Friday, December 8, 2023

These are the holidays in the United States

The United States continues to be the center of many world events, so it is important to know when its holidays are, especially if they coincide with business days in other countries.

On October 9, the country celebrates Columbus Day or Columbus Day, a holiday that is celebrated equally in Spain and Latin American countries on October 12.

Half a century ago, the United States also celebrated the arrival of Christopher Columbus on that date, but, in 1971, the country decided to do it every second Monday in October, which this year fell on the previous Monday.

This year, and certainly in response to an ancient cry from indigenous communities, President Biden proclaimed October 11 as Indigenous Peoples Day, in memory of the many aboriginal communities that live in the territory of the United States on the left the arrival of the conquerors.

In fact, the names of states and cities like Illinois, Miami or Milwaukee are echoes of cultures.

After that holiday, Americans have another three days of vacation throughout the year.

Also like in Colombia, there November 11 is a holiday, but while here the independence of Cartagena is celebrated, in the northern country Veterans Day takes place.

However, this year that holiday was brought forward to the previous day, because in this country, if a holiday falls on a Saturday it moves to the previous Friday.

In 1938 it became a legal holiday, still known as Armistice Day.

Since 1954, “Armistice Day” has legally become Veterans Day.

Another upcoming holiday is, perhaps, one of the most anticipated by gringos, Thanksgiving Day.

It started with the beginning of 13 English colonies that gave rise to the country. One day in 1621, Europeans and natives celebrated their first harvest for three days and it has been a tradition ever since.

Of course, Thanksgiving, which serves as the setting for many Hollywood films, does not have a specific date but is established as the fourth Thursday of every November. This year it is the 23rd.

The last holiday of the year is December 25, which is Christmas, a tradition shared by Christians all over the planet.

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