The holidays are an important time, particularly in American life. We use these times to celebrate, spend time with friends and family, exchange gifts, eat elaborate meals, and take some nice relaxing time off of work.
There are literally hundreds of holidays within any given calendar year. Of course the Federal holidays are generally the dates that most Americans get a day off from work. In addition, the banks and post offices are closed on these days.
First, here is a list of the 2007 Federal Holidays:
Monday, January 1 -New Year's Day
Monday, January 15-Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 19-Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 28-Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4-Independence Day
Monday, September 3-Labor Day
Monday, October 8-Columbus Day
Monday, November 12-Veterans Day
Thursday, November 22-Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, December 25-Christmas Day
Aside from Federal holidays, there are other important dates during the year that we all love to celebrate and recognize.
Here are the other dates for 2007 Holidays:
Wednesday, February 14-Valentine’s Day
Wednesday, February 21- Ash Wednesday
Saturday, March 17-St. Patrick’s Day
Sunday, April 1-April Fool’s Day and Palm Sunday. Also, Daylight Savings Time begins
Friday, April 6- Good Friday
Sunday, April 8-Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 22-Earth Day
Wednesday, April 25-Secretary’s Day
Saturday, April 28-Arbor Day
Sunday, May 13-Mother’s Day
Saturday, May 19 –Armed Forces Day
Thursday, June 14-Flag Day
Sunday, June 17-Father’s Day
Sunday, September 9-Grandparent’s Day
Tuesday, September 11-Remembrance of 9/11
Sunday, September 23-First day of fall
Tuesday, October 16-Boss’s Day
Wednesday, October 31-Halloween
Friday, December 7-National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Monday, December 31-New Year’s Eve
Aside from the major holidays that are not considered Federal holidays, there are many other 2007 holidays in which people celebrate. Many of them refer to people of a certain heritage or people who may have participated in a certain branch of the military. Holidays can be geared towards parents, grandparents, children, or employees. Not all holidays are celebrated by everyone. Certain people may only recognize particular holidays because of their religion or background. We are all different, and therefore that’s why the United States has so many different holidays.