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.
|Jan. 01: New Years Day
Jan. 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb. 02: Groundhog Day
Feb. 19: Chinese New Year (Green Sheep)
Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day
Feb. 16: President’s Day
Feb. 17: Mardi Gras
Feb. 18: Lent begins
Mar. 05: Purim
Mar. 06: Holi
Mar. 17: St. Patrick’s Day
Apr. 01: April Fool’s Day
Apr. 03: Passover
Apr. 05: Easter
Apr. 22: Earth Day
May 10: Mothers’ Day
May 25: Memorial Day
|Jun. 18: Ramadan begins
Jun. 21: Fathers’ Day
Jul. 01: Canada Day
Jul. 04: US Independence Day
Sep. 07: Labor Day
Sep. 12: Rosh Hashanah begins
Sep. 19: Oktoberfest begins
Oct. 12: Columbus Day
Oct. 31: Halloween
Nov. 11: Diwali
Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day, observed
Nov. 26: Thanksgiving
Dec. 07: Chanukah
Dec. 25: Christmas
Dec. 26: Kwanzaa begins
What’s a holiday? Festival? Celebration?
- A consecrated day; religious anniversary; a day set apart in honor of some person, or in commemoration of some event.
- A day of exemption from labor; a day of amusement and gayety; a festival day.
- (Law) A day fixed by law for suspension of business; a legal holiday.
- A vacation (chiefly British).
Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- An occasion for feasting or celebration, especially a day or time of religious significance that recurs at regular intervals.
- An often regularly recurring program of cultural performances, exhibitions, or competitions: a film festival.
- Revelry; conviviality.
Of, relating to, or suitable for a feast or festival; festive
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- an occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
- any festival or other celebration
- the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual
Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University
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