National Holidays

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    This is a day set aside to celebrate the life and achivements of Martin Luther King Jr. He is well known for his campaigns to end racial segregation.
  • President's Day

    President's Day
    President's Day is a day set aside to recognize all of our US presidents. It is also George Washington's birthday.
  • Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
    Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May. It honors all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemetaries out of respect for the fallen soldiers.
  • Independence Day

    Independence Day
    Generally referred to as the Fourth of July. It marks the publication date of the declaration of independence from Great Britain. To celebrate this day many Americans have barbeques and shoot fireworks.
  • Veteran's Day

    Veteran's Day
    This day is the anniversary of the end of World War 1. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day.
  • Thanksgiving Day

    Thanksgiving Day
    Thanksgiving Day falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. The first Thanksgiving took place in 1621. The Pilgrims celebrated in Plymouth with a feast. It is a day of giving thanks for the harvest and health. Most Americans have family gatherings where the most popular dish is turkey and dressing.