Presentation on theme: "There is no season such delight can bring, As summer, autumn, winter,"— Presentation transcript:
1 There is no season such delight can bring, As summer, autumn, winter, Celebrate the SeasonsThere is no season such delight can bring, As summer, autumn, winter,and the spring.~ William Browne
2 Spring Easter Cinco de Mayo March 20/21 – June 20 Always comes on a Sunday in March or April, just after the start of spring.A celebration of new lifeSymbols – Bunnies & EggsCinco de MayoThe 5th of MayA time to celebrate Mexican History and culture.Celebrate the Mexican way of life.Parades showcasing traditional clothing, music and dance.
3 Spring Memorial Day March 20/21 – June 20 Observed on the last Monday in May.A day to remember the men and women in the United States military who died for their country.Celebrate with camp-outs, barbeques, and other outdoor activites.Symbol – American Flag, parades, and red-paper poppy flower (found growing in battlefield graveyards in France during WWI)
4 Summer Independence Day Labor Day June 21 – September 21 4th of July – Celebration of the birthday of our country! The Declaration of Independence declared that the US was free from England.Celebrate with family and friends with barbeques, picnics, parades, red, white & blue, and fireworks.Labor DayCelebrated on the first Monday in SeptemberCelebrates the economic and social contributions of workers - It reminds us of how hard people work each day.
5 Fall Columbus Day Halloween September 22/23 – December 20 Celebrated on the second Monday in October.A celebration of Christopher Columbus’ arrival to America.HalloweenOctober 31A time to enjoy sweets and dress up in costumes.A time for parties, ghost stories and games.Symbols – pumpkins, witches, bats ghost and candy
6 Veteran’s Day Thanksgiving The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery .A day to thank all the people in the military that are serving our country.ThanksgivingCelebrated on the 4th Thursday in November.A time for people to think about what they are thankful for..Families get together for large feasts.Symbols – turkey, pumpkin pie, ears of corn, & cornucopias - “horn of plenty”
7 Winter Christmas Kwanzaa Hannukah December 21/22 – March 19 Symbols – Christmas trees, holly, cookies, gifts & carolsGives a feeling of peace and happiness.Celebrating the birth of JesusKwanzaaHonoring universal African American and culture,Observed from December 26 to January 1Features activities such as lighting a candle holder with seven candles and culminates in a feast and gift-givingHannukahCelebration of Lights8 night Jewish HolidayCommemorates the rededication of the Holy temple in Jerusalem.Symbols – Menorah, Dreidel,, Doughnuts, Latkes, Chocolate Gelt
8 New Year’s Day Marin Luther King Jr. January 1 Oldest holiday celebrated by people all over the world.Families gather to think about the year to comeMost people stay up to midnight on New Year’s EveParades and footballMarin Luther King Jr.Observed on the 3rd Monday in January (Martin Luther Kings Jr.’s birthday is on January 15)Honoring a man who was a civil rights leaderKing was the chief spokesman for non violent activism in the civil rights movement which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.
9 More Holidays Valentine’s Day Groundhog Day President’s Day Grandparent’s DayMay DayApril Fool’s DayElection DayTax DaySweetest DayMother’s DayFather’s Day