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Memorial Day: Reflection and Celebration

Memorial Day: Reflection and Celebration

Of the two official United States holidays recogniz­ing the commitment of members of America’s military services, Memorial Day honors those who lost their lives while defending their country. The holiday is observed on the last Monday of May, as weather is turn­ing warm and most schools and universities are adjourning [...]

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Presidents Day: Honoring U.S. Presidents Washington and Lincoln

Presidents Day: Honoring U.S. Presidents Washington and Lincoln

U.S. Holidays Washington’s Birthday is a U.S. federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Increasingly, the holiday has become an occasion to celebrate the birthdays of both President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln. Many Americans [...]

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Super Bowl Sunday: An Unofficial Holiday for Millions

Super Bowl Sunday: An Unofficial Holiday for Millions

Each year, on a Sunday at the end of January or beginning of February, tens of mil­lions of Americans declare their own unofficial holiday. Gathered in groups large and small, nearly half of all U.S. households participate vicariously in a televised spectacle that has far outgrown its origins as a [...]

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