Holidays & Observances in The Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands is a group of islands located between Hawaii and Australia. It is independent governmentally, but it still depends of the United States for much of its economy. US influence can be seen in many parts of Marshallese life including holidays – Thanksgiving is celebrated on the last Thursday in November every year. The Marshallese people live in separate tribes with a high importance placed on family. Holidays are celebrated with close and extended families, bringing everyone together. Most of the population practices Christianity, so Christian holidays are very important.
|Holiday Date||Country Holiday||Observance Type||Religion/Belief|
|Christmas Eve||Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed||Christianity|
|Christmas||Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed||Christianity|
|New Year's Day||Popular & Widely Observed|
|International Women's Day||Popular & Widely Observed|
|Easter||Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed||Christianity|