As we learn about the calendar, we also learn about holidays. Holidays are days that we celebrate or honor a special event or person.
- Some holidays are religious like Christmas or Easter.
- Some holidays celebrate historic figures like President’s day (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln) , Martin Luther King Day or Columbus Day
- Some celebrate a historic event like the 4th of July (America’s Independence Day) and Thanksgiving
- On some holidays we honor and remember groups of people like Memorial Day (America’s soldiers), Labor Day (workers) or Mother’s and Father’s Days.
- Some holidays remind us of the nations that Americans came from (St Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo)
- Some holidays are just plain fun (St Valentine’s day, Mardi Gras, Halloween, New Year’s Eve).
We don’t always have a day off for a holiday but on federal holidays, banks and most government offices are closed.
Here is a short video that goes over the major U.S. holidays
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