Saturday, August 24, 2019

Keeping up to date with changes to holidays can be more difficult than you might think with events that essentially happen each year. To help keep everyone updated on public holidays news, we issue news releases in English that are not covered by other news agencies.

RSS Office Holidays Blog

  • A Janmashtami Journey August 23, 2019
    Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is one of the most popular and important Hindu festivals. It marks the birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth re-incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who gave the vital message of the Bhagwat Gita – the guiding principles for every Hindu. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm by Hindus. In this article, we take […]
  • Don’t bank on Bank Holiday pay in the United Kingdom August 21, 2019
    Within the United Kingdom, England and Wales have eight bank holidays a year. These are New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Early May Bank Holiday, Spring Bank Holiday, August Bank Holiday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Most fall on a Monday. If New Year’s Day, Christmas Day or Boxing Day fall on a weekend, […]
  • August 2019 Diversity Review July 31, 2019
    The revolutionary spirit in July continues into August with a large amount of independence days taking place around the world as many countries threw off their colonial shackles during this month. The biggest religious festival in August this year is the major Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha. Another key religious festival is the widely observed […]
  • The Curious Case of British Bank Holidays June 26, 2019
    Bank Holidays may seem like a general term used for holidays in the British Isles, but as with most cultural events, there is always an interesting story behind everything… On Bank Holidays in the United Kingdom, generally on a Monday, businesses and banks are closed. But why are they called Bank Holidays, when it’s not […]
  • July 2019 Cultural Diversity Review June 25, 2019
    This year, July is a relatively quiet month for international holidays. That’s not to say there aren’t any interesting holidays or festivals taking place. In fact, July can be considered the most revolutionary of months with 25 independence holidays taking place around the world, more than any other month. In most cases, these independence days […]