Holidays and other notable days in the USA

 

Otázka: Holidays and other notable days in the USA

Jazyk: Angličtina

Přidal(a): nikol

 

 

 

 

 

Holidays and other notable days in the USA

(Compare with our country)

 

1) Christmas and compare

2) Easter and compare

3) Thanksgiving Day

4) Independence Day (The day of independence)

 

1) Christmas and compare

Christmas is not a national holiday in the USA, but since most Americans are Christians, almost all shops are closed and people have rest day on Christmas Day and New Year´s Day. Unlike Czech Republic, Christmas in the USA is not family holiday. Families invite friends to join them at Christmas dinner. Americans are even known thanks to massive Christmas decoration. Beside the trees they decorate even their houses and gardens with garlands and electric coloured light inside and outside the house. Santa Claus, who bring presents, goes into the house throw the chimney. They open presents at 25th at the morning. The day before is called Christmas Eve. For the Christmas dinner they have turkey with cranberry sauce.

 

2) Easter and compare

Easter is celebrated on first Monday after the first full moon. Monday is not important for them, but days before are more important, because they dye eggs and hide them. Children go to find these eggs.

 

On Sunday they go on Mass or services.

 

3) Thanksgiving Day

The first American Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in 1621, to commemorate the harvest after a harsh winter. In that year Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving. The colonists celebrated it as a traditional harvest feast, to which they invited the Indians. President Abraham Lincoln has looked for ways to unite the nation. And in 1941 Congress passed and ordered the celebration of Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November, where it remains. During this celebrate all family will come together.






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