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HOLIDAYS IN THE U.S.A
NEW YEAR DAY celebrates the start of a new year. Americans celebrate New Year’s Day on the first day of January, but the celebration actually begins on December 31, New Year’s Eve, the night before New Year’s Day. Some people blow horns and whistles at midnight to announce the beginning of a new year. Some people shake hands, kiss, sing, and shout ‘’ Happy New Year!”
MARTIN LUTHER KING'S BIRTHDAY On January 15th, people in the United States celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a great civil rights leader who fought against racial discrimination. He said that people should be judged by their characters, and not the color of their skin. He believed in integration.
VALENTINE'S DAY On January 15th, people in the United States celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a great civil rights leader who fought against racial discrimination. He said that people should be judged by their characters, and not the color of their skin. He believed in integration.
INDEPENDENCE DAY On July 4, the United States celebrate Independence Day. It is called Independence Day, because on July 4, 1778, founding fathers declared that the United States would be free and independent from England.
EASTER This holiday is celebrated on a Sunday in April or May. The week before Easter people color eggs. On Easter Sunday children wake up to find that the Easter Bunny has left them a basket of candy
HALLOWEEN It is one of the best holidays for children. American children celebrate Halloween on October 31. Children wear masks and colorful costumes. The most popular costumes are ghosts, witches, and skeletons. The children walk door to door in the neighborhood and shout “ trick or treat!”. Most people give them a treat – candy or fruit.
THANKSGIVING DAY Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday in November. This is a family holiday. On this holiday American families meet for a special dinner, usually with turkey and pumpkin pie. They give thanks to God for the past year.
CHRISTMAS Americans celebrate Christmas on December 25. Christmas is a religious holiday and one of the happiest holidays of the year, because it is the day that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
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