New Year's Day
- People welcome the New Year the night before
New Year's Eve.
- All people have a parties, fireworks, they sing and dance to
ring out the old year and ring in the new.
- As the clock strikes midnight, people link arms and sing a
- It reminds them of old and new friends.
19.01. the birthday of The third Monday in
Martin Luther King Jr.
- It is a holiday which is
- In February, two
observed on the third american
Monday of January. expresidents-Abraham
Lincoln and George
- It honours the civil Washington have their
rights leader who was
assassinated in 1968. - American honour
these two presidents as
well as others in this
- It is observed on 2nd February
- It is a rural tradition which claims that if a
groundhog emerges from its burrow on
that day sees its shadow.
- If it will go back inside, there will be six
weeks of winter.
St. Valentine's Day
- People in the USA and Britain who are in
love give presents to each other.
- Different traditions are connected with this
festival, for example if the names of all
girl's suitors were written on paper and
wrapped in clay and the clay was put into
water, the piece that rose to the surface
first would contain the name of her
either in March or April
- Easter is not a national holiday.
- Many Americans celebrate this holiday by going to
church and getting together with their family and
- Children often go on Easter- egg hunts to search
for hidden dyed eggs and other treast.
- The Easter version of Santa Claus is the Easter
- Usually a person dressed up in a large,
colorful rabbit suit.
Saint Patrick´s Day
- It is celebrated on 17.
- It is the feast day of
the Irish patron saint.
- It is also celebrated in
the States by Irish
parades, parties and
the wearing of the
Memorial Day Independence Day
- Is observed on the - Is celebrated with
last Monday in fireworks, picnics and
May. outdoor barbecues.
- This holiday celebrates
- It honours those the signing of the
who have given up Declaration of
their lives in Independence in
defence of their 1776- American
country during colonies separated
from G.B. and formed
wartime. the U.S.A.
- Mother´s Day- the second Sunday in May
- Father´s Day- the third Sunday in June
- This days are days for children to give
greeting cards and gifts to their parents and
perhaps prepare them a special meal or help
around the house.
Columbus Day Veteran´s Day
- Second Monday in October
- 11. November
- Which honours the landind
of Christopher Columbus in - It is honours those
the New World on 12. who gave their lives
October 1492. for their country
during First World War
- Althought in recent years and Second World
Native Americans and
others have protested
against the celebration of
- All Hallow's Eve, usually called Hallowe'en
(Hallows Eve), is followed by All Hallows' Day
which is also know as All Saints Day (All Hallows'
- In the US it is a night for children dress up often
as ghost or witches and go from door to door
asking sweets- trick or treating.
- Fourth Thursday in November.
- Many Americans take a day of vacation on the following
Friday to make a four-day weekend, during which they may
travel long distances to visit family and friends.
- Thanksgiving dinner almost always includes some of the
foods served at the first feast: roast turkey, cranberry sauce,
potatoes, pumpkin pie.
- Before the meal begins, families or friends usually pause to
give thanks for their blessings, including.
- the joy of being united for the occasion.
The Christmas season
- Christmas Eve- 24. December
- Children traditionally hang stockings by the fireplace for
Santa Claus, whom they believe will come down the chimmey
during the night and leave presents for them.
- Christmas Day- 25. December
- It is the day when children and adults get
their Christmas presents.
- This day is celebrated as both a religious
and secular holiday.
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