87% Of Americans Don't Know These Basic Facts About The National Holidays. Do You?

They aren't just excuses for not going to work.

Martin Kaff
Created by Martin Kaff
On Jul 5, 2021

The 4th of July is perhaps the best known and most celebrated American holiday. People gather in backyards and local parks to barbecue with family, friends, and neighbors, and finish the evening with beers, gazing at the night sky lit up with red-white-and-blue fireworks.

> You Must Answer These 21 Questions Correctly If You're American

But what was the original idea of this holiday? What exactly are we celebrating? In fact, most of America's official federal holidays are widely known, but in name only.

Do you know the truth behind these important dates? Let’s see.

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What does President's Day commemorate?

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Which event does July 4th, Independence Day, commemorate?

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Why is Veteran's Day celebrated on November 11th?

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Is Flag Day an official federal holiday?

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When is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?

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When was Labor Day, which celebrates the labor movement in the US in the 19th century, officially made a federal holiday?

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Which American conflict prompted the creation of Memorial Day, the federal holiday honoring fallen US troops?

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Is Columbus Day, on the 2nd Monday in October, still a federal holiday?

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