Calendar of Holidays

The following calendar of holidays or list of American holidays would not exist had it not been for America’s Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.



Even founding father John Adams predicted celebrations of our independence for years to come in a letter to his wife Abigail:

The second day of July, 1776 will be the most memorable
epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe
that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.
It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts
of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade,
with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations,
from one end of this continent to the other,
from this time forward forever more.

You may have noticed he said the “second” day of July. This was the date the Second Continental Congress approved the resolution of independence. The actual document, the Declaration of Independence – explaining their decision, was not approved until the 4th of July, our Independence Day.

Even so, Mr. Adams was right about our celebrations of that day, though let us not forget the reason for the celebration.

You will see that through the years, through successes and hardships, through war and peace, many days were created as a celebration or remembrance for our country and the American people.

Take a look at the many holidays listed for each month. You can celebrate not only people and events but foods and animals and airplanes. You will also find other notable dates of American happenings for each month. Please enjoy!



Calendar of Holidays




January   |   February   |   March




April   |   May   |   June




July   |   August   |   September




October   |   November   |   December




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Celebrate each month as well with these seasonal poems.



Spring Poems   |   Summer Poems   |   Autumn Poems   |   Winter Poems





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