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10 Most Celebrated Annual Holidays Around The World

A holiday is a specific trip for the purpose of recreation or tourism. It is considered to be a day designated as having special significance for which individuals, a government, or a religious group have deemed that observance is warranted. It is generally an official (more common) or unofficial observance of religious, national, or cultural significance, often accompanied by celebrations or festivities.
Through the whole world and all the religions out there, there is at least one holiday that is very and widely celebrated. Some are religious, some are secular… The holiday everyone celebrates (but maybe not at the same time) is The New Year’s Eve, of course. Depending on the time zone, it comes to each country within a day, except for China, where it depends on the moon and comes in February. Other two, also big holidays are Christmas in the Christian world and Eid (Eid ul Fitar and Eid ul Adha) in the Muslim religion.
There are much more holidays, so let’s take a close look at

Top 10 Most Celebrated Annual Holidays of them.

10. Spring Bank UK

10 Most Celebrated Annual Holidays
Spring Bank Holiday in United Kingdom, also known as the late May bank holiday, is a time for people in the United Kingdom to have a day off work or school. It falls on the last Monday of May but it used to be on the Monday after Pentecost. For many people the spring bank holiday is a pleasant day off work or school. Some people choose to take a short trip or vacation. Others use the time to walk in the country, catch up with family and friends, visit garden centers or do home maintenance. However, in some parts of the United Kingdom, there are some customs associated with this day.

9. Basant

School girls wearing colourful dresses cheer as they fly a kite during an event to mark the Basant or spring festival in Amritsar
Vasanta or Basant is one of the six ritus (seasons) corresponding to spring. In Punjab India Vasant is celebrated as most auspicious festival than any other. People from all over India gathered here to feel the purity of this spring season.Vasant Panchami has its own joy and pleasure. Every year Kite Festival is celebrated in many states of India. This is cultural festival and commonly celebrated in India and Pakistan on same days.

8. Easter

Easter festival
Easter is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament. Easter is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating Maundy and the Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a fifty-day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.

7. Chinese New Year

chinese new year celebrations
Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally ran from Chinese New Year’s Day itself, the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year”.

6. Diwali

Deepavali (Diwali) known as the “festival of lights,” is primarily a five day Hindu festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha of the Hindu calendar month Ashwin and ends on Bhaubeej, celebrated on second lunar day of Shukla paksha of the Hindu calendar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November. Diwali is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji. For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes.

5. Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day
This is a holiday everyone knows and celebrates, but not many know its origins, we posted before some Amazing Facts about Valentine’s Day and Some ways to celebrate this romance full day. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them. It is one of the most celebrated holiday around the world second to New Year’s Day. Also Valentine’s Day is the second most popular card-giving holiday (only Christmas is more popular).

4. Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha (the Greater Eid, Bakrid), is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honour the willingness of the prophet ʾIbrāhīm (Abraham) to sacrifice his young first-born son Ismā’īl (Ishmael)a as an act of submission to God’s command and his son’s acceptance to being sacrificed, before God intervened to provide Abraham with a Lamb to sacrifice instead. In the lunar Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for four days. In the international Gregorian calendar, the dates vary from year to year, drifting approximately 11 days earlier each year.

3. Eid al-Fitr

eid ul fitr
Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day and Muslims are not permitted to fast that day. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. This is a day where Muslims around the world try to show a common goal of unity.

2. Christmas

Christmas Celebration
This is an annual and widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by millions of people around the world. It is the day when Jesus was born, so it is celebrated as a very happy holiday, because according to Christianism, Jesus came to save people’s souls from hell and help them repent and gain the redemption of the soul. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world’s nations is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.

1. New Year

New Year Night
New Year is definitely the oldest celebrated holiday, though it wasn’t always beginning on the 1st of January. The celebration of the New Year began with people from Babylon, 4000 years ago! They celebrated it during the New Moon. However, with most countries now using the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar, New Year’s Day is the closest thing to being the world’s only truly global public holiday, often celebrated with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts.

  • Destro

    Spring Bank above the 4th of July?

  • Jeeves

    Spring Bank Holiday? That doesn’t seem right. I’m from the UK, and I’ve no idea what those people in the white dresses are doing? I’ve certainly never seen it – or anything much else (other than perhaps a few extra cheeky pints at the pub) going on either. Take a look at Song Kran in Thailand, now that is a holiday that gets celebrated.

  • Fanatic

    Valentines Day!! ?? As far as I know its not as widely celebrated as the other holidays. Second to New Years don’t be absurd and its not even a holiday in most countries including the US. Christmas as number 2 is acceptable and next will be Ramdan and 4th most likely Diwali. Chinese New Years and Easter also acceptable but one is only unique to China and the other only the most religious oriented people celebrate it.

  • Clay99

    I debate your depiction of Christmas. Yeah, it is to celebrate Jesus’ birth, but most people do not consider Jesus’ birth the reason for the season. Christmas is really just a winter celebration. It involves decorations, trees, magical people such as Santa and flying reindeer. It involves the celebration of snow and cold. Most importantly, it is the one time of the year when everyone stops everything to be with their families and show their mutual love by bestowing gifts to one another.

    • Green Greninja Randomizer

      As a Christian, I find this comment a little offensive.

  • i know some of the things like Christmas can be argued , im not christian and i celebrate Christmas any excuse to get togehter with family and the holidays are also a bonus . i never knew new year was a thing from babylon , thats present day Iraq correct me if im wrong . IMAGINE A WORLD IF WE WERE ALL THE SAME IT WOULD BE BORING INDULGE IN EACH OTHERS CULTURES ART AND MUSIC . HAVE A GOOD DAY WORLD

  • Green Greninja Randomizer

    I was surprised at how low on the list Easter was.