Holiday Quiz / Non-Federal US Holidays

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Feb/Mar (date varies)A bead-throwing, festive season (Carnival) leading up to Shrove Tuesday
First Sunday in February Festivities generally include in-home parties and watching the game on television with beverages and snacks
Feb 2A furry rodent emerges from its burrow to predict the onset of Spring
Feb 14Traditional celebration of love and romance, including the exchange of cards, candy, flowers, and other gifts
March 17A celebration of Irish heritage and culture
April 1A day to play tricks on family, friends, and coworkers, if so inclined
April 22A day used to promote environmentalism
Spring (date varies)A day for the planting of trees
May 5Often mistaken by Americans as being Mexican Independence Day, which is actually observed on September 16
2nd Sunday in MayHonors mothers and motherhood
June 14Commemorates the adoption of the national symbol of the United States
3rd Sunday in JuneHonors fathers and fatherhood
Oct 31Jack o'lanterns, costume wearing parties, and candy. Kids go trick-or-treating to neighbors who give away candy.
First Tuesday after the first Monday in NovemberObserved by the federal and state governments in applicable years; legal holiday in some states.
Friday after Thanksgiving DayKickoff to the Christmas shopping season, known to be the busiest shopping day of the year due to low prices on goods.
Dec 7Day to mourn the attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941
Dec 21 or 22Day to celebrate the sun. Day with the least daylight in the Northern Hemisphere.
Dec 31Final Day of the Gregorian year.
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