Holidays can be times to celebrate, commemorate, pray, imbibe and more. This first national American holiday honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and falls on the third Monday in January. King spent 11 years from 1957 to 1968 traveling over six million miles and speaking more than 2,500 times in support of civil rights for all Americans.
Not all people celebrate the new year in January. The Chinese New Year, also called the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays with month-long celebrations to bring good fortune.
Groundhog Day, celebrated on February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States and Canada. If the groundhog sees his shadow he regards it as an omen of 6 more weeks of bad weather and returns to his den. If he doesn't see his shadow, it is a sign of an early spring and he stays above ground.
George Washington was the first President of the United States of America and served for two terms. He rose to prominence for his leadership during the Revolutionary War.
A man poses with Irish beer during St Patrick's Day celebrations March 16, 2003 in London. London celebrated Ireland's national day with a parade from Hyde Park Corner to Victoria Embankment and a festival along the Southbank. St Patrick's Day is officially March 17.
father mother son and daughter in seder celebrating passover
Audrey Jackson celebrates Earth Day 2008 by painting a mural at the Wilshire Center in Los Angeles.
The value of forestry offsets depends on where they're planted, among other factors.
Mother's Day: a worldwide phenomenon. Above: a confectionery shop employee displays a cake decorated with carnation petal-shaped chocolate at Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store on May 7, 2004.
Soldier holding tattered flag of the Eighth PA Infantry, during Civil War.
Multicultural children holding an American Flag
When you're shaving, ingrown hairs are a common and irritating hazard. If you can, avoid shaving the area for a few days. If that's not possible, you might be able to take a (clean) pair of tweezers and pull the hair out of the skin. To avoid them in the first place, remember to change your razor blade often and shave in the direction hair is growing.
Fireworks in the night sky
Photography of work boots against US Flag for Labor Day Holiday
Living in the same house gives grandchildren and grandparents a chance to get to know each other.
Jewish man in tallit sounds an enormous Yemenite shofar for the new year.
Apples and honey are symbols of the Jewish new year
Illustration depicting the fleet of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus (the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria) departing from Spain on August 3, 1492.
To be safe, Halloween costumes should fit properly and be made from flame-retardant materials.
Democratic President-Elect Barack Obama waves to supporters during his election night victory rally on November 4, 2008 after he was elected the 44th U.S. President.
During time in service, Marines will live on bases and many will spend their active duty aboard Navy ships. Once completed, they hit veteran status.
Turkey on a platter with sausage beans and pecan pie
HONOLULU - DECEMBER 7: (L to R) Jackson Harris, John Finn, Allen Bodenlos and Ernie Mangrum talk after the conclusion of the 65th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day December 7, 2006 in Pearl Harbor, Oahu. The 65th anniversary of the December 7, 1941Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was marked at the Naval base.
Christmas is a mixture of secular and religious traditions. In New York City, crowds gather to watch the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
Jewish boys look at the glow of the menorah as a dreidel spins on hanukkah.
Members of the Creative Outlet Dance Theater of Brooklyn perform a dance during a Kwanzaa celebration at The Museum of Natural History in front of a display of Kwanzaa foods.
Champagne being poured into champagne flutes, in a very sparkly, festive party.