Life & Culture

Important Holidays Around The World

Jan 21, 2023 ByAndrew Parker

Are you aware that with 28 unique holidays celebrated annually, Cambodia is the nation that celebrates the most holidays in the entire world? Everyone anticipates the holidays, whether it’s a day of rest, memory, giving thanks, or partying. Holidays not only give our hectic schedules new vitality, but they also serve as a reminder of how great it is to be alive. Present-day Christmas may be associated with gifts and Santa Claus, but this well-known holiday has a different history. Christmas may be related to various things, depending on the culture you ask about. The Christian tradition of celebrating Jesus’ birth gives Christmas its most widely recognized significance. It’s noteworthy that it took centuries for Christmas to gain widespread acceptance after the expansion of Christianity.

Did you know that over 4,000 years ago, in prehistoric Babylon, the first New Year’s celebration was documented? Even though new year’s day has changed, most cultures begin their calendars on January 1. As a result, individuals enjoy going out on December 31 to celebrate their accomplishments thus far and bid farewell to any difficulties. The new year was associated with farming and religion in ancient human history. Many cultures believed that the spring season, when life was at its most prosperous, represented a new beginning. To guarantee the rest of the year would be joyful, they would dine and give modest presents to their neighbors during their celebrations.

Although Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr are legally two separate occasions, they are both significant. The month of Ramadan is recognized in Islamic cultures as a time of fasting, and the celebration of Eid al-Fitr is when the fast is broken. Muslims benefit from a stronger sense of community during these occasions. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins at the beginning of the new moon in the ninth month of the calendar, and Eid al-Fitr cannot start until the new moon of the month after, denoting that a whole month of fasting has been accomplished. The beginning of May is usually when Ramadan begins, and the beginning of June is Eid al-Fitr.