Celebrating Holiday Festivals Worldwide

It could be possible that this day may just be an ordinary day for you in your country. But it could be possible too that this ordinary day is a holiday in the other side of the world. Usually, holidays would mean celebration or sometimes could mean observance of a special ritual or cultural activity. With so many holidays around the world, good thing there are worldwide country holidays. That means that while you are celebrating this day for a holiday, the whole world joins you with this merriment. Or it could also be possible that they celebrate this same holiday but it could be for another day. Let's travel around the world and celebrate these worldwide country holidays.

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Holidays Around the World

  • January - The world celebrates New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Epiphany, and Jewish New Year of the Trees
  • February - Groundhog Day, Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day, Purim and President's Day
  • March - Lent, St. David's Day, International Women's Day, St. Patrick's Day and Sizdeh Bedar
  • April - April Fool's Day, Passover, Easter Sunday, Earth Day, St. George's Day
  • May - Cinco de Mayo, Victoria Day, Mother's Day, Santa Cruzen Day, Memorial Day
  • June - Father's Day, Summer Soltice, Midsummer's Day/Eve
  • July - Fourth of July, Tanabata
  • August - The Assumption of Mary, Hiroshima Day, Raksa Bandhan
  • September - Grandparents Day, Autumn Equinox, International Day of Peace
  • October - Yom Kippur, Octoberfest, Ramadan
  • November - All Saint's/Soul's Day, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Veteran's Day
  • December - Advent, Chanukah, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, St. Stephen's Day, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah
The whole world gathers and celebrates during these special days. Let's get to know how the world celebrates some of these holidays.

Winter Holidays

This is commonly known around the world as the Christmas Season Holidays. Each country definitely has their own way of celebrating this holiday. But usually, in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Asia, Africa and mostly of other countries the main attractions during this holiday are lights, carols, Christmas trees, and Christmas decors like the wreaths and mistletoes. With most Christian countries, the holiday reaches its climax during the midnight mass. And of course, just the mention of Christmas would mean gift giving and would ring a bell to kids for Santa Claus. Christmas is marked in the calendar as December 25.

Summer Holidays

Usually, this means long school breaks and vacation. People usually take a break and plan for short vacation trips or excursions. It is also the time for grabbing your swimwear and play under the sun. The beaches are also attractions for these holidays especially for tropical countries. In some part of the world, they also mark the start of the sun's descent in winter into a festive celebration. This is the celebration of the summer solstice or the Feast of St. John and it culminates in June.

Religious Holidays

Usually, the holidays that are being celebrated in the whole world are in observance of religious activities. These religious holidays could be Baha'i holidays, Buddhist holidays, Celtic, Norse and Neopagan holidays, Christian holidays, Hindu or Muslim holidays. One of these religious holidays is Ramadan for Muslim. And because the Muslims use Islamic calendar and this calendar is lunar, Ramadam falls at different times of the year. Muslims usually fast on this holiday. Another one is Easter for the Christians. This day falls on Sunday. For some people, this holiday is known for Easter eggs and bunnies and jellybeans. But most Christian countries, they celebrate the resurrection of Christ on this day. Wherever you are in the world, you need to know these worldwide holidays. Anyway, it is just during these days that the entire world join to observe these events and celebrate.