The term “holidays” refers to special days or periods of time off from work. These special days can be based on religion, politics, ethnic or racial affiliation, or regional observances. Some holidays are not officially recognized by the government, such as Halloween and Christmas. But, they are still widely celebrated, particularly in the United States. Here is a brief definition of holidays. Some examples of holidays are listed below:
Part-time employees are entitled to a holiday
Holiday pay is not mandatory for part-time employees, although some employers choose to give it. In the United Kingdom, holiday pay is granted to full-time employees and is calculated on a pro-rata basis. Germany has only one national holiday and several other public holidays regulated at the state level. Federal employees are not entitled to holiday pay, but many employers choose to offer it anyway as a way to attract and retain talent.
Floating holidays are days off designated by the federal government
These days are not regulated by federal law, but by state laws. As such, your organization may not provide them to all employees. In most cases, however, it will allow you to take a floating holiday as long as the rest of the year is free from work. Floating holidays also help you to achieve work-life balance, which can boost your performance and reduce burnout. Listed below are some examples of how these days may benefit you and your business.
Christian holidays are part of the liturgical year
The Christian calendar celebrates the days of the week from the start of Advent through Pentecost. These days are known as the Season after Pentecost. The Christian calendar begins with Advent, which lasts four weeks after Christmas and ends at Pentecost. Advent precedes Lent and the Easter season, while Pentecost begins before Lent. Advent and Pentecost are not the same. However, they share some common dates.
Jewish holidays reflect multiculturalism
At The Lippman School, we follow a multi-faith philosophy and deeply value our Jewish heritage. Multiculturalism is about personal identity, a sense of community, and the exploration of humanity. In the context of our school, students explore their own background and that of others as well as the traditions of their own faith. This helps them to connect with other people and to build a deeper understanding of Judaism.
African Americans celebrate All Saint’s Day in an African-derived style
The celebration of All Saints Day in Africa is rooted in the tradition of remembrance. On this day, Christian believers commemorate the known saints from past centuries. In the Central African Republic, the holiday is celebrated as All Souls Day and All Saints’ Eve. Today, the CAR is mostly Christian, with half the population being Protestant and the other half Catholic.
Thanksgiving celebrations include fireworks and bonfires
Turkey Day and bonfires go hand in hand. While the first Thanksgiving celebration occurred in 1606 when Parliament declared the fifth of November a national day of thanksgiving, bonfires and fireworks became a common feature of the celebration. However, not all bonfires and fireworks are lit on this day. Instead, many people light fireworks and set them alight. The tradition is still celebrated today. During the celebration, church bells ring, and fireworks are set off around town.