5 of the World’s Biggest Religious Holidays and Festivals
Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ observed by Christians and non-Christians alike around the world. It is one of Christianity’s most important events. In some countries, the observance starts early marked with a festive atmosphere, plenty of decorations, and ornaments including Christmas trees, lights, and so much more.
Dia de los Muertos
All Saints Day and All Souls Day are Catholic holidays celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November respectively. In Mexico, Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is celebrated during this time. Day of the Dead remembers and honors loved ones who have passed away. Some of the highlights of the celebration include food offerings for the dead and decorating tombs of the departed among others.
Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, is an important holiday for the Hindus. It is one of the biggest religious observances in India. This festival is also widely practiced in many countries across the world often celebrated with lights, parades, and lots of festivities.
Muslims around the world celebrates Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan or the Islamic holy month that is a time of fasting. It is a festive occasion with plenty of family gatherings, food, and other fun-filled activities.
Hanukkah or Chanukah is a Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights. It is an eight-day celebration that commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple. The observance often includes the menorah lighting every night, prayers, and food.