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HOLIDAYS AND HOLIDAYS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA



New Year (January 1) - Most businesses and businesses are closed. It is one of the main holidays of the year.

Martin Luther King Day (third Monday in January) - Many government offices and banks closed. R on African American history and culture.




Chinese New Year (January / February - varies according to the Chinese lunar calendar) - Chinese cultural holiday. Airfares to fly to the US can be reasonable at this time of year, but if you plan to fly from the US to China, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam and Korea, the rates could be quite high.

Super Bowl Sunday (usually the first Sunday in February) - The Super Bowl is the NFL's annual league game, the National Football League and the most watched sporting event of the year. Supermarkets, bars, restaurants and electronics stores are stormed or wherever there are large screens. The wealthy travel to the Super Bowl host city to see the game live. This makes travel to that city even more difficult, with limited availability of seats on planes, hotel rooms, car rentals and high-priced bus seats. The host city varies each year so plan accordingly if you are planning to go to the host city on Super Bowl Sunday.



Saint Valentine's day (February 14) - Private celebration of romance and love. Most of the restaurants are crowded. The most elegant and romantic restaurants can request reservations made well in advance.

Presidents Day (third Monday in February, officially Washington's birthday) - Many government offices and even banks are closed, while many shops remain open.

St. Patrick's Day (March 17) - Irish themed party and parade. The bars and places where alcohol is served, especially beer, are very crowded. The use of green or a green accessory is common.

Easter Christian (one Sunday in March or April) - Christian religious holiday. Many restaurants, including franchised outlets of large national chains, may close. Major retailers are generally open; smaller stores may or may not close.

orthodox Easter (varies according to the Jewish calendar, eight days around Passover) - Jewish religious holiday.

Cinco de Mayo (May 5) - A minor holiday often mistakenly confused with Mexican Independence Day, which is actually September 16, but nonetheless a major Mexican-American cultural holiday. As with St. Patrick's Day, the counters are crowded, often with themed specialty drinks.

Memorial Day (Last Monday May) - Most non-commercial businesses are closed. There are patriotic observances and the first trips and holidays are made to beaches and parks to also celebrate the arrival of summer.

Independence Day / Fourth of July (July 4) - Most non-commercial businesses are closed. Airports and highways are very busy. There are patriotic parades, concerts, barbecues, trips to the beach and parks, and fireworks at sunset.



Labor Day (first Monday in September) - Most non-commercial businesses are closed. Grilling, trips to the beach and to the parks, with many shops open. Day that marks the end of the summer tourist season.

Rosh Hashanah e Yom Kippur (varies according to the Jewish calendar, September or early October) - Jewish religious observances.

Columbus Day (second Monday in October) - Many government offices and banks closed, while some shops are open. Columbus Day can be controversial, especially among Native Americans, and is not as widely observed as it was in the past.

Halloween (October 31st) - Parades and costume parties.

Veterans Day (November 11) - Government offices and banks are closed, with some patriotic observances.

Thanksgiving Day (the fourth Thursday in November, the date varies annually) - Almost all businesses closed, including grocery stores and many restaurants. It is celebrated by having dinner with the family. Airports and highways are very busy. The next day, known as “Black Friday”, the big Christmas shopping begins. Flying during this time can be quite expensive

Hanukkah / Chanukah (varies according to the Jewish calendar, eight days usually in December), a Jewish religious holiday, often culturally associated with Christmas.

Christmas (December 25) - Christian religious holiday. Most businesses, grocery stores, and many restaurants are closed the night before and throughout the day. Airports and highways are very busy. Families and close friends exchange gifts. Airfares are quite high during the Christmas holidays and in the week between Christmas and New Year.


Kwanzaa (December 26th - January 1st) - cultural observance.


New Year (December 31) - Many restaurants and bars are open late. There are a lot of parties around, particularly in big cities.

For or during a trip or vacation in the United States there are some services that may be suspended during the holidays: visas and mail.

If you need to apply for a visa for the United States, it is important to note federal holidays marked in bold italics. All US embassies around the world near those days, in addition to the host country's legal holidays, do not issue visas.

The United States Postal Service (il Postal Service U.S.) are closed on federal holidays, and in high-crime areas, the entire post office remains closed. Self-service kiosks at post offices in relatively secure areas with 24/7 access remain operational during the holidays. Mail deposited at a post office or mailbox will not be processed until the holidays are over.

Other federal services such as i national parks and security in the airports they operate 365 days a year, regardless of federal holidays.

Fireworks in Washington -
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