US people have a great number of holidays celebrated each year. They can be divided into some groups, namely, religious, political, patriotic, modern and other.
Americans consider two religious holidays – Easter and Christmas – the most important celebrations. Independence Day and Presidents’ Day are probably the major political holidays in America. Though in the United States there are many more celebrations than listed above such as New Year’s Day, Colum¬bus Day, Veteran’s Day, Labour Day, Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, St. Valentine’s Day, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day and more.
1. Independence Day
Probably the most important political and patriotic holiday in the USA is Independence Day popularly called the Fourth of July. Since 1776 when Declaration of Independence was signed it is celebrated annually exactly this day. First state which began observance of the Declaration was Philadelphia. On this holiday many families arrange picnics and gather to see fireworks displays. It is always bright and colourful celebration.