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St. Patrick’s Day: Why Do Americans Celebrate It?

In the U.S., many Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th.  Why? People in the U.S. immigrate from many countries.  They bring their holidays with them.  Indian-Americans often celebrate Diwali, Muslim-Americans often celebrate Eid. St. Patrick’s Day originated as an Irish Celebration of an early missionary (someone who tries to convert others to his/her […]

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Be My (Corny) Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is coming–Are you ready? February 14th is a day for candy hearts and corny cards (“corny” means sentimental and full of cliches).  Here is one example: Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, and so are you And here is another.  First read the pink version.  Then read the black translation: Do you […]

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New Year’s Eve: Party Hard, Over-Indulge, and Resolve to be BETTER

On New Year’s Eve, or December 31st, Americans typically party hard.  They stay up until dawn, counting down to the New Year and watching the ball drop in Times Square in New York (or on TV if they are not there), drinking and having a good time with their friends. In fact, they often over-indulge, meaning […]

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