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