est. March 1999

Everyday 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 2014
Jan. 01: New Years Day
Jan. 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 31: Chinese New Year (Green Horse)
Feb. 02: Groundhog Day
Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day
Feb. 17: President’s Day
Mar. 04: Mardi Gras
Mar. 05 Lent begins
Mar. 15: Purim
Mar. 17: St. Patrick’s Day
Mar. 17: Holi
Apr. 01: April Fool’s Day
Apr. 20: Easter
Apr. 22: Earth Day
May 11: Mothers’ Day
May 26: Memorial Day
Jun. 15: Fathers’ Day
Jun 20: Ramadan begins
Jul. 01: Canada Day
Jul. 04: US Independence Day
Sep. 01: Labor Day
Sep. 25: Rosh Hashanah begins
Sep. 20: Oktoberfest begins
Oct. 13: Columbus Day
Oct 23: Diwali
Oct. 31: Halloween
Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day, observed
Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Day
Dec. 16: 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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