I love a good holiday or festival as much as the next man, but I always seem to forget what days they fall on, so I don't know when it's time to start celebrating. There are more and more days of festivites all the time, and keeping up with them can be difficult.
Step forward PearHoliday, a simple application for Palm designed to help you keep track of the holidays and religious dates for the coming weeks and months. It boasts a database of more than 300 festivities, so that's almost a whole year's worth of celebrating.
The interface is very clutter free and makes it easy to browse through the holiday calendar, as each fiesta day is organised hierarchically by country and religion. It's spectrum is pretty broad too and covers seven countries (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, UK, USA). The heavywieghts of the religious world are also catered for (Catholic, Christian, Islamic, Jewish), although Buddhist and Hindu festivals are disappointingly missing from the list.
Each entry has its own description of the origins of the festival or why it is marked. Another great thing about PearHoliday is that allows you to export the data into your Memo and Datebook apps on your Palm, meaning that you can really ensure that you never miss an important date in the holiday calendar.
If you want to keep track of all the days you'll be free of work this year, then PearHoliday makes for a nice, simple solution.