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Flag Day | All About the Holidays

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We all know the American flag, but how did it come about? Explore the origins of the flag and the history of why we celebrate it on Flag Day with this fun, short video.

National Fire Prevention Week | All About the Holidays

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Held during the week around October 9th, National Fire Prevention Week reminds Americans of the danger of fire and the importance of fire safety. Families can use it as a time to review their fire safety plan and learn more about properly using fire.

Women's History Month | All About the Holidays

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In the United States, March is Women's History Month. Many people use the month to honor the accomplishments of American women and educate communities about the history of women in the United States and the women's rights movement.

New Years Day | All About the Holidays

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3, 2, 1, Happy New Year! On January 1st around the world, people celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next. Some people make resolutions for the new year or attend parties to celebrate. How do other cultures celebrate the new year?

St. Patrick's Day | All About the Holidays

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You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but it is a way to celebrate Irish culture and heritage. Around the world, festivals and parades are held to honor Ireland and the history of St. Patrick. What do you like about St. Patrick's Day?

Graduation Day | All About the Holidays

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Whether it's from college, high school, or kindergarten, graduating is an important milestone in a student's education. Learn more about the "pomp and circumstance" around this big day!

Groundhog Day | All About the Holidays

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Is it time for spring or will we have six more weeks of winter? Why does a groundhog get to decide? Find out more about the history of this holiday and about Punxsutawney Phil.

Yom Kippur | All About the Holidays

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Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people, known as the "Day of Atonement." Learn more about how the Jewish people observe traditions like fasting and asking forgiveness as they enter the new year.

Diwali | All About the Holidays

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India's most important holiday is celebrated each year in October or November. The holiday is named for the rows of clay lamps lit during the holiday that symbolize the victory of light over darkness.

Hispanic Heritage Month | All About the Holidays

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There are about 54 million Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. That's a lot of people to celebrate! Across the country, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated with festivals and community events recognizing the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States.

Election Day | All About the Holidays

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The first Tuesday after November 1st is Election Day, allowing American citizens to elect their civic leaders. Americans over 18 years old can vote for their local, state, and national leaders.

Veterans Day | All About the Holidays

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Veterans Day allows Americans to honor military veterans across the country. Orginally celebrated as "Armistice Day" to mark the end of battles during WWI, the celebration has now extended to honor the more than 23 million veterans in the United States.

Juneteenth | All About the Holidays

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Each June we celebrate the end of slavery in the United States in 1865. Across the country, family and friends gather to celebrate and learn more about the history and experience of African Americans before and after slavery.

The 100th Day of School | All About the Holidays

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The 100th day of school is an important milestone in the school year recognized in elementary schools across America. How does your school recognize its first 100 days?

Mother's Day | All About the Holidays

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Mother's Day is a special holiday where we honor the mothers in our lives. With roots in the Civil War, Mother's Day is a day to celebrate everything that mothers do.

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