We have many holidays in the United States.
We celebrate holidays in different ways.
New Year’s Day is January 1. We have parties on December 31. We call it New Year’s Eve.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is in January. Martin Luther King, Jr., worked for peace and equal rights for everyone. We remember him on the third Monday of January.
(Jr. = junior)
Valentine’s Day is February 14. Some people give candy, flowers, and cards to the person they love. (February 14 is also Oregon’s birthday!)
Mother’s Day is in May. We remember our mothers in many ways.
Memorial Day is also in May. Memorial Day is the last Monday in May. We remember people who died in war.
Father’s Day is in June. We remember our fathers in many ways.
Independence Day is July 4. Our country’s birthday is July 4, 1776. We often have flags, fireworks, picnics, and parades.
Labor Day is in September. Labor Day is the first Monday in September. We remember all workers.
Halloween is October 31. Children wear fun costumes, and they get candy.
Veterans Day is November 11. We remember all soldiers.
Thanksgiving Day is in November. Families often spend time together and eat a big meal.
Christmas is December 25. There are many holidays in December, such as Hanakkuh, Kwanzaa, and the winter solstice. We like to spend time with our friends and family.
Tell your classmates about a holiday in your country.
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