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Global Holidays and Observances 2026

This page contains a table of the list of globally observed public holidays and non-holiday observances for the calendar year 2026* (you may also be interested in bank holidays and public holidays, listed by country or listed by date).

The list of global holidays for the calendar year 2026 is:

Date Weekday Holiday or Observance Calendar
Thursday Western New Year
Tuesday Epiphany
Wednesday Orthodox Christmas orthodox
Wednesday Orthodox New Year orthodox
Wednesday Tamil Thai Pongal Day solar
Friday Lailat al Miraj / The Prophet's Ascension (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Tuesday Aquarius (UTC) solar
Sunday Thaipusam hindu solar
Tuesday Lailat al Bara'a / Night of Emancipation (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Sunday Maha Shivaratree hindu lunar
Tuesday Chinese New Year / Spring Festival chinese lunar
Tuesday Seol-nal / Korean New Year korean lunar
Tuesday Shrove Tuesday / Carnival easter
Tuesday Tet Nguyen Dan / Vietnamese New Year vietnamese lunar
Wednesday Ash Wednesday easter
Wednesday Dangpa Losar / Bhutanese New Year (Year of the Male Fire Horse) bhutanese lunar
Wednesday Losar / Tibetan New Year tibetan lunar
Wednesday Pisces (UTC) solar
Wednesday Start of Ramadan (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Wednesday Tsagaan Sar / Mongolian New Year (Year of the Fire Horse) mongolian lunar
Monday Orthodox Clean Monday orth. easter
Tuesday Orthodox Shrove Tuesday orth. easter
Wednesday Orthodox Ash Wednesday orth. easter
Tuesday Holi Phagwa hindu lunar
Tuesday Purim jewish
Friday Nuzul Quran / Revelation of the Qur'an (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Sunday International Women's Day
Thursday Mi-Carême / Mid-Lent easter
Friday Jumatul Bidah / Friday of Farewell (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Monday Lailat al Qadr / Night of Destiny (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Friday Aries (UTC) solar
Friday Eid al Fitr / End of Ramadan (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Friday Ougadi / Ugaadi hindu lunar
Friday Vernal Equinox / Spring (UTC) solar
Friday Ram Navami hindu lunar
Sunday Palm Sunday easter
Tuesday Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak hindu lunar
Thursday Maundy Thursday easter
Thursday Pesach / Jewish Passover jewish
Friday Good Friday easter
Sunday Easter easter
Sunday Qing Ming Jie / Tomb Sweeping Day chinese solar
Monday Easter Monday easter
Friday Orthodox Good Friday orth. easter
Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday orth. easter
Sunday Orthodox Easter orth. easter
Monday Laotian New Year
Monday Orthodox Easter Monday orth. easter
Tuesday Cambodian New Year solar
Friday Burmese New Year
Monday Taurus (UTC) solar
Friday Great Prayer Day easter
Friday International Labour Day
Thursday Ascension Day easter
Thursday Gemini (UTC) solar
Friday Shavuot jewish
Sunday Whit Sunday / Pentecost easter
Monday Whit Monday easter
Tuesday Arafat Day (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Wednesday Eid al Adha / Feast of Sacrifice (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Monday Orthodox Pentecost Monday orth. easter
Thursday Corpus Christi easter
Tuesday Islamic New Year / Hijra New Year (1448) (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Friday Duan Wu Jie / Dragon Boat Festival chinese lunar
Sunday Cancer (UTC) solar
Sunday Summer Solstice / Summer (UTC) solar
Thursday Ashura (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Wednesday Leo (UTC) solar
Saturday Magal de Touba (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Saturday Assumption
Saturday Parsi New Year zoroastrian
Sunday Virgo (UTC) solar
Tuesday Mawlid an Nabi / The Prophet's Birthday (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Wednesday Onam / Thiruonam hindu solar
Tuesday Baptism of the Prophet (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Saturday Rosh Hashanah / Jewish New Year (5787) jewish
Tuesday Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi / Chaturthi Paksha hindu lunar
Monday Yom Kippur jewish
Wednesday Autumnal Equinox / Fall (UTC) solar
Wednesday Libra (UTC) solar
Friday Zhong Qu Jie / Mid Autumn Festival chinese lunar
Saturday Sukkot jewish
Monday Canadian Thanksgiving
Wednesday Dassain hindu lunar
Friday Scorpio (UTC) solar
Saturday Reformation Day
Sunday All Saints' Day
Monday All Souls' Day
Sunday Northern Deepavali / Diwali Amavasya hindu lunar
Sunday Southern Deepavali / Diwali Krisna Chaturdasi hindu lunar
Sunday Sagittarius (UTC) solar
Tuesday Guru Nanak Jayanti hindu lunar
Thursday US Thanksgiving
Sunday First Sunday in Advent
Sunday Second Sunday in Advent
Tuesday Immaculate Conception
Sunday Third Sunday in Advent
Sunday Fourth Sunday in Advent
Monday Capricorn (UTC) solar
Monday Winter Solstice / Winter (UTC) solar
Friday Western Christmas
Saturday Boxing Day / Saint Stephen's Day
Thursday Western New Year's Eve

* The actual date of most global public holidays differs from one country, region or state, to another. To get the exact date when one of the holidays, above, is observed as an official public holiday in a specific country, region or state, please refer to our listings of national bank holidays and public holidays by country or by date.