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New Year’s Day is January 1. People begin celebrating on December 31. They have parties through the night. Many people watch the Rose Bowl football game on TV. In Times Square, in New York, at minute before midnight, a lighted ball goes down from one of the buildings.
Martin Luther King Day is the third Monday in January. On this day people remember the African- American civil rights leader who fought discrimination against black Americans.
St Patrick's Day is March 17. Irish Americans remember St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. People wear green. Green is one of the national colors of Ireland and it also means the beginning of spring. There are parades. People sing and dance, and wear Irish clothes and eat Irish food.
Unlike most of the other nonfoolish holidays, the history of April Fool's Day, sometimes called All Fool's Day, is not totally clear. It is not like Halloween, where despite an interesting history, most people just put on Halloween costumes, get candy, and leave it at that. There really wasn't a "first April Fool's Day" that can be pinpointed on the calendar. Some believe it sort of evolved simultaneously in several cultures at the same time, from celebrations involving the first day of springholidays Halloween costumes
Memorial Day is the last Monday in May. Americans remember the US soldiers who died in wars. Families and individuals remember their loved ones who died. People visit cemeteries and put flowers on graves.
Flag Day, celebrated June 14, has been a presidentially proclaimed observance since 1916. Although Flag Day is not a federal holiday, Americans are encouraged to display the flag outside their homes and businesses on this day to honor the history and heritage the American flag represents.
Father's Day celebrates fathers every third Sunday of June. Father's Day began in 1909 in Spokane, Washington, when a daughter requested a special day to honor her father, a Civil War veteran who raised his children after his wife died. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 by President Lyndon Johnson.
The Woodward Dream Cruise - WDC - is the World's Most Popular Car Cruise and largest one-day automotive event. It is held annually the 3rd Saturday of August on Woodward Avenue just north of Detroit in Michigan, USA. Rain or shine. About one million people attend this event each year. It's all about cars, cruisin, showing off, partying, hanging out, entertainment, people watching and being seen, and more cars
Labor Day is the first Monday in September. In 1869 the first labor union to defend workers rights was started. Workers got the right to an eight-hour workday. Most people do not go to on Labor Day. They have a three-day weekend.
It is the second Monday in October. On this day Americans remember Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer. He sailed west across the 1492, he reached some islands near North America. He thought he was in indie and he called the of islands Indians.
It is October 31. The Celts believed that on this day ghosts walked the and mingled with the living. At night people dressed up in costumes and tried to look like the souls of the dead. Today people, especially children, still wear costumes on this day and have masquerade parties.