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Eight-Day Jewish Holidays

Passover and Hannukkah

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State holiday of Alaska

Seward's Day

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Holiday represented with 44 candles

Hanukkah

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November 2nd

All Soul's Day

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Fourth Thursday in November

Thanksgiving

6

December 26th

Boxing Day (Canada and Britain)

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December 25th

Christmas

8

February 12th

Lincoln's Birthday

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Sunday closest to November 30

Advent

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November 5th

Guy Fawkes Day (England)

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June 14th

Flag Day

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Last Friday in April

Arbor Day

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June 1st

Canada Day

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Third Saturday in May

Armed Forces Day

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October 31st

Halloween

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Second Monday in October

Columbus Day

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First Sunday - after first full moon - after spring equinox

Easter

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April 22nd

Earth Day

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October 12th

Original Columbus Day

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November 11th

Veteran's Day (Armistice Day)

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July 14th

Bastille Day (France)

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Holiday about the 12 days of Christmas

Epiphany

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Holiday Anna Jarvis founded

Mother's Day

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Wednesday of the last full week of April

Secretary's Day

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September 17th

Constitution Day

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Third Sunday of June

Father's Day

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October 24th

United Nation's Day

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July 4th

Independence Day

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Friday before Easter

Good Friday

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First Monday in September

Labor Day

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Children collect money for UNICEF on this holiday

Halloween

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Day before Ash Wednesday

Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday)

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Third Monday in February

President's Day

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Third Monday in January

Martin Luther King Day

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November 1st

All Saint's Day

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Second Sunday of May

Mother's Day

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May 5th

Cinco de Mayo

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Sixth Sunday of Lent - Sunday before Easter

Palm Sunday

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February 22nd

Washington's Birthday

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February 14th

St. Valentine's Day

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First day of Lent

Ash Wednesday

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Last Monday in May

Memorial Day

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July 20th

Moon (Landing) Day

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First Tuesday after First Monday in November

Election Day

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State holiday of Massachusetts

Patriot's Day

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February 2nd

Groundhog Day

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Second Sunday in September

Grandparents' Day

48

December 25 to January 1

Kwanzaa

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March 17th

St. Patrick's Day

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Mardi Gras in Europe and South America

Carnival

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January 15th

Martin Luther King's Birthday

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Holiday celebrating the end of WWI

Armistice Day

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End of Easter celebration

Pentecost

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Holiday formerly known as Dominion Day

Canada Day