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Holiday Lessons

by www.elcivics.com

Holiday lessons provide a fun and easy way for students to learn about our government and its history. Each holiday honors a person or event that had a lasting influence on our nation. Federal holidays like the Fourth of July are patriotic. Some holidays originated outside the United States but are enjoyed by Americans of all origins. The holiday material on this civics website includes: photo lessons, worksheets, crossword puzzles, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and more. Best wishes on all occasions and holidays, Christina Niven.

January

New Year's Day - January 1

Inauguration Day - January 20 every fourth year - Next one is in 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - third Monday in January

Chinese New Year - January 31, 2014

February

Black History Month - Month of February

Groundhog Day - February 2

Super Bowl Sunday - February 2, 2014

Lincoln's Birthday - February 12

Valentine's Day - February 14 Lesson on Flowers

Presidents Day - third Monday in February

Washington's Birthday - February 22

March

National Women's History Month - March

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday - day before Ash Wednesday - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

National Grammar Day - March 4

Daylight Savings Time - March 9, 2014 - Sunday at 2:00 AM

Saint Patrick's Day - March 17

Spring - March 20, 2014

Cesar Chavez Day - March 31 (States Vary)

April

April Fool's Day - Lesson about tricks students can play on April 1.

Library Week - April 13-19, 2014

Easter - April 20, 2014- Sunday between March 22 and April 25

Easter Lesson 2 - Beginning level ESL Easter Lesson

Earth Day - April 22

Administrative Professionals Day - April 23, 2014

Arbor Day - last Friday in April (States Vary)

May

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - Month of May

Teacher Appreciation Day - Tuesday of the first full week of May

Cinco de Mayo - May 5

Mother's Day - second Sunday in May

Armed Forces Day - third Saturday in May

Memorial Day - last Monday in May

June

Graduation - Months of May and June

Flag Day - June 14

Father's Day - third Sunday of June

First Day of Summer - June 21, 2014

Summer - June 21, 2014

ESL Lessons for Summer School - Summer school starts in June or July.

July

Fourth of July - July 4th

September

Labor Day - September 1, 2014

Patriot Day - September 11

First Week of ESL Class - September

Autumn or Fall - September 23, 2014

Fall or Autumn, Lesson 2 - September 23, 2014

October

Columbus Day - October 12 or Second Monday in October

United Nations Day - October 24

Halloween - October 31

November

Daylight Savings Time Ends - November 2, 2014 - Sunday 2:00 AM

Election Day - Tuesday following the first Monday of November

Veterans Day - weekday closest to November 11 - Nov. 11, 2014

Thanksgiving - fourth Thursday in November - November 27, 2014

December

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - December 7

Hanukkah - Starts Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at sunset

Winter - December 21, 2014

Christmas - December 25

Kwanzaa - December 26 to January 1

New Years Eve - December 31

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Copyrights to the pictures and photos on these ESL holiday lessons belong to individual photographers. We have purchased the rights to use them. Do not copy the pictures and photos on this website. Permission is granted to print any of the worksheets for classroom or home use. You may link to any page of this website. Contact Christina Niven, ESL teacher, at christina@elcivics.com. Please send corrections, comments, and requests for new holiday lessons. Copyright © Christina Niven, 2007.