Web Holidays

Creator of Web-Holidays.com. I love holidays – all kinds. Traditions and customs from around the world are a great way to create strong family bonds, and it’s a great way to get to know our neighbors.

Apr 072014
 
No Housework Day

April 7th is No Housework Day. Let the bed stay unmade, let the laundry go, and let the dishes stack – better yet order pizza and forego plates altogether. Give yourself a break today. This holiday was created by Thomas & Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays & Herbs. This most needed holiday is just one […]

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Apr 062014
 
Fête of the Little Boats

Fête of the Little Boats or Fête des Petits Bateaux is celebrated by the towns along the Moselle river in France on April 6th. A fête is a celebration or a festival. To celebrate the coming of Spring, children make little pine wooden boats to set sail on the river. On this special day, they place […]

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Apr 062014
 
Chakri Day

Chakri Day is celebrated in Thailand on April 6th. This day commemorates the establishment of the Chakri Dynasty (the current ruling house) and the founding of Bangkok by King Rama I in 1782. The national flag is displayed. People participate in traditional ceremonies and leave flowers and garlands at the statues of Kings in the House […]

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Apr 052014
 
Fortuna, Festival of Good Luck

The Festival of Good Luck was celebrated on April 5th in Ancient Rome. Fortuna, also known as Fors Fortuna (equivalent to the Greek goddess Tyche), was the goddess of fate, change, fortune, and the personification of luck in Roman religion. She had different aspects such as Fortuna Annonaria for the luck of the harvest, Fortuna Belli for the fortune […]

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Apr 032014
 
03: National Find-A-Rainbow Day

April 3rd is National Find-A-Rainbow Day. A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by both reflection and refraction of light in water droplets in Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the […]

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Mar 302014
 
Pencil Day

March 30th is Pencil Day. On March 30, 1858, Hymen Lipman received a patent for a pencil with an attached eraser. It was later invalidated because it was determined to be a composite of two devices (a pencil and an eraser) rather than an entirely new product. The word pencil is derived from the Old French […]

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Mar 292014
 
Borrowed Days

March 29, 30, and 31 are Borrowed Days in the Scottish Highlands. The last days of March tend to have bad weather giving rise to the notion that they are “borrowed” from April. An old Scottish rhyme explains that the last three days were borrowed from April. In return March would destroy a group of young […]

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Mar 232014
 
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Day

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry gave a speech that included the words “Give me liberty, or give me death.” The speech was given at the Virginia Convention at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia. He is credited with swinging the balance and convincing the Virginia House of Burgesses to pass a resolution delivering the Virginia […]

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Mar 202014
 
National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place during the last week of March and the first week of April in Washington, DC. It commemorates the gift of the Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington on March 27, 1912. Mayor Ozaki donated the trees to strengthen the growing friendship […]

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Mar 202014
 
International Astrology Day

International Astrology Day is celebrated on the Northward (March) equinox. The date varies year to year between March 19–22, though it usually falls on March 20 or March 21. From 2010-2020 it will occur on March 20th. Astrology is the study of the movements, and relative positions, of celestial bodies and interpreting that as having an influence on […]

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