American holidays

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Easter traditions in America

Each spring, American Christians celebrate Easter in their homes and churches with time-honored activities including prayer and feasting.
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Celebrating Passover in America

Passover is a major Jewish spring festival that commemorates the Jews' liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt before their journey to the promised land.
Women in blue dresses dancing onstage (© Ali Khaligh)

Persian New Year celebrations spring up across the U.S.

Each spring, Iranian Americans and others organize Nowruz festivals and events in the U.S. to welcome the New Year and pay tribute to their cultural heritage.
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Test your knowledge of U.S. presidents [quiz]

Every February, Americans honor their presidents. Take our quiz to see how much you know about U.S. presidents. Share your results!
Lion dance and confetti during Chinese New Year celebration (Shutterstock)

Celebrating the Lunar New Year: The Year of the Dog

People across the United States and around the world will come together this month to celebrate the Lunar New Year with fireworks, parades and lanterns.
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Students embrace the words of Martin Luther King Jr. [video]

On Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, January 15, fifth-graders from a Washington school recite King's most famous speech from the Lincoln Memorial steps.
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How America rings in the new year

Americans celebrate the beginning of the new year with time-honored traditions including special foods, parties, fireworks and midnight kisses.
Doorway with trees and flags leading to a Christmas tree ((© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Decking the White House halls

The White House's holiday decorations conjure up a winter fantasy each year. See how the magic happens with trees, ornaments and more.
Woman in headdress and embroidered blouse placing candles in a candelabra (© AP Images)

Americans celebrate their African heritage during Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a seven-day event in the U.S. based on African festivals and celebrated through music and dance from December 26 through January 1.