Independence Day

Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared …

Anzac Day

Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important dates of national commemoration. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War (1914-18), at Gallipoli. Dawn services at …

Easter Sunday

Easter commemorates the resurrection (return to life) of Jesus Christ following his death by crucifixion. It is the most significant event of the Christian calendar.

Good Friday

This is a solemn Christian remembrance of the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday.

Australia Day

On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. Australia Day celebrations are held in communities across the country. Order of Australia awards are announced on Australia Day and the Queen’s …

New Years’s Day

The United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

Labor Day (USA)

Labor Day in the United States. Labor Day honors the contribution that laborers have made to the country and is observed on the first Monday of September.

Flag Day

Flag Day in the United States. This day is observed to celebrate the history and symbolism of the American flag. The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the …

Memorial Day

Memorial Day in the United States. It is a federal holiday established to honor military veterans who died in wars fought by American forces. Celebrations honoring Civil War heroes started the year after the war ended. The establishment of a …

Boxing Day

The origins of Boxing Day stretch back to the Middle Ages and it is likely that its name is garnered from the customary ‘Christmas Box’ of the time. Clay boxes at workplaces acted much like piggy banks with small deposits …