Here are the eight weirdest holidays from around the world: 8. Bean Throwing Day: Called Setsubun in Japan, this holiday occurs on the first day of spring according to the lunar calendar, which is typically February 2 or 3. It involves scattering roasted beans around homes, temples, and shrines to scare away evil spirits.How many national holidays are there?
In a strict sense, there are no national holidays in the United States. Each of the 50 states has jurisdiction over its own holidays.