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Most Celebrated Holidays In the United States

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Rated 5 points - posted 10 years ago by JanetK in category United States.
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Christmas Report Abuse
Began as a religious holiday but the retail community has made it their day.
182 points - added 10 years ago by JanetK - 1 comment
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Although it is a federal holiday, it is "celebrated" only by Christians. There are other holidays celebrated by everyone in the US, which should be listed before Christmas (New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Independence Day...).
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Thanksgiving - Last Thursday in November Report Abuse
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Independence day Report Abuse
all of America celebrates it
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Halloween Report Abuse
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Wikipedia has Halloween as the 8th most celebrated holiday in the US (counting the Superbowl as #6)
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This holiday, Halloween, ranks second on almost every pole I've seen, and I agree with that.
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Mother's Day - Second Sunday in June Report Abuse
Before the age of cell phones it was very difficult to get a call through to Mom, due to everyone else calling Mom.
56 points - added 10 years ago by JanetK - 2 comments
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Mothers day isn´t in june
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Mothers day is in May all the time.
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Easter/Passover Report Abuse
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really
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Veteran's Day - November 11 Report Abuse
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Father's Day - Third Sunday in June Report Abuse
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New Year's Day Report Abuse
Celebrated by the entire country (and worldwide).
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I am 9 years old but new years eve is 1 of my favorite holidays
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Certainly this holiday (ranked #13) is celebrated by more people than Parent's Day, D Day, or several others ranked higher than #13.
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Labor Day - First Monday in September Report Abuse
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Hanukkah Report Abuse
It is celebrated by many in the United States, and is treated (by those who celebrate it) as a important, recognizable holiday.
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Columbus Day - Second Monday in October Report Abuse
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Good Friday - The friday before Easter Report Abuse
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D Day June 6th Report Abuse
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Navy Day - October 13 Report Abuse
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Patriot Day - September 11 Report Abuse
In memory of all the horrific acts of that day.
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Pearl Harbor Day - December 7 Report Abuse
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National Grandparents Day - First Sunday After Labor Day Report Abuse
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Parent's Day - Fourth Sunday in July Report Abuse
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Talk like a Pirate Day September 19th Report Abuse
see www.talklikeapirate.com for more information
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Citizenship Day - September 17th Report Abuse
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Child Health Day First Monday in October Report Abuse
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Leif Ericson Day October 9th Report Abuse
Leif Ericson was the first European to set foot on the North American Continent.
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Alaska Day October 18 Report Abuse
A legal holiday in Alaska celebrating the formal transfer of the land from Russia to the United States in 1867
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