American holidays

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How Labor Day is celebrated in America [video]

The U.S. celebrates Labor Day every year on the first Monday in September. Watch how Americans honor workers on this day.
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Fireworks light up the sky on the 4th of July [video]

Every year on July 4, communities across the U.S. gather to watch patriotic-themed fireworks in celebration of Independence Day.
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Visit this oasis in Michigan for America’s ‘best baklava’

Riad Shatila never forgot the delicious pastries of his youth in Lebanon. Today the late Michigan baker's family still sells what's been called America's best baklava.
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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.
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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!
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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.