Happy Holidays Year Round

There are various holidays and feasts that are celebrated the world over. Some are specific to a certain religion or beliefs whilst others are generally celebrated all over the world regardless of religion or faith. Generally, all holidays are traditionally celebrated amongst family and friends and huge commemorations are had. Not all holidays are celebrated on the same date each year, give or take a few exceptions.

New Years Day falls on the first of January each year, and marks the beginning of a new year and usually people make new years resolutions which is a certain promise of sorts that they make to themselves for the year ahead, such as giving up cigarettes or losing weight. Groundhog Day is also celebrated on the same day each year and the whole point of this holiday is to signify what weather will be. Chinese New Year is a traditional Chinese holiday that begins on the first day of the first month in the Chinese calendar and draws to an end on the fifteenth day. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries on the fourteenth of February each year (with the exception of Brazil where the holiday is celebrated on the twelfth of June). It is typically known as the day for lovers and gifts of love such as flowers and chocolate are often exchanged between couples.

President’s Day marks Washington’s Birthday that falls on the third Monday of February each year. This federal holiday is celebrated in America. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is a Catholic holiday. It falls on a different date each year (but always a Wednesday) depending on the date of Easter. St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish/Catholic holiday whose name is derived from St. Patrick who was the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the seventeenth of March each year. April Fools?Day falls on the first of April and is known as the day where people play practical jokes on each other. Easter is a Christian holiday that falls on a Sunday each year, albeit it different dates but typically in March or April. Easter marks the end of Lent and also the day that Jesus was resurrected from the dead.

Earth Day takes place in many countries around the world and its purpose is to increase awareness and the preservation of the Earths natural environment. It falls on the twenty second of April each year. Cinco de Mayo is so named as it falls on the fifth of May. Cinco de Mayo is a Spanish holiday that marks the French’s defeat over the Mexican’s at the Battle of Puebla. Mother’s Day is a holiday in celebration of mothers around the world and it is observed by most countries. It is celebrated at different times of the year depending on the country. Flag Day is celebrated in many countries around the world with different dates. Flag Day is a day that is designated to fly a particular country’s flag to mark a significant or historical event. Father’s Day is a holiday that is observed by many countries worldwide and is not specific to any religion or faith. The day is a celebration of all fathers and although it falls on the third Sunday in June in several countries, this does vary regionally. Independence Day is celebrated in the United States. Independence Day is otherwise known as the fourth of July and marks a huge celebration for US citizens with fireworks, parades, speeches and ceremonies.

Labor Day is a federal holiday that is observed in the United States and it occurs on the first Monday in September, annually. Thanksgiving is a harvest holiday that is recognized in Canada (second Monday in October) and the United States (fourth Thursday in November). Halloween is a Pagan holiday that takes place on the thirty first of October each year. It is not celebrated in all countries around the world, however, the United States began the tradition known as Trick or Treating that other countries to include Ireland and Great Britain have adopted over the years. United Nations Day is celebrated worldwide on the twenty fourth of October each year. It marks the achievements of the United Nations throughout the years. Christmas falls on the twenty fifth of December and is a Catholic and cultural holiday. It marks the birth of Jesus however; Christmas is also celebrated by non-Christians. Hanukkah is a Jewish festival that is celebrated over eight days sometime between late November and late December. Kwanzaa is celebrated in the United States and celebrates Black heritage, culture and unity. It lasts one week from the twenty sixth of December until the first of January each year.