Holidays around the world

The world is a large place and that means that you have a whole host of amazing destinations waiting for you to pick them. And each of those places celebrate their own national holidays and special days throughout the year. Let's look at some of the most iconic holidays around the world.

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Chinese Spring Festival - China

Also known as Lunar New year, Chinese Spring Festival is one of the oldest holidays in the world with accounts dating back over 4000 years. Essentially, it is China's version of Christmas in that families will all congregate and celebrate together. It is customary for families to thoroughly clean their house and buy trolleys full of food in preparation for occasion and the festival concludes with a lantern festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month.

Canada Day - Canada

Canadians are extremely patriotic and proud of their country and Canada Day provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate everything Canadian. The day officially commemorates the nation's independence from Britain in 1882 and parades are held in all major towns and cities across Canada to mark the occasion. The most important thing you can have if you visit on Canada Day? All the lyrics to O Canada!

Australia Day- Australia

A little different to Canada Day, Australia Day commemorates the arrival of the first of 11 convict ships from Britain before the Union Jack was raised in Sydney Cove by the ship's Captain Arthur Phillip. The day is a great excuse for family and friends to gather and spend quality time time together. Festivities include fireworks and barbecues as spirits remain high late into the night.

Independence Day- USA

Independence Day in the United States is celebrated each and every 4th of July and without fail Americans do their part to dress up and let everybody know how proud they are of their nation as they attend local parades. Festivities regularly include fireworks all across the country and many families use the time around the day to indulge in a spot of family camping, often accompanied by a barbecue over a camp fire with s'mores for dessert.

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