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Holidays

Find out more about these holidays, celebrated throughout the year and throughout the world.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
This holiday celebrates the birthday and the life and times of the famous civil rights leader.

Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day is a day to have fun and see whether more or less winter is on the way, courtesy of a furry weather predicter who lives in a hole.

Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is a celebration of love and loved ones.

St. Patrick's Day
Find out why this holiday is so special to Irish and non-Irish people alike.

Passover
Passover is the Jewish holiday celebrating the Exodus from Egypt.

Easter
Easter is both a religious and a commercial holiday. The religious holiday sees Christians celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, whom they believe is their Savior. The commercial holiday sees the coming of the Easter Bunny, who brings eggs and candy to children and adults.

Golden Week
Golden Week is a weeklong series of holidays in Japan. Included are Boys' Day, Children's Day, and Constitution Memorial Day, among others.

Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5 (Cinco de Mayo). This holiday honors a victory by the Mexican Army over invading French troops at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Vesak--Buddha's Birthday
Vesak is the holiest day on the Buddhist calendar. It celebrates the birth, the Enlightenment, and the death of the Buddha.

Mother's Day
Mother's Day is a day to honor your mother, your grandmother, and other people who have helped you become the person you are. These sites tell you the history of the holiday, how other people celebrate it, and give you new ideas for how to honor your mother or any special woman in your life.

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