Category: people in the United States

Ghristmas Day

HRISTMAS is a joyful holiday that is celebrated by most people in the United States. Even though its origins are Chris­tian, it has become a holiday season that is celebrated in various ways by people of many faiths. The Christmas story comes from the Bible. In the story an angel ap­peared to shepherds and told […]

Memorial Day

t was 1866, and the United States was re­covering from the long and bloody Civil War be­tween the North (Union) and the South (Confed­erate). Surviving soldiers came home, some with missing limbs, and all with stories to tell. Henry Welles, a drug­store owner in Waterloo, New York, heard the stories and had an idea. He […]

Gift-Giving

Giving gifts is a major Christmas tradition. Gifts are bought or made for all people. Often school chil­dren will make gifts in their classrooms for their par­ents or grandparents. The gifts are wrapped and placed under the Christmas tree to be opened on Christmas morning. Some children are so excited on Christmas Day that they […]