Our directory introduces holidays to the world. We gather information on common holidays & even those you didn't know existed. We cover the festivities of events, who celebrates them and holiday recipes too.
You may think when we talk about Food Holidays we're referring to foods traditionally served during the holiday season. Although major holidays such as Christmas, Easter, & Thanksgiving, are referred to as food holidays, we are actually talking about daily observances that's held in honor of a certain food.
Halloween is creaping right up and so are spooky holidays. We find that most spooky holidays take place during the month of October. There's no suprise in that since Halloween is in October. During this time of year there's no end to the scary parties that take place either. Everything from Frankenstein, Dracula, to Midnight story telling parties too.
A month is a unit of time, used with calendars, which was first used and invented in Mesopotamia, as a natural period related to the motion of the Moon; month and Moon are cognates. The traditional concept arose with the cycle of moon phases; such months (lunations) are synodic months and last approximately 29.53 days.
In all of the English-speaking world including North America, a holiday can refer to a day set aside by a nation or culture (in some cases, multiple nations & cultures) typically for celebration but sometimes for some other kind of special culture-wide (or national) observance or activity.
Movable Holidays are ones that do not always occur on the same day or date each year. Movable Holidays are also the hardest holidays to keep up because individuals will unknowingly list them as occurring on the same day each year when they are indeed a movable holiday.
Many holidays are linked to faiths and religions Christian holidays are defined as part of the liturgical year. The Orthodox Christian and Western-Roman Catholic patronal feast day or 'name day' are celebrated in each place's patron saint's day, according to the Calendar of saints. In Islam, the largest holidays are Eid ul-Fitr and...
A national or international awareness day is a date usually set by a major organisation or government to commemorate a medical research or ethical cause of importance on a national or international level.
Example: Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world to wash their hands with soap. It takes place on October 15 of each year. The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of handwashing with soap as a key approach to disease prevention. (also hand washing awareness week in Dec.)
Winter in the Northern Hemisphere features many holidays that involve festivals and feasts. The Christmas and holiday season surrounds the winter solstice, Christmas and Holiday, and is celebrated by many religions and cultures. Usually, this period begins near the start of November and ends with New Year's Day. Holiday season is, somewhat, a commercial term that applies, in the US, to the period that begins with Thanksgiving and ends with New Year's Eve. Some Christian countries consider the end of the festive season to be after the feast of Epiphany.
Strange holidays are taking on a new popularity in today's culture & can be celebrated world wide even though most listed were first made popular in the U.S. Most weird holidays honor some kind of wacky invention or a fun and bazaar thing to do. All of these make for some great theme partes.
This section lists the most popular parties in each month. Not only will you find holiday parties but you'll find seasonal celebrations too. Some parties only take place at certain times of the year; such as Super Bowl Sunday, full moon parties, star gazing parties & meals that welcome the first harvest of the season.
Are you ready to party in celebration of drink holidays? We sure are & to help the world learn all about "National Drink Holidays" we have compiled a list of known observances just waiting for you to honor and celebrate. Learn drink recipes, both hot and cold and party tips too.
These are holidays that are not traditionally marked on calendars. These holidays are celebrated by various groups & individuals. Some promote a cause, others recognize historical events not officially recognized, & others are "funny" holidays celebrated with humorous intent. For example, Monkey Day celebrated on December 14, and International Talk Like a Pirate Day observed on September 19.
There's so many different types of holidays untill we had to make a section just to list them. Major holidays is not all we celebrate. Nope, not at all. There's an observance for just about everything and our directory covers not only the popular stuff like romantic holidays and garden holidays but a whole range of fun stuff.
(also known as international dedication or international anniversary) denotes a period of time to observe some issue of international interest or concern.
This is used to commemorate, promote and mobilize for action. Many of these periods have been established by the United Nations General Assembly, Economic and Social Council or by UNESCO. In this case, the lead agency for a particular international observance uses the symbolism of the United Nations (UN) or UNESCO, a specially designed logo for the year, and their infrastructure to coordinate events worldwide.
The holidays listed here represent those federal holidays which are observed by the majority of states in the US. -"Federal holidays are designated by Congress in Title V of the United States Code (5 U.S.C. § 6103). If a holiday falls on a Saturday it is celebrated the preceding Friday; if a holiday falls on a Sunday it is celebrated the following Monday.
Federal observances differ from Federal holidays in that Federal employees only receive a day free from work on holidays, not observances. Federal observances that are designated by Congress appear in Title 36 of the United States Code (36 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.). This is a list of all observances so designated.
The term "Hallmark holiday" is a disparaging term, used predominantly in the United States, to describe a holiday that exists primarily for commercial purposes, rather than to commemorate a traditionally significant religious or secular event.