Welcome to Gone-ta-pott.com- a Holiday and Observance Directory! On this page you will find a quick reference list of Holiday and observances known around the world. We gather information about the weird to religious and pass it on to you.
Holiday is a contraction of holy and day, holidays originally represented special religious days. This word has evolved in general usage to mean any special day of rest (as opposed to regular days of rest such as the weekend).
"Holiday" As an observance: 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 and cultures) typically for celebration but sometimes for some other kind of special culture-wide (or national) observance or activity. A holiday can also be a special day on which school and/or offices are closed, such as Labor Day. By extension, (observance)-holiday, e.g. Labour Day holiday, refers to the rest period around the official observance.
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. Un- official Holidays are not traditionally marked on calendars.
also known as an international dedication or an int. anniversary is a period of time to observe some issue of international interest or concern. Used to commemorate, promote and mobilize for action. Many of these periods have been established by the United Nations General Assembly, Economic & Social Council or byUNESCO.
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.
Are you ready to party in celebration of drink holidays? We sure are and 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.
Most people don't realize, our Calendar is packed full of holidays held in honor of pets & animals in nature. Some are National holidays, International holidays and some are known as Unofficial Holidays). Many of the creators of these holidays are nature lovers, animal rights organizations & save the species organizationsl-
The following is a list of observed commemorative days used by various governments, groups and organizations to raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate something.
The following is a list of notable observed commemorative months, that is, recurrent months that are used by various governments, groups and organizations to raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate something.
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.
Gardening: the practice of growing plants for their flowers or foliage, & vegetables or fruits for consumption. A human activity in which plants are used to produce edible foods or to beautify the environment. So mark your calendars & always remember to celebrate National Garden Month along with other flower days
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, and Thanksgiving, are referred to as food holidays/ we are actually talking about daily observances held in the honor of a certain food.