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  1. 1. Federal Holiday- A holiday that the government recognizes. All government-run offices are closed these days. January 1st- New years Day Third Monday of January- MLK Day January 20th- Inauguration day (Every 4 Years) Third Monday in Feb- Washington’s birthday (President’s Day) Last Monday in May- Memorial Day July 4th- Independence Day First Monday in September- Labor Day Second Monday of October- Columbus Day November 11th- Veterans Day Fourth Thursday in November- Thanksgiving December 25th- Christmas
  2. 2. New Years Day
  3. 3. Many people make new years resolutions at the start of the year.
  4. 4. In some places there are events called Polar Plunge. People run into icy waters to start the New Year.
  5. 5. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist and we celebrate his progress towards equality.
  6. 6. Presidents Day A day we celebrate our Presidents! George Washington’s B-Day
  7. 7. Inauguration Day ery four years, we celebrate (or urn) whoever is sworn into ce as the president of the USA.
  8. 8. Memorial Day
  9. 9. Independence Day
  10. 10. This is a day we celebrate our independence from Great Britain. We celebrate by having BBQ’s, parades, and lighting off fireworks.
  11. 11. Lighting off fireworks
  12. 12. Christopher Columbus “discovered” America on October 12th, 1492.
  13. 13. Christmas
  14. 14. Good Friday
  15. 15. Easter
  16. 16. Hanukkah Hanukkah is a Jewish Holiday celebrated in December.
  17. 17. Kwanzaa This is a holiday celebrating African culture and traditions during the Christmas season. The festivals last 1 week.
  18. 18. Valentines Day This day is a day to spend with your loved ones :) In the United States, many people give small gifts, flowers, cards, or do something special for the people they care about.
  19. 19. Groundhogs Day Every year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the people ask a groundhog if winter is over. If the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be 6 more weeks of winter!
  20. 20. Mardi Gras
  21. 21. April Fools Day This is a fun holiday. Many people play tricks on their friends.
  22. 22. Earth Day
  23. 23. Arbor Day is a day where some people plant a tree in their yards or in approved places like parks and gardens.
  24. 24. Cinco de Mayo
  25. 25. Mothers Day Mothers Day is a day that we celebrate Moms! Typically we buy our mothers gifts and flowers.
  26. 26. Syttende Mai This holiday is celebrated mostly in a neighborhood in Seattle. It is Norwegian Independence Day. There is a parade there every year!
  27. 27. Fathers Day Fathers Day is a day to celebrate Dad. We typically buy my dad tools or a gift.
  28. 28. Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor is a Day that we remember those who died in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese surprise attacked the USA in 1942.
  29. 29. What are some other holidays that you celebrate here in Spain? What is your favorite holiday? What do you do on holidays here? If you could create a holiday of your own, what would it be?