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U.S. Holidays Quiz

Guess the names of these holidays that are celebrated in the United States.
Federal holidays marked in red
This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of holidays
Last updated: November 12, 2018
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Date
Holiday
January 1
New Year's Day
January - 3rd Monday
Martin Luther King Day
February 2
Groundhog Day
February 14
Valentine's Day
February - 3rd Monday
Washington's Birthday
March 17
St. Patrick's Day
April 1
April Fools' Day
The Friday before the below
Good Friday
First Sunday after the full moon
after the Spring equinox
Easter
April 22
Earth Day
April - Last Friday
Arbor Day
Date
Holiday
May - 2nd Sunday
Mother's Day
May - Last Monday
Memorial Day
June 14
Flag Day
June - 3rd Sunday
Father's Day
July 4
Independence Day
September - 1st Monday
Labor Day
October - 2nd Monday
Columbus Day
October 31
Halloween
November 11
Veterans Day
November - 4th Thursday
Thanksgiving
December 25
Christmas
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level 34
Apr 29, 2013
It seems odd and quite offensive to me how on this supposed US holidays quiz there are no Jewish (or any other religion for that matter) holidays, but yet both christmas and good friday are on here.
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level 21
Apr 29, 2013
No one even considers Christmas a religious holiday anymore.
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level 70
Apr 29, 2013
Just as St. Patrick's Day has almost nothing to do with that particular saint and has no religious connotations. It's a celebration of pseudo-Irishness and drinking, as is Cinco de Mayo, a relatively obscure Mexican holiday originally seized on by Chicano student groups because it was easier to organize around than September 16th, which came too early in the school year, This pseudo-holiday has been entirely appropriated by beer companies as their own.
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level 75
Apr 29, 2013
St Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, New Year's, Labor Day, July 4th, Mardi Gras.. even Christmas for some people... are all treated as little more than an excuse to get drunk by a lot of Americans. Though a Catholic saint chasing snakes out of Ireland, the Mexican army's victory over the French at Puebla, and a day meant to honor Janus the god of gates and doors wouldn't seem to have much to do with one another... they're all somehow connected by some people's desire to get hammered.
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level 59
Apr 30, 2013
Agreed, but Good Friday is religious without question. Still, the OP sounds like a whiner to me. It's a JetPunk quiz, not government legislation. Yeesh.
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level 75
Jul 8, 2014
"No one???" Sorry, but many people, including myself, still do.
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level 28
Dec 11, 2014
Should add All Soul's Day, All Saint's Day, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and if Good Friday is on there, Palm Sunday, and Ash Wednesday should also be.
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level 35
Nov 11, 2015
You can't have Christmas without Christ!
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level 21
Apr 11, 2018
Yeah, except christians like me. And I can understand why you might not understand why Jewish holidays aren't on here, but the majority of the Jewish population is in Israel, so many people would consider Jewish holidays as Israeli rather than a completely american holiday such as Independence day. As to why Christmas is on here, this is most likely due to the fact that the U.S.A has the largest Christian population.
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level 59
Oct 19, 2018
The majority of Jewish people most definitely do not live in Israel. (You likely meant a plurality, but even that is not completely clear.)
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level 56
Nov 12, 2018
I do
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level 58
Apr 29, 2013
When there are more Jews than Christians in the US, we'll add some Jewish holidays.
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level 75
Apr 29, 2013
Reality is offensive to you? I'm an Atheist, but.. who cares? Fact of the matter is, even though the USA was never and is not a Christian nation, most of the people in it have always identified as Christian, and many of the holidays celebrated in the country have Christian roots, including several that you didn't mention and probably don't think of as Christian holidays even though they are (like Halloween). Of course, before Christmas and Easter and Halloween were Christian holidays they were pagan holidays, with roots stretching back much farther than the birth of Jesus Christ. So... the origin seems irrelevant. Christmas is a federal holiday in the United States. It's also celebrated by many non-Christians. Good Friday isn't a federal holiday but it is a government holiday in 12 U.S. states and 3 U.S. territories. Easter is not a federal holiday mostly because it always is on Sunday, but there are many American businesses that close on Easter. No sense getting offended by it.
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level 50
Sep 8, 2013
Those who claim the US was never a Christian nation don't know history, haven't read the founding fathers' journals, and don't know what they're talking about.
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level 75
Sep 14, 2013
Those who claim the US was ever a Christian nation don't know history, haven't read much of anything, and don't know what they're talking about.
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level 55
May 22, 2014
As a devout Christian, I like the way you think.
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level 32
Nov 19, 2014
The United States of America was founded on a Christian base, it even says "One Nation Under God" in our pledge, and halloween is NOT a Christian holiday, it was a Celtic holiday where people would dress up so spirits wouldn't poses them and they would throw the people who they thought were had demons in them into a bonfire. I don't appreciate your disrespect towards us Christians
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level 75
Jul 10, 2015
Frozenshade took care of the plege comment, I sincerely hope you were trolling with that, maybe you were, but just in case someone out there reads the comment and takes it seriousy, Shade is right. The USA is somewhat unique in that is was founded on explicitly secular principles, with a secular Constitution that makes no mention of god and in fact states in no unclear terms that the country would not give special status to any one religion.
Also, yes, Halloween has pagan roots, just like every other holiday that has been stolen by Christians over the years, very much including Christmas and Easter. Halloween was stolen in much the same way, even if contemporary American protestants are usually ignorant of this fact. Don't believe me? Read this Catholic website on the subject.
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level 28
Nov 11, 2015
How are people offended by facts?? You can't change what's true, so why is everyone getting so pissed? I'm a Christian and completely agree with kalbahamut. It must suck living in the world around when reality "offends" you.
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level 75
Nov 14, 2016
^jat, I know, right? And you'd think by many of the comments above I was attacking Christians or Christian holidays when all I was saying was that it makes sense to include them on a list of American holidays as the country, though secular in its foundation, does have a Christian character in many places and the holidays in question have often been celebrated since before Christ anyway.
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level 21
Apr 11, 2018
Please tell me you didn't just say the US isn't a Christian nation. The founding fathers of this country were all Christian, therefore this country was founded on Christianity. "...one nation under GOD..." Heck, our nation's motto is "In GOD we trust". Also, this country has the largest population of Christians in the world. Do your research before you say something so arbitrary
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level 56
Aug 14, 2018
The motto "In God We Trust," is another legacy of the Cold War. There was never an "official" motto until the 50s but prior to that the de facto motto was "e pluribus unum" Much of what people "think" is our country's roots in Christianity is really the knee jerk reaction to Communism after World War II.
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level 75
Oct 19, 2018
"do your research"... coming from a guy who doesn't know that "one nation under god" was inserted into the anthem in the 1950s, or that virtually all of the founding fathers were deists- the atheists of their day. Why don't you do YOUR research.
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level 75
May 3, 2019
FrozenShade seems to have been lost in the purge of inactive users. Previously I think he had commented to point out that "under god" was not added to the US pledge of allegiance until the 1950s and then only as a reactionary thing - part of the Red Scare - to try and differentiate Americans from godless Communist Soviets. "In God we trust" was added to US currency around the same time. These changes came very late after the nation's founding, were motivated by fear and xenophobia, go against the principles of our nation's founding, and ought to be undone.
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level 47
Dec 5, 2014
"What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist." Benjamin Disraeli
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level 60
Nov 11, 2015
Christmas became a national holiday in the USA shortly after the Civil War. Christianity enjoyed a serious revival during that time as it has on various other occasions in USA history (e.g. post-WWII, late 1980s, etc). Over 70% of American citizens are self-professed Christians while less than 3% identify as Jewish. I don't see how the US not having a national Jewish holiday is either odd or offensive. Furthermore, please enjoy this virtual napkin to dry your tears and quell your woes while I solemnly play the world's smallest violin to the tune of your perceived offense.
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level 55
Jul 12, 2018
Totally agree with OP. It also feels "off" and out of date. No Cinco de Mayo or Passover or Kwanza or Hannukah, but somehow Flag Day and Arbor Day? Granted it's a big country, but I can't recall ever living in an area where folks paid more attention to Flag Day or Arbor Day than any of the ones I've named -- and I've lived in the East, Rocky Mountain West and Midwest, in towns and cities large and small. It's not a matter of being "inclusive" just to be nice -- it would make no sense to include Holi or Eid (which aren't yet a widespread or part of U.S. culture) -- it's just a matter of reflecting 21st century American reality. Sure, it's just a quiz, but c'mon.
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level 40
Apr 29, 2013
Great quiz... I do think it should have a few more difficult ones though, to round out the bell curve. How about: April 15th - Titanic Remembrance day (though it would be confused with Tax day) March 14th - National Pi day and of course the all important September 19th - Talk like a pirate day.
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level 68
Apr 16, 2019
May the 4th be with you through Cinco de Mayo and beyond.
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level 34
Apr 29, 2013
@yocoy thank you so much. As a Jewish person I was just stating my opinion.
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level 70
Apr 30, 2013
Just curious - how would you phrase a Jewish holiday question? Passover would be similar to Easter. Of course Passover is 8 days, so it would be "BEGINNING on the first full moon after the spring equinox" - which is confusing because hardly anyone in America knows it's more than one day. Every other holiday is determined by when Passover falls on the basis of a lunar calendar. Rosh Hashannah is the new moon and the next day before OR after the autumn equinox - this year before. Yom Kippur is the 9th day after that new moon. Muslim holidays are even harder, since they are on a lunar calendar that does not adjust to the solar calendar (unlike the Jewish one). The month of Ramadan can be any time of year - and all their holidays are the same.
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level 75
Apr 30, 2013
If your opinion is that Christmas, a federal holiday, is not a U.S. holiday; and Passover, which has no official recognition in the United States at all, is; then your opinion is, in fact, wrong. Sorry.
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level 34
Apr 30, 2013
IM not saying that Christmas is not a US holiday. Im just saying that it would have been nice if they included some other religious holidays as well.
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level 75
May 7, 2013
Well... sure, that might be nice in the name of inclusiveness and to give everyone extra days off. But, like I said, currently stating that eid al fitr, Holi, or Passover are U.S. holidays isn't really accurate- relatively few people observe the holidays, no government offices close for the holidays, almost no businesses close or even do anything to acknowledge the holidays, and most importantly they are not officially observed at either the state or federal level. So... it's not intended as a slight to anybody to not include those holidays on a list of US holidays. That's all *I* was saying. cheers..
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level 44
Oct 8, 2014
I see you on other quizzes being mean just like this one.
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level 75
Jul 10, 2015
Then you're reading my comments wrong. I'm not being mean to anyone. Even toward people like you who comment for no other reason than to try and make it personal.
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level 75
Nov 11, 2015
I enjoyed this easy quiz, and sorry you felt offended by it, MadameDegrassi. I am Christian but I would have no problem seeing holidays celebrated by other religions or ethnic groups on this quiz, although as pitzikat already pointed out many of them would be difficult for which to pinpoint a date, Kwanzaa being an exception. The cynic in me would like to see Black Friday and CyberMonday on this list, too. They seem to be fast becoming another one of our "holydays".
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level 49
Apr 29, 2013
Last Monday was National Unemployment Day.
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level 41
Jan 2, 2014
It never ceases to amaze me how much people get angry over holiday related discussions.
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level 28
Nov 11, 2015
Me too!
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level 17
Feb 18, 2014
Most of the holidays are not even US holidays
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level 49
Feb 7, 2016
But they are celebrated in the US
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level 67
Feb 28, 2014
Washington's birthday is on February 22nd which is rarely coincidental with President's Day and therefore should not be accepted. Remember when Washington and Lincoln (Feb 12th) both had their own holidays?
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level 59
Oct 19, 2018
Since the day you're talking about is a federal holiday, it is defined by a statute passed by Congress giving federal workers that day off. The name of the day in the statute is "Washington's birthday." Hence, Washington's birthday is the correct answer even if it's mainly known as President's Day. By the way, MLK Day rarely coincides with King's birthday, and Columbus Day rarely coincides with the day that Columbus landed in the Americas.
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level 48
May 8, 2014
I'm shocked there isn't an argument against Columbus Day. Well done fellow Jetpunkers!
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level 75
Jul 10, 2015
It's not too late. Pretty bad holiday... foisted upon us by the Knights of Columbus.
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level 59
Oct 19, 2018
Let's argue over whether Indigenous People's Day should be an acceptable alternate answer. I first typed that answer in to see if it would be accepted.
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level 49
May 9, 2014
Although I got Veteran's Day correct, it only came up on my second try. I first typed in Armistice Day (same thing and the original name of that day) and it was not correct. Although there is enough time to delete and retype Veteran's Day, Armistice Day should probably be accepted as well.
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level 75
Nov 11, 2015
In the US Armistice Day was renamed Veteran's Day in 1954 to include veterans of all wars, not just WW I.
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level 68
Apr 16, 2019
Maybe you haven't looked at a calendar since the early 1950s?
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level 55
May 22, 2014
I've never known Veteran's Day not to be on the 11th.
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level 75
Jul 8, 2014
When I was in high school in the early 1970s the federal government changed a lot of holidays from their actual day to Mondays to make three-day holiday weekends. Veteran's Day was changed to the last Monday in October if memory serves, but so many veterans complained that a few years later it was moved back to the original date.
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level 59
Oct 19, 2018
It depends on what you mean by observed. Since it's a federal holiday, federal workers (and people at companies that follow the federal calendar) get a holiday for it. If November 11 is on a Saturday or Sunday, the day off is either Friday or Monday (just like Christmas, Independence Day, and New Year's Day). Unlike those other days, though, a large percentage of people aren't doing anything special on Veteran's Day, it seems to many more like the holidays that can be any day within a seven day period, such as Labor Day, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, etc. And they get surprised when Veteran's Day is a mid-week day off, which Labor Day, Memorial Day, etc. never are.
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level 21
Sep 19, 2014
Some people LIVE to make others miserable. If this quiz is offensive to you, STOP LOOKING AT IT, and get a life. Nobody is making you play this game. Whatever happened to freedom of speech? Is YOUR opinion the only one qualified to be heard? Nobody cares if you are offended, least of all - ME. People like you aren't happy unless you make everyone around you miserable with your flapping lips. Shut up already!
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level 71
Oct 12, 2014
Please accept St Valentine's Day (see https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Valentine%27s_Day&redirect=no)
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level ∞
Jul 7, 2015
Okay
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level 80
Oct 16, 2015
I miss Talk Like A Pirate Day!
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level 49
Nov 11, 2015
"Xmas" should be accepted for Christmas.
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level 61
Nov 11, 2015
As a "US Holidays" quiz, it seems quite clear that a religious holiday should only be on the quiz if it has become secular and is mainstream in American culture, such as Christmas and Easter. For that same reason, however, Good Friday should not be on here.
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level 61
Feb 18, 2016
Also, this has nothing to do with ideological disagreements between belief systems, as some may think. Good Friday just isn't a US holiday.
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level 59
Oct 19, 2018
Good Friday is no more or less a US holiday than Arbor Day. Unless you're a stickler for etymology/literal meanings, in which case Good Friday is more a holiday than Arbor Day.
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level 58
May 25, 2017
I fully disagree with you on this one. For me (a non-American), Good Friday is one of the few days of the year that markets are either closed or have abbreviated hours as it is a "US-recognized holiday".
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level 59
Oct 19, 2018
Weirdly, the stock market is one of the very few US institutions that close for Good Friday. Government offices are open, banks are open, most colleges and universities are open, retail stores and restaurants are open, and many public primary and secondary schools are open, although some time their spring breaks to include Good Friday.
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level 59
Nov 12, 2015
I don't think I've seen another quiz on this site with as much...uh, lively discussion as on this one. And that's saying something! I was going to add my thoughts on the Constitution and Christianity and holidays, but ehh..not today.
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level 23
Nov 13, 2015
"Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law" --Thomas Jefferson "Lighthouses are more useful than churches"--Benjamin Franklin
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level 75
Oct 19, 2018
"the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian religion" -statement signed and ratified by John Adams and EVERY member of Congress, unanimously.
"Christian philosophy [is the] most perverted system ever shone on man" - Thomas Jefferson
"I have examined all the known superstitions of the world and do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature" -Thomas Jefferson
"all churches ... appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind" - Thomas Paine
"This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religions in it" - John Adams
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level 75
Nov 12, 2018
Most of the founding fathers were Christian, but many of them were also deists rather than theists and didn't believe Christ was divine. The Enlightenment had an effect at the time of the Revolution, and deism had become popular. The FF believed rationality was more important than religious dogma. Through reason, deists believed in the existence of a creator, but they did not always believe in a supernatural god who interacted with people. They also wanted to make certain our country did not have a state religion like England, and they wanted no suppression of rational thought. References to God are found in the Declaration of Independence but the signers wanted our country to be one of religious tolerance. Adams, Franklin, Paine, and Jefferson all seemed to be non-Christian deists. Others such as Washington were Christian deists - he attended church but didn't do the sacraments, and a few were orthodox Christians, including John Quincy Adams.
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level 75
Nov 12, 2018
Their words, not mine. And the concept of the deist creator is nothing at all like the god or Jesus that most contemporary American Christians hold. If these men had been founding countries approximately a century later it almost goes without saying that virtually all of them would have been atheists. Deism was the popular late 18th century equivalent. And this is the reason why they were so interested in religious tolerance. Not because they were themselves religious but because they had seen how horrible it was having a country run by people who were devout and intolerant.
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level 47
Nov 14, 2018
We're now rapidly moving toward having a government--and society--that's secular and intolerant of Christianity and Judaism. The current President, thank God, is slowing that down, but I still think it's only a matter of time.
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level 75
May 3, 2019
More seriously, it's an absolute joke that Christians believe they are somehow under attack in the United States. They've been peddling that ridiculous meme forever even while they enjoy a position of enormous and unequaled privilege. But... here's to hoping that one day their paranoia and fetish for playing the victim one day becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The country would be much better off if it were actually true.

Meanwhile it would be nice if American Christians would stop voting for candidates who are the living antithesis of everything they are supposed to be about. If they were, you know, more about helping the poor, turning the other cheek, not starting wars, being good shepherds of the Earth, loving their neighbors and being good samaritans, instead of... casting the first stone at "sinners," hating gays, hating foreigners, or just beating Democrats just 'cause, that would be nice.
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level 75
May 3, 2019
My comment accurately describing the president got deleted already? Man it's sad when you can't even give an honest description of POTUS, using his own words (censored, even), and it's so bad that the comment gets moderated. But I don't see what was wrong with the comment. Christians are not under attack in the country. We had one atheist congress person 6 years ago and currently none. This meme is ridiculous.
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level 23
Nov 15, 2015
Constantly writing '4th July' instead of Independence Day. Dang
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level ∞
Nov 15, 2015
4th of July to us Americans
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level 4
Nov 29, 2015
When I typed George Washington's Birthday it never came up and when I put Independence Day I did not come up I had to put 4th of July.😟
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level 29
Nov 29, 2015
they forgot brother's day and sister's day
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level 31
Dec 30, 2015
They should accept new year
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level 67
Dec 14, 2016
Veterans Day is November 11 No usually about it. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month...
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level 67
Nov 12, 2018
Two years go by and not fixed. I don't think there was a way to report it back then. Please remove "usually" from Veterans Day. It is always November 11, even on a weekend, just like Independence Day.
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level ∞
Nov 12, 2018
Okay, it has been fixed now.
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level 67
Nov 12, 2018
Thank you!
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level 39
Mar 5, 2017
I can't believe there's actually a Groundhog day!
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level 47
Nov 14, 2018
It comes to us from the Pennsylvania Dutch, who brought it with them from Germany. But people have been having celebrations at the midpoint of winter for thousands of years. Traditions have abounded on what would determine the weather during the second half of winter and what kind of spring they would have.
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level 44
May 19, 2017
In South Dakota, Columbus Day was changed to Native American Day. I feel that this should be allowed because it was the first thing I guessed.
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level 70
Jul 23, 2017
Disclaimer: The BBC would like to apologize for the following message.

As a full-blooded pirate, I am offended that "National Talk Like A Pirate Day" was not included on this quiz. If I ever find out where this quiz-maker lives, I will plunder their home, abscond with the ill-gotten booty and bury it on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean.
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level 62
Jun 2, 2018
This quiz maker lives it Seattle.
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level 65
Jul 26, 2017
Ach, I confused Earth Day and Arbor Day.
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level 61
Aug 10, 2017
Are all of these really holidays. Take Arbor Day for example. I don't know anyone that gets that day off of work or school. It is more of an awareness day and a day recognized for planting trees. Flag day, again is more of a tribute to our nation's flag, not a holiday. The definition of "holiday" is, "a day of festivity or recreation when no work is done."
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level 75
Nov 12, 2018
It originated in Old English as "holy day".
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level 67
Nov 12, 2018
I work on Halloween but it's a pretty well recognized non-governmental holiday.
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level 38
Feb 27, 2018
I can't believe all this debate over a holiday which, if intended to be religious at all (Christmas), is celebrated in the wrong month. Jesus was crucified (according to the bible) when he was 33 1/2 years old. Since he was arrested by the Roman soldiers shortly after celebrating the Passover Dinner, that would have taken place in late March or early April. Counting six months from March takes you to September and counting six months from April takes you to October. So Jesus was born in either September or October, not December.
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level 75
Nov 12, 2018
I read that December was chosen to try to divert Christians from celebrating the pagan winter solstice day. No idea if that is true but it makes sense.
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level 46
Jun 11, 2018
Could you accept Remembrance Day for Veterans Day?
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level 47
Nov 14, 2018
It's only called that in Canada, and this is a US holidays quiz.
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level 38
Aug 30, 2018
Also, I find it ironic that no Jewish holidays (at least Purim and the Passover should be) are included here. Were it not for the Jewish Jesus, there would be no Christian Easter.
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level 71
Sep 17, 2018
June 14 - Donald Trump Day?
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level 69
Nov 11, 2018
February 30.
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level 43
Oct 20, 2018
Actually Arbor Day is celebrated at different times in different zones because the best time to plant trees varies depending on climate. So it should say "usually last Friday"
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level 53
Nov 11, 2018
some people get way too heated on a HOLIDAY quiz. Its just HOLIDAYs. get a grip. so what if you think christmas is religious. Im atheist myself and I celebrate christmas and easter every year. Its fun.
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level 59
Nov 11, 2018
I honestly did not now atheists celebrate Easter. Interesting. How do you celebrate? Egg hunt?
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level 66
Nov 11, 2018
Candy, mostly.
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level 78
Nov 12, 2018
My family pretty much treats it like a second Thanksgiving.
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level 43
Nov 12, 2018
Curious...do the unemployed celebrate labor day?
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level 71
Nov 12, 2018
Don't forget Bunker Hill Day and Evacuation Day, both celebrated only in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (Evacuation day is the same day as St. Paddy's, so that is convenient.) Does Rhode Island still celebrate VJ Day?
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level 46
Nov 15, 2018
Holy cow you Americans get a lot of holidays. I'm all for having more days off work, but hard to justify it for things like Flag day. Wait, is flag day even real? Is it for all flags? I'm picturing a very colourful cerebration with the streets filled with people waving their flag of choice.
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level 75
May 3, 2019
Flag Day is real but nobody gets the day off from work an account of it. I know in some places for a holiday to be a holiday it means you must get off from work- not so in the US. Those days marked in red are "federal holidays," and these are days that most federal workers get off from work. State and private sector employees may or may not get off on these days, as well, but most employers start with the trend established by the federal government, then either add or (more often) subtract some holidays from the calendar year as they see fit.
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level 38
May 3, 2019
Flag day (like Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Earth Day) is not a national holiday in the US. Businesses, Banks, the Post Office, Schools are all open and do business as usual on those days (though many play hookie on March 17th and May 5th to get drunk). Also, since when does the phrase "One Nation Under God" signify Christianity? - The Jewish and Islamic faiths also believe in God, don't they?
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level 75
May 3, 2019
So what if they do? I'm pretty sure that the McCarthy-era demagogues who came up with the phrase were not seeking to appeal to Muslim-Americans, and even if they were you're still excluding Hindus, Buddhists, and non-theists with that phrase, which, of course, was the whole (antithetical to what it means to be an American) intention.