What is the Most Popular Holiday in Massachusetts?
With Memorial Day approaching we were curious about the popularity of each holiday. There are legit national holidays commemorating veterans…the country’s independence…for those that made the ultimate sacrifice…religious holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Easter. There are those “special days” to celebrate love, the Irish, and moms and dads to mention a few.
The Christmas spirit seems to overtake the country to a point that it must be the most popular of all holidays and other special occasions. But who needs to guess if it’s the favorite when we now have the world wide web.
Digging in I found a survey by the jewelry store Shane Co. Of course, jewelry stores benefit tremendously from a number of calendar events throughout the year like Valentine's Day, Christmas, and Mother’s Day. What did the Shane Co. research project conclude as the “Most Popular Celebrations in Every U.S. State?”
The most popular “Celebration” in the country was indeed Christmas, but not by the wide margin that I expected. According to the Shane Co. list based on Google Trends search data from each state, a total of 10 states had Christmas on the top of the list. The favorite celebration of the year in Massachusetts according to the data was Thanksgiving. My personal favorite. Thanksgiving landed second behind Christmas by only one state with 9 total states.
Elsewhere in New England like in Massachusetts, New Hampshire’s favorite celebration was also Thanksgiving according to the Shane Co. data. No New England state chose Christmas but 3 states love Independence Day. Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont helped Independence Day place as the country’s 3rd most popular celebration. Apparently, Connecticut loves to either party or they like a fresh start with New Year’s Eve at #1 in CT.
By the way, Memorial Day was the most popular holiday in one section of the country and it's not even a state...Washington D.C.
The complete state-by-state breakdown of the “Most Popular Celebrations in Every U.S. State” according to the Shane Co. data is below.
Christmas – 10 States
Thanksgiving – 9 States
Independence Day – 7 States
St. Patrick’s Day – 3 States
Lunar New Year – 3 States
New Year’s Eve – 3 States
Easter Sunday – 3 States
Father’s Day – 3 States
Mother’s Day – 2 States
New Year’s Day – 2 States
Valentine’s Day – 1 State
Halloween – 1 State
Hanukkah – 1 State
Juneteenth – 1 State
Kwanzaa – 1 State
Memorial Day – 1 State
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