PEN 2924 National Holidays

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This presentation defines the ten national holidays celebrated in America.

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Title: What is a National Holiday? By C Bohannon-Brown PEN # 2924 Published by Peach e~Books Georgia www.peachebooks.com All rights reserved. This publication may be reproduced by educators, parents, and students for educational purposes only. Commercial duplication is prohibited. © Peach e~Books February 2008

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The United States of America is our nation. National holidays are times when our nation celebrates special people and events.

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On national holidays, schools are closed and students spend time with their families.

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On national holidays, many businesses are closed and workers spend time with their families, too.

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There are only ten (10) national holidays in America, every year. Can you name them?

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On January 1, our nation celebrates New Year’s Day because it is the very first day of the year. New Year’s Day

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He believed that all people were created equal. Our nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, every third Monday in January. Martin Luther KING Jr. Day

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President George Washington was born on February 18, 1732. He was the first U.S. President. On the third Monday in February, our nation celebrates Washington’s birthday. Washington’s Birthday

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Many states celebrate Presidents’ Day on the third Monday in February. Usually both Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are honored. Presidents’ DAY

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On the last Monday in May, our nation celebrates Memorial Day. On that day, we remember all American soldiers who have died while serving our country. Memorial Day

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The United States of America gained its freedom from Great Britain, on July 4, 1776. We celebrate Independence Day every 4th of July. Independence Day

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In September, our nation celebrates its hard working men and women. On the first Monday, we celebrate Labor Day across America . Labor Day

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Christopher Columbus was thought to have discovered America, in 1492. So, on the second Monday in October, Americans celebrate Columbus Day. Columbus Day

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Special men and women who have served in the U.S. military are called veterans. They are honored on November 11, which is Veterans Day in America. Veterans’ Day

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In 1861, Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of thanksgiving and praise. Many Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day with family meals on the last Thursday in November. Thanksgiving Day

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Christmas Day began as a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Today, people also share gifts with friends and family, during this season of giving. Christmas Day

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National holidays are times when our nation celebrates special people and events.

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Online Resources Thank you to the following on-line photos and resources: Labor Day http://journals.aol.com/pierson1k/the-hardworking-farmer/ http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm Christopher Columbus http://www.history.com/minisites/columbusday/images/cd_400x300_image.jpg http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=Minisite_Generic&content_type_id=152&display_order=1&mini_id=1044 Veterans Day Photo http://www.defenselink.mil/photoessays/2004-05/p20040526a1.html http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/ Thanksgiving Day http://www.thanksgiving-day.org/thanksgiving-day-pictures.html http://www.thanksgivingworld.com/ Christmas Day http://lds.about.com/library/gallery/clipart/jesus/more/nimg01603.htm http://www.calendar-updates.com/info/holidays/us/christmas.aspx School Bus http://www.millertransportation.com/PICT1129%20(2).JPG

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Online Resources Thank you to the following on-line photos and resources: Federal Holidays http://www.opm.gov/Operating_Status_Schedules/fedhol/2008.asp New Years Fireworks http://www.associatedcontent.com/image/175599/index.html http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/newyears.htm George Washington http://richmondthenandnow.com/Images/Famous-Visitors/George-Washington-big.jpg http://www.hhfi.org/tbdf/Portals/0/North%20Braddock/george-washington-picture.jpg http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/presidentsday/ Abraham Lincoln http://www.historyplace.com/lincoln/ Memorial Day http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1640062/posts http://www.history.com/minisites/memorial/

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Online Resources Thank you to the following on-line photos and resources: Picture of Bank http://www.niu.edu/OneCard/images/OneCard%20-%20TCF%20Bank%20-%20Outside.jpg Declaration of Independence http://www.usacitylink.com/usa/ http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/ http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/declaration_zoom_2.html FLAG INFO http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/flagday.htm

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