Civil and religious holidays in the world are 220 in 2014.
The majority of religious holidays is related to Christianity: 75 days.
Among religious festivals, Hindu Kumbh Mela is the one with the highest number of participants, with almost 100 million devotees and curious visitors.
Employees in Colombia enjoy 18 days public holidays: the greatest amount in the world.
In Egypt, students enjoy the longest break in the world: 19-20 weeks.
Samoa, September 7-8, 2009: everyone was given 2 days off to learn how to drive on the left-hand side of the road.
On Balinese New Year’s Day, people celebrate the ‘Day of Silence’: from 6 am to 6 am the following day.
Spanish people celebrate their national identity on October 12: the date on which Columbus discovered America.
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