In the USA-holiday
There are no national holidays in the USA since each state has the right to decide about its own holidays.But most states have the federal public holidays.There are many ethnic groups which have own traditions and customs.
Martin Luther King´s Day-3rd Monday in January-M.L.King was a black leader for
acial equality.He was awarded the Nobel Peace Price.He was assassinated.
Lincon´s birthday-12th February-Some states celebrated still it instead of the President´s Day. Washigton´s birthday-14th February
The President´s Day-3rd Monday in February-honours all presidents of the USA
Easter-Isn´t national holiday.
Mother´s Day-2nd Sunday in May
Memorial Day-4th Monday in May-This day commemorates Americans killed in all wars
nd recently all the dead.Flowers and flags are placed on the graves of the dead. It also marks
Father´s Day-3rd Sunday in June
Independence Day-4th July-This day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.Each town has its own ceremony with band concerts and fireworks in the evening.
Labor Day-1st Monday in September-honours all the working people.It is celebrated by
he day of rest.It also marks the end of the summer season.
Columbus Day-12th October-This day commemorates the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492.
Veteran´s Day-11th November-honours the veterans of all wars
Thanksgiving-4th Thursday-This day is national holiday in the USA and Canada.It was first celebrated by Pilgrim settlers of Plymouth colony(Massachusetts) on their first harvest.Today, it is occasion for family to be together.It is celebrated by traditional dinner which is roast turkey.