How to Create Holidays and National Days
Creating a special day is fun and even exciting. And, you want to share this new special day with the world.... Cool!
In the past few years, there has been a tremendous proliferation of daily holidays, special, wacky, bizarre and national days. Lately it seems everyone, and especially companies and organizations, want to create their own bizarre, wacky, or special day.
The key to creating a new day is to gain recognition from multiple sources. With the growth of these days, it gets more difficult to get these new days recognized.
Anyone can create a special day. The tough job, is to gain recognition. Here are some tips for getting your special day created and recognized:
Of particular note is the growth of "National Days". The word "National" is being added to an overwhelmingly large number of proposed and recently created days. The word "National" has even been added by some holiday calendar websites for special days that were not created as a "National" day! This causes confusion as to the whether or not, a special days is in actuality a national day.
Why is it important to identify and distinguish true "National" days? We care about the term "National' on holiday titles and others do as well. It is fine with us, if someone puts the "national" tag on a holiday that they create. But, we have several reasons why we believe this distinction is very important:
To be a true "National" day, one of the following conditions must be met:
Obviously, it is no small task to create a true National day.
Did You Know? National days are not limited to the U.S. A national day can be declared by the leaders of any country of the world for their country.
There are ten U.S. federal holidays. Most government offices are closed. Non -essential employees have the day off. The post office is closed. Banks are closed. States and businesses observe some, but not all of these holidays by giving employees the day off.
Many people view public holidays as synonymous to Federal holidays. Not all federal holidays are public holidays. Public holidays are those where much of the general public has the day off from work, usually with pay. Federal, state, and usually local government agencies are closed. Banks, the Post Office, and libraries are closed, too. In addition, many businesses, from manufacturing to office workers are also give employees the day off.
Some states also have one or two public holidays of their own.
Note: If you are using the dates in our site for calendar or other publishing purposes, we recommend you double check with other sources. Each year, we find a number of holidays with conflicting dates.
Did You Know? There are literally thousands of holidays, special events and observances, more than one for every day of the year. Many new holidays are being created on a very frequent basis. At Holiday Insights we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.
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