Holiday Facts

Public Holidays are a great opportunity to learn a bit more about a country or a festival. On this page, you can find out some interesting and fun facts about many notable holidays.

Known as Bastille Day by English-speakers, France's National Day celebrates the birth of the French Republic and marks the storming of the Bastille in 1789.
Bastille Day Facts
Next occurs: Jul 14 2019

Known as Bastille Day by English-speakers, France's National Day celebrates the birth of the French Republic and marks the storming of the Bastille in 1789.
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Celebrates of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada.
Canada Day Facts
Next occurs: Jul 01 2019

Celebrates of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada.
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Christmas Day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date of which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC. Most countries around the world celeb
Christmas Day Facts
Next occurs: Dec 25 2019

Christmas Day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date of which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC. Most countries around the world celeb
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This U.S. federal holiday commemorates the date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas. In the USA it is observed on the Second Monday in October.
Columbus Day Facts
Next occurs: Oct 14 2019

This U.S. federal holiday commemorates the date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas. In the USA it is observed on the Second Monday in October.
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Easter Sunday is the most important date in the Christian church. In the bible, it is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which
Easter Sunday Facts
Next occurs: Apr 12 2020

Easter Sunday is the most important date in the Christian church. In the bible, it is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which
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Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of the Halloween festival. The Irish tradition dates back to the eighteenth century.
Halloween Facts
Next occurs: Oct 31 2019

Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of the Halloween festival. The Irish tradition dates back to the eighteenth century.
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The ancient Hindu festival of colours, Holi, heralds the end of winter and the victory of good over evil, is marked with a public holiday and sees revellers pou
Holi Facts
Next occurs: Mar 09 2020

The ancient Hindu festival of colours, Holi, heralds the end of winter and the victory of good over evil, is marked with a public holiday and sees revellers pou
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Labor day is celebrated on the first Monday in September in the United States. It is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women and has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States since 1894.
Labor Day Facts
Next occurs: Sep 02 2019

Labor day is celebrated on the first Monday in September in the United States. It is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women and has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States since 1894.
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Memorial Day is an American federal holiday on the last Monday in May. Originally called Decoration Day, it is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service for the United States.
Memorial Day Facts
Next occurs: May 25 2020

Memorial Day is an American federal holiday on the last Monday in May. Originally called Decoration Day, it is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service for the United States.
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