why are there so many holiday's in America?

It seems like every single month there's a holiday.

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Americans have a different meaning for "holiday" from other English speaking countries. For a start, what Americans call "vacation" is called "holidays" in Britain, Australia and others. America calls days like St Patricks Day and Halloween "holidays" although they don't have a day off for them. They are not called "holidays" anywhere else although the days might be celebrated.

    Australia has "public holidays" (in Britain "bank holidays"). These are days when everyone has a day off with full pay. They include Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, the Queen's Birthday and others, usually about eight through the year. These days are also called holidays in the USA although whether people get a paid day off for them I don't know.

    The main reason, however, that the USA seems to have more holidays than other countries is that the word "holiday" has a different meaning in the USA.

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  • Brian
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    2 months ago

    There is a Holiday for all 365 days a year, and also 366 on leap year.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Go to Europe.  I’ve got family in Germany and they say the typical week has a paid holiday.  Older country’s have many more holidays. 

    Source(s): And typical worker there gets 4 weeks vacation. And that’s not after working at one company for 45 years. That’s just standard paid vacation there.
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    • tentofield
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      2 months agoReport

      Australian workers get four weeks paid holidays/vacation a year too. They also get a holiday bonus to make up for the loss of overtime or penalty rates they might normally expect to get.

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