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New Year in America New Year is a public holiday and celebrated on January 1, although the Americans and begin to celebrate on December 31. On this day, with occasional masquerade balls, where people dress up in costumes with masks. Many people in this day watching TV New Year's celebration in Times Square in the heart of New York. In this area one minute before midnight, from the top of one of the buildings lit ball descends slowly.
Martin Luther King Day (third Monday in January) This day is a day off in many institutions. This day is a symbol of the peaceful struggle of African-American population in the constitutional equality.
Presidents' Day (third Monday of February) Until 1971, February 12 and February 22 were observed nationwide as birthdays of Presidents Lincoln and Washington. In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared the unified state holiday - the Day of the President for the honor of paying tribute to all presidents of America.
Memorial Day (last Monday in May) This day of remembrance of all American soldiers who died in all wars. American flags are hung everywhere. This day was proclaimed a national holiday in 1971 by President Nixon.
Independence Day On this day, a final version of the Declaration of Independence. He became a national holiday in 1941. For Americans, it is also a day of picnics and patriotic parades. In many cities in this day hold fireworks. Many hang American flags.
This day is dedicated to the Italian navigator Christopher Columbus, landed in the New World October 12, 1492. The main ceremonies are held in New York, where in this day you can see a huge parade. Official holiday on this day was the four hundredth anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America. Columbus Day (the second Monday in October)
Veterans Day (the second Monday in November) It was the day World War I veterans, which was celebrated on November 11 - the day when the war ended in 1918. Now is the day of all the veterans of America, who took part in any hostilities. On this day, usually veterans parades, and the president lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National Cemetery Arlingtonovskom. Morning at 11:00 spend a minute of silence in honor of the Americans who fought.
Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday of November) On this day, on the table always served turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes and pumpkin pie. Mothers' Day Thanksgiving blooms charity: Americans trying to feed and somehow please their neighbors, who have been unlucky in life. On the eve of charities distribute gifts to needy collected and organized dinners.
Christmas Day (December 25) Christmas means that the house will be full of cousins, aunts and uncles who can not see during the year. Everyone helps in the preparation of the festivities. Some go to choose a Christmas tree, decorate the house or other wrapped gifts. And of course make a lot of food!