A holiday is a highly awaited occasion in life. Thankfully, the world calendar is filled with several religious holidays or commemorations that are celebrated across the globe with ample zeal. Though different corners of the world have different festivities and holidays –specific to the particular region & culture, there are some universal holidays & commemorations that are celebrated in the world with high enthusiasm all over.
If you wish to know about the different cultures of the world, here are some of the top religious holidays that are celebrated across the world globally:
- New Year’s Eve: There is no denying the fact that we all look forward to celebrating the New Year’s Eve with much zeal & excitement. Since its inception in Babylon some 4000 years ago, the New Year is celebrated like a festival –all around the world. Though most of the world celebrates the New Year’s Eve on the 1st of January every year, there are some specific regions that might celebrate it on different days or months –depending on the New Moon of celebration.
- Christmas: 25th of December is a public holiday –all across the globe. This is the day when Lord Jesus Christ was born and is celebrated with much excitement in all corners of the world. Christmas serves to be a civil holiday in most of the nations of the world. In addition to being the major festival of the Christians out there, a majority of the world’s non-Christian population also celebrates this festival.
- Valentine’s Day: This is a public holiday that a majority of the world’s population celebrates, but most of us do not know about its origins. Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on 14 February. It is one of the most celebrated holidays across the globe –next to the New Year’s Eve. In addition to this, Valentine’s Day is also regarded as the second most card-giving day in the world. It is believed that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in commemoration to St. Valentine who had sent his first Valentine letter to the blind daughter of the jailer with whom he had fallen in love with.
- Diwali: Also known as the “Festival of Lights”, Diwali is a primary Hindu festival which is celebrated on the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha as per the Hindu calendar. Diwali is an official holiday in most of the countries including India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, and Nepal.
- Chinese New Year: It is one of the most important & traditional Chinese holidays. It is also referred to as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year.
Celebrate the best worldwide holidays!