Holidays Around the World

Holidays are special times for everyone, and in some countries they are made even more special when a national holiday is designated as a legal public holiday. Holidays are the days when we remember the past and the good things that have been happening in the lives of those near and dear to us. For those who observe a religious faith, there is also the concept of a holy holiday, which can be a time to pause for prayer, meditation or reflection.


A holiday is usually a day set apart by law or custom where normal everyday activities, particularly work or business, are either suspended or completely prevented. In general, holidays are meant to let people celebrate or commemorate something that is of cultural or national importance. People use holidays to strengthen their bond with their families and friends, while others use them to get away from it all for a few days. Whatever the reason, it is important to remember that a holiday is essentially a time for relaxation and reflection.

As mentioned above, there are a wide variety of public holidays around the world, including religious holidays, political holidays, family holidays, sporting holidays, and public holidays. Most of these are common across most countries, but a few are not. In the rest of this article, we’ll take a look at some of the more common public holidays throughout the world.

The first holiday we’re going to look at is Christmas and New Year’s Day. While Christmas is a common public holiday, New Year’s Day is not. This is because New Year’s Day is the end of the traditional New Year, and as such is not officially recognized by any country or region. It is, however, widely celebrated in many parts of Asia and South America, and is highly regarded as a happy day.

The second public holiday we’ll look at is school holidays. School holidays are very common throughout the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – but there are no official holidays celebrating school holidays in the US. School holidays are very nice, though, as children are allowed to spend time with their friends. As well as being nice, school holidays give children plenty of time to spend playing, eating, learning and getting exercise.

One final public holiday we’re going to look at is public holidays in New Zealand. Unlike in the US and Australia, where there are only certain days of the year that certain holidays can be celebrated, New Zealand has a number of national holidays. Many are widely enjoyed, but it is important to note that all public holidays have specific beginning and end dates. If you want to take your entire family on a holiday at the same time, it is important to make sure that your date is free for public holidays. Also, if your children are old enough to understand, they should go on their own holiday rather than together.