Chanukah is a festival of Jewish and this festival runs for 8th day festival. This festival starts from the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev. The Kislev starts in November and December. For the Jewish, this program is very great religious event and for this event, they get holidays. Many Jewish called it Jewish Christmas. Since long time ago, the festival has been started and still it is celebrated in many countries where a good number of Jewish. The festival begins at the time of the Alexander the Great. In this day, 9 candles are light. The people of the Israel celebrate this festival often.
Jews people also called Hanukkah but it is popular as Chanukah. Many people or Jewish community of USA and UK also celebrate the festival. Many Jews people celebrate by eating the festival by eating potato cakes and different types of bread. In the USA, people get the public holiday for the first day. In the USA, all school and colleges are also off. Jews people also give gift one another. It is an uncommon festival in Asia. Because in Asia, Jews people do not live and you may get very fewer Jews people. You can know more from the YouTube.com site.
Columbus Day is a special day for America and a national holiday set for this day. Many countries follow to celebrate the holiday too. This day is celebrated for discovering the America by Christopher Columbus which happened on 12th October 1492. This is why, Columbus Day is celebrated in the United State of America. It is called Día de la Raza. In many countries including Spain, the day is celebrated. In Spain, it is called “Fiesta Nacional”. In Belize and Uruguay, the Columbus Day is celebrated as Día de las Américas. The actual date of Columbus Day is October 12 but it held at different times in America. In 2015, it was held on 12th October, in 2016 it will be held on 10th October, in 2017 it will be on 9th October.
Officially, Columbus day was started in 1906 but in 1937 federal holiday started in the United States. Since then the people of America started to celebrate the day. In New York and some other U.S cities started to celebrate the since 1792. Later in different schools and educational institutes started to celebrate the on various days. However, this day is very special for America and some other countries and they cannot deny the importance.
Diwali is also called Deepavali is a festival of Hinduism and it is one of the big celebration in Hindu religion. It is celebrated in autumn or Spring every year. For this festival, in India, an official holiday is set. In Pakistan, Mauritius, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Suriname, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago also off a single day for this festival. The celebration occurs for giving the light on the darkness and removing the evil from life. The duration of the festival is for 5 days. In this day, people exchange the gifts with one another. Specially it occurs in the family members and friends.
The festival occurs in mid-October and mid-November and Hindus wait for a whole year for the festival. However, the main celebration and occasion held at night. The festival mainly celebrated in India. In this day, relationship and bonding between bother and system increase on the fifth day and before the day husband and wife relationship set. Hindu people pray in this day and the prayer is called puja. They eat many special foods and they dance. At night fireworks held and some people arrange party. The celebration begins with Dhanteras and by the Bhai Dooj the festival is ended.
Pascha or Easter is the same thing and it is a name of a festival of Christianity. This celebration is also called Resurrection Sunday. Christian people believe that in this day Jesus Christ was killed and the day is also known as Resurrection of Jesus. People can know about the Easter from the New testament and it is not ordered from God to celebrate the day. Christian people keep fasting, pray and ask forgiveness (Penance) for 40 days. They try to keep them away from any sin and pray these days. This festival is very special to the Christian and they give special value to this Festival.
The Holy Week starts before the Easter and in the week commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the killing and death of Jesus are contained. This festival has no any fixed date according to the English calendar. This festival celebrates in different countries in different ways. This festival is celebrated like Passover which is a festival of Jews. In USA and other countries, you will find the festival and if you want to know detail about the Easter, then you need to Visit Wikipedia.
Eid al-Adha is one of the big festivals of Muslims and it is followed according to the Islamic calendar. In the Islamic Calendar, you can easily find Eid al-Adha. This festival is also called the festival of the Sacrifice. The festival has occurred for a long time according to the Holy Quran. In many Muslim countries, people get holydays for 3 to 7 days in many countries. Muslim sacrifice animals (domestic animals) for pleasing Allah and divided the meat into three parts. One part is for poor, another is for relative and friends and another part is for own.
Behind the story of the of sacrifice is Prophet Ibrahim Alahiwasallam sacrifice hid beloved son for pleasing Allah. It was order from Allah and when Prophet Ibrahim Alahiwasallam followed the order, then Allah instantly ordered Jibra’il (Gabriel) to replace animal instead of son of Prophet Ibrahim Alahiwasallam and Allah said that sacrifice from Prophet Ibrahim Alahiwasallam is accepted. Allah liked the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim Alahiwasallam and ordered all follower of Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihissalam by Holy Quran to sacrifice domestic animal. However, if anyone cannot afford buying an animal, then he does not need to do this and order of Allah for sacrifice for that man is loosen.
After the Holy Ramadan, the big festival is Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr is the biggest celebration for Muslims and it has huge value. After keeping 30 days Ramadan (fasting), people get the Eid al-Fitr festival for enjoying. In this festival, people can enjoy only in the halal (Permissible) way. All Muslims worldwide celebrate the festival and it is a very important celebration for all Muslim community. The day of eid is the first day of Shawwal month according to Arabic calendar. Since the first day of Shawwal month, people have stopped doing obligatory fasting what they have kept since the first Ramadan.
At the morning of Eid al-Fitr, people congregate together at the mosque for praying two rakat salat and thus the Eid al-Fitr festival has been occuresd. Many special and rich foods are cooked. People go to relatives and friends house and they come too. For the festival of Eid al-Fitr, people buy new dresses. Especially, they buy dresses for kids. The main festival of the Eid al-Fitr is for kids. Before the day of Eid al-Fitr, it is important to pay fitra to poor people. There is another thing which is called zakat and it is the obligatory thing to pay. According to rules, zakat should be given.
Election Day is based on the United State and the day “Election Day” is celebrated in United State first. In this day, the law was set for public officials for general elections in United State. This day is celebrated first Tuesday in November. It held in every year. It is celebrated one day from November 2 to November 8. In 2016, this day will be celebrated on 8th November. The day is celebrated only in the even number of the year and president elections held in every four years. By the election, USA gets a president. According to the rules and regulation presidents are chosen in the USA.
Before 1792, there was no law for the election in the USA and in 1792, it was permitted to establish rules for the election for chosen president in the United States. The election will be conducted within 34 days’ period and the election should be completed before the first Wednesday of December. For the election, the whole America gives special security and they try to make the election flexible for all of the voters. However, the only citizen of USA can vote for the president or join in the election. These days are a very special day for the USA.
Father’s Day is a very special day like Mother’s Day. It is an uncommon festival in many countries. It is not celebrated widely. The day is celebrated for honoring fathers and show respect them in this day. By this festival, they want to make parental bonding. The celebration of father’s day occurs on 19 march annually. The day is also called St.Joseph’s Day and it was celebrated since Middle Ages. This celebration was done by the Spanish and Portuguese first and then it moved to Latin America. This day is celebrated in USA and Europe. A number of few countries celebrate the festival.
Father’s day is celebrated even in the USA widely. Some catholic Christian do this celebration. Many times it was tried to establish the father’s day, but failed. This attempt held since 1911 and then it was established in Chicago. In 1912, in Vancouver, Washington, the father’s day was celebrated first but it was not accepted by people. Many people think that before the father’s day, they celebrated the day a long time ago. This festival held in China, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, France Estonia etc. In Wikipedai, everythings are given in detail about Father’s day, you can visit the site to know about the day.
Halloween is a festival for Christian community and many other non-Christian celebrate the party. This festival is called Allhalloween, All Saints’ Eve and All Hallows’ Eve. Many countries celebrate the festival Including United State. Those countries are South America, Australia, New Zealand, continental Europe, Japan and some parts of East Asia. The festival occurs on a single day and it begins the three-day adherence of Allhallowtide. According to BBC, many people believe that this festival occurs since long time ago. This festival is observed by Church. For this day, parties are arranged by many Christian communities. Christian people make Halloween costume for a party, they decorate in pumpkins lighting bonfires, playing pranks, apple bobbing and divination games, telling scary stories, visiting haunted attractions and watching horror films.
Halloween is celebrated in different countries in various ways. In Bangladesh, Christian community lightening candles on the grave and in some other places Christian community prays in front of the church.
Halloween costumes are designed and sold in many stores which can be ordered online for purchase. There are various types of costumes available but mostly are designed following horror movies like vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils but some people prefer different something like ninjas and princesses.
Holi is a big festival in India and it is called the color festival. This is a Hindu festival and now it is integrated with the culture. In this day, they prefer to sharing love. The Holi festival occurs for two days and it starts from the Full moon or Purnima. It is celebrated based on the Hindu calendar month of Falgun. According to the English calender, the festival is set in between the end of February and the middle of March. The first day of the Holi is called “Chhoti Holi” and next day is called Dhuleti, Rangwali Holi, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan.
Many non-Hindu joins in the celebration but according to the Muslim religion, they should not join in such party. In Asia and out of Asia, this festival is celebrated. This is a very significant festival for Hindu community. Mainly this festival is seen and celebrated in India most and then in Nepal. Some European countries celebrate the festival.
The celebration starts from the night before the Holi by the Holika bonfire. Many people gather there and people think that thus they destroy evil. They arrange a party and get together with friends, relatives, they fix broken relationship and this celebration is thanks giving for good harvest.