Current traditions of usa

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Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica

Cultura inglesa

Tarea #10

Rodrigo Iván Silva Martínez

Current traditions of USA
The 'cultureof the United States' is a Western culture originally influenced by Native American cultures. American culture started its formation over 10,000 years ago with the migration of Paleo-Indians from Asiainto the region that is today the continental United States. It has its own unique social and cultural characteristics such as dialect, music, arts, social habits, cuisine, and folklore. Today, theUnited States of America is an ethnically and racially diverse country as a result of large-scale immigration from many different countries throughout its history.
The United States observes holidaysderived from events in American history, religious traditions, and national patriarchs.
January : Martin Luther King’s day.
Honoring the civil rights leader, assassinated in 1968.It iscelebrated on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the King's birthday, January 15.
February : President's Day
Since the birth of Abraham Lincoln's Feb. 12 and George Washington on22 of the same month, Americans honor these two presidents, and others, in the President's Day, which takes place the third Monday in February.
May: Memorial Day
 Is an American federalholiday celebrated annually on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
July 4: Independence Day
In this daycelebrated the signing of the Declaration of Independence from Britain in 1776
September 5: Labor Day
The first Monday in September many Americans take the day off to celebrate Labor Day. The unionsstarted this festival to commemorate the improvement of working conditions and the reduction of the working day.
October 12: Columbu’s Day
Celebrate the arrival of Christopher Columbus to America on...
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