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Holidays from Around the World

We celebrate holidays from around the world and embrace different cultures.

Embracing different cultures and celebrating diverse holidays is a wonderful way to foster understanding, empathy, and unity among people of all backgrounds. It's a great initiative, whether it's done at an individual, community, or organizational level.

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Holidays from around the World

Celebrating diverse holidays fosters a sense of community and educates and enriches everyone involved.

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MLK Day, January 15th, 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. Born in 1929, King's actual birthday is January 15. 


Black History Month, February 1st to March 1st, 2024

February marks Black History Month, a tradition that got its start in the Jim Crow era and was officially recognized in 1976 as part of the nation's bicentennial celebrations. It aims to honor the contributions that African Americans have made and to recognize their sacrifices.


Lunar New Year, February 10th, 2024

  • Also known as Spring Festival in China, Tet in Vietnam, and Seollal in Korea.

  • Traditionally celebrated with family reunions, feasts, dragon and lion dances, and giving of red envelopes (hóngbāo) with money for luck.

Holi Festival

Holi, March 25th, 2024

This Festival of Colors, Love, and Spring is an important Hindu festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil. It also celebrates the arrival of Spring and the blossom of love and hopes for a good harvest.

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Easter, March 31st, 2024

Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his crucifixion and the end of the 40-day Lent period with nearly two billion followers worldwide.


Ramadan, March 12th, 2024

The arrival of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, brings forth a month of fasting, praying, and reflection.


Earth Day, April 22nd, 2024

That's why each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities like picking up litter and planting trees, we're making our world a happier, healthier place to live.


Nowruz, March 19th, 2024

  • Nowruz is the Iranian or Persian New Year celebrated by various ethnicities worldwide.

  • Nowruz marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox


Passover, April 22nd to 30th, 2024

Passover, also called Pesach, is a major Jewish holiday, one of the three pilgrimage festivals, that celebrates the Biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery in Egypt. Pesach starts on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan which is considered the first month of the Hebrew year.

Dia de los Muertos Parade

Dia de Los Muertos, November 1st to 2nd, 2024

  • Holiday to remember and honor deceased loved ones.

  • Families create altars, offer food, and celebrate the lives of the departed.

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Christmas, December 25th, 2024

Christmas is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, who is considered by Christians to be the Son of God and the Savior of humanity. It is observed on December 25th each year.

Diwali Candles

Diwali, November 1st, 2024

  • A Hindu festival of lights, symbolizing the victory of light over darkness.

  • Homes are decorated with candles and lamps, and families come together for prayers, feasting, and fireworks.


Kwanzaa, December 26th, 2024

  • A seven-day cultural holiday celebrating African heritage in African-American culture.

  • Each day is dedicated to a specific principle (like unity or creativity) and is marked with candle-lighting and discussions.

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Hannukah, December 7th to 15th, 2024

  • An eight-day festival of lights commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

  • Celebrated by lighting the menorah, playing dreidel games, and eating fried foods.


New Year, January 1st, 2025

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one. Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner. In the Gregorian calendar, the most widely used calendar system today, New Year occurs on January 1.

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