Top 20 Most Celebrated Holidays in America 2023 [Updated]

America are known for the way they honour their heros. Holidays hold a special place in American culture paving way for joyous celebrations and commemoration of historical events that happened in the past.

This holidays are products of traditional religious observances,  national commemorations and cultural festivals.

The best way to honour a hero is to remember them, and this is done by declaring holidays in their respect. In this article, we will explore the top 20 most celebrated holidays in America. We will also explain the story and event behind each celebration and the period they are observed.



The birth of Christ is the best thing that has happened to mankind. Christmas is a cherished holiday celebrated on December 25th. On the celebration, Americans decorate their homes, exchange gifts, setup Christmas tree and gather with family and friends to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ.



Thanksgiving is a celebration observed on the fourth Thursday of November each year. It’s a time when families come together to express gratitude for the year’s blessings. It is a traditional feast featuring roast turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie is central to this holiday.


Independence Day

Another American most popular celebration is their independence. It holds on the Fourth of July which commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

They celebrate it with parades, fireworks, parades and picnics. 



Halloween is a popular festival celebrated on October 31st, is a festive period where americans dress up in costumes, carve pumpkins, and go trick-or-treating. Haunted houses and parties add to the spooky ambiance.



Easter is a Christian holiday, marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Families participate in church services and children enjoy Easter egg hunts and receive chocolate eggs and bunnies. It happens between March and April.


New Year’s Day

Every new year is a time to set new goals. On January 1st, signifies the start of the calendar year. Families from all around the world gather to celebrate it and thank God for a new year.


Veterans Day

Another popular day in America is the Veterans Day, observed on November 11th, it honors military veterans for their service. This who has served in the armed forces are celebrated by the army and citizens with tributes and other means of appreciation.


Labor Day

The level of production of any country depends on its labour force. Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday in September, pays tribute to the contributions of American all workers both citizens and foreigners. It’s a means to encourage it’s workers to do more.


Memorial Day

This celebration is observed on the last Monday in May each year. It honors the men and women who have died while serving in the military. It’s done by visiting cemeteries l, parades and paying homage to the person’s family.


Martin Luther King Jr Day

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the 3rd Monday in January. This is done to honor the civil rights leader’s birthday and his contributions to equality and justice in American.


Presidents Day

Americans love the office of the president, that is why they always endeavor to vote in the right president. Presidents Day, observed on the 3rd Monday in February, it honors the nation’s presidents, especially George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and others for their excellent leadership.


St. Patrick’s Day

One cerebration I like is the St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated on March 17th, is a cultural and religious holiday honoring Ireland’s patron saint. Parades, wearing green attire, and festive gatherings are customary, with a focus on Irish heritage.


Hanukkah ( Festival of Lights)

Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Americans celebrates it with Lighting the menorah, playing dreidel, and enjoying fried foods.


Valentine’s Day

On February 14th, is a day dedicated to love and affection. It is used to celebrate those who has touched our lives in a different way. People exchange cards, gifts, and chocolates with their loved ones, and romantic gestures are abundant.


Cinco de Mayo

This means the “5th of May” in Spanish, celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla. Is a traditional festival done via music, dance performances, felicitations and Mexican cuisine.



This is a Jewish holiday, it remembers the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Christian families gather for the Seder meal, retelling the Exodus stories and refraining from eating leavened food.


Fathers Day

Father’s Day is one of the best celebrations in history.  It’s observed in the United States on the 3rd Sunday of June. As of 2020 it marked 110 years since the holiday was established.

Mothers Day

In the United States, Mother’s Day is observed annually on the second Sunday in May. Holiday is observed to celebrate mother’s for their bravery and love. Mothers receive gifts firkm their children and friends.


Columbus Day

The Holiday is observed on the 2nd Monday in October, it honors Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. It is also used as a means to celebrate native indigenous people of America.


Earth Day

Every April 22nd earth day is observed. It promotes environmental awareness and encourages actions to protect the planet.  Such Events include tree planting, clean-up campaigns, and educational programs to save our planet.


In Conclusion: Holidays is an integral part of America. These festivals  provide Americans with moments of reflection, unity, and celebration throughout the year. This is not the complete list of Holidays celebrated in America, rather they are the most popular ones. Thank you.

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