Sunday october 29, 2023
cards/flowers : To honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.
Tuesday october 31, 2023
cards/flowers : Halloween originated from a Celtic festival called Samhain, which was celebrated 2,000 years ago and revolved around lighting bonfires and wearing costumes to ward off spirits and fairies yes, Halloween began because people truly believed that it was a time when dead spirits would rise again, and walk among them. Back then, costumes acted as protection, not just an excuse to show off your Pinterest skills.
Not much is known about the ancient holiday since there are no written records, though per Encyclopedia Britannica, it was a time fraught with danger, charged with fear, and full of supernatural episodes.
Sunday november 26, 2023
Culture : From the Latin word adventus meaning coming : observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year. [Wikipedia]
Tuesday december 26, 2023
Secular holiday : Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would traditionally receive gifts known as a Christmas box from their masters, employers or customers. Due to historical reasons, depending on the year, Boxing Day can be celebrated BEFORE Christmas
New Year's Eve
Sunday december 31, 2023
Culture : Szilveszter
Monday january 1, 2024
School holidays : The summer school holidays in Australia last from December to February and include Christmas and New Year celebrations and usually last six weeks.
It should be noted, however, that school holidays in Australia are set individually by each State Department of Education. Please scroll to the concerned state
School day duration: 6:30 hours
Average class size: more than 22
Dates confirmed till Dec 2025 in most states
New Year's Day
Monday january 1, 2024
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Saturday january 6, 2024
Friday january 26, 2024
Secular holiday : Celebrates the first settlement by the British lead by captain Arthur Phillip (1788)
Chinese New Year
Saturday february 10, 2024
cards/flowers : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics.
Wednesday february 14, 2024
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February
Friday march 29, 2024
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.
Saturday march 30, 2024
Catholic or protestant : paid holiday