Celebrated on the 11 of November every year, Veterans Day is a public holiday in the US and a day dedicated to honouring all the military people who have served or are currently serving in the army. Veterans Day in 2018 will fall on November 11 which is a Sunday. In Canada, November 11 is marked at Remembrance Day which is like Memorial Day.
Today Valentine’s Day is celebrated to spread and confess love especially one between lovers. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 14th of February each year. Valentine’s Day in 2018 fell on 14th February which was a Wednesday. Though not a federal holiday, the celebration is no less grand than any other. Valentine's Day is said to have been adopted from both Christian and Roman roots.
Good Friday is a holy day celebrated by the Christians all over the world to pay tribute to Jesus Christ getting crucified to pay for the sins of man. This day is celebrated on a Friday two days before Easter. It is a day of prayer and mourning to remember Christ’s great sacrifice. The ‘Good’ in Good Friday means Holy according to old English. Good Friday in 2018 was observed on 30 March.
Saint Patrick’s Day is a celebration in memory of the death of the Irish saint St Patrick. This day is celebrated on the 17th of March every year. St Patrick’s Day in 2018 fell on 17th March which was a Saturday. Saint Patrick’s Day started as a feast, a religious one but has now turned into something bigger. People all over the world celebrate the culture of Ireland with dance, music, parades and not to forget splurges of the colour green.
National Election Day, one of the most important days in the US is celebrated on the first Tuesday which follows the first Monday every November. Election Day in 2018 will fall on the 6th of November. The reason for voting to be held in November is because it is a time when the harvest is coming to an end, and people are less busy comparatively. The very first election for George Washington was held on the 7th of January 1789.
Daylight saving time is a practice carried out in many countries where everyone forward their clock time by one hour to make more use of the sunlight and change the clock back one hour during the fall. This practice starts on the second Sunday in March every year and ends in November on the first Sunday. Daylight savings time in 2018 has already begun on the 11th of March at 2:00 am and will stop on the 4th of November at 2:00 am.