Holidays & Celebrations
Holidays in the USA
by the US Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, this is an introduction to our
You can search by month, search by topic, or search by entering a keyword.
Includes our national holidays and also many little known celebrations
from around the world.
Around the World
Links to holidays celebrated all over the world.
on the Net
Learn about celebrations throughout the year and link to craft ideas.
Explore the holidays year round with free screen
savers and wallpaper, holiday links and more.
Specific Holiday Sites
Cinco de Mayo
In English and Spanish, this site explains the history and significance
of Cinco de Mayo.
This site provides links to information about the history, food and celebrations
of the holiday.
Chinese New Year
Explore the 15-day celebration, learn about traditional foods and
decorations, and discover taboos and superstitions.
An explanation of the twelve signs and when they occur.
Around the World in More Than 200 Countries
Presents many aspects of Christmas from around the world, including lights,
ornaments, and trees.
A christmas site in English and Spanish.
A Spanish language
Net Christmas Traditions
Learn the customs and traditions of Christmas from around the world.
This site includes alot of information on Easter, including an explanation
the calendar date is calculated.
Fourth of July
A Capitol Fourth
PBS Online's companion site to their television show. This site includes
a history of the
fourth as well as a history of our flag.
Festival of Lights
History, games, lights, and songs about the holiday.
Discover the origins of the holiday, then continue to read about its religious
meaning, laws and customs and more.
This site includes many harvest celebrations
including Thanksgiving and Succoth.
"Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery."
National Juneteenth Museum
Questions and answers about why Juneteenth is celebrated.
African American Celebration
A large amount of information about the holiday.
Kwanzaa's symbols, principles, and more are included here.
History of Labor Day
The history of Labor Day from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.
The History Channel presents information about the history of Memorial
Day, statistics about America's wars,
and links to message boards where you can write a message to veterans
and their families.
This thorough site discusses the history of Memorial Day, contains the
President's remarks about Memorial Day, includes
tips on how to celebrate the holiday, and has numerous links to memorials,
images and speeches.
Only know the first two lines? Find out the rest of the words to this
see also, the general
holiday sites above.
on the Net
This site explains the story of Passover, the seder meal, music, recipes,
and RealAudio sound clips of Passover readings
music and children's stories.
From the Judaism 101 Web site, learn about the history and practices of
Passover, including the seder meal and
on the Net
Learn about the Ramadan holiday here.
You can find information on the history of the holiday and the places
associated with it, as well as historical documents.
This site is brought to you by the Plimoth Planatation, a living history
museum. It explains the facts surrounding this holiday, including what
the first Thanksgiving feast foods were (includes recipes) and who actually
attended the first feast in 1621.
Pilgrim's 1621 Thanksgiving
This page presents a transcript of the first Thanksgiving's activities,
including what the differences between the foods they actually ate and
of Valentines Day
The history of the holiday from The History Channel.