Holidays & Celebrations in the United States

Holidays & celebrations in the United States

What is today national day? and what national day tomorrow?

The United States, like other nations, reserves a number of days each year to commemorate events, people, or public acts. These holidays are typically marked by a general suspension of business activity and work, and by public and/or religious ceremonies.

Technically, the United States does not celebrate national holidays, but Congress has designated 10 “national holidays,” during which most federal government offices are closed and most federal employees do not work. Although every state and private company is not required to observe these, in practice, all states, and almost all employers, observe most of them.

Since 1971, several of them have been set to Mondays instead of a particular calendar date, in order to provide workers with a long weekend.

New Years Day (January 1)

New Year’s Day in America is a time for a new beginning: hope for a better tomorrow and a purpose to improve personal behavior.

The New Years celebrations, which are celebrated on January 1, actually begin on the night of December 31 with parties, concerts, fireworks and special events of all kinds. Many towns and cities in the United States celebrate this day with parades and football games 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (3rd Monday in January)

Pastor Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered in the United States on the third Monday in January each year, and is perhaps best known as the leading American spokesman for nonviolent activism for his leadership role in the civil rights movement of United States

National Black History Month

Each February, Black History Month, reminds us of the struggles millions of American citizens experienced against the most devastating obstacles of slavery, prejudice, and poverty, and celebrates their contributions to the country’s cultural and political life.

Presidents’ Day / Washington Birthday (3rd Monday in February)

George Washington’s birthday is a federal holiday in the United States, celebrated on the third Monday in February in honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Increasingly, this holiday has become an occasion to celebrate the birthdays of both President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln, and many Americans call it Presidents’ Day.

National Women’s History Month

National Women’s History Month – As recently as the 1970s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in school curricula or in the general public consciousness. To address the situation, the Sonoma County Commission (California) Task Force on Education on the Status of Women initiated the celebration of “Women’s History Week” in 1978

Remembrance Day (last Monday in May)

Remembrance Day, the fourth Monday in May, is the day the people of the United States pay tribute to the men and women who have lost their lives in the service of the Nation. Originally it was a day when flowers and flags were placed on the graves of the dead during the Civil War, then it changed to honor all those who died in successive wars.

Independence Day (July 4)

America’s founders knew that independence was something to celebrate. And even as America’s Independence Day celebrations have evolved over time, the July 4th festivities remain an important part of American life.

Labor Day (1st Monday of September)

Labor Day, which is celebrated in the United States on the first Monday in September, officially commemorates workers’ contributions to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the country. It also marks for millions of Americans the unofficial end of summer, a long weekend to get together with family or friends, and for most young people, the last day of summer vacation, before the new school year begins.

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15)

Hispanic Heritage Month honors people of Hispanic origin in the United States. From September 15 to October 15, a multitude of special programs, events, exhibits, and websites celebrate the heritage, culture, spirit, and extraordinary contributions of Hispanic Americans.

Columbus Day (2nd Monday in October)

Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of the explorer to the New World. October 12, 1492, is a date of enormous importance in the history of the West: It is the day that Christopher Columbus completed his journey across the Atlantic Ocean and reached the “New World” .

American Indian Heritage Month

What began in the early 1900s as an effort to establish a day that recognized the significant contributions of early Americans to the creation and growth of the United States, has become a one-month designation for that purpose.

Veterans Day (November 11)

In 1918, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, in the eleventh month, after four years of cruel war, a ceasefire agreement known as an ‘armistice’ was signed in Rethondes, France, which ended World War I. . The “war that would end all wars” ended. More than 10 million lives had been lost forever.

Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday of November)

In the United States, Thanksgiving is the date when families and friends gather to share a traditional meal and to give thanks for the good things life has to offer. It is also usually an opportunity to volunteer in the community 

World AIDS Day (December 1)

World AIDS Day, commemorated on December 1 of each year, is dedicated to publicizing the global AIDS epidemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. 

December 1 was chosen because the first AIDS case was diagnosed on this day in 1981. Since then, AIDS has killed more than 25 million people worldwide, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in the world. recorded history 

World Human Rights Day (December 10)

Human Rights Day marks the approval by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948 .

Christmas Day (December 25)

Christmas, celebrated by most Christians on December 25, commemorates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Like many peoples of the world, Americans have developed their own traditions and practices, which have been transformed over time. Today, most Americans combine religious and secular customs with the traditions of their own family.

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