Halloween is said to have been born from a festival of the Celtics known as the Samhain, a day before Samhain all the ghosts would come back and that night was known as ‘All Hallows Eve’ which later came to be known as Halloween. In the past years, Halloween has been a time where people dress up in evil costumes (Mostly), or other cartoonish costumes and children go house to house for what is known as Trick-or-Treating. Halloween in 2018 is to fall on the 31st of October which is a Wednesday.
Christmas Day is a day celebrated by people all over the world in remembrance of the birth of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. It falls on the 25th of December every year and has been this day since nearly the fourth century. The day is a public holiday and a festival known by the whole world. It is a day that the Christians rejoice and honour for God sent his only son to show people the right path and die to wash away their sins.
Just like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is a day to celebrate fatherhood and appreciate fathers for their roles in our lives. This day is celebrated by almost everyone on the third Sunday every June while some Catholic parts of Europe and Latin America celebrate it on 19 March. Australia celebrates this day on the first Sunday of September. Father’s Day in 2018 falls on the 17th of June.
‘Washington’s Birthday’ also known as ‘President’s Day’ in many States is a day to honour the first President of the USA, George Washington and started being celebrated by the people after his death. President's Day became a national holiday only in 1879 when a bill was signed by President Rutherford This national holiday falls on the third Monday of February every year around Washington’s Birthday which falls on the 22nd February. The President’s Day in 2018 was celebrated on 20th February.
Martin Luther King Jr is one of the three people in whose honour the US has declared a national holiday. Born on the 15th of January 1929, Martin Luther made history as a leader who fought for Civil rights of the people and was against racial discrimination. Martin Luther King Jr Day is celebrated every year in January on the third Monday since the year 1986. 15th of January which is also Martin’s birthday was celebrated as Martin Luther King Jr Day in 2018.
Celebrated on the very first Monday of September, Labour Day is a public holiday in the US to honour all the workers and their unions for the hard work and contribution toward the betterment of the country. September 3 will be celebrated as Labour Day in 2018. It is believed that a rally in Canada to support workers is what inspired Labour Day in the United States of America.