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National Holidays In The English-Speaking Countries :

National Holidays In The English-Speaking Countries Klaudia Pukrop Gimnazjum 28 Bydgoszcz

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USA The United States of America

Independence Day :

Independence Day In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain . Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United State.

Presidents Day:

Presidents Day Presidents Day, as it is informally known as the federal holiday, is celebrated on the third Monday in February. Initially, the idea was to commemorate the two greatest American leaders - George Washington and Abraham Lincoln (whose birthdays coincided with a short interval). Federal holiday, "he was" just Washington (and already in 1885) - common, however, was also celebrating Lincoln's birthday as a state holiday.

Flag Day :

Flag Day Flag Day is celebrated to commemorate the Congress on 14 June 1777, when the resolution was adopted by the national flag. It was decided then that the flag will be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, and thirteen white stars on a blue background would symbolize the union. Today the flag has 50 stars, symbolizing the 50 states and 13 lanes to the 13 original colonies. The following is the symbolism of the colours of the flag: White - purity and innocence, red - the steadfastness and courage, while Blue - vigilance, perseverance and justice. National Flag Day in the USA is celebrated on June 14 in the United States.



Canada Day:

Canada Day On July 1, 1867, the British North Americas Act created the Dominion of Canada as a federation of four provinces. This event is known as the confederation of Canada. The four original provinces were created from the former British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada, which was divided into the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Canada's boundaries have been extended since 1867. The country now consists of 10 provinces and three territories .

Labor Day :

Labor Day Labor Day in Canada is celebrated on the first Monday of September. It originally gave workers the chance to campaign for better working conditions or pay. The day is now part of a long weekend for many Canadians. What Happens on the Labor Day Weekend? -Lots of people head up north to cottages, campsites or other getaways. -Parades -Fireworks


Citizenship Day A day for all Canadians to think about the rights and duties, privileges and responsibilities of being a Canadian. June 24th

The United Kingdom :

The United Kingdom

Queen's Official Birthday :

Queen's Official Birthday The Queen's Official Birthday ( King's Official Birthday in the reign of a male monarch) is the selected day on which the birthday of the monarch of the Commonwealth realms is officially celebrated in those countries and in Fiji , which is now a republic . 21 April

St. Patrick's Day :

St. Patrick's Day St Patrick's Day occurs on March 17. In the United Kingdom, it is celebrated in Irish pubs and in cities, such as Nottingham and London where many people with an Irish background live.

Waitangi Day:

Waitangi Day Commemorates a significant day in the history of New Zealand It is a public holiday held each year on 6 February to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi , New Zealand's founding document, on that date in 1840.

Australia :


Australia Day:

Australia Day Australia Day is on January 26 and commemorates the establishment of the first settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788. It is an opportunity for Australians to come together to celebrate their country and culture. There are reflections on the achievements of the nation and explorations of way to make the country even better in the future. Many people have a day off and use the day to have w picnic in a park, to go shopping or to play or to watch sports events. In some places, particularly Lake Burley Griffin, spectacular public fireworks displays are held. What do people do?

Anzac Day, National Day of Australia:

Anzac Day, National Day of Australia ANZAC Day commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli Peninsula during World War I, which was attended by Australian and New Zealand troops and the British, French and Indian troops against the Turks. On this day , Australia and New Zealand commemorated all its fallen soldiers , including more than 100,000 Australians and New Zealanders 29 000 who died fighting for freedom in the first and second World War. 95 year anniversary

Labor Day:

Labor Day Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers . It is the first Monday in October in the Australian Capital Territory , New South Wales and South Australia . October 4th

South Africa RPA:

South Africa RPA

New Year's Eve :

New Year's Eve New Year's Day is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in ancient Rome .

Day of Goodwill:

Day of Goodwill Boxing Day is traditionally a day following Christmas when people in the United Kingdom would box up their presents. Today, Boxing Day is better known as a bank or public holiday that occurs on 26 December, or the first or second weekday after Christmas Day, depending on national or regional laws. In South Africa, Boxing Day was renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994.

Workers' Day :

Workers' Day Workers' Day is a national public holiday in South Africa and since 1994, it has been celebrated on 1 May of each year.

India :



Shivaratri National celebration . Pigs Day post dedicated in memory of his creative cosmic dance (tandawa) and marriage with Parvati.

The Indian Christmas :

The Indian Christmas " You can see how the nursery approach women in colorful saris and the ethereal figure of the Virgin Mary herself often wears a sari, in accordance with Hindu tradition." There is preserved a tradition of singing Christmas carols (in Indian languages), Midnight (in the churches listed are typical of the crib), and on the streets, you can meet Santa Claus and not in the traditional Indian dress and a red sheepskin coat.

Holi :

Holi Hindu spring festival of joy and the most celebrated on the full moon of the month ( February-March ). Festival is also called the colour associated with colored powders spreading on friends . The origin of Christmas was inferred from the various Indian myths , according to Hindu tradition professed .

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