text And American Flag
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