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AMERICAN FESTIVALS

Date JANUARY: third Monday

Celebration Martin Luther King’s Day (assassinated on April 4th)

Description ✴In 1963, he gave a famous speech: “I have a dream”. ✴Equality of white and color people and ideals of peace.

FEBRUARY, 14th

Valentine’s Day

People give valentine’s cards, chocolates and flowers to their loved ones.

MARCH, 17 th

Saint Patrick’s Day

✴It is a religious holiday from Ireland. ✴It celebrates the arrival of Christianity to Ireland.

APRIL, 8th

Easter

✴It is a religious holiday. ✴Christians go to church. ✴People celebrate: decorating eggs, giving candy, egg hunts...

MAY: the last Monday

Memorial Day

✴It is a day to remember the people who died in wars. ✴Americans decorate graves of their loved ones with flags and flowers. ✴There are parades with soldiers and bands.


AMERICAN FESTIVALS

Date

Celebration

Description

JUNE: third Sunday

Father’s Day

It is a day to celebrate fathers and fatherly relationships giving cards and spending time with loved ones.

JULY, 4th

Independence Day

Americans celebrate its independence from England

AUGUST

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✴They celebrate the contribution workers to government and society ✴Most people do not work.

SEPTEMBER, 3rd

SEPTEMBER, 11th

Patriot Day

✴It’s a day to remember the people who died in the terrorist attack. ✴Americans put the flag at “half-staff”.

OCTOBER, 8th

Columbus Day

It’s a day to remember Christopher Columbus’ disvovery of the “new world”.

Halloween

✴Children go “trick or treating” in their neighborhood and receive candy. ✴People dress up.

OCTOBER, 31th


AMERICAN FESTIVALS

Date

Celebration

NOVEMBER: the fourth Thursday

Thanksgiving day

DECEMBER

Religious holidays: - Hannukah

- Kwanzaa

- Christmas

Description ✴It is a traditional festival to thank and celebrate a good harvest. ✴People eat a big meal (turkey)

- Hannukah: it is a Jewish holiday. It is celebrated for 8 days and nights.

- Kwanzaa: celebrated from December 26th to January 1st. It is a holiday that celebrates African American culture.

- Christmas, 25th. It is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.


American festivals