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Learn about American holidays and other holidays around the World. Each lesson has a test to measure your reading comprehension skills.
Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States.
April Fool's Day
Americans play small tricks on friends and strangers alike on the first of April.
Black Friday
Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday.
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on the 25th day of December.
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day.
Columbus Day
Celebration of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas.
DST Begins - DST Ends
Daylight saving time (DST) is the practice of changing clocks twice a year.
Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures.
Diwali or the "festival of lights", is a five-day Hindu festival.
Earth Day
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22nd to support environmental protection.
Easter Sunday
Easter is a Christian festival and holiday.
English Language Day
UN English Language Day is observed annually on April 23rd.
George Washington Birthday
George Washington was the first President of the United States.
Good Friday
Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians.
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada.
Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday.
Holi is a spring festival also known as festival of colors.
Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on December 10th.
International Jazz Day
International Jazz Day is a yearly event on April 30th.
The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture.
Mardi Gras
The terms "Mardi Gras" in English refers to events of the Carnival celebrations.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader in the American civil rights movement.
National Freedom Day
National Freedom Day is a United States holiday held on February 1st.
New Year's Day
New Year's Day is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar.
New Year's Eve
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve is on December 31st.
Passover is an important Biblically-derived Jewish festival.
Presidents' Day
Presidents' Day is a US holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February.
Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people.
Rosh Hashana
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year.
Saint Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17th.
Spring Equinox
The March equinox is also considered to be the first day of Spring.
Sukkot is a biblical Jewish holiday.
Thanksgiving is a holiday in the USA and Canada when people give thanks.
Tu Bishvat
Tu Bishvat is a minor Jewish holiday and is an ecological awareness day.
United Nations Day
United Nations Day is part of United Nations Week.
Valentines Day
Valentines Day is a holiday which is celebrated in many different countries.
Veterans Day
Veterans Day is an official United States holiday.
Winter Solstice
The winter solstice is the time at which the sun is at its lowest altitude above the horizon.
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is observed on December 1st every year.
World Toilet Day
World Toilet Organization Day is committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide.
World Water Day
World Water Day is observed on March 22nd.
Yom HaShoah
Yom HaShoah is known in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is a Jewish festival also known as the day of atonement.
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