Did you know Spain has 36 national holidays? Sure, its economy is in the tank and the country hasn't been relevant since the 1700s, but,hey, 36 days off is 36 days off. In America, we don’t even have a third of that number, with only 10 national holidays, most of which you only know about because your bank is closed.
So in true American fashion, we made up a bunch of other ones that involve buying stuff -- we’re looking at YOU Valentine’s Day -- and still don't give anyone the day off. But which ones are really cause for celebration? And which ones are just extra words on the calendar that mean about as much as National Pancake Week? We ranked the 16 biggest holidays of the year so you can figure out when to get excited.