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34 Awesome Holiday Celebrations Around the World

Money Talks News Logo By Nancy Dunham of Money Talks News | Slide 1 of 35: Green Day, the second Monday of December, is usually the second-largest online Christmas season sales day, behind Cyber Monday. It falls on Dec. 11 this year.Online auction house eBay named the day after the greenback, an old nickname for U.S. currency, as it’s often a very profitable day for online sales when many online retailers queue up more deals. Walmart adds that Green Day offers online shoppers a second chance closer to the holiday to wrap up online purchases.

34 Awesome Holiday Celebrations Around the World

As fall slips into winter, people around the globe prepare to celebrate. The season brings Christmas, of course — in myriad variations around the world — and it also is a time for Jewish, Buddhist, African-American and pagan celebrations, New Year’s observances that follow the modern (Gregorian) calendar plus those tied to the lunar calendar and others. If you choose this season for travel and have no budgetary constraints, you could hopscotch from one country to another and get in on dozens of great festivities. Here’s a sampling of the riches:

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