The following worksheets contain readings and activities based on holidays and celebrations throughout the year.

Whether secular or religious, historical anniversaries or awareness raising campaigns, there are many occasions to celebrate and events to commemorate every month of the year. The links below contain worksheets and activities that explore most of the bigger celebrations, offering explanations of their origins, goals, and rituals. And while most of these holidays are central to the United States, many are celebrated in some form or fashion by people all over the world.

Note for instructors: If you have no place for these in your regular curriculum, these worksheets make great project seeds, independent essay topics, or extra credit assignments.

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Back to School

Are you going back in August or September? This is one of the busiest times of the year.

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Black History

This usually is observed during the month of February, but discussions are on going to move it to January.

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Christmas

December 25th this red and green holiday is observed.

Cinco De Mayo

May 5th is honor of celebrating the Mexican army's under dog triumph over Napoleon III (French forces) in 1862.

Columbus Day

Became a Federal Holiday at the beginning of the 20th century. It's celebrated on the 2nd Monday of every October in the United States.

Earth Day

A pact with the environment and Planet Earth. It is celebrated on April 22nd.

Easter

The celebration of the Christian Church is observed on the Sunday after the 1st full moon. It is observed between late March and late April.

End of School Year

A fun time for many students. Teachers find it to be the 2nd busiest time of the year.

Fall / Autumn

Usually the time of year to celebrate the harvest. This also mean beautiful scenery and football is back.

Ground Hogs Day

Will Spring come early or are we in for more of the dark winter?

Halloween

What are you going to wear this October 31st?

Hanukkah

Those eight crazy nights that celebrate the feats of the Maccabees.

Kwanzaa

A celebration of African American culture that is observed from December 26th to the New Year.

Martin Luther King Day

Celebrated on his birthday this revolutionary changed the make up of the world for the better.

Memorial Day

The day that we take to remember all those who have fallen in combat to preserve our freedom.

Months of the Year

We have full sections for each month of the year. This will really help you throughout the year.

Mother's Day

Usually the most important person in our lives who definitely deserves to be recognized.

Parents Day

We look at the family unit as a whole. We also consider Father's Day in here.

President's Day

As of late the Leader and Chief positions has had a great bit of controversy.

Spring

A time of growth and change when this season is in full bloom.

Saint Patrick's Day

This March 17 green holiday is favorite of many.

Summer

This is the time to get ready for next year. It's also the time to review what we didn't get a grip on this year.

Thanksgiving

Tommy the turkey heads for the hills and we get together with our families.

Valentine's Day

February 14th is the time to celebrate love.

Winter

Don't get left out in the cold on this one.