American Holidays Contents

Introduction for the student and teacher

1. Introductory Reading
__ legal __ celebrate __ commemorate __ religious __ superstition __ calendar

2. New Year's Day
__ ancient __ embrace __ toast __ prosperity __ crowd __ elaborate __ float __ goal __ achieve __ resolution

3. Martin Luther King's Birthday
__ rights __ racial __ discrimination __ integrate __ injustice __ segregate __ memorial __ spiritual __ clergyman __ assassin

4. Valentine's Day
__ festival __ romance __ affection __ sweetheart __ humorous __ companion __ merchant __ decorate __ spouse __ feelings

5. Presidents' Day
__ portrait __ admit __ wrongdoing __ independence __ elect __ unanimously __ refuse __ conflict __ unite __ ideal

6. St. Patrick's Day
__ descent __ celebrity __ bystanders __ participate __ pennant __ estimate __ capture __ convert __ miracle __ legend

7. Easter
__ coincide __ renewal __ yearly __ symbol __ greeting card __ basket __ gift __ dyed __ parade __ rebirth

8. Mother's Day and Father's Day
__ respect __ raise __ opportunity __ role __ get together __ memories __ value __ thoughts __ proclaim __ establish

9. Memorial Day
__ patriotic __ disabled __ service __ grave __ cemetery __ veterans __ origin __ tragedy __ benefit __ needy

10. Independence Day
__ declare __ free __ organize __ perform __ naturalization __ swear in __ representation __ force __ obey __ recognize

11. Labor Day
__ union __ message __ hire __ wages __ persuade __ require __ minimum __ strike __ competition __ solution

12. Columbus Day
__ contribution __ tie __ route __ convince __ finance __ expedition __ comfort __ crude __ navigate __ encourage

13. Halloween
__ holy __ costumes __ ghost __ character __ trick __ treat __ collect __ carve __ scary __ evil

14. Election Day
__ election __ vote __ registration __ advertise __ privacy __ candidate __ result __ campaign __ duty __ debate

15. Veterans Day
__ remember __ honor __ missing __ courage __ observe __ ceremony __ monument __ bury __ enact __ dedicated

16. Thanksgiving Day
__ faiths __ blessing __ feast __ annual __ balloon __ wreath __ elderly __ starvation __ survive __ harvest

17. Christmas
__ share __ exchange __ sparkle __ display __ ornaments __ present __ favorite __ donation __ volunteer __ vacation

18. Birthdays
__ invitation __ candle __ wishes __ traditional __ appropriate __ souvenir __ catered __ reserve __ refreshments __ charities

19. Cultural Holidays
__ lunar __ farewell __ reward __ defend __ twice __ heritage __ pride __ ancestor __ focus __ creativity

20. Religious Holidays
__ major __ anniversary __ fast __ dawn __ prayer __ gather __ occur __ repentance __ get rid of __ atone

Answers

Appendix A: Appropriate Gifts for Holidays

Appendix B: Holiday Songs

Appendix C: Readings for Holidays

Suggestions for the Teacher

Key Word Index


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