Local Holidays

Calendar events

The five most celebrated holidays are listed in their own chapters.

For the rest of the year the events below are special to USA:

January: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday is marked around his birthday January 14th.

February: Valentines Day is celebrated February 14th with exchange of friendly cards among school children and run on the restaurants in the evening for the older crowd.

Also in February is Presidents Day commemorating the presidents Lincoln (born Feb. 12th) and Washington (birthday Feb. 22nd).

May: Memorial Day is celebrated as a national holiday on Friday before the last weekend in May.

September: Labor Day makes the first weekend in September a three day weekend. School has started, summer is officially over - even if September can be one of the warmer months of the year.

October: Columbus Day Oct. 12th is a controversial holidays that in places has changed name to Indigenous People's Day or Native Americans' Day or is not celebrated at all.

November: Veterans Day Nov. 11th is in other countries known as Armistice Day for the armistice of WWI. In USA it honors veterans of wars from WWI and later. There are parades in many places.