10 Countries with Most Holidays in 2012




most holidays countriesTaking a deeper notice of the developed countries, you would see that they have a systematic way of deciding holidays for the nation. Unlike countries, say Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc, where there is no surety about whether the next working day is on or not (due to the civil violence within the country), the Following countries are the ones who are known to have most number of holidays annually. Therefore if you are a vacation lover and looking forward to a country abroad for your career, choosing from the following ones would really help you out!

10. Spain

Statutory : 26

Public : 14

Total : 36

Barcelona second largest city in Spain

Spain has impressive holidays and festivals annually ranging in diversities such as Las Fallas, it takes place in march, it has nonstop firework, fun fair, accompanied with worldwide celebrities, the best effigy flame is put on display in the town center, another is Semana Santa it’s the biggest celebration it is featured with mask parades, and amusement parks rides and concerts are setup. The most interesting are Fiesta de San Fermin where bulls are made to run and La tomatina, is a tomato war.

9. Venezuela

Statutory : 24

Public : 12

Total : 36

castillo de santa barbara, Tumblr

It has interesting, colorful, valuable and enjoyable holidays, celebrations and events which reflect their various climate and ecosystem. Festivals and holidays are such as La Chinta Fair: it is dedicated to virgin of Chiquinquira where he rescued old lady, the festival is accompanied with loads of fireworks, lightening and orchestras playing, another festival is Virgen del Valle in Margarita, this virgin has escaped hurricane and villagers decided to safeguard him in the valley since then it is celebrated for them by songs and music of samba and hundreds of firework that fills the night.

8. Sweden

Statutory :25

Public : 11

Total : 36

Gothenburg City Sweden

It is a Nordic Country, being third largest in European Union by area but has low density population. They celebrate different holidays pre Christian, Christian, midsummer for summer solstice, Walpurgis night( 30th April bonfire) , labor day, Saint lucia (month long Christmas season), Martin of Tours eve where black soup made of goose stock and blood.

7. France

Statutory : 25

Public : 11

Total : 36

lyon city, france

A metropolitan city, is also referred as hexagon due to its shape, It is a largest country and third largest in Europe as a whole, and has second largest exclusive economic zone in the world. They celebrated their national day as Bastille day on 14 July, they also celebrate variety of holidays such as Good Friday, Easter Monday, whit Monday( Monday after pantecost that is 49 days after Easter) Victory in Europe day Remembrance day( end of world war 1).

6. Britain

Statutory : 28

Public : 8

Total : 36

great britain bridge

It is a sovereign state and largest island in Europe. Many of their celebrations and holidays are centuries old passing on to their generations such as 5th January-twelfth night, St Patrick’s day on 17th march, shrove Thursday,, Halloween, Harvest festival, advent, trooping the colors, boxing day and many more. These festivals and celebrations are colorful and spread the air of joy.

5. Greece

Statutory : 25

Public : 12

Total : 37

Greece Mykonos

Greece, a birth place for Olympic games in 1896, where in its Panthenaic Stadium the first game played, and it is the most mountainous area in Europe. It has the 11th largest coast line. Its cuisine is an example of healthy and delicious Mediterranean diet. According to Greece law every Sunday is a public holiday, they have varieties of holidays like Good Friday, clean Monday, Whit Sunday, Whit Monday, Ochi day on October 28 as a celebration for refusal to Italian ultimatum, assumption of the holy virgin etc.

4. Bolivia

Statutory : 25

Public : 12

Total : 37

Transfagarasan, Romania

It is in South America, and is great biodiversity. There each year many special occasions are also celebrated such as mothers and father’s day and besides pets also have their own particular special day. There are many exciting festivals, events, carnivals, and holidays each year with local and regional celebrations. For example Twelfth night, kids get the gifts in their shoes, Day of dogs: san roque always helped the poor one day he felt sick inside the cave and a dog helped him out, since then dogs are costumed nicely at this day, then day of dead where people go to graves, there are still many more special occasions celebrated.

3. Poland

Statutory : 26

Public : 11

Total : 37

Czocha Castle, Poland

There are various holidays for celebrations, carnivals, festivals or simply rest. They have many especial occasions such as Corpus Christi, a national and religious holiday people usually pray and go to church, all Saints and all souls’ day when people visits graves. Palm Sunday shows beginning of holy week in Poland. Traditional Pisanki: where artificial decorated eggs are sale. Beethoven Easter Festival: it’s a classical musical festival in their holy week.

2. Malta

Statutory : 24

Public : 14

Total : 38

malta

In Malta every village celebrates a festival of its saint but they also have large numbers of national celebrations such as Manjra that has folkloric music and dance and races of horses and donkeys, Imnarja festival where there is overnight picnic with decorated floats, and many other interesting holidays.

1. Austria

Statutory : 25

Public : 13

Total : 38

Austria-Mountains

Talking about Austria makes you think of traditional drindle dress and Alps, they are still holding many old customs and traditions. They enjoy every celebration and it is reflected in there every holiday and festivals that are held annually. They have holiday like New year’s salute where squads nicely dressed in traditional costumes and holding rifle do the marching, The Wiener Musikverein who play the world’s most widely followed and popular annual concert. Twelfth night: the singers walk door to door, sing a song and collects charity and in 6th January Raunachte, it is mainly concern with fertility rites, the perchten gathering for nightly rituals.

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