Upcoming Holidays 2014

 
Senior Citizens Day Wednesday, August 20, 2014
National Senior Citizens Day recognizes contributions senior citizens make in communities across the United States. It is annually observed on August 21. more
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Independence Day Saturday, August 23, 2014
Independence Day is annually celebrated on July 4 and is often known as "the Fourth of July". It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Patriotic displays and family events are... more
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Bank Holiday Sunday, August 24, 2014
A bank holiday is a public holiday in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth countries, other European countries such as Switzerland, and a colloquialism for a public holiday in Ireland. There is no automatic right to time off on these days, although... more
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Lyndon Baines Johnson Day Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day is an annual state holiday in Texas in the United States on August 27. It celebrates the birthday of Lyndon Baines Johnson, popularly known as “LBJ”, who was the 36th president of the United States. more
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Victory Day Friday, August 29, 2014
Victory Day, also known as VJ Day, marks the anniversary the Allies’ victory over Japan during World War II. It followed the dropping of the devastating atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.... more
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Labor Day Sunday, August 31, 2014
Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people... more
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Constitution Day Sunday, August 31, 2014
Constitution Day, observed on June 5, commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Danish constitution of 1849, which established Denmark as a constitutional monarchy, and honors the constitution of 1953, which was adopted on the same day. more
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Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day Friday, September 5, 2014
Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day is observed in the United States on the first Saturday after Labor Day. It is a day when people are encouraged to participate in cleaning up the federal lands and features various programs and activities. more
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Unification Day Friday, September 5, 2014
Unification Day is a national holiday of many countries. more
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Father's Day Saturday, September 6, 2014
Father's Day in the United States is on the third Sunday of June. It celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives. Its origins may lie in a memorial service held for a large group of men, many of them... more
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National Grandparents Day Saturday, September 6, 2014
Many families in the United States observe National Grandparents Day on the first Sunday of September after Labor Day. This day honors grandparents. more
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Patriot Day Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. Many Americans refer Patriot Day as 9/11 or September 11. more
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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is a combined event that is annually observed in the United States on September 17. This event commemorates the formation and signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787. It also... more
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The Feast of Saint Januarius Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Feast of Saint Januarius (La Festa di San Gennaro) is an annual public holiday in Naples, Italy on September 19. It honors the Catholic saint Januarius, or San Gennaro. more
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National POW/MIA Recognition Day Thursday, September 18, 2014
The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA),... more
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Emancipation Day Sunday, September 21, 2014
Residents of Ohio commemorate the abolishment of slavery on Emancipation Day, which falls on September 22. Some other states have similar celebrations, but they fall on different dates. more
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Rosh Hashana Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Many Jewish Americans celebrate Rosh Hashana (or Rosh Hashanah), which is also known as the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashana starts on the first day of Tishrei (or Tishri), which is the seventh month in the Jewish calendar, and may last for two days.... more
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Gold Star Mother's Day Saturday, September 27, 2014
Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces. more
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St. Wenceslas Day Saturday, September 27, 2014
In 935, St. Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia, now patron of the Czech State, was murdered by his brother.. more
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Family & Community Day Sunday, September 28, 2014
Family and Community Day is a public holiday for people to spend time with their family and friends in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in Australia. It was annually held on the first Tuesday of November, but was moved in August 2009 to be... more
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Unity Day Sunday, September 28, 2014
It marks the anniversary of the nation's unification. more
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Day of German Unity Thursday, October 2, 2014
The Day of German Unity (German: Tag der Deutschen Einheit) is the national day of Germany, celebrated on 3 October as a public holiday. It commemorates the anniversary of German reunification in 1990, when the goal of a unity of Germany that... more
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Feast of St Francis of Assisi Friday, October 3, 2014
Many churches in the United States celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on October 4 each year. The feast commemorates the life of St Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the... more
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Yom Kippur Friday, October 3, 2014
Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday known as the Day of Atonement. Many people of Jewish faith in the United States spend the day fasting and praying. Its theme centers on atonement and repentance. Yom Kippur is on the 10th day of the month of Tishrei... more
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Eid-al-Adha Saturday, October 4, 2014
Many Muslims in the United States observe Eid-al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, each year. This festival commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son to God. This festival also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage... more
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Child Health Day Sunday, October 5, 2014
Child Health Day in the United States raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. This event is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October. more
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Leif Erikson Day Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Leif Erikson Day honors a viking explorer known as Leif Erikson. He is believed to be the first recorded Nordic person to have visited the area that is now the United States. It is believed that he visited Baffin Island and Labrador around 1000 CE. more
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First day of Sukkot Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Many Jewish communities in the United States celebrate the first day of Sukkot (Succot, Succoth, Sukkoth), which is the start of the Sukkot period. This period, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, lasts for about seven days. It is observed... more
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Native Americans' Day Sunday, October 12, 2014
The second Monday of October annually marks Columbus Day in many parts the United States but not all states or region follow this observance. Instead, they celebrate other events on the day. For example, South Dakota's official holiday on this... more
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Columbus Day Sunday, October 12, 2014
Columbus Day, which is annually on the second Monday of October, remembers Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. This holiday is controversial because the European settlement in the Americas led to the demise of the... more
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White Cane Safety Day Tuesday, October 14, 2014
White Cane Safety Day is celebrates blind and visually impaired people's achievements in the United States on October 15 every year. It also reminds people about the how the white cane is an important tool in helping the blind and the visually... more
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Last day of Sukkot Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Many Jewish people in the United States mark Hoshana Rabbah (or Hoshana Raba) as the last day of Sukkot (Succot, Succoth, Sukkoth) in their calendars. This day is the end of the Sukkot period, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. The Sukkot... more
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Boss's Day Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Boss’s Day, also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a time for many workers to appreciate their employers. It is annually observed in the United States on October 16, or the nearest working day. more
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Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Many Jewish communities in the United States celebrate Shemini Atzeret (or Shmini Atzeret) and Simchat Torah. Shemini Atzeret is a Jewish holiday dedicated to the love of God. Simchat Torah marks the end of the Sukkot (or Sukkoth) festival. more
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Alaska Day Friday, October 17, 2014
Alaska Day marks the anniversary of the formal transfer of the territory from Russia to the United States and the raising of the United States flag at Sitka on October 18, 1867. It is usually celebrated on October 18 each year. more
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1956 Revolution Memorial Day Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Hungarian Revolution or Uprising of 1956 (Hungarian: 1956-os forradalom or felkelés) was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until... more
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Memorial Day Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formally known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and... more
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Diwali/Deepavali Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Diwali is a festival of lights observed on the 15th day of the month of Kartika in the Hindu calendar. Many people in the United States celebrate Diwali each year. more
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Muharram/Islamic New Year Friday, October 24, 2014
Many Muslims in countries such as the United States observe the start of the Islamic New Year on the first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar. more
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Republic Day Monday, October 27, 2014
Republic Day, also known as Festa della Repubblica in Italian (Festival of the Republic), is a national holiday in Italy on June 2 each year. It celebrates the day when Italians voted to abolish the monarchy in 1946 so their country could become a... more
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The Ochi day Monday, October 27, 2014
The Ochi day is to celebrate of the Greek refusal to the Italian ultimatum of 1940. more
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Independent Czechoslovak State Day Monday, October 27, 2014
Independent Czechoslovak State Day commemorates the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918. more
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Halloween Thursday, October 30, 2014
Many Americans celebrate Halloween on October 31. Celebrations include costume parties and trick-or-treating. more
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Reformation Day Thursday, October 30, 2014
Reformation Day is a public holiday on October 31 each year to remember the religious Reformation in Europe. It commemorates when German monk and theologian Martin Luther’s proposals were nailed on the doors of a church in 1517. This event was the... more
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Nevada Day Thursday, October 30, 2014
Nevada Day is a state holiday in Nevada in the United States. It is celebrated on the last Friday of October each year. It commemorates Nevada’s frontier legacy and its entry into the Union as the 36th state on October 31 in 1864. more
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Revival Day Friday, October 31, 2014
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Remembrance Day Friday, October 31, 2014
Remembrance Day in Australia is dedicated to Australians who died as a result of war, particularly from World War I onwards. A minute of silence is dedicated to the deceased, especially for soldiers who died fighting to protect the nation.... more
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All Saints' Day Friday, October 31, 2014
Many churches in the United States celebrate All Saints' Day to honor all the saints, particularly those who do not have their own special feast day, on November 1. more
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All Souls' Day Saturday, November 1, 2014
All Souls’ Day in the United States is dedicated to prayers for the dead. The Day of the Dead is also celebrated on this day. Many western churches annually observe All Souls’ Day on November 2 and many eastern churches celebrate it prior to Lent... more
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Recreation Day Sunday, November 2, 2014
Recreation Day is annually celebrated in northern Tasmania, in Australia, on the first Monday of November. Cities and towns in the region such as Launceston observe this holiday. more
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Guy Fawkes Day Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Guy Fawkes Night is annually held on November 5. It is sometimes known as Bonfire Night and marks the anniversary of the discovery of a plot organized by Catholic conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Many people... more
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St. Martin's Day Monday, November 10, 2014
St. Martin's Day (Martinstag) on November 11 is a religious observance that is particularly popular with children. It is dedicated to St. Martin of Tours and celebrates modesty and altruism - both values commonly associated with the Saint. more
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Armistice Day Monday, November 10, 2014
The date was declared a national holiday in many allied nations, to commemorate those members of the armed forces who were killed during war. more
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Veterans Day Monday, November 10, 2014
In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to... more
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Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day Sunday, November 16, 2014
Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorates the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and the demonstration in 1989 that started the Velvet Revolution. more
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Polytechneio Sunday, November 16, 2014
Anniversary of the 1973 students protests against the junta of the colonels (1967–1974). more
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Repentance Day Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Day of Prayer and Repentance (Buss- und Bettag) is a public holiday in the state of Saxony, Germany. It is on the last Wednesday before November 23 and 11 days before the start of Advent. It is an occasion for Protestant Christians to pray or... more
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Sunday of the Dead Saturday, November 22, 2014
The Sunday of the Dead (Totensonntag) is a religious holiday in the German Evangelical Church dedicated to the memory of those who have passed away. more
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Thanksgiving Day Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Thanksgiving Day in the United States is a holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. It precedes Black Friday. more
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American Indian Heritage Day Thursday, November 27, 2014
American Indian Heritage Day, also known as Native American Heritage Day, annually recognizes the rich cultural heritage, history and vital contributions of American Indians on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. more
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Presidents' Day Thursday, November 27, 2014
Lincoln’s Birthday celebrates the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, one of the most popular presidents in United States history. It is a state holiday in some states on or around February 12 each year. more
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Black Friday Thursday, November 27, 2014
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day in the USA and falls on the Friday after the fourth Thursday in November. It is a busy shopping day and is a holiday in some states. more
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First Sunday Advent Saturday, November 29, 2014
The Advent season marks the beginning of the Christian year across many western churches in the United States. Its length varies from 22 to 28 days, starting on the Sunday nearest St Andrew’s Day and encompassing the next three Sundays, ending on... more
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St Andrew's Day Saturday, November 29, 2014
St Andrew's Day falls on November 30, according to many Christian churches. St Andrew's Day is a bank holiday in Scotland. However, the bank holiday falls on Monday, December 1 or 2 if November 30 is a Saturday or Sunday. more
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Cyber Monday Sunday, November 30, 2014
Cyber Monday falls on the first Monday after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Many online retailers offer deals and deep discounts to customers on this day, which is increasingly becoming one of busiest online shopping days in the US. more
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St. Nicholas Day Friday, December 5, 2014
St. Nicholas of Myra is a popular Christian Saint among children across Europe because of his reputation as a bringer of gifts. more
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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Saturday, December 6, 2014
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is annually on December 7, commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii, during World War II. Many American service men and women lost their lives or were injured on December 7, 1941. National... more
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Feast of the Immaculate Conception Sunday, December 7, 2014
Many Christians, particularly those of Catholic faith, in the United States observe the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on or around December 8. more
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Pan American Aviation Day Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Pan American Aviation Day is annually observed in the United States on December 17. It celebrates and stimulates interest in aviation in the western hemisphere as an important way to develop more rapid communications and cultural development. It... more
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First Day of Hanukkah Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Many Jewish communities in the United States observe the first day of Hanukkah, which marks the start of Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish observance that remembers the Jewish people's struggle... more
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Wright Brothers Day Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Wright Brothers Day is celebrated in the United States on December 17 each year. The date commemorates the Wright brothers' first successful flight in heavier-than-air, mechanically propelled craft, accomplished on December 17, 1903, near Kitty... more
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Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Christmas Eve in the United States, which is annually on December 24, is the day before Christmas Day. It falls within the Christmas season, which is a time for people to buy presents and visit friends or relatives. more
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Last day of Hanukkah Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Many Jewish people in the United States mark the last day of Hanukkah as the end of the Hanukkah celebrations. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish observance to commemorate the Jewish people's struggle for... more
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Christmas Day Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Many people in the United States celebrate Christmas Day on December 25. The day celebrates Jesus Christ's birth. It is often combined with customs from pre-Christian winter celebrations. Many people erect Christmas trees, decorate their homes,... more
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St. Stephen's Day Thursday, December 25, 2014
St. Stephen's Day (Lá Fhéile Stiofáin), or the Day of the Wren (Lá an Dreoilín), is an occasion to commemorate the life of St Stephen, a Christian martyr. more
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Glorifying Mother of God Thursday, December 25, 2014
The religious meaning of the holiday is a coming together to glorify the Theotokos.But in general and in effect the day is considered a holiday because it's the day after Christmas just like Boxing Day in some Commonwealth countries. more
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Kwanzaa Thursday, December 25, 2014
Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday honoring African culture and traditions. It falls between December 26 and January 1 each year. Maulana Karenga, an African-American leader, proposed this observance and it was first celebrated between December 1966... more
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Boxing Day Thursday, December 25, 2014
Boxing Day is the day after Christmas Day and falls on December 26. Traditionally, it was a day when employers distributed money, food, cloth (material) or other valuable goods to their employees. In modern times, it is an important day for... more
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New Year's Eve Tuesday, December 30, 2014
New Year's Eve, which is on December 31, is the last day of the year in the United States. It is a major social observance and many parties are held, particularly in the evening. more
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