est. March 1999

Every day is a holiday.

Imagine somewhere someone is celebrating right now.  Our world is filled with mystical celebrations and powerful memories.  Come and delve into the magical world of Web-Holidays.  There is a myriad of holidays to explore from Candlemas to Christmas, Purim to Ramadan and Mothers’ Day to Tet.

This site is made up of Holiday Portals. The main portal, here, showcases national holidays, minor holidays, lesser known festivals, ancient celebrations, and party planning ideas. We have over 25 other portals including Food Festivals, Hindu Holidays, Oktoberfest, and Valentines Day.

Pick a month:
Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Quick View Calendar for 2017
Jan. 01: New Years Day
Jan. 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 28: Chinese New Year (Red Rooster)
Feb. 02: Groundhog Day
Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day
Feb. 20: President’s Day
Feb. 28: Mardi Gras
Mar. 01: Lent begins
Mar. 11: Purim
Mar. 12: Holi
Mar. 17: St. Patrick’s Day
Apr. 01: April Fool’s Day
Apr. 10: Passover
Apr. 16: Easter
Apr. 22: Earth Day
May 14: Mothers’ Day
May 26: Ramadan begins
May 29: Memorial Day
Jun. 18: Fathers’ Day
Jul. 01: Canada Day
Jul. 04: US Independence Day
Sep. 07: Labor Day
Sep. 16: Oktoberfest begins
Sep. 20: Rosh Hashanah begins
Oct. 09: Columbus Day
Oct. 19: Diwali
Oct. 31: Halloween
Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day, observed
Nov. 23: Thanksgiving
Dec. 12: Chanukah
Dec. 25: Christmas
Dec. 26: Kwanzaa begins


What’s a holiday? Festival? Celebration?

hol-i-day (noun)

  1. A consecrated day; religious anniversary; a day set apart in honor of some person, or in commemoration of some event.
  2. A day of exemption from labor; a day of amusement and gayety; a festival day.
  3. (Law) A day fixed by law for suspension of business; a legal holiday.
  4. A vacation (chiefly British).

Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary

fes·ti·val (noun)

  1. An occasion for feasting or celebration, especially a day or time of religious significance that recurs at regular intervals.
  2. An often regularly recurring program of cultural performances, exhibitions, or competitions: a film festival.
  3. Revelry; conviviality.

Of, relating to, or suitable for a feast or festival; festive

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

cel’e·bra’tion (noun)

  1. an occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
  2. any festival or other celebration
  3. the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual

Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University


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