Thanksgiving Day USA

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the USA. It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in November and traditionally began as a celebration to give thanks for the harvest for the year. It is one of the major holidays in the United States along with Christmas and the New Year holidays.

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US Republican Strives To Make English Official Language In USA

The Republican Congressman Steve King is working hard to make English the official language of the United States of America. He is striving to get a bill passed which will make an English language requirement obligatory for work places and have official government functions carried out in the English language. [Read more…]

Fireworks For The Fourth Of July!

What does the 4th of July mean to you?   The modern day 4th July is Independence Day and one of the biggest national (or federal) holidays in the United States of America, celebrated by millions by meeting friends and family for a summer barbeque in the day and then going to see fireworks at night. [Read more…]

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

The 5th of May or Cinco de Mayo is commemorated every year in the  state  of Puebla in Mexico. This day commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia against the French Army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is also celebrated in other parts of Mexico and in the USA in areas where there  is a large Mexican population. [Read more…]

Do you Hablas Spanglish?

An increasing number of Spanish-speaking immigrants in America are bilingual, especially ones who have been through the US school system, and can switch between English and Spanish in a hybrid known as Spanglish, in which parts of  the two languages are mingled and spoken together within a single sentence. [Read more…]

Celebrate May Day Around The Maypole

This Friday 1st May is May Day. There are many traditional May Day celebrations around the world.   The first day of May is observed in Canada, United States and in some parts of Western Europe as a celebration of the coming of spring.   In the UK, May Day is observed on the first Monday of May (also known as Bank Holiday Monday). [Read more…]