By Mark Lichtenstein on February 22, 2018
Christmas, Passover, and Eid, oh my! Religious holidays aren't just dates where you potentially get a day off from school or work. They are the basis for the faiths and practices all over the world. From Christianity to Islam, can you match the holiday to its religion?
While there are hundreds of different religions, there are a few that are more widely known than others. Christianity is the most practiced religion in the world with over 2.2 billion followers. Even this branch of religion breaks down further. The Catholic Church is the largest Christian denomination with over 1.2 billion, while Protestantism follows next with 920 million.
The second most followed religion is Islam with over 1.6 billion followers. The list of top 10 most practiced faiths is rounded out with Hinduism (#3), Buddhism (#4), and Judaism (#8).
When it comes to the holidays of these religions, it might be hard to recognize them all, but if you had a calendar, you'd probably see most of them. How many of them could you recognize?
Every December 25, you'll always find Christmas Day listed on your calendar. Which denomination does it go with? In September or October, you'll always see Yom Kippur on your calendar. Which religion celebrates this holiday? Sometime near the start of summer, you'll always see Ramadan written on your calendar. Which faith is celebrating this holiday?
There are tons of religious holidays, and while some of them mean a day off from school or work, they play a significant role in their respective religion.
Can you match all these holidays to their religion? Let's find out!