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American holidays presentation

  1. 1. American Holidays!
  2. 2. New Years Eve
  3. 3. Times Square on New Years Americans watch the ball drop on TV. This giant glass ball is located in Times Square in New York City.
  4. 4. Times Square on New Years
  5. 5. Valentine’s Day
  6. 6. Valentine’s Day Cards In school everyone gives each other small cards with notes written on it. These are called ‘Valentines.’
  7. 7. Wedding Proposals Many people propose on Valentine’s day. The man gets on one knee, shows his girlfriend the ring and asks, “Will you marry me?”
  8. 8. Easter
  9. 9. Easter Egg Hunts
  10. 10. Easter Baskets
  11. 11. Earth Day in Washington DC
  12. 12. Mother’s Day On Mother’s Day everyone does something nice for their mother’s, such as buy them flowers or take them to a restaurant.
  13. 13. Father’s Day On Father’s Day people buy their father’s a gift. However, this holiday is not as popular as Mother’s Day.
  14. 14. Independence Day This holiday celebrates the day the USA became independent from Britain.
  15. 15. Fireworks on Independence Day Every city in the USA has a fireworks show on Independence Day. Many people also buy Fireworks to light at their house.
  16. 16. Fourth of July Barbecues Most families on 4th of July cook food outside. This is called a barbecue. This is like Ukrainian Shashlyk only people usually have barbecues at their house.
  17. 17. Halloween
  18. 18. Halloween Pumpkins Everyone carves a pumpkin on Halloween. These are called ‘Jack-o-Lanterns.’ They put them outside their door with a candle inside.
  19. 19. Halloween Pranks Lots of teenagers pull pranks on Halloween. Some common pranks are throwing eggs at someone’s house (egging), throwing toilet paper over someone’s tree (Tping), or smashing someone’s pumpkins.
  20. 20. Halloween Costumes Not all Halloween Costumes have to be scary. Many are clever or funny. You can dress up as a famous person, a character or even an idea.
  21. 21. Halloween Costumes
  22. 22. Halloween Parties
  23. 23. Thanksgiving
  24. 24. Thanksgiving Dinner There are many traditional foods at Thanksgiving including mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and turkey.
  25. 25. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade This is a traditional parade held every year on Thanksgiving in New York City. It is shown on TV during the day and most American Families watch it before eating dinner.
  26. 26. American Christmas
  27. 27. Christmas Milk and Cookies American children leave milk and cookies for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve (the night before Christmas).
  28. 28. Smaller American Holidays
  29. 29. Groundhog Day (February 2nd) Groundhog Day takes place every year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. On Groundhog’s Day, everyone waits to see if the groundhog will come out of his house. If he does, that means that winter will continue for longer.
  30. 30. Super Bowl Sunday Super Bowl Sunday is the Sunday when the championship American Football game is held. More people watch TV on this day than any other day of the year. Most people have parties at their house to watch the football game. Commercials during this game costs almost a million dollars for each one.
  31. 31. Mardi Gras/Carnival Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday in French) is a celebration in the South. It is held before Ash Wednesday (when people give up something for lent). It is considered a day to do ‘whatever you want’. In the city of New Orleans, they have lots of parades and people travel from all across America to visit for this holiday.
  32. 32. Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  33. 33. April Fool’s Day (April 1) This holiday is dedicated to playing tricks on pranks on other people. You have to be careful on April Fool’s Day because anything could happen.
  34. 34. Earth Day On Earth Day people get together and do something that helps the earth and nature.
  35. 35. Saint Patrick’s Day This is a holiday that celebrates Ireland and Irish Culture. You must wear green on this day. If you don’t, you will get pinched.
  36. 36. Saint Patrick’s Day Parades Most big cities have a parade on this day. Chicago dies it’s river green on Saint Patrick’s day.
  37. 37. Saint Patrick’s Day Parties You don’t need to be Irish to celebrate this holiday. St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest drinking holidays in the USA.
  38. 38. Cinco De Mayo This is a holiday celebrated in the USA and Mexico. It celebrate Mexican Culture and Heritage. It is like St. Patrick’s Day. There are parades all across the USA and you don’t need to be Mexican to celebrate.
  39. 39. Hanukkah Hannukah is a Jewish holiday that occurs in December. It is called the ‘Festival of Lights.’ It is an 8-day celebration where people in a family give a new gift to each other each night. Also, on each night, another candle on a Menorah is lit.

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