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A Holiday Calendar shows holidays which occur on an annual cycle in a specific country or destination. There are special holidays which people celebrate and observe all over the world. It is a good idea to plan ahead for these holidays when you are visiting a tourist destination so that you can get the most out of your travel experience. Holidays occur on a fixed date but they fall on a different day each time on a rotational basis. If you know the date, then it becomes easier to plan for the holiday.

Hospitality companies, travel agencies and airlines are aware of public holidays. Airlines runs promotions and deals for airline ticket discounts towards certain holidays, and hotels offer special rates for booking a hotel prior to specific holidays. A holiday is an opportunity for hotels and airlines to provide deals because many people are travelling on the day. Deals and discounts are offered for booking early, and this provides an incentive to the traveler for making a reservation with the hotel or airline.

Holiday packages are usually provided for people who want to take a short holiday at a popular destination. These are full packages covering the hotel accommodation and airline ticket, and they might also include car rental, adventure trips, cruises and ticket to attraction centers.

High discount holiday packages, also known as travel packages are usually provided for local, national and public holidays like Father’s Day, Mother’s Day,Easter,Christmas,Valentine’s Day, Independence Day and so on. You should mark all the special holidays on your calendar so that you can find out if a deal is being provided by a hotel or airline. You should also be on the lookout for special anniversaries and periodic events like the Olympics, Word Cup Soccer and other sports tournaments. These are good occasions to save money because hotels and airlines will be competing to attract customers. Hotel and airline tickets are usually given away for free in contests to promote the event. Cheap tickets are often sold several weeks or months in advance prior to the beginning of the tournament, therefore you must book early if you want to get a discount.

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The following are some of the calendar holidays when promotional deals are run in advance by hotels, travel agents and airlines. You might get a special discounted rate for a perfect holiday at a popular resort or tourist attraction.

Top 10 Christian Calendar Holidays

These are holidays observed by the Christians in countries where Christianity is the main religion. In some countries, Christian holidays like Christmas Day are observed as public or national holidays which are declared by the government or state.

  1. Valentine’s Day – 14 February
  2. St.Patrick’s Day – Mid March
  1. Palm Sunday – falls in last week of March
  2. Maundy Holy Thursday – falls in last week of March
  3. Good Friday – falls in  March/April
  4. Easter Sunday- falls in March/April
  5. Easter Monday – falls in March/April
  6. Thanksgiving Day – 28 Nov (USA)
  7. Christmas Eve – 24 December
  8. Christmas Day – 25 December


Top 20 USA Calendar Holidays

  1. New Year’s Day – 1 January
  2. Valentine’s Day – 14 February
  3. St Patrick’s Day – 17 March
  4. Good Friday – 29 March
  5. Easter -31 March
  6. Easter Monday – 1 April
  7. Mother’s Day – 12 May
  8. Independence Day – 4 July
  9. Parents’ Day – 28 July
  10. Columbus Day – 14 October
  11. Boss’ Day – 16 October
  12. Halloween Day – 31 October
  13. Thanksgiving Day – 28 November
  14. Black Friday – 29 November
  15. Cyber Monday -2 December
  16. Christmas Day – 25 December

Top 10 Chinese Calendar Holidays

The Chinese calendar is based on the lunar and solar calendar. Traditional festivals and celebrations are held on most holidays throughout the year.

  1. New Year –  1 January
  2. Chinese New Year – Spring Festival
  3. Lantern Festival
  4. Zhonghe Festival  – Day of the Blue Dragon
  5. Qingming Festival – Tomb Sweeping Day
  6. Children’s Day – 1 June
  7. Dragon Boat Festival  – Duanwu Festival
  8. Chinese Valentine’s Day –Double Seven Festival
  9. Ghost Festival – Spirit Festival
  10. Moon Festival – also known as Mooncake or Lantern Festival celebrated in mid-autumn
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Top 10 Jewish Calendar Holidays

These holidays are based on the Hebrew Calendar.

  1. The Jewish Year – Rosh Hashana
  2. Day of Atonement – Yom Kippur
  3. Feast of Tabernacles – Sukkot
  4. Eight Day of Assembly – Shmini Atzeret
  5. Day of the Torah – Simchat Torah
  6. Festival of Lights – Chanukah
  7. Purim – Day of Joy
  8. Passover Feast of Unleavened Bread – Pesach
  9. Festival of Weeks – Shavout
  10. Destruction of Two Temples – Tish’a  B’Av

Top 10 Muslim Calendar Holidays

Islamic holidays  are based on the moon calendar.

  1. Islamic New Year – 15 November
  2. Day of Ashura – 24 November
  3. Mawlid an-Nabi – 24 January
  4. Isra and Miraj – 6 June
  5. Beginning of month of Ramadan – Starts on 9 July
  6. End of month of Ramadan – Ends on 8 August
  7. Hajj Days – 13 to 18 October
  8. Eid al-Adha – 15 October


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