Holidays in USA
New Year's Day
Day is the first day of the new year. On the modern Gregorian
calendar, it is celebrated on January 1. Almost all countries use the
Gregorian calendar as their main calendar.
Martin Luther King Day
King Jr. Day is a United States Federal holiday marking the birthdate
of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.It is one of the most celebrated
holidays. It honors the life of a man who promoted equal rights. King
was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights
movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in
federal and state law.
Birthday celebrated on the third Monday of February. This day
celebrate in honor of the George Washington. He served as the first
President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and as the commander
of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to
1783. Because of his significant role in the revolution and in the
formation of the United States.George Washington also know as the
"Father of His Country".
also know as the Decoration Day,Memorial Day started as an event to
honor Union soldiers, who had died during the American Civil War. It
was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their
dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women,
who died in any war or military action. It is traditionally seen as
the start of the summer season..
Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July. It is a federal holiday
commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July
4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Independence Day is the national day of the United States. The United
States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the
Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the
thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now
Labor Day is
a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in
September .Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as
the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day
of rest and parades.
celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the
Americas, which occurred on October 12, 1492 in the Julian calendar
and October 21, 1492 in the modern Gregorian calendar, as an official
holiday. Since 1971, the holiday has been fixed to the second Monday
is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. A
federal holiday, it is observed on November 11. It is also celebrated
as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world,
falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the
Armistice that ended World War I.
or Thanksgiving Day,celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November,This
is an annual tradition in the United States since 1863. Thanksgiving
was historically a religious observation to give thanks to God. The
Friday after Thanksgiving, although not a Federal holiday, is a
holiday for many companies, except for those in retail. It is also a
day off for most schools. It is popularly known as Black Friday,
so-called because of the heavy shopping traffic on that day.
Christmas Day is a holiday observed mostly on December 25 to
commemorate the birth of Jesus.