Holiday Calendar 2013

Holiday Calendar 2013
Public Holidays Around the World by Date: January 1 – New Years Day 14 – Thai Pongal – Tamil Nadu, Southeast Asia 26 – Australia Day – Australia 27 – Thaipusam – Malaysia February 10 – Chinese New Year, China and International 14 – Valentine’s Day – International 25 – People Power Day – Philippines ...

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is the most widely celebrated Saint’s Day in the world. But there is much more to the holiday than wearing green and pretending to be Irish. It all began with the man himself, Saint Patrick. What did he do? He was the man who drove the ...

Australia Day

Australia Day
Australia Day, also called Anniversary Day, Foundation Day, and ANA Day, is the official national day of Australia. It marks the arrival of the first arrival of the British fleet to the continent, carrying the first group of future citizens to the island. It is a public holiday throughout all of the regions of the ...

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa
There are many Winter Holiday traditions around the world, and each holiday celebrated varies according to religion and culture. Christians celebrate the season of Christmas, Jews observe the Festival of Lights known as Chanukah, in Scandinavia they honor St. Lucia. African-Americans, living in the United States, Canada, and scattered diaspora throughout the world celebrate a ...

St. Lucia’s Day

St. Lucia's Day
Saint Lucia’s Day is one of the major holidays during the season of Yuletide in Scandinavia. It is the feast of Saint Lucia, a young girl who was martyred for her faith. Like many modern Christmas traditions, however, the story has changed over time, adopting more pagan observances alongside religious ones. St. Lucia’s Day will ...

Easter

Easter
Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, is part of the season of Holy Week and concludes the period known as Lent. It is the commemoration of the resurrection of Christ, and is always held on a Sunday. It is also a moveable feast, and the date always changes according to a lunar system. Like Christmas, Easter is a holiday that ...

Boxing Day

Boxing Day
Boxing Day, or the Feast of St. Stephen, is the holiday that occurs the day after Christmas each year in countries around the world, specifically those that are or have been a part of the British Empire. It encompasses a body of traditions, ranging from ice hockey matches to the appreciation of employees Boxing Day ...

Christmas

Christmas
Christmas Day is one of the most popular holidays in the world, and as a result has a remarkable number of variations and styles. It’s one of the few holidays that is celebrated on every continent. Officially, it is the “Mass of the Christ,” a celebration of the birth of Jesus. But over the last ...

Chanukah

Chanukah
The Winter season is a dark one, and in order to make the long, cold nights bearable, individuals from all over the world celebrate cultural holidays. There are dozens of festivals throughout the season, tailored to a specific region or belief system. The Christians celebrate Christmas, neo-pagans observe the Winter Solstice, Individuals from Scandinavia host ...

Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day tends to inspire images of chocolate and red roses, romantic candlelit dinners, greeting cards, and images of cupid everywhere. Parties are thrown, gifts are given, and everyone is in the mood for love. In the cold days of winter, right before the turning of Spring, the world celebrates Valentine’s Day…adding a bit of warmth ...