The Fourth of July is an honored American holiday, celebrated with fireworks, barbecues and picnics. Learn more about the meaning behind the holiday here.
Americans celebrate the Fourth of July to commemorate the nation's Independence Day. Learn more about the traditions of fireworks and live music here.
Learn about Juneteenth, an African American holiday that celebrates what historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. calls "the shining promise of emancipation."
Memorial Day, a holiday honoring U.S. military members who died in defense of their country, also marks the unofficial start of summer in America.
The new book "Faith + Freedom: Religion in the USA" shows the robust and diverse religious landscape in America. Download the free PDF.
On New Year's Eve, many people follow traditions and fill up on superstitious dishes they hope will bring them wealth and good fortune in the upcoming year.
Dancing and singing, Americans celebrate winter holidays with joyful tunes. This photo gallery shows moments of jubilation across the United States.
Learn about the Jewish festival Hanukkah. This is part of a series that looks at religious holidays as observed by Americans.
Though far from home, Thanksgiving traditions old and new are carried on and shared by U.S. troops wherever they are around the world.