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List: Here are countries that top the public holiday charts


Public holidays are a vibrant tapestry woven across the globe. Each nation boasts a unique selection of holidays, reflecting its rich cultural heritage, religious beliefs, and historical milestones. While some might assume African countries overflow with public holidays, the reality is quite different. Morocco, at number 11, is the continent’s sole representative in the top 10 most holiday-abundant nations.

Cambodia reigns supreme with a whopping 28 public holidays annually. Sri Lanka follows closely with 25, while India and Kazakhstan tie at 21. Colombia, the Philippines, and Trinidad and Tobago all celebrate 18 public holidays each, while China and Hong Kong have 17.

Nigeria observes around 11 public holidays yearly. This diverse mix encompasses religious and secular celebrations, including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Christmas, and Eid al-Fitr.

Here’s a glimpse at the top contenders for public holidays, according to World Atlas:

1: Cambodia – 28 public holidays

2: Sri Lanka – 25 public holidays

3: India, Kazakhstan – 21 public holidays

4: Colombia, Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago – 18 public holidays

5: China, Hong Kong – 17 public holidays

6: Thailand, Turkey, Pakistan – 16 public holidays

7: Japan, Malaysia, Argentina, Lithuania, Sweden – 15 public holidays

8: Indonesia, Chile, Slovakia – 14 public holidays

9: South Korea, Austria, Belgium, Norway, Taiwan, Nepal – 13 public holidays

10: Finland, Russia – 12 public holidays

11: Singapore, Italy, Denmark, France, UAE, Morocco, Czech Republic, Luxembourg 11 public holidays