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New Year’s Day St. Valentine’s day Washington’s Birthday Easter Independence Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas
New Year's Day is celebrated on January 1 and marks the start of a new year. It gives Americans a chance to remember the previous year. People have parties and special events. Very few people have to work on this day. In some towns and cities, people hold parades and play special football games. A common symbol of New Year's Day is Baby New Year. Other symbols are fireworks and clocks striking midnight.
It is a festival of romantic love and many Americans give cards, letters and flowers or presents to people who they love. Valentine's cards have images of hearts, red roses or Cupid. Common Valentine's Day gifts are flowers and chocolates. Some people have a romantic meal in a restaurant or in a cafe. Common symbols of Valentine's Day are hearts, red roses and Cupid.
People call Washington's Birthday - Presidents' Day. Americans celebrate it on the third Monday of February. This holiday honors the life and work of George Washington, the first president of the United States. People celebrate this holiday on the third Monday of February.
The Easter traditions in America mark the beginning of spring and to celebrate the new birth of Jesus Christ. People hold parades, carnivals, make Easter egg decorations and listen to music. A special dish for Easter in USA is baked ham, potatoes and vegetables. Most parents painting the Easter eggs and then conducting Easter egg hunt games for the kids.
Americans celebrate Independence day every year on July 4. They often call this holiday “the fourth of July”. It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. People organize patriotic displays and family events. Many Americans display the American flag on their homes.
Americans celebrate this holiday on the fourth Thursday in November every year. It is a time to remember the pilgrims. They were the first Americans who got good harvest in 1621 and wanted to thank the God for it. Families get together for a family meal. They usually cook a turkey, potatoes, a pumpkin pie and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have.
Christmas is one of the most important holidays in the US. Christmas is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated on December 25. Americans have many Christmas traditions. People decorate their houses and Christmas trees. Americans celebrate Christmas with their families or friends. They give gifts to each other and sing carols and songs.