FESTIVALS
NEW YEAR´S DAY   <ul><li>1st January   </li></ul><ul><li>New Year´s resolutions  </li></ul>
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY <ul><li>third Monday in January  </li></ul><ul><li>the reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was an Afri...
PRESIDENTS' DAY <ul><li>the third Monday of February  </li></ul><ul><li>honor the legacy of all  past presidents  of the U...
VALENTINE'S DAY <ul><li>14th February </li></ul><ul><li>named after an early Christian Martyr </li></ul>
EASTER <ul><li>a spring Sunday that varies from year to year </li></ul><ul><li>a Christian holiday celebrating the resurre...
MEMORIAL DAY <ul><li>the last Monday of May </li></ul><ul><li>honored the people killed in the American Civil War </li></ul>
INDEPENDENCE DAY <ul><li>is July 4 th </li></ul><ul><li>honors the nation's birthday – the signing of the Declaration of I...
LABOR DAY <ul><li>the first Monday of September </li></ul><ul><li>nation's working people </li></ul>
COLUMBUS DAY <ul><li>on the second Monday in October </li></ul><ul><li>the day commemorates October 12, 1492 </li></ul><ul...
HALOWEEN <ul><li>31st October </li></ul><ul><li>American children dress up in funny or scary costumes and go &quot;trick o...
VETERENS DAY <ul><li>11 th  Novemeber  </li></ul><ul><li>Armistice Day </li></ul><ul><li>honor Americans who had served in...
THANKSGIVING DAY <ul><li>the fourth Thursday in November. </li></ul><ul><li>1621 – Puritans showed their gratitude to the ...
CHRISTMAS DAY <ul><li>25. December  </li></ul><ul><li>a Christian holiday marking the birth of the Christ Child </li></ul>...
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  1. 1. FESTIVALS
  2. 2. NEW YEAR´S DAY   <ul><li>1st January  </li></ul><ul><li>New Year´s resolutions </li></ul>
  3. 3. MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY <ul><li>third Monday in January </li></ul><ul><li>the reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was an African-American clergyman </li></ul><ul><li>wanted to win civil rights for all people through nonviolent means </li></ul>
  4. 4. PRESIDENTS' DAY <ul><li>the third Monday of February </li></ul><ul><li>honor the legacy of all past presidents of the United States </li></ul>
  5. 5. VALENTINE'S DAY <ul><li>14th February </li></ul><ul><li>named after an early Christian Martyr </li></ul>
  6. 6. EASTER <ul><li>a spring Sunday that varies from year to year </li></ul><ul><li>a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Christians, Easter is a day of religious services and the gathering of family. Many Americans follow old traditions of coloring hard-boiled eggs and giving children baskets of candy. </li></ul>
  7. 7. MEMORIAL DAY <ul><li>the last Monday of May </li></ul><ul><li>honored the people killed in the American Civil War </li></ul>
  8. 8. INDEPENDENCE DAY <ul><li>is July 4 th </li></ul><ul><li>honors the nation's birthday – the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 </li></ul>
  9. 9. LABOR DAY <ul><li>the first Monday of September </li></ul><ul><li>nation's working people </li></ul>
  10. 10. COLUMBUS DAY <ul><li>on the second Monday in October </li></ul><ul><li>the day commemorates October 12, 1492 </li></ul><ul><li>Italian navigator Christopher Columbus landed in the New World </li></ul>
  11. 11. HALOWEEN <ul><li>31st October </li></ul><ul><li>American children dress up in funny or scary costumes and go &quot;trick or treating„ </li></ul>
  12. 12. VETERENS DAY <ul><li>11 th Novemeber </li></ul><ul><li>Armistice Day </li></ul><ul><li>honor Americans who had served in World War I </li></ul><ul><li>now honors veterans of all wars in which the U.S. has fought </li></ul>
  13. 13. THANKSGIVING DAY <ul><li>the fourth Thursday in November. </li></ul><ul><li>1621 – Puritans showed their gratitude to the Native Americans </li></ul><ul><li>roast turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes, and pumpkin pie </li></ul>
  14. 14. CHRISTMAS DAY <ul><li>25. December </li></ul><ul><li>a Christian holiday marking the birth of the Christ Child </li></ul><ul><li>become traditions even for many non-Christian Americans </li></ul>
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