Name two national U.S. holidays.

National holidays honor special events and important people in American history. Some holidays honor individuals. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we honor a man who worked for equality for all Americans. Columbus Day commemorates the day Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas. Some holidays honor groups of people. Memorial Day and Veterans Day honor people who served in the military and fought in wars. On Labor Day, we celebrate American workers. On Presidents’ Day, we honor the work of American presidents. On Thanksgiving and Independence Day we remember important events in United States history. Christmas and New Year’s Day are national holidays in the winter season. There are also other holidays during this time. In 2021, a new holiday was established, Juneteenth. This holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. These are the national U.S. holidays.

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Question Asked in Exam :

Name two national U.S. holidays

Correct answers (choose two):

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
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