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In every country there are a lot of holidays and festivals. In the USA the most important of them are Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, Halloween and St. Valentines Day.
Halloween – people make pumpkins with candles. Children go from house to house and want some candies. Halloween is celebrated in October.
X-mas – in the USA is similar to czech Christmas. The Americans have Santa Claus, who brings gifts. On the 25th December the Americans get up and go to the X-mas tree. There are gifts and they unpack them. Little gifts (candies,…) are in the X-mas socks.
Independence Day – is on the 4th July. The Americans remember foundation of US.
St. Valentines Day – is on the 14th of January. It is the holiday of lovers. They give small gifts to each other. They post Valentine’s cards to each other.
Memorial Day – to honoree the dead of all wars
Veteran’s Day – in honor of those Americans who served in wars
Thanksgiving Day – was first celebrated by Pilgrims. They came to America in 1620. The whole family gathers and enjoys a traditional dinner – a roast turkey, apple or pumpkin pie
President’s Day – formerly the birthday of the first US President, now to honors all the past US presidents