Holidays and the Tradition behind Them Around the World

A holiday is basically a day set apart by law or custom, where normal activities, particularly work or business including school, are either reduced or suspended. In general, most holidays are meant to let people commemorate or celebrate an occasion or tradition of religious or cultural meaning. Holidays also help in reducing stress and other factors that may affect the physical and mental health of an individual.


In ancient times, people used to observe festivals to honor the deceased ancestors, or just to observe the fact that they were alive and well. This was the reason behind the origin of the word “holidays”, which in Hebrew literally means “celebration.” Over time, the meaning of the word holiday changed to something more concrete, like “holidation,” “season,” “season of joy,” “anniversary” and “puzzle.” Some examples of the different types of holidays are Christmas, Chanukah, Halleluiah, Idesha, Festiva, New Year’s, Saint Valentine’s Day, Saint Nicholas, and so on.

The most common holidays celebrated around the world are Christmas, Chanukah, Halleluiah, Idesha, and Saint Valentine’s Day. While the dates of these holidays have changed, they all have one thing in common, which is the religious significance behind them. For instance, on Christmas day, all Christians and Muslims celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Everyone has a special candle that burns for this purpose, called a hampers, which is lit once a year for the holiday. People put hampers on their tables to symbolize Christ’s birth. People also exchange gifts and food as a sign of happiness and joy that they will receive during the holiday season.

On the other hand, Chanukah and Halleluiah are both considered to be “festive” holidays. In the Jewish community, Chanukah is a four-day celebration of the victory of Hasmoneh over Israel at their Temple in Jerusalem. This is also when the Jewish people were allowed to rebuild the Temple, after it was burnt down by the Romans in 70 A.D. Halleluiah is the last day of the Jewish holiday season, and is considered to be a joyous festival with lots of gifts being given to each other. Both holidays celebrate life and renewal, love and friendship.

The birth of Jesus Christ is also celebrated in many countries across the world. On this day, many people observe his birth and miracles, with some holding celebrations in their own homes and others going to the Church and attending mass. There are many people that do both, but there are also many people that only go to church on the holiday. There are some other countries, such as China and India, that do not celebrate birthdays or important anniversaries on that date. These countries instead focus their celebrations around various holidays that have religious meaning for them.

Some people choose not to celebrate any religious holidays at all. There are many different reasons that someone might do this, but for many it is simply not an important holiday to them. Others want to honor certain traditions, religious or not, without having to break any of the traditions that they hold dear. No matter what type of person you are, there is no reason why you cannot choose to honor a religious holiday or not.