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Boxing Day a holiday in England, Canada, and some other countries, celebrated on the first weekday after Christmas.
Canada Day a Canadian holiday on July 1. It celebrates the day in 1867 when Canada was formed by four provinces joining together.
Christmas December 25, a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. [2 definitions]
Easter a Christian holiday to celebrate that Jesus Christ returned to life after he died. Easter is held every spring on the Sunday after the first full moon between March 21 and April 25.
eve (sometimes cap.) the evening or day before a holiday or other special day.
Father's Day a holiday in the United States that honors fathers, celebrated every year on the third Sunday in June. People often give gifts to their fathers on this day.
Good Friday a Christian holiday on the Friday before Easter Sunday that marks the death of Jesus Christ.
Independence Day a U.S. national holiday celebrated on July 4 to remember the signing of the Declaration of Independence from England in 1776; Fourth of July.
Labor Day a holiday in the United States and Canada to honor the labor of working people. Labor Day is the first Monday in September.
Lincoln's Birthday a holiday on February 12, the day on which President Abraham Lincoln's birthday is celebrated.
Martin Luther King Day a holiday observed in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., an important black leader of the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Day is the third Monday of January.
Memorial Day a U.S. holiday to honor dead soldiers, usually held on the last Monday in May.
Mother's Day a holiday to honor mothers, celebrated in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom on the second Sunday in May every year. People often give gifts or do nice things for their mothers on this day.
Passover a Jewish holiday that celebrates the escape of the ancient Hebrews from Egypt.
Saint Patrick's Day a holiday on March 17 every year celebrated by the Irish in honor of the most important saint of Ireland. In the United States, Saint Patrick's Day is also a day to honor Ireland itself or to celebrate having come from Ireland. Because the color green is a symbol of Ireland, many people where green on this holiday.
Saint Valentine's Day a holiday that celebrates love and friendship. Saint Valentine's Day occurs on February 14 of each year. On this day, people often give special cards, candy, flowers, or other nice things to people they care about; Valentine's Day.
Thanksgiving a U.S. holiday held on the fourth Thursday in November. On Thanksgiving, Americans remember the good harvest of the Pilgrims in 1621 and show thanks for what they have now; Thanksgiving Day. [1/2 definitions]
Thanksgiving Day a U.S. holiday held on the fourth Thursday in November every year. Thanksgiving Day serves as a reminder of the good harvest of 1621 that was enjoyed by a group of early European settlers, the Pilgrims. The holiday also serves as a reminder to celebrate and be thankful for the things one has.
Valentine's Day a holiday that celebrates love and friendship. Valentine's Day occurs on February 14 of each year. On this day, people often give special cards, flowers, candy, or other gifts to people they love; Saint Valentine's Day.
Veterans Day a holiday in the United States that honors veterans of the armed forces. It is held on November 11 and used to be called "Armistice Day."
yuletide (sometimes capital) the Christmas holiday season.