A holiday is a period set aside for public celebrations, usually by law or custom wherein normal everyday activities, particularly work or school including church, are either suspended or limited. In general, holidays are planned to let people to celebrate or remember an occasion or religious or cultural value of national or ethnic importance. Usually, people celebrate on that day which is of special significance to them.
Normally, the government implements certain rules and regulations related to holidays. On some days, children and workers are required to work and are absent from school. On some other days, factories and offices are closed and some public places remain open. For holiday pay, employees and children are entitled to the same holiday allowance as that on normal pay days.
There are many other types of holidays recognized by different countries. Some countries celebrate religious holidays in more regular manner while others celebrate it more enthusiastically. Some countries also have national traditions or beliefs which are commemorated during that particular holiday. Many cultures observe different kinds of festivals during their festivals and they are part of their cultural heritage. For example, in Japan, there is a holiday called Chatsuru which honors the gods of the Japanese religion, In India, there is the festival of Diwali, while for the Chinese, a festival is observed known as New Year’s Festival.