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Holidays and Traditions

Holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the world. This category covers religious and non-religious holidays and their associated traditions, as well as some multicultural events.

Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Calendar, Boxing Day

What is the origin of boxing day'?

December 26 is called Boxing Day in England and other countries in the Commonwealth, but it is unknown exactly when it first began. Boxing Day seems to have originated in the mid nineteenth century in England. Some historians believe the name 'Boxing Day' came about because the boxes placed in churches where parishioners deposited alms (coins) for the poor and needy were opened, and the contents were distributed on December 26, which is also the Feast of St Stephen. (St Stephen was the...

Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Flower Gardening, India

When is town park flower show huda faridabad 2011?

It is held annually in the month of January. Faridabad is a town 25 miles from Delhi, India. ...

Asked in Holidays and Traditions

When is children's day celebrated?

Some say it is on march first others the second Sunday in June...... I choose to believe it is on march first......... Happy children's day no matter when you choose to have it ...

Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Ash Wednesday

What month is Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is sometimes in February and sometimes in March. It is not on a specific date. ...

Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Rodents, Gophers and Groundhogs, Groundhog Day

Did they use a badger or a hedgehog instead of a groundhog on Groundhog's Day in Europe?

Europeans do not have an equivalent of Groundhog Day. In Canada and the US, Ground Hog Day is a silly annual festival, held in late winter, to 'predict" how soon Spring will come to the area, Groundhog Day in the US (as seen in the Bill Murray film) is 2nd February. Early in the morning, of the " Day ", a tame Ground Hog, is observed, to see if there is enough daylight for him " to see his shadow "....

Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Languages and Cultures, Mexico

What are important holidays in Mexico?

Mexican holidays include: Observed by law: January 1: Año nuevo / New year's day February 5: Dia de la constitucion / Constitution Day March 21: Nacimiento de Benito Juarez / Benito Juarez's birthday - honors the most beloved president among Mexicans. May 1: Dia del Trabajo / Workers' day September 16: Independence day's military parade (Mexican Independence was declared on September 16, 1810 and the celebration usually begins on the late hours of September 15 at the Grito de independencia). November 20: Dia de la Revolucion / Mexican Revolution...

Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Online Shopping, Christianity, Dubai

Do Christians have major holidays in the year?

Yes! Christmas IS a Christian holiday. as is Easter, Valentine's Day, and Saint Patrick's day! These are also hoildays that are celebrated by Christians: Ash Wednesday, Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Advent, and Epiphany. ...

Asked in Holidays and Traditions, May Day

What are the Ice Man Days in May?

The period from May 12 to May 15 was noted to bring a brief spell of colder weather in the Northern Hemisphere under the Julian Calendar. With the change to the Gregorian Calendar, however, the equivalent days would be May 19-May 22. ...

Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Singapore, History of Singapore

When is Singapore's Racial Harmony Day?

21st July every year. 1964 is when it started.

Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Child Health

Can a baby girl be named a junior when born?

As far as I'm aware a baby can be pretty much be named anything if it be Emily Junior or Marshmallow. ...


Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Holidays and Traditions

What was the first holiday ever celebrated?

Unfortunately this would be very pre-historic times and something we will never know. The closest answer that could be given would likely be the celebration of the seasons such as the winter solstice. Civilizations around the globe all tend to have ancient traditions to celebrate the coming of a season. ...

Asked in Holidays and Traditions, France, Labor Day

How do the French celebrate Labor Day?

The 1st of may is a day off in France. Some left-wing and syndicalised population used to march in the main cities. ...


Asked in Home & Garden, Holidays and Traditions, Entertainment & Arts

What percentage of people show for a party?

I think it is a matter of your social circle. Obviously, I am one of those whose guests arrive early and leave early, don't show or find something better to do. Reading online, it seems like it may be a matter of the invitation. Online hints include: Contact them at a good time (like after dinner) Bring in personal interest during your conversation inviting them Give them a role - bring something, guest Recontact them later if they cannot give you a yes...


Asked in Holidays and Traditions

When is National Metric Week celebrated?

On the 10th month in the week containing the tenth day.

Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Thailand

How many festivals do Thailand have this year?

in Thailand we have 2 festivals are 13-15 April is Songkran festival Day and 10 November is Loy Krathong Festivals Day. ...

Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Catholicism, Ash Wednesday, Lent

Who celebrates Ash Wednesday and Lent?

Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Anglicans.



Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Holidays and Traditions, Christmas

When was Christmas first celebrated?

Answer: Only shepherds celebrated with his parents the day Jesus Christ was born over 2000 years ago. Record of this celebration and the related details, but not an exact date, can be found in the Bible (Luke chapter 2). It is thought that the early Christians did not widely celebrate the birth of Jesus. This is most likely true, since the primary focus was on His life, crucifixion, and particularly His resurrection. There certainly were some early Christian celebrations. Early writings, including a...

Asked in Holidays and Traditions

When is National Kiss Day?

Some people seem to think National Kiss Day is on April 13th. However, others feel that National Kiss Day is July 6th or June 20th. ...

Asked in Holidays and Traditions

When is propose day?

The International Propose Day is the 8th of February, during the Valentine's Week. The most traditional time though is when you feel ready and on a day that is special to the both of you. ...

Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Maori Language and Culture

What are some of the Maori's holidays?

Matariki, which is the Maori new year celebrating the rise of Matariki star cluster ...