Who wouldn’t love public holidays – I ask myself while reading the article about countries that have the most public holidays in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic. I really love public holidays as well, in my country there are not too many, but when we have one we celebrate it very well! We have fireworks every city and town, we have great street concerts, shows, eating places everwhere in the country. Today we have a festival in the country we celebrate harvesting the grapes. So there are people in the street in fron of my house, dressed up in folk costumes, there is music, laughing here.
Public holidays in general are some important dates for a country which are usually not working days for both private and public sector workers. In most cases, those holidays have fixed dates, but some of them are movable depending on some factors like moon cycle or day in a week. So, how many public holidays do you country have?
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three countries from their list.
The first country is Czech Republic. There are 13 public holidays. Many public holidays in the Czech Republic are related to some of the saints, like St Wenceslas Day, St Cyril and Methodius Day (celebrating the missionaries who brought Christianity from Byzantine Empire), St. Stephens Day. Also, two important holidays are Foundation of the independent Czechoslovak state in 1918, and also the separation of Czech Republic (October 28), and Slovakia celebrated on January 01 as Restoration Day of Independent Czech State. The next country is Sweden. There are 14 public holidays. As many countries celebrate Midsummer, Sweden is one of those countries that made a public holiday out of it. It is celebrated for two days (including Midsummer Eve and Midsummer Day celebrated on Saturday between Jun 20 and 26). It is nowadays one of the most important holidays in Sweden. Apart from it, there are some common holidays like Christmas, National Day, Labor Day Easter holidays, etc. The last places on my list are Trinidad and Tobago. There are 14 public holidays. Apart from usual public holidays, there are also carnival days (Monday and Tuesday in February) which are not public holidays, but most of the businesses are closed then due to Carnival held in Brazil. From other holidays there are religious ones — Good Friday, Easter Days, Corpus Christi, Eid al Fitr (end of Ramadan), Diwali, there are also Independence Day, Emancipation Day (end of slavery of British Empire in 1834), Labour Day, etc.
For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 countries that have the most public holidays in the world