Good Friday

Good Friday is a holy day, observed by the Christians. It is celebrated on the Friday before Easter Sunday. Good Friday is commemorated to venerate Christ�s crucifixion at Cavalry. On this pious day special prayers are offered, and the priest also reads the Gospel accounts from the events related to the Crucifixion. On this day […]

Mexican Flag Day

Mexican Flag Day also known as “El Dia de la Bandera” is celebrated on February 24th,by Mexicans across the country. This day is commemorated as a unique holiday in admiration of traditional Mexican heritage. The Mexican Americans on this day pay homage to the flag of their native ancestral country- Mexico. Every year the red, […]

Mexican Independence Day

It would be quite interesting to talk about the Mexican Independence Day. Mexico borders the south western part of the United States. It is the largest country in the Western Hemisphere. The capital of Mexico is Mexico City. The natural description of the land would be something very diverse. Deserts, mountains, rain forests and beaches […]

Ash Wednesday

“Remember, man, that you are dust And unto dust you shall return.” (Latin: Memento homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.) Ash Wednesday is officially known as �the day of Ashes�. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and comes after Shrove Tuesday or the last day of the Carnival season, Mardi Gras. […]

Chinese New Year

According to the Chinese calendar, the Chinese New Year is celebrated on the second new moon following the beginning day of the Winter solstice. For the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year is likely to be on a date between January 21 and February 20. The New Year season continues for fifteen days. The celebrations […]

Boxing Day

Boxing Day is a listed public holiday in the United Kingdom as well as in some Commonwealth nations like Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Boxing Day is observed on December 26, a day after Christmas Day celebrations. Origin of Boxing Day Historically Boxing Day traces its origin in the tradition of the medieval times when […]

Setsebun

Setsebun meaning �seasonal division� is celebrated in Japan on the day before each season begins. However, the term actually refers to the Setsebun in spring, it is popularly called Risshun or sometimes Rissun (the bean throwing festival), and occurs yearly on February 3. Though it is not a national holiday in Japan, many people celebrate […]

Canada Day

Canada Day, observed on July 1 annually across Canada is Canada�s national holiday. History The day celebrates the creation of the Dominion of Canada by the British North America Act on July 1, 1867. Three British territories � the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick � were united into a federation under this […]

Gantan Sai

Gantan Sai is the Shinto New Year Holiday. Shinto is an ancient Japanese religion and neither does it have a sacred scripture, nor does it have any founder. It does not have only one God but is deeply rooted in nature. At present, there are about 4 million followers of the Shinto religion around the […]

Navratri

The celebration of the Indian festival, Navratri or the �nine nights� goes on for nine days. The nine-day long festival starts on the first day of Ashwina (the bright fortnight). It usually occurs in October. The nine Goddesses worshipped during the nine days are Durga, Bhairavi, Amba, Bhadrakali, Sarvamangala, Bhavani, Lalita, Chandika and Annapurna. Significance […]