Memorial Day and Labor Day are sort of the bookends of summer. The former marks the beginning of summer; the latter, summer's end. But why don't the Americans celebrate Labor Day on May First?
This weekend marks the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, when a police raid on a gay bar in New York turned into a violent confrontation as patrons decided they weren't gonna take it any more.
Established to honour America's war dead, Memorial Day has evolved into more than a remembrance of the country's war dead. It is thought of as the beginning of summer
he United States will celebrate the 150th anniverary of Abraham Lincoln's historic Gettysburg Address on 19 November 2013.
As Florida celebrates the 500th anniversary of the landing of Ponce de Leon in St Augustine, Florida, a full calendar of festivities is planned – Viva Florida 500.