India and Colombia both have 18 public holidays, which is more than any other country in the world. These countries are followed by Lebanon, with 16 public holidays and Turkey, that holds 14 holidays. The United States acknowledges 10 public holidays.
India's public holidays include both Muslim and Hindu festivals, as well as Christian holidays such as Good Friday and Easter Monday. India also has a number of secular holidays such as Republic Day and Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.
In Colombia, public holidays are largely Catholic, along with secular commemorations of nationally important events, such as the Battle of Boyaca and the Independence of Cartagena.Learn More
Many believe that Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico's independence; however, that is not the case. Cinco de Mayo celebrates a relatively small victory in which the Mexican army defeated the French. In fact, many Mexican states outside of Puebla do not even celebrate the holiday.Full Answer >
Some fun trivia facts about Veterans Day include that: 1) Veterans Day used to be called Armistice Day as commemoration of the end of World War I in 1919; and 2) the name did not change to Veterans Day until 1954.Full Answer >
Famous poems about mothers includes William Blake's "The Little Boy Found," from 1791. It describes a lost child's return to his worried mother. Christina Rossetti's 1842 verse, "To My Mother," is a birthday wish and an offering of flowers. Rossetti also wrote "Sonnets Are Full of Love" in 1881, which dedicated poetry to her mother.Full Answer >
Canada Day is observed on July 1st. It celebrates the creation of the British North America Act in 1867, which formed the new country of Canada. In French, the day is called Fete du Canada.Full Answer >