Wordlist: USA

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Halloween
 
the eve of All Hallows' Day on the 31st of October; celebrated by children going door-to-door in costume and demanding candy with menaces
 
Martin Luther King Day
 
a holiday celebrated on the third Monday in January to honour Martin Luther King, Jr., a Civil Rights leader
 
Washington's Birthday
 
the commemoration of Washington's birthday on the third Monday in February
 
Memorial Day
 
holiday celebrated on the last Monday in May to honour the nation's war dead from the Civil War onwards
 
Independence Day
 
the celebration of the Declaration of Independence, also called the Fourth of July
 
Labour Day
 
a holiday on the first Monday in September which celebrates the achievements of workers and the labour movement
 
Columbus Day
 
a holiday on the second Monday in October which honours Christopher Columbus, traditional discoverer of the Americas
 
Veterans Day
 
a public holiday which honours all veterans of the United States armed forces
 
Thanksgiving
 
a holiday which traditionally celebrates the giving of thanks for the autumn harvest
 
Christmas Day
 
the 25th of December, a Christian holiday to commemorate the birth of Jesus
 
New Year's Day
 
a legal holiday in many countries to welcome the New Year on January 1
 
 
  • Halloween
    • Halloween(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the eve of All Hallows' Day on the 31st of October; celebrated by children going door-to-door in costume and demanding candy with menaces
    • Example:
      • The little girl had the cutest Halloween's costume!
    • Martin Luther King Day, Martin Luther King Days(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a holiday celebrated on the third Monday in January to honour Martin Luther King, Jr., a Civil Rights leader
    • Example:
      • New Zealand does not celebrate Martin Luther King Day.
    • Washington's Birthday, Washington's Birthdays(noun)
    • Definition:
      • the commemoration of Washington's birthday on the third Monday in February
    • Example:
      • Washington's Birthday was first declared a federal holiday by an 1879 act of Congress.
  • Memorial Day
    • Memorial Day, Memorial Days(noun)
    • Definition:
      • holiday celebrated on the last Monday in May to honour the nation's war dead from the Civil War onwards
    • Example:
      • Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of the summer season.
  • Independence Day
    • Independence Day, Independence Days(noun)
    • Definition:
      • the celebration of the Declaration of Independence, also called the Fourth of July
    • Example:
      • There are typically fireworks on that day.
    • Labour Day, Labour Days(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a holiday on the first Monday in September which celebrates the achievements of workers and the labour movement
    • Example:
      • Labour Day marks the unofficial end of the summer season.
  • Columbus Day
    • Columbus Day, Columbus Days(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a holiday on the second Monday in October which honours Christopher Columbus, traditional discoverer of the Americas
    • Example:
      • In some areas Columbus Day is also a celebration of Italian culture and heritage.
  • Veterans Day
    • Veterans Day, Veterans Days(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a public holiday which honours all veterans of the United States armed forces
    • Example:
      • Veteran's Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918.
  • Thanksgiving
    • Thanksgiving(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a holiday which traditionally celebrates the giving of thanks for the autumn harvest
    • Example:
      • Many Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving.
  • Christmas Day
    • Christmas Day, Christmas Days(noun)
    • Definition:
      • the 25th of December, a Christian holiday to commemorate the birth of Jesus
    • Example:
      • They celebrate Christmas Day with their family.
  • New Year's Day
    • New Year's Day, New Year's Days(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a legal holiday in many countries to welcome the New Year on January 1
    • Example:
      • After celebrating, they were very tired on New Year's Day.
 

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        Independence Day
        Independence Day
        Columbus Day
        Columbus Day
        Veterans Day
        Veterans Day
        New Year's Day
        New Year's Day+5
        Halloween
        Halloween
        Thanksgiving
        Thanksgiving
        Christmas Day
        Christmas Day+5
        Memorial Day
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        Columbus Day
        a holiday on the second Monday in October which honours Christopher Columbus, traditional discoverer of the Americas
        Veterans Day
        a public holiday which honours all veterans of the United States armed forces
        Martin Luther King Day
        a holiday celebrated on the third Monday in January to honour Martin Luther King, Jr., a Civil Rights leader
        Halloween
        the eve of All Hallows' Day on the 31st of October; celebrated by children going door-to-door in costume and demanding candy with menaces
        Independence Day
        the celebration of the Declaration of Independence, also called the Fourth of July
        Washington's Birthday
        the commemoration of Washington's birthday on the third Monday in February
        Christmas Day
        the 25th of December, a Christian holiday to commemorate the birth of Jesus
        Memorial Day
        holiday celebrated on the last Monday in May to honour the nation's war dead from the Civil War onwards
        New Year's Day
        a legal holiday in many countries to welcome the New Year on January 1
        Thanksgiving
        a holiday which traditionally celebrates the giving of thanks for the autumn harvest
        Labour Day
        a holiday on the first Monday in September which celebrates the achievements of workers and the labour movement
         
         
         

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        Veterans Day
        a public holiday which honours all veterans of the United States armed forces
        Thanksgiving
        a holiday which traditionally celebrates the giving of thanks for the autumn harvest
        Christmas Day+5
        the 25th of December, a Christian holiday to commemorate the birth of Jesus
        New Year's Day+5
        a legal holiday in many countries to welcome the New Year on January 1
        Independence Day
        the celebration of the Declaration of Independence, also called the Fourth of July
        Halloween
        the eve of All Hallows' Day on the 31st of October; celebrated by children going door-to-door in costume and demanding candy with menaces
        Memorial Day
        holiday celebrated on the last Monday in May to honour the nation's war dead from the Civil War onwards
        Columbus Day
        a holiday on the second Monday in October which honours Christopher Columbus, traditional discoverer of the Americas
         
         
         
         

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