Most Celebrated Holidays In The World 2021, Top 20 Most Celebrated Holidays In The World 2021

Most Celebrated Holidays In The World 2021 are listed in this article, Festivals are an unavoidable occasion as it is a major part of life for all the people in this universe. People celebrate different festivals with more cultural significance, thus we have listed the Top 20 Most Celebrated Holidays In The World 2021. Read further to know the importance and the cultural significance of the Most Celebrated Holidays In The World 2021.

by Sai Priyadharshini | Updated Oct 21, 2021

Most Celebrated Holidays In The World 2021, Top 20 Most Celebrated Holidays In The World 2021
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Most Celebrated Holidays In The World 2021

Everyone looks forward to the holidays, whether it's a day of rest, recollection, giving thanks, or partying. Holidays not only give new life to our hectic lives, but they also serve as a reminder of how great it is to be alive.

Most Celebrated Holidays In The World 2021
Festivals Dates
NEW YEAR, JANUARY-01
CHRISTMAS, 25TH DECEMBER
 VALENTINE'S DAY 14TH FEBRUARY
 HALLOWEEN, 31ST OCTOBER
RAMZAN AND ID, APRIL/MAY/JUNE
 EASTER 04 APRIL
THANKSGIVING DAY 04TH NOVEMBER
ST.PATRICKS DAY MARCH 17
 DIWALI NOVEMBER 4
LUNAR NEW YEAR-CHINA AND VIETNAM FEBURARY 12
DIA DE MURETOS(DAY OF DEAD) 2ND NOVEMBER
HANUKKAH FESTIVAL 28TH NOVEMBER-06 DECEMBER
BODHI DAY 8TH DECEMBER
FESTA JUNIA 24 JUNE
MASLENISTA-END OF HARSH WINTER 08TH MARCH-14TH MARCH
ST.NICHOLAS EVE 6TH DECEMBER
TU B'SHEVAT- CELEBRATING MOTHER NATURE 27TH JANUARY-28TH JANUARY
QUING MING FESTIVAL 4TH APRIL

Top 20 Most Celebrated Holidays In The World 2021

1) NEW YEAR, JANUARY-01

New Year's Day, which falls on January 1, is a public holiday in many nations and represents the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar. New Year's Day is a civil event produced by humans, not natural, seasonal, or astronomical. Nonetheless, when the days begin to lengthen again, nature cooperates to make January 1 a satisfying moment to begin afresh.

2)CHRISTMAS, 25TH DECEMBER

The Day is a religious and cultural celebration worldwide, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is a holiday celebrated by Christians and non-Christians alike, and it is marked by Christmas trees and decorations, Santa Claus, feasts, and gift-giving. Christmas is celebrated in over 160 countries. Angola and Uruguay are two countries that refer to the festival as Family Day. According to tradition, Christmas Day commemorates the birth of Jesus, which occurred on December 25th, 1 BC. In most countries around the world, December 25 will be a national holiday.

3) VALENTINE'S DAY,14TH FEBRUARY

Valentine's Day is named after Saint Valentine, a 3rd-century Catholic priest who lived in Rome. There are numerous stories about St Valentine, which have evolved into the narrative we know today.

4) HALLOWEEN, 31ST OCTOBER

Halloween is a celebration that takes place every year on October 31. The tradition originated during the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people lighted bonfires and dressed up in costumes to ward off ghosts. This Day marked the end of summer and harvest and the beginning of the gloomy, icy winter, which was associated with human death in the past. Celts believed that the border between the living and the dead blurred the night before New Year's Day. On October 31, they commemorated Samhain, the Day when it was believed that the spirits of the dead returned to earth.

5)RAMZAN AND ID, APRIL/MAY/JUNE

The Muslim holy festival of Eid al-Fitr, also known as the "Festival of Breaking the Fast," honours the end of Ramadan, a month-long fast. It usually lasts one to three days and includes both a charitable act and prayer. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. During this month, Muslims observe a complete fast from sunrise to sunset.

6) EASTER

Easter honours Jesus' resurrection from the dead, as portrayed in the Bible's New Testament. Easter is generally associated with feasts, Easter eggs, and the Easter Bunny. Easter is a religious holiday observed by churches all around the world. The holiday is traditionally celebrated in a darkened church with special prayers sung in praise of Jesus Christ. On this Day, many people participate in philanthropic activities and sing cheerful prayers in churches to commemorate Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead.

7)THANKSGIVING DAY,04TH NOVEMBER

Thanksgiving is a distinctly American holiday. The day is off for the general population, and most schools and businesses are closed. Thanksgiving is a day when people in the United States give thanks for what they have. Families and friends assemble for a lunch that includes, among other things, a roast turkey, stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy, and pumpkin pie.

8)ST.PATRICKS DAY: MARCH 17

St. Patrick's Day is observed on March 17th, though celebrations are not limited to that day. The 17th of March is notable because it is regarded to be the day of St. Patrick's death, which occurred in the late fifth century.

9) DIWALI

The Light Festival in Hinduism Diwali is a festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Diwali, one of India's most important festivals, takes place on November 14th. The festival, which takes place during the Hindu month of Kartika, commemorates the triumph of good over evil with dazzling lights and scrumptious cuisine, and is celebrated by Hindus and others around the world.

10)LUNAR NEW YEAR-CHINA AND VIETNAM

Lunar New Year is a celebration that honours the start of a new year on the traditional Chinese and Vietnamese calendars. The event includes a dinner, pyrotechnics and firecrackers, and red envelopes for money exchange.

11)OCTOBER FEST

Oktoberfest takes place in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, and is the world's largest Volksfest (beer festival and roving funfair). Celebrations in other locations throughout the world are modelled after the original Munich event. Alcohol consumption (particularly beer), parades, eating, and dancing are all part of the festivities.

12)DIA DE MURETOS(DAY OF DEAD)

Da de Muertos is a Mexican event in which family and friends gather to commemorate and honour the lives of those who have passed away. The erection of altars to honour the dead and traditional dishes are usually part of the event.

13)HANUKKAH FESTIVAL

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights, commemorating the rededication of Jerusalem's second Jewish Temple. The Last Day of Hanukkah is considered the end of the celebrations by many Jews in the United States.

14)BODHI DAY

Bodhi Day is a Buddhist holiday that remembers the historical Buddha's enlightenment on this Day. Meditation, a traditional dinner, and study of the Dharma are among of the Day's traditions.

15)FESTA JUNIA

On June 24, Brazil celebrates Festa Junina, which marks the end of summer and harvest season. A Catholic feast day honours three Catholic saints: Saint Anthony, Saint John, and Saint Peter.

16)MASLENISTA-END OF HARSH WINTER

Maslenitsa is a Slavic feast held in March, just before the Great Lent. Maslenitsa, also known as Pancake Week, is a weeklong event in which Russians eat blinis, thin pancakes topped with a variety of sweet and savoury toppings.

17)ST.NICHOLAS EVE

On the eve of Saint Nicholas Day, December 5, Dutch children are told that Sinterklaas comes from Spain to distribute toys to them. Sinterklaas, according to legend, disembarks from his steamboat at a port and rides a white horse through the town. His assistants, all named Piet, assist him in delivering gifts to the virtuous youngsters. On the other hand, Naughty kids are believed to be sent to Spain for a year to learn how to behave.

18) TU B'SHEVAT- CELEBRATING MOTHER NATURE

Tu B'shevat is a Jewish holiday observed on the 15th of Shevat (January or February, depending on the Hebrew calendar). Its goal is to commemorate the end of the rainy season by emphasising the importance of caring for and nourishing the planet. People celebrate the beauty and splendour of our earth by planting trees, eating fruit, and planting trees.

19)QUING MING FESTIVAL

The Qingming Festival in China is a time for families to honour their ancestors and welcome spring. The holiday is also known as "Tomb Sweeping Day" or "Pure Brightness" in English, and it usually takes place between April 4 and 6.

20) INDEPENDENCE DAY-U.S, JULY 4

The Fourth of July, often known as Independence Day, is a federal holiday in the United States that commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Fireworks, a picnic or barbeque, alcohol consumption, and the colours of the American flag are common ways for families to commemorate the event.

Top 20 Most Celebrated Holidays In The USA

S.NO FESTIVALS DATES 
1 Wonderbus AUG-28,29
2 Bonnaroo  September 2-5
3 Summerfest  September 2-4, 9-11, 16-18
4 BottleRock September 3-5
5 Electric Zoo September 3-5
6 Pitchfork Music Festival September 10-12
7 Riot Fest September 17–19
8 Firefly Festival  September 23-26
9 Governors Ball September 24-26
10 Austin City Limits  October 1–3, 8–10
11 Shaky Knees  October 22-24 
12 Levitation October 28-31
13 Outside Lands October 29–31
14 SXSW March 11–20, 2022
15 Big Ears March 22–25, 2022
16 Coachella April 15-17, 22-24
17 Hangout Music Festival May 20-22, 2022
18 Voodoo Festival  October 28-30, 2022
19 Newport Folk Festival 2022 dates TBA 
20 Lollapalooza 2022 dates TBA 

Most Celebrated Holidays In The UK-2021

S.NO DATES FESTIVALS
1 25TH JANUARY BURNS’ NIGHT (SCOTLAND)
2 14TH FEBRUARY VALENTINES DAY
3  FEBRUARY LONDON FASHION WEEK
4 1ST MARCH ST DAVID’S DAY
5 17TH MARCH  ST PATRICKS DAY
6 31ST OCTOBER HALLOWEEN
7 5TH NOVEMBER  BONFIRE NIGHT
8 30TH NOVEMBER  ST ANDREW’S DAY (SCOTLAND)
9 25TH DECEMBER   CHRISTMAS DAY
10 31ST DECEMBER  NEW YEARS

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Most Celebrated Holidays In The World 2021 - FAQ

1. What are the Top 20 Most Celebrated Holidays In The World 2021?

Top 20 Most Celebrated Holidays In The World 2021

Most Celebrated Holidays In The World 2021
Festivals Dates
NEW YEAR, JANUARY-01
CHRISTMAS, 25TH DECEMBER
 VALENTINE'S DAY 14TH FEBRUARY
 HALLOWEEN, 31ST OCTOBER
RAMZAN AND ID, APRIL/MAY/JUNE
 EASTER 04 APRIL
THANKSGIVING DAY 04TH NOVEMBER
ST.PATRICKS DAY MARCH 17
 DIWALI NOVEMBER 4
LUNAR NEW YEAR-CHINA AND VIETNAM FEBURARY 12
DIA DE MURETOS(DAY OF DEAD) 2ND NOVEMBER
HANUKKAH FESTIVAL 28TH NOVEMBER-06 DECEMBER
BODHI DAY 8TH DECEMBER
FESTA JUNIA 24 JUNE
MASLENISTA-END OF HARSH WINTER 08TH MARCH-14TH MARCH
ST.NICHOLAS EVE 6TH DECEMBER
TU B'SHEVAT- CELEBRATING MOTHER NATURE 27TH JANUARY-28TH JANUARY
QUING MING FESTIVAL 4TH APRIL
2. Which is the oldest holiday

Halloween is one of the world's oldest celebrations, occurring every year on October 31. Halloween is still frequently observed in a variety of places around the world, despite its origins in ancient festivals and religious ceremonies.

3. What is the significance of Thanks Giving?

Thanksgiving dinners are America's oldest custom, dating back to 1621, more than 150 years before the Revolutionary War. Despite the fact that the first Thanksgiving feast was recorded in 1621, Abraham Lincoln did not proclaim it a national holiday until 1863.

4. Where did holidays originate from?

The word holiday comes from the Old English word hligdg (hlig for "holy" and dg for "day"), which was first documented in 950 AD. In 1460 AD, the word "holiday" was first recorded. It took on a new meaning around the Middle English period as "a day when commoners were excused from labour."

5. Which country has the longest holiday seasons

Starting in September and finishing around January 9, the Philippines enjoys one of the world's longest holiday seasons. Throughout these months, Christmas plays, parties, and decorations are in full swing, with nine night Masses (known as Simbang Gabi) running up to Christmas Day.

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