The Year of the Rooster: How are Americans celebrating?

By Leigh Hartman People across the United States and around the world will come together to celebrate the Lunar New Year, one of many winter holidays celebrated in America. 2017 is the Year of the
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Veterans Day: U.S. Military Veterans Honored Each November

November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, and parades, ceremonies and tributes to veterans and their families are planned throughout the country to honor those who have served, and are currently serving, in the U.S. military. “In an unbroken line of valor stretching across more than two centuries, our (more...)

New Year’s Day: A Time for Renewal

New Year’s Day in the United States is a time for fresh beginnings: hope for a better future and resolutions to improve one’s behavior. Observed January 1, New Year’s celebrations actually begin the night of December 31 with parties, concerts, fireworks and special events of all kinds. The (more...)

New Year’s Day: A Time for Fresh Beginnings

By Jane Morse Staff Writer New Year’s Day in the United States is a time for fresh beginnings, hope for a better future and resolutions to change one’s behavior for the better. Observed January 1, New Year celebrations actually begin the night of December 31 with parties, concerts, fireworks and (more...)

Celebrating the Indomitable Spirit of New Orleans

With its unofficial motto being “Let the good times roll,” New Orleans has long been known as a place to party. Mardi Gras — marked by parades and unrestrained revelry each year on the Tuesday before the start of Lent — was declared a legal state holiday (more...)

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