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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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

Greetings[change | change source]

  • 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[change | change source]

Holidays celebrated in various countries[change | change source]

United States[change | change source]

Religious holidays[change | change source]

Buddhist holidays[change | change source]

Celtic and Norse holidays[change | change source]

In the order of the Wheel of the Year:

Hindu holidays[change | change source]

Christian holidays[change | change source]

Catholics also celebrate saint's days.

Islamic holidays[change | change source]

Bahá'í holidays[change | change source]

  • 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[change | change source]

Media related to Jewish holidays at Wikimedia Commons

References[change | change source]