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Holidays in the USA
January Martin Luther King Day. It’s time to honour(чтить) M.L.K., his achievements (достижения) and work.
M.L.King felt that everyone, Black or White, should have equal rights (равные права).He taught to solve problems peacefully.
February St. Valentine's Day. Valentine was a priest in Rome. Once the Emperor Claudius prohibited (запретил) marriage of young people, because he needed strong soldiers.
But St.Valentine secretly continued marrying young man and women.
March St.Patrick’s day. Legend (dating to 1726) says that St. Patrick taught the Irish about the doctrine of the Holy Trinity(учение о св.Троице).
He showed people the shamrock(клевер) to illustrate the Christian teaching of three persons in one God. For this reason, shamrocks are a central symbol for St Patrick's Day.
May Mother's Day in the United States is an annual (ежегодный) holiday celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Anna Marie Jarvis is the founder (основатель) of the Mother's Day holiday in the USA.
June Flag day (June 14th). The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the USA and the 13 stripes represent the 13 British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and became the first states in the Union.
Father's Day was founded in Washington in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent. After Jarvis' Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honouring them.
July Independence Day. In 1775, people in New England began fighting the British for their independence. On July 2, 1776, the Congress secretly voted (голосовать) for independence from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence (декларация независимости) was first published two days later on July 4, 1776.
September Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union (профсоюз) and the Knights of Labor («Рыцари Труда»), who organized the first parade in New York City. (Photo ~1900)
October People in the USA celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas (October 12, 1492), as an official holiday. The landing is celebrated as Columbus Day in the US. In some towns and cities, special church services, parades and large events are held. Most celebrations are concentrated around the Italian-American community.
November Thanksgiving Day became an official Federal holiday in 1863, during the Civil War. Families get together for a special meal, which often includes a turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy (подливка), pumpkin pie, and vegetables.
Thank you for attention!
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