The most important public holiday is The Fourth of July or Independence Day. It celebrates independence of American colonies from the British. It is the anniversary of signing the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.
The oldest American holiday is Thanksgiving Day, which is the 4th Thursday in November. It was celebrated for the first time in 1621 as the expression of the joy after the first successful harvest, which helped a colony Plymouth to survive winter.
On 13th May Memorial Day, or Veteran's Day, is celebrated in most states, which are patriotic holidays commemorating people who fought for their country and died. People visit cemeteries and memorials. Labor day is the first Monday in September to honour working people of America. It is a day used for rest and recreation.
One of the most important events in American history was the discovery of the continent by Christopher Columbus on October 12th, 1492. Now it is Columbus' Day.
Easter is the typical spring holiday - the Easter bunny comes with chocolate eggs and candies. Families paint eggs and decorate trees in the garden with them.
Halloween is celebrated on October 31st. It is an old tradition and it is witches' holiday. People dress themselves up in fancy costumes and go to parties to have fun.
Christmas is the best loved holiday and a beautiful occasion for relatives to meet.
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Public Holidays in the USA
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