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    History – Holidays in the U.S.

    1. “Thanksgiving Day” – An article focused on the history, traditions and significance of Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the USA since the Pilgrims’ first harvest in the New World in 1621. It discusses how the holiday has been marked by feast and prayer and traditionally falls on the fourth Thursday of November.

    2. “Independence Day” – This article provides an in-depth look at the 4th of July, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The piece elaborates on cultural countrywide festivities, like firework displays, barbecues, parades, and public and family gatherings.

    3. “Christmas” – Although a globally celebrated holiday, this article explains the uniquely American aspects of Christmas Day. It covers everything from regional customs and traditional American Christmas foods to the influence of pop culture, like the Rockefeller Center tree and White House decorations.

    4. “Halloween” – This article delves into the fun and spooky holiday celebrated on October 31; a day associated with costume parties, trick-or-treating, and jack-o’-lanterns. The article explores its Celtic origins and its evolution in the USA.

    5. “Martin Luther King Jr. Day” – Detailed insight into the holiday honoring civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrated on the third Monday of January, this federal holiday was signed into law in 1983. The influence and legacy of King’s work is highlighted.

    6. “Memorial Day” – The article maps out the roots and significance of the holiday reserved for remembering and honoring persons who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The last Monday in May hosts nationwide ceremonies and memorials.

    7. “Veterans Day” – This piece illuminates the federal holiday that pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially thanks living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. Falling on November 11, it includes historical context and the ways it is celebrated.

    8. “Labor Day” – This encapsulating article sheds light on the first Monday in September, a tribute to American workers and their contributions. It traces its inception to the labor movement in the late 19th century.

    9. “New Year’s Eve” – An article that takes a detailed look into the cultural significance and celebratory aspects of bidding farewell to the passing year and welcoming the New Year. Highlights include the Times Square ball drop event.

    10. “Presidents’ Day” – This article breaks down the celebration of all U.S. presidents, with particular focus on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Celebrated on the third Monday in February, it offers historical narratives and how the day is marked nationally.

    11. “Easter” – While recognized as a Christian holiday, the article explores how Easter is also celebrated secularly across the United States with traditions like egg hunting and the Easter Bunny. The date varies each year as it’s based on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox.

    12. “Columbus Day” – This detailed article expounds the holiday, celebrated on the second Monday of October commemorating the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas in 1492. It discusses its history, ongoing controversies, and how it is commemorated.