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Official American Holidays, Some Religious Holidays, and Other Celebrations, &c.
- New Year's Day, 1 January.
- Martin Luther King Day, 3rd Monday in January.
- Washington's Birthday (official U.S. name), commonly known as Presidents Day (or President's Day). 3rd Monday in February.
- Valentine's Day, 14 February.
- St. Patrick's Day, 17 March.
- Pesach (Passover), begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. Look for Passover in March or April.
- Easter, falls on a spring Sunday, date varies from year to year.
- Memorial Day, last Monday in May.
"Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in military service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action."
See Wikipedia for more on Memorial Day.
- Tennessee Statehood, 1 June (1796).
- Confederate Memorial Day (Tennessee), 3 June (Jefferson Davis's birthday). See Wikipedia for more on Confederate Memorial Day.
- Monument at Shiloh (Photo by Margie Daniels)
- Flag Day, 14 June. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.
- Independence Day, 4th of July.
- 4th of July
- Labor Day, 1st Monday in September.
- Cherokee National Holiday. Labor Day Weekend.
- Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement. Dates vary, look for these days in September and October.
- Halloween, 31 October.
"The modern holiday of Halloween has its origins in an ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain...Traditionally, the festival was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and slaughter livestock for winter stores...The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundary between the alive and the deceased dissolved, and the dead become dangerous for the living by causing problems such as sickness or damaged crops. The festivals would frequently involve bonfires, where the bones of slaughtered livestock were thrown. Costumes and masks were also worn at the festivals in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or placate them...."
See Wikipedia for more on Halloween.
- Witch on a Broomstick
- Veterans Day, on the weekday closest to 11 November. Veterans Day is also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world. In the U.S., Veterans Day is offically spelled without an apostrophe.
- Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November.
- The Season, for the generic inclined. Somewhere from November into January.
- Seasons Greetings
- Hanukkah, an eight-day Jewish festival beginning on the 25th day of Kislev (varies from late November to late December).
- Christmas Day, 25 December.
- See Wikipedia for more on Christmas and also see Wikipedia for information on the Twelve Days of Christmas.
- Santa Claus, Angel, and Reindeer
- Two Cabins and Christmas Greetings
- Kwanzaa (or Kwaanza), 26 December -- 1 January.
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