United States

Being a country of immigrants, many of our traditions were developed to create one people out of many

New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
TIMES SQUARE, NYC
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…
Happy New Year!
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Feliz Ano Novo!
Felice anno nuovo!
Bonne année!
An Nou Fericit!
E ku odun, eku iyedun!

Presidents Day Weekend

Fri-Mon, Feb 14-17, 2020
This U.S. holiday commemorates the birthdays of presidents Washington and Lincoln

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is celebrated at different times around the world
May 3 (1st Sun) Portugal, Romania & Spain
May 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
May 10 (2nd Sun) U.S. & many countries
May 15: Paraguay
May 27: Bolivia
May 30: Nicaragua
May 31 (Last Sun) Dominican Republic & France
Aug 15: Costa Rica
Oct 18 (3rd Sun) Argentina
Dec 8: Panama

Memorial Day Weekend

Fri-Mon, May 22-25, 2020
This U.S. holiday honors those who died serving our country, and is the popular start of summer

Juneteenth

Friday, June 19, 2020
GALVESTON, Texas
A year and a half after the Emancipation Proclamation, and a month after the end of the U.S. Civil War, the U.S. Army announced the enforcement of the end of legal slavery in Texas (and the United States) on June 19, 1865

U.S. Independence Day, Fourth of July

HOLIDAY Fri, July 3, 2020
Saturday, July 4, 2020
The thirteen colonies that became the United States declared independence from Britain and launched a humanitarian revolution that swept the world on July 4, 1776

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade

Sunday, August 23, 2020
The more you think about it, the more you wonder how the Atlantic slave trade was allowed to happen, and why we haven’t gotten over it

Labor Day Weekend

Fri-Mon, September 4-7, 2020
This long holiday weekend honors the U.S. labor movement, and is the unofficial end of summer

Labor Day

Monday, September 7, 2020
This U.S. holiday celebrates organized labor and is the popular end of summer

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15
The national celebration of our Hispanic roots, culture and contributions to the United States

Columbus Day Weekend

Fri-Mon, October 9-12, 2020
NEW YORK CITY ~ Discover a world of Latin things to do over Columbus Day Weekend, New York City’s big Italian and Indigenous celebration

Columbus Day

Monday, October 12, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ This U.S. holiday was founded to stop racist violence against Italian-Americans. The myths around Columbus Day helped us be accepted as just Americans. Benvenuto! Saluto! Grazie!

Native American Heritage Month

November
UNITED STATES ~ We are the first Americans. We have always been here. We are still here from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego.

Puerto Rican Heritage Month

November
UNITED STATES ~ Puerto Rico commemorates the month in 1493 when Columbus landed and claimed the island for Spain. The Puerto Rican diaspora celebrates our heritage. (We have a lot to celebrate) ¡WEPA!

Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
This U.S. holiday on the anniversary of the end of World War I (1918), honors those who serve in the U.S. military

Thanksgiving Weekend

Thu-Sun, Nov 26-29, 2020
The big U.S. family holiday launches the winter holiday season

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thu, November 26, 2020
United States families often travel to be together on Thanksgiving Day

Black Friday

Friday, November 27, 2020
Let’s go shopping for Latin fashion

Christmas

Wed, December 25, 2019
The world’s most popular Latin holiday
¡Feliz Navidad!
Feliz Natal!
Buon Natale!
Joyeux Noël!
Craciun Fericit!
Merry Christmas!

Emancipation Proclamation

Friday, January 1, 2021
WASHINGTON D.C.
This document “officially” ended slavery in the United States on January 1, 1863

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 15, 2021
ATLANTA, Georgia ~ The African-American civil rights leader was born on January 15, 1929. His holiday this year is Monday, January 20, 2020.