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AMERICAN CELEBRATIONS

NEW YEAR'S DAY
New Year's Day is the first day of the year. On the Modern Gregorian calendar, it is celebrated on January 1.
New Years Day is often celebrated with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the New Year starts. It marks the end of a period of remembrance.
Most New Year celebrations focus on family and friends.
People born on NewYear's Day are commonly called New Year babies. Many hospitals give out prizes to the first baby born in that hospital.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States holiday marking the birthday of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist andprominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. He is referenced as a human rights icon today.
He was the chief spokesman of the nonviolent civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.
After King's death, United States Representative John Conyers introduced a bill in Congress to make King's birthday a national holiday.WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY
Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday. Washington Birthday is celebrated on the third Monday of February.
It is also commonly known as President's Day. Washington Birthday was originally implemented by the Congress of the United States of America in 1880 for government offices in the District of Columbia and expanded in 1885 to include allfederal offices.

MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May.
It is a day of remembrance for U.S. men and women who have died in nation's service.
It is originally called as Decoration Day. Many observed this holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials.

US INDEPENDENCE DAY
In the United States (US), Independence Dayis a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
The Day is also known as the Fourth of July, The Glorious Fourth, The Fourth.

WORKERS OR LABOUR DAY (MAY DAY)
May 1st, often called May Day. It is also known as International Workers Day, or Labor Day. This Day celebrates thesocial and economic achievements of the labor or labor movement.
It originates with the United States labor movement in the late 19th Century.
Although May Day is originated from the United States, the U.S. Congress designated May 1 as Loyalty Day in 1958 due to the day's appropriation by the Soviet Union. So, Labor Day is declared on the first Monday in September in the UnitedStates.

COLUMBUS DAY
Christopher Columbus discovered America, which occurred on October 12, 1492 in the Julian calendar and October 21, 1492.
It is considered as an official holiday and is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States. It is celebrated on October 12. It became a federal holiday in 1970 for United States.

HALLOWEEN
Halloween is celebrated on October 31st in theUnited States.
The name "Halloween" comes from the Christian tradition. It is derived from "All Hallow's Eve." October 31st is the eve of All Hallows day, better known as All Saints Day.
A popular tradition followed by American children on Halloween is trick-or-treating. This is a fun game where the children dressed up in costumes of ghosts, witches, devils, skeletons and monstersgo from house to house asking “trick or treat?”. The neighbors, to avoid having tricks played on them, give the children candy and other treats. Children carry bags or plastic buckets to collect the candy. Trick-or-treating occurs late after dark on Halloween. Homeowners turn on their porch lights as a sign that treats are available.
The most recognizable symbol of Halloween is the...
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