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Holiday Facts

Facts About Holidays for Students, Parents and Teachers

Welcome to our holiday facts category, an online learning resource where you can learn about holidays celebrated around the world. This category is perfect for students, teachers, parents, and anyone interested in learning about various holidays. We provide you with one of the largest collections of holiday facts, stats, data, and information on the internet. All the holiday facts, data, and stats published on our website have been vigorously researched and validated. However, our process isn’t perfect, if you find any inaccurate holiday facts, please report them to us.

You can access all our holiday related topics using the below dropdown menu. Alternately, you can scroll down and select a holiday topic from the list beneath our dropdown menu. This category contains national holiday topics, such as 4th of July, Cinco de Mayo, Labor Day, and Veterans Day. This category also contains religious and cultural holiday topics, such as Christmas, Day of the Dead, Good Friday, Ramadan, and Yom Kippur. We cover a wide variety of holiday related topics, however if we don’t currently cover a holiday you’re looking for, contact us and request its addition.

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A holiday is a cultural, religious, and/or national celebration of a specific event, cause, movement, or moment in time. A holiday can be observed on the same date every year, during the same date period every year, or based on specific variables throughout the year. An example of a holiday occurring on the same date every year is Veterans Day, which is observed on November 11th. An example of a holiday occurring during the same date period is the Day of the Dead, which is observed between November 1st and 2nd. An example of a holiday occurring based on a specific variable is Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of the month of May.

Holidays are observed for different reasons, they can be observed for cultural, religious and/or national reasons. An example of a cultural holiday is the Day of the Dead, which is observed by Mexican cultures to remember friends and family who are now deceased. An example of a religious holiday is Ramadan, which is observed by people who are believers of the Islamic faith. An example of a national holiday is the 4th of July, which is observed by U.S. citizens to celebrate their Declaration of Independence.