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.
Americans celebrate the beginning of the new year with time-honored traditions including special foods, parties, fireworks and midnight kisses.
The White House's holiday decorations conjure up a winter fantasy each year. See how the magic happens with trees, ornaments and more.
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.
Learn about the Jewish festival Hanukkah. This is part of a series that looks at religious holidays as observed by Americans.
Every year there is a ceremony in Washington to light the National Christmas Tree. Watch President Trump's Christmas message.
Each year in the U.S., the president kicks off the winter holiday season in an official "turkey pardoning" ceremony in the White House's Rose Garden.
A Mexican holiday honoring the dead has become increasingly popular in the United States, with revelers blending pre-Columbian and Roman Catholic customs.
Learn about the Jewish holy days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. This is the first in a series that looks at religious holidays as observed by Americans.