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A holiday is an annually reoccurring festive day. The word "holiday" is derived from the words "holy" and "day."

Long holidays with no work[change | change source]

Other holidays like 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.

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:

Christian holidays[change | change source]

Catholics also celebrate saint's days.

Hindu holidays[change | change source]

Islamic holidays[change | change source]

Jewish 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

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]