National Holidays Around the World: An Interactive Timeline
National holidays are important times of year. Some take the opportunity to gather together with loved ones, some use these days to celebrate or commemorate certain events, others take the occasion to take a break and travel. Regardless the reason, public holidays are days when people don’t carry on “business as usual”.
Throughout the globe, national holidays have very different traditions and festivities. Some have bank holidays that are very much attached to their national religion; India, for example, celebrates important Hindu festivities, like Diwali and Holi, the Festival of Colours. Other countries commemorate important events or figures in their cultural heritage - the United States, for example, have a national holiday for Martin Luther King JR.
According to our research, only 44 days out of 365 have no official festivities or national public holidays in any country. Follow this guide to connect all the public holidays around the world!