festive day set aside by custom or by law
(Redirected from National holiday)

A holiday is a regularly reoccurring festive day. Usually, but not always, the festive day is observed every year. The word "holiday" is derived from the words "holy" and "day." In British English, the word "holiday" is used to refer to a Vacation as well as a public holiday.[1]

Long holidays with no work Edit

Other holidays like America's Independence Day and Veterans' Day can come on a weekday or weekend. If the holiday is on a weekend, it is moved to Friday or Monday to create a "3-day weekend." Calendars sometimes mark these holidays twice. For example, in 2006, Veterans' Day in America was on Saturday, November 11. "Veteran's Day (observed)" was also on the calendar; it was Friday, November 10.

Holidays in western countries during winter Edit

Greetings Edit

  • Merry Christmas (also called Feliz Navidad (Spanish) and Joyeux Noel (French))
  • Merry Yuletide
  • Happy Hanukkah
  • Happy Kwanzaa
  • Happy New Year
  • Joyous Yule
  • Happy Solstice
  • Season's Greetings
  • Happy Holiday(s)

Holidays celebrated around the world Edit

Holidays celebrated in various countries Edit

United States Edit

Religious holidays Edit

Buddhist holidays Edit

Celtic and Norse holidays Edit

In the order of the Wheel of the Year:

Hindu holidays Edit

Christian holidays Edit

Catholics also celebrate saint's days.

Islamic holidays Edit

Bahá'í holidays Edit

  • Naw Ruz (Bahá'í New Year)
  • 1st Day of Ridván
  • 9th Day of Ridvan
  • 12th Day of Ridvan
  • Declaration of the Báb
  • Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh
  • Martyrdom of the Báb
  • Birth of the Israel
  • Birth of Bahá'u'lláh

Jewish holidays Edit

  Media related to Jewish holidays at Wikimedia Commons

References Edit