Proposed Birthdays & Holidays Category -- Tell Us What You Think

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  1. larryfreeman profile image86
    larryfreemanposted 9 years ago

    As I mentioned in a previous announcement, categories are coming to HubPages.

    I would especially appreciate it if you can review the non-American holidays.  Please let me know if there are any major holidays that I missed or any holiday that can be grouped together.

    Here is the planned breakdown of the Holidays & Special Occasions Category

    Holidays & Special Occasions (Top Level)

    * African & Caribbean Holidays
    * American Holidays
    * Asian Holidays
    * Austrailian & New Zealand Holidays
    * Baha'i Holidays
    * Birthdays & Celebrations
    * British & Irish Holidays
    * Buddhist Holidays
    * Canadian Holidays
    * Christmas
    * Christian Holidays
    * Easter
    * European Holidays
    * Events & Events Planning
    * Greeting Cards
    * Halloween
    * Hindu Holidays
    * International Holidays
    * Islamic Holidays
    * Jewish Holidays
    * Latin American & Brazil Holidays
    * Pagan Holidays
    * Polynesian & Oceanic Holidays
    * Unofficial Holidays

    Here is the proposed breakdown for each of the above Holidays & Special Occasions subcategories:

    (1) African & Caribbean Holidays (2nd Level Category)

    * Central Africa
    * East Africa
    * North Africa
    * South Africa
    * Southern Africa
    * West Africa

    (2)  American Holidays (2nd Level Category)

    * Arbor Day
    * Chinese New Year
    * Cinco de Mayo
    * Earth Day
    * Father's Day
    * Flag Day
    * Fourth of July
    * Groundhog's Day
    * Kwanzaa
    * Labor Day
    * Mardi Gras
    * Martin Luther King's Birthday
    * Memorial Day
    * Mother's Day
    * New Year's
    * President's Day
    * St. Patrick's Day
    * Super Bowl Sunday
    * Thanksgiving
    * Valentine's Day
    * Veteran's Day

    (3)  Asian Holidays (2nd Level Category)

    * Central Asia
    * Chinese
    * Eastern Asia
    * Indonesia &Malaysia
    * Middle East
    * Japanese
    * Korean
    * Persian
    * Philippines
    * Southeast Asia
    * Southern Asia

    (4) Australia & New Zealand (2nd Level Category)

    * Anzac Day
    * Australia Day
    * Boxing Day
    * Labour Day
    * Maori Holidays (see Maori in Polynesian & Oceanic Holidays)
    * Melbourne Cup
    * New Year's
    * Regional Holiday
    * Queen's Birthday
    * Waitangi Day

    (5) Bah'ai Holidays (2nd Level Category)

    * Ascension of Baha'u'llah
    * Birth of the Bab
    * Birth of Baha'u'llah
    * Declaration of the Bab
    * Martyrdom of the Bab
    * Naw Ruz
    * Ridvan

    (6)  Birthdays & Celebrations (2nd Level Category)

    * Anecdotes & Stories
    * Birthday Cakes
    * Famous Birthdays
    * Gift Ideas
    * Party Ideas
    * Songs & Games

    (7) British & Irish Holidays (2nd Level)

    * Bank Holiday
    * Battle of the Boyne
    * Boxing Day
    * Labour Day
    * New Year's
    * Regional Holidays
    * St. Patrick's Day
    * St. Stephen's Day

    (8) Buddhist Holidays (2nd Level)

    * Blessed Rainy Day
    * Bon Festival
    * Buddha's Birthday
    * Regional Holidays
    * Vesak

    (9) Canadian Holidays (2nd Level)

    * Boxing Day
    * Canada Day
    * Civic Holiday
    * Family Day
    * Flag Day
    * Labour Day
    * New Year's
    * Remembrance Day
    * Thanksgiving Day
    * Victoria Day

    (10) Christmas (2nd Level)

    * Around the World
    * Christmas Music & Caroling
    * Christmas Trees
    * Decorations
    * History
    * Nativity
    * Parades & Special Celebrations
    * Religious Observance
    * Santa Claus

    (11)  Christian Holidays (2nd Level)

    * Advent
    * All Saints' Day
    * All Souls' Day
    * Ascension Thursday
    * Ash Wednesday
    * Assumption of Mary
    * Candelmas
    * Childermas
    * Christmas (See Christmas Subcategory)
    * Corpus Christi
    * Easter (See Easter Subcategory)
    * Easter Monday
    * Epiphany
    * Good Friday
    * Holy Thursday
    * Holy Saturday
    * Lent
    * Name Days
    * Pentecost
    * Regional
    * Watch Night
    * Winter Lent

    (12) Easter (2nd Level)

    * Around the World
    * Easter Bunny
    * Easter Eggs
    * History of Easter
    * Parades & Celebrations
    * Religious Observance

    (13) European Holidays (2nd Level)

    * Balkans
    * British Isles (See British & Irish Holidays)
    * Eastern Europe
    * France
    * Germany, Austria, & Switzerland
    * Italy
    * Netherlands & Belgium
    * Nordic Holidays
    * Portugal
    * Russian Holidays
    * Slavic Europe
    * Spain
    * Turkey
    * Western Europe

    (14) Events & Events Planning (2nd Level Category)

    * Anniversaries
    * Christenings
    * Event Planning
    * Graduation Ceremonies
    * Reunions
    * Tips & Advice
    * Weddings (see Weddings subcategory in Gender & Relationships)

    (15) Greeting Cards (2nd Level Category)

    * Cardmaking & Handmade Cards
    * E-cards
    * Photo Greeting Cards
    * History
    * Musical Greeting Cards

    (16)  Halloween  (2nd Level Category)

    * Around the World
    * Costumes
    * Decorations
    * Haunted Houses & Attractions
    * History
    * Party Ideas
    * Religious Perspective
    * Trick or Treating

    (17) Hindu & Indian Holidays (2nd Level Category)

    * Akshaya Tritiya
    * Baisakhi
    * Dasara
    * Diwali
    * Durga Puja
    * Ekadasi
    * Gandhi Jayanti
    * Ganesh Chaturhi
    * Gokul Ashtami
    * Gudhi Padwa
    * Guru Purnima
    * Holi
    * Independence Day
    * Krishna Janmashtami
    * Maha Shivaratri
    * Mahalakshmi Vrata
    * Navratri
    * Onam
    * Raksha Bandhan
    * Ram Navami
    * Republic Day
    * Sankranthi
    * Vijayadashami

    (18) International & United Nations Holidays

    * Earth Day
    * Global Family Day
    * Human Rights Day
    * International Children's Day
    * International Day of Disabled Persons
    * International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    * International Women's Day
    * International Worker's Memorial Day
    * New Year's Day Around the World
    * United Nations Recognized Holidays
    * Valentine's Day Around the World
    * World Cancer Day
    * World Day of Peace
    * World Day of Social Justice
    * World Environment Day
    * World Food Day
    * World Health Day
    * World Ocean Day

    (19) Islamic Holidays (2nd Level Category)

    * Birthday of Ali ibn Abi Talib
    * Day of Ashura
    * Eid al-Adha
    * Eid al-Fitr
    * Eid al-Ghadeer
    * The Hajj to Mecca
    * Islamic New Year
    * Isra & Miraj
    * Laylat al-Qadr
    * Mawlid Al Rasul
    * Mawlid an Nabi
    * Nisfu Shaaban
    * Nuzul Al-Qur'an
    * Shab-e-Baraat

    (20) Jewish Holidays (2nd Level Category)

    * Hanukkah
    * Passover
    * Purim
    * Rosh Hashanah
    * Shabbat
    * Sukkot
    * Yom Kippur

    (21) Latin American & Brazil Holidays (2nd Level Category)

    * Argentina
    * Brazil
    * Carnival
    * Cinco de Mayo
    * Central American Holidays
    * Colombia
    * Day of the Dead
    * Dia de los Ninos
    * Ecuador
    * Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe
    * Mexican Holidays
    * Patriotic Holidays
    * Peru
    * South American Holidays
    * Venezuela

    (22) Pagan Holidays (2nd Level Category)

    * Autumn Equinox
    * Candelmas
    * Imbolc
    * Lammas
    * Litha
    * Lughnasadh
    * Mabon
    * May Day & Beltane
    * Midsummer & Summer Solstice
    * Ostara
    * Samhain
    * Vernal Equinox
    * Yule & Midwinter

    (23) Polynesian & Oceanic Holidays (2nd Level Category)

    * Fiji
    * Hawaii
    * Maori
    * Polynesia Triangle
    * Regional Holidays
    * Tahiti & French Polynesia
    * Tonga

    (24) Unofficial Hoildays (2nd Level Category)

    * Fictional Holidays
    * Regional
    * Silly & Fun Days
    * Special Interest Holidays
    * This Day In History
    * United Nations Holidays (See International Holidays)

  2. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Where are all the pagan holidays? big_smile

    1. larryfreeman profile image86
      larryfreemanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good observation.  :-)  It looks like I don't have Winter Solstice, Summer Solstice, etc.  I'll add a subcategory.


  3. Lissie profile image80
    Lissieposted 9 years ago

    I feel responsible for some of the Australian and NZ subdivision LOL
    You have Maori under Polynesia but they are the native ethnic group on NZ as well - though there are cook island maoris  (polynesia)

    Can a hub be more than 1 category? There is often a cross over between holidays and travel ..

  4. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    roflol ...gamergrl ...pagan holidays lol too funny

    1. gamergirl profile image61
      gamergirlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Awww, I was serious, though.  sad

      1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I think that's right; in such a forum, allow all or none.


  5. agvulpes profile image86
    agvulpesposted 9 years ago

    G'day Larry . First Tuesday, November . "Melbourne Cup" You might like to put it under 'sport' or  'religion'?

    1. larryfreeman profile image86
      larryfreemanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      G'Day agvulpes,

      Thanks for the feedback.  I'll find a place for the 'Melbourne Cup.'  :-)


  6. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years ago

    Larry what an enormous undertaking... and heaven forbid you might not list every title for all.
    On that note, if you happen to have room there are a couple of holidays missing off the Canadian list.
    February 15 Flag Day,
    the  third Monday in February and the most recent stat holiday Family Day
    the first weekend in August Civic Holiday
    November 11 Remembrance day

    Many thanks to you and the rest of the hub team for making Hubpages such a pleasant and easy site (this is a sincere thanks coming from a non-techno-savvy)
    Have a super duper weekend
    regards Zsuzsy

    1. larryfreeman profile image86
      larryfreemanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Zsuzsy, 

      Thanks very much for the feedback on Canadian Holidays!  :-)  I am glad to add them.



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