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.
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.
✴It is a religious holiday. ✴Christians go to church. ✴People celebrate: decorating eggs, giving candy, egg hunts...
MAY: the last Monday
✴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.
JUNE: third Sunday
It is a day to celebrate fathers and fatherly relationships giving cards and spending time with loved ones.
Americans celebrate its independence from England
✴They celebrate the contribution workers to government and society ✴Most people do not work.
✴It’s a day to remember the people who died in the terrorist attack. ✴Americans put the flag at “half-staff”.
It’s a day to remember Christopher Columbus’ disvovery of the “new world”.
✴Children go “trick or treating” in their neighborhood and receive candy. ✴People dress up.
NOVEMBER: the fourth Thursday
Religious holidays: - Hannukah
Description âœ´It is a traditional festival to thank and celebrate a good harvest. âœ´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.