American National Holidays – A Perfect Time to Get Away…

With many celebratory days across the American calendar, where better to go and enjoy the national breaks than in the USA. From colourful parades, to parties and other exciting events, America is the place to be when it comes to celebrating or commemorating the national holidays.

National Holidays in America

Independence Day

This holiday is also referred to as the Fourth of July, it’s a federal holiday in the united states and commemorates the adoption and declaration of independence on July 4, 1776. It’s commonly celebrated across the states with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions and political speeches and ceremonies. There’s also a number of private events which mark the history, government and traditions of the United States. So what a better way to celebrate this wonderful country, than there itself with a host of tremendous firework displays, no matter where you go.

Martin Luther King Jr Day

This day marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., the spokesman for the nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, this successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. It’s commemorated with a King Day of Service across the US, a time when the national pauses to remember the life and work of King, but also honour his legacy. Educational establishments which mark the day by teaching pupils or students about the work of Martin Luther King.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in the United States, it began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the preceding year. The event is usually celebrated by families gathering around together and enjoying a delicious meal which includes, turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pies. There’s also the annual Macy’s parade in New York, this is an annual pageant including floats, cheerleaders, marching bands and gigantic balloons, which is shown on TV. Another popular thing to do is watch the football, there’s always a big game on Thanksgiving Day.

Christmas

When it comes to Christmas in America, it’s a magical occasion, with beautiful decorations and lights everywhere, the towns and cities of the US often decorate the streets with lights to celebrate Christmas. The most important Christmas lights in the USA tend to be the Rockerfeller Center in New York, where there’s a huge Christmas tree and a public ice skating rink. Christmas themed food and meals are also just as in important in America with turkey, ham and cranberry sauce being popular on the menu. Christmas in America is a truly special occasion for everyone, so why not put it on your list for this year’s celebrations!

New Year

Of course New Years Eve and Day are popular events all around the world, but America is known for it’s particularly special occasions to celebrate the New Year…

New York City

New York is one of the most popular destinations for New Years Eve, which iconic public squares including Times Square which is where people head to watch the ball drop. The city also boasts over 100,000 places to drink and ring in the New Year. You can spend the evening in the popular Times Square or visit the STK Rooftop which overlooks the Hudson River, or the Monarch Rooftop Lounge which boasts views of the Empire State Building. Whatever you choose to do, we guarantee that your New Year in New York will be epic.

Honolulu Hawaii

Why not celebrate the New Year in Honolulu where the fireworks look over both Waikiki Beach and the Aloha Tower Marketplace. New Years Eve in Hawaii is one of the most family friendly places to go, as well as being a great holiday for all. From Kaka’ako’s Waterfront Park, which boasts something for everyone including carnival rides, a beer garden and food trucks with multiple stages of entertainment. There’s also a number of fancy dress parties with great DJs.

Los Angeles California

LA is a great place to celebrate New Years Eve, no matter your taste or budget. Club crawls are very popular as well as the annual Cleopatra’s New Year’s Eve Ball at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, it’s always a hit with popular DJs and a LED light show. There’s also a free event in the city at the Grand Park which involves numerous stages set up with live entertainment and numerous food vendors.

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