How Important Dates Are Celebrated In The States


In the United States, there are many different occasions and holidays that are celebrated. Some of these celebrations include Valentine’s Day, Christmas, New Year’s, Fourth of July, and Thanksgiving Day.

Each celebration is usually observed on a specific day or weekend so they are not always in consecutive order. The following list will show you how important dates such as these are celebrated in the States.

January 1st

This is the first day of the year and it’s also known as New Year’s Day. On this day, people spend their time with family and celebrate by watching parades. This is also the first day of the Chinese New Year.

January 25th

On January 25, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is celebrated annually. The day has been given this name to pay homage to his legacy and work in politics and social justice. People usually celebrate by watching the candlelight march or having dinner with family.

February 14th

This is the date of Valentine’s Day. That day is mostly about celebrating love and showing appreciation to the people we care about, be it, family or friends. It’s also a popular occasion for couples. Another similar occasion is Mother’s Day which is not a public holiday but is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. People usually spend time with their mothers or mark the occasion as a day of remembrance if their mother is no longer alive.

They may also celebrate it with women who served as mother figures in their lives.

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th throughout the United States. During this time, many people wear green and attend parades in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The celebration was initially brought to the US by Irish immigrants. However, all Americans take part now.

Independence Day

July 4th is perhaps the most important of US holidays and celebrations. On this day, Americans celebrate their Independence with a barbecue and cold drinks. July 4th is also when most people set off fireworks to commemorate the country’s freedom. People usually mark this occasion by inviting friends and family over. The US gained independence from Britain in 1776.

Labour Day

On September 3, Labor Day is celebrated as an official holiday and it’s dedicated to the working people of America. In honor of workers everywhere, families usually spend time together during this time and children wait in anticipation for the kids’ day off school on September 5.

The Caribbean American community has a parade in New York and other cities where they are present to mark this occasion.


This occasion falls on October 31st every year and it signifies the end of summer. Halloween is a children’s holiday where they dress up in costumes and go trick or treating. Trick or treating is when children go from door to door asking for candy and are usually done in groups with adults.

November 2nd

On this day, around 103 million voters elect the President of the United States. The election happens every 4  years. This is a very important date that marks the end of one presidential term and begins another. The president-elect takes office on January 20.

Thanksgiving Day

This is perhaps one of the most important celebrations because it honors a time when the community becomes an integral part of life. On Thanksgiving Day, families spend time together, have dinner and watch football games. It’s also customary to wear colors of the season on this day. Families start early to prepare a large meal together and enjoy each other’s company.

Thanksgiving is celebrated in November for a variety of reasons but mainly because the first European immigrants to what became America were thankful to have survived their first winter with the help of the Native Americans they met when they came.

Christmas Eve

This occurs on December 24th and marks the beginning of the holiday season when people exchange gifts with each other. In the US, it is customary for children to leave stockings hung on or near a chimney for Santa Claus to leave gifts.

Children usually stay up past midnight while waiting for Santa Claus to arrive and adults wait with excitement to see what presents they get on Christmas morning.

Christmas Day

This is the second-most important holiday in the US, as it’s celebrated by most people. It falls on December 25th and is a day when many families spend time together and exchange gifts. Usually, everyone gets up early to open presents from Santa Claus or their parents. Some people have a traditional Christmas lunch while others prefer to go to dinner.

Christmas marks the birthdate of Jesus Christ and is celebrated by most Christians around the world.

The American holiday calendar is full of celebrations and traditions that are worth exploring. Remember to be respectful with your time, money, food donations, and words during these times as you celebrate the richness of our country’s history with family and friends.


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