Holidays in United States of America

Holidays in United States of America

(1) New Year's Day - New Year's 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.

(2) Martin Luther King Day -  Martin Luther 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.

 (3) Washington's Birthday - Washington's 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".

(4) Memorial Day - Memorial Day, 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.

(5) Independence Day - Independence 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 independent states.

(6) Labor Day - 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.

(7) Columbus Day - Columbus Day 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 in October.

(8)   Veterans Day - Veterans Day 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.

(9) Thanksgiving Day - Thanksgiving 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.

(10) Christmas - Christmas or Christmas Day is a holiday observed mostly on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus.

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