Clues for: Holidays & Observances

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According to tradition, if this critter sees its shadow on February 2, there will be 6 more weeks of winter a groundhog 200 December 1, 2014
According to tradition, if this critter sees its shadow on February 2, there will be 6 more weeks of winter a groundhog 200 December 1, 2014
Presidents' Day honors these two presidents in particular, who were both born in February George Washington & Abraham Lincoln 400 December 1, 2014
Presidents' Day honors these two presidents in particular, who were both born in February George Washington & Abraham Lincoln 400 December 1, 2014
Flag Day & Father's Day are both observed during this month June 600 December 1, 2014
Flag Day & Father's Day are both observed during this month June 600 December 1, 2014
This holiday, November 11, coincides with Canada's Rembrance Day Veterans Day 800 December 1, 2014
This holiday, November 11, coincides with Canada's Rembrance Day Veterans Day 800 December 1, 2014
In 2010, in honor of the 40th anniversary of this observance, a climate rally & concert was held in Washington, D.C. Earth Day December 1, 2014
In 2010, in honor of the 40th anniversary of this observance, a climate rally & concert was held in Washington, D.C. Earth Day December 1, 2014
The week after this holiday is National Egg Salad Week Easter 200 December 28, 2012
The week after this holiday is National Egg Salad Week Easter 200 December 28, 2012
In 1954 Congress changed the name of Armistice Day to this Veterans Day 400 December 28, 2012
In 1954 Congress changed the name of Armistice Day to this Veterans Day 400 December 28, 2012
"Sevivon, Sov, Sov, Sov", or "Dreidel, Spin, Spin, Spin", is traditionally sung during this Jewish holiday Hanukkah 600 December 28, 2012
"Sevivon, Sov, Sov, Sov", or "Dreidel, Spin, Spin, Spin", is traditionally sung during this Jewish holiday Hanukkah 600 December 28, 2012
November 29 is Nellie Tayloe Ross Day in this state where she served as governor Wyoming 1000 December 28, 2012
November 29 is Nellie Tayloe Ross Day in this state where she served as governor Wyoming 1000 December 28, 2012
At the beginning of each term, Supreme Court justices work one week, then get Monday off for this Columbus Day December 28, 2012
At the beginning of each term, Supreme Court justices work one week, then get Monday off for this Columbus Day December 28, 2012
In 1887 Oregon became the first state to pass a law recognizing this September holiday Labor Day 200 May 1, 2012
In 1887 Oregon became the first state to pass a law recognizing this September holiday Labor Day 200 May 1, 2012
In Islam Lailat al Miraj celebrates his journey from Mecca to Jerusalem & ascension into heaven Mohammed 400 May 1, 2012
In Islam Lailat al Miraj celebrates his journey from Mecca to Jerusalem & ascension into heaven Mohammed 400 May 1, 2012
Varying with the local climate, the date of this tree-planting day ranges from November to May Arbor Day 600 May 1, 2012
Varying with the local climate, the date of this tree-planting day ranges from November to May Arbor Day 600 May 1, 2012
Meaning arrival, it's the 4-week period before Christmas Advent 800 May 1, 2012
Meaning arrival, it's the 4-week period before Christmas Advent 800 May 1, 2012
Although the first celebration of this holiday occurred in October 1792, it didn't become a federal holiday until 1937 Columbus Day May 1, 2012
Although the first celebration of this holiday occurred in October 1792, it didn't become a federal holiday until 1937 Columbus Day May 1, 2012
Horton heard that "Read Across America Day", March 2, coincides with the birthday of this children's author Dr. Seuss 200 April 18, 2011
Britannica says this animal observed on Feb. 2 is "basically a giant North American ground squirrel" a groundhog 400 April 18, 2011
Casimir Pulaski Day, the first Monday in March, celebrates a Revolutionary War hero born in this country Poland 600 April 18, 2011
Daisy Gatson Bates Day in this state celebrates a civil rights activist who helped integrate Little Rock's schools Arkansas 800 April 18, 2011
Seward's Day, the last Monday in March, is one of this state's holidays Alaska 1000 April 18, 2011
On March 2 Texas celebrates its independence from this country Mexico 200 January 10, 2011
Quebec's Fete Nationale is June 24, the feast day of this herald of Jesus St. John the Baptist (St. Jean Baptiste) 400 January 10, 2011
In 2008 this holiday began "late", sundown on Dec. 21; how come no one said, "Christmas is early this year"? hanukkah 600 January 10, 2011
Administrative professionals day was originally called this day, for the person who filed & took dictation Secretary\'s Day 800 January 10, 2011
This holiday is also called La Fheile Padraig St. Patrick\'s Day 1000 January 10, 2011
In the U.S., when May Day falls on Sunday, the very next Sunday is this observance (& don't you forget it!) Mother\'s Day 200 July 5, 2010
On this holiday, people once placed bowls of food outside their homes to appease ghosts Halloween 400 July 5, 2010
The foundation devoted to this holiday offers a program in which you can choose pines or spruces as gifts Arbor Day 600 July 5, 2010
During each of the 7 days of this African-American celebration, a candle is lit to represent its 7 principles Kwanzaa 1000 July 5, 2010
The Betsy Ross House has long been the official site for Philadelphia's celebration of this June holiday Flag Day July 5, 2010
People's usual rankings of caste, gender, status & age are reversed on Holi, a spring festival of this faith Hinduism 200 June 5, 2009
Across the pond, Commonwealth Day was originally established on May 24, the birthday of this 19th century queen Victoria 400 June 5, 2009
The third Saturday in May is this American military observance Armed Forces Day 600 June 5, 2009
If it's July 24, Ecuador & Venezuela must be celebrating the birthday of this early 19th century leader (Simón) Bolívar 1000 June 5, 2009
In December Mexico's festival Las Posadas commemorates these 2 people's search for shelter Mary & Joseph June 5, 2009
Kids in Somerset, England call pumpkins "punkies", & "Punky Night" is their version of this celebration Halloween 200 July 15, 2008
If you're in Denmark, you're most likely to see the wee folk called Nisser during this holiday season the Christmas season 400 July 15, 2008
Buying gold jewelry insures good fortune on Akshaya Tritiya, a special day of this religion Hinduism 600 July 15, 2008
How romantic! Oregon entered the Union in 1859 on this special day February 14 (Valentine\'s Day) 800 July 15, 2008
Temporary shelters that may be decorated are built for Sukkot, a festival of this religion Judaism 1000 July 15, 2008
Although this tree-planting holiday originated in America, it is now celebrated in other countries Arbor Day 200 May 22, 2008
It's the Jewish Day of Atonement Yom Kippur 400 May 22, 2008
The name of this American holiday is from the Swahili for "first fruits" Kwanzaa 600 May 22, 2008
On February 15, we remember this ship that was sunk in 1898 the <i>Maine</i> 800 May 22, 2008
On Nov. 29 this state celebrates the birthday of Nellie Tayloe Ross, the USA's first woman governor Wyoming May 22, 2008
Rock the baby & loop the loop on June 6, the day reserved for this toy the yo-yo 200 July 11, 2007
One ringy dingy! September 1 is Emma M. Nutt Day in honor of the first female one of these in the U.S. a telephone operator 400 July 11, 2007
February 1 (not always a Friday) is the day for this literary character based on sailor Alexander Selkirk Robinson Crusoe 600 July 11, 2007
Interstellar hitchhikers know May 25 is the day for these terrycloth items, a tribute to Douglas Adams towels 800 July 11, 2007
On Oct. 12 Mexico celebrates "Dia de la Raza", or day of this the race 1000 July 11, 2007
French kids get chocolate chickens on this spring holiday Easter 200 April 27, 2007
The USA's Constitution Day is observed in this autumn month September 400 April 27, 2007
The half-mile route for this annual event begins at Santo Domingo Street in Pamplona the Running of the Bulls 600 April 27, 2007
In 2006 it was celebrated on October 9, 3 days before its traditional observance Columbus Day 800 April 27, 2007
The Oakdale (Minn.) Tree Board won the 2006 Lady Bird Johnson Award from this holiday's foundation Arbor Day 1000 April 27, 2007
In India, flowers & wreaths are brought to the shrine of this spiritual leader on his birthday, October 2 Mahatma Gandhi 200 April 17, 2006
This holiday began in 1868 when a general designated a day to adorn the graves of the Civil War dead Memorial Day 400 April 17, 2006
The Punxsutawney Spirit was the first newspaper to print news about the observance of this holiday in 1886 Groundhog Day 600 April 17, 2006
This Jewish observance marks the end of 10 days of penitence Yom Kippur 800 April 17, 2006
In 1223 St. Francis of Assisi famously celebrated Christmas by setting up one of these displays in Greccio, Italy a crèche (or a nativity scene) 1000 April 17, 2006
June 17 is Bunker Hill Day in this state's Suffolk County Massachusetts 200 January 23, 2006
In Sweden the Julbord is the smorgasbord for this holiday Christmas 400 January 23, 2006
This holiday is the night before All Saints' Day Halloween 600 January 23, 2006
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew waxes eloquent in front of Lenin's tomb in Moscow, Russia.) Soviet leaders reviewed a parade of military hardware from Lenin's tomb each year on this day, a Socialist holiday since 1889 May Day 800 January 23, 2006
It's the palindromic name for the Vietnamese New Year Tet 1000 January 23, 2006
Nevada Day is celebrated on this date; how spooky! October 31 200 April 24, 2003
By an act of Congress, in 1954 Armistice Day was renamed this Veterans Day 400 April 24, 2003
"Harambee!" & "Habari Gani!" are phrases used by African Americans during this 7-day celebration Kwanzaa 600 April 24, 2003
Think "fast" -- in 2002 this Muslim holy month began on November 6 Ramadan 800 April 24, 2003
(Sofia of the Clue Crew in front of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam) The Anne Frank House here in Amsterdam is open daily except for this holiday Yom Kippur 1000 April 24, 2003
One of the first observations of this U.S. holiday was May 30, 1868 on the order of General John Logan Memorial Day 200 December 3, 2001
On Hogmanay, December 31, Scots in London gather at St. Paul's Cathedral to join hands & sing this song "Auld Lang Syne" 400 December 3, 2001
This holiday was first observed on May 10, 1908 in Philadelphia & Grafton, West Virginia Mother\'s Day 600 December 3, 2001
On June 11, with parades & luaus, Hawaiians honor this king who united the islands in 1810 Kamehameha 800 December 3, 2001
On Nov. 29 this state celebrates the birthday of its governor Nellie Tayloe Ross, the USA's first woman governor Wyoming 1000 December 3, 2001
The American Egg Board has declared Egg Salad Week for the week after this holiday Easter 100 October 9, 2000
On March 3, Girls' Day in Japan, girls set up elaborate displays of these toys in their homes (royal) dolls 200 October 9, 2000
USA Today reported New Yorkers have a tough time getting cabs during this month-long observance Ramadan 300 October 9, 2000
Some churches gave special dispensation for Catholics to eat meat when this fell on a Friday in Lent during 2000 St. Patrick\'s Day 400 October 9, 2000
The Virginias celebrate this on the second Friday in April; many other states wait until the last Friday Arbor Day 500 October 9, 2000
On June 17 Suffolk County in this state celebrates Bunker Hill Day Massachusetts 100 November 24, 1999
Originally, Veterans Day was known as Armistice Day, to commemorate the end of this World War I 200 November 24, 1999
Christians observe this holy day to celebrate Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem Palm Sunday 300 November 24, 1999
A foundation in Nebraska City, Nebraska oversees & coordinates the activities of this tree-planting holiday Arbor Day 400 November 24, 1999
Panama celebrates its independence from this country on November 3 Colombia November 24, 1999
Holiday associated with the "Wearing of the Green" St. Patrick\'s Day 100 June 2, 1999
In 1999 this holiday fell on the day after Valentine's Day President\'s Day 200 June 2, 1999
This holiday is celebrated on what was once the last day of the Celtic year Halloween 300 June 2, 1999
Although first observed in 1909, it wasn't until 1972 that the third Sunday in June officially became this holiday Father\'s Day 400 June 2, 1999
Id Al-Fitr is a day of feasting that ends the fast at the end of this Islamic holy month Ramadan 500 June 2, 1999
In 1723, 120 years before Christmas cards, decorated writing paper was sold for lovers to use on this holiday Valentine\'s Day 100 May 14, 1998
You could also call it Woodchuck Day Groundhog Day 200 May 14, 1998
In 1953 the folks in Emporia, Kansas renamed Armistice Day this; a year later Congress made it official Veterans Day 300 May 14, 1998
A bill signed in 1968 made it a federal public holiday on the second Monday in October Columbus Day 400 May 14, 1998
Matthew Maguire, a machinist, & Peter J. McGuire, a union founder, are credited with creating this holiday Labor Day 500 May 14, 1998
Ash Wednesday signals the start of this 40-day period of prayer & fasting Lent 100 January 9, 1998
Among the events Epiphany celebrates is the visit of this trio to Bethlehem Magi/Wise Men 200 January 9, 1998
In Islam Laylat Al-Miraj commemorates his flight from Mecca to Jerusalem & into heaven Mohammed 300 January 9, 1998
"Pause for the Pledge" is one of the ceremonies for this June 14 observance Flag Day 400 January 9, 1998
It begins on the 25th of Kislev & lasts 8 days Hanukkah 500 January 9, 1998
Canadians observe it the second Monday in October; we celebrate it on a Thursday in November Thanksgiving 100 May 19, 1997
Mardi Gras comes at the end of the carnival season & the beginning of this 40-day period Lent 200 May 19, 1997
It's the Jewish Day of Atonement Yom Kippur 300 May 19, 1997
This spring festival sounds like a ship's distress call May Day 400 May 19, 1997
This holiday was first suggested by J. Sterling Morton, a future Secretary of Agriculture Arbor Day May 19, 1997
Bears, badgers & this mammal have been known to predict the weather on Candlemas, February 2 groundhog 100 April 30, 1997
Every December, Bostonians put on disguises & reenact this 1773 act of defiance Boston Tea Party 200 April 30, 1997
This Jewish holiday that celebrates the new year occurs in the fall before Yom Kippur Rosh Hashanah 400 April 30, 1997
On March 26, this state honors Prince Jonah Kuhio, who became a delegate to Congress Hawaii April 30, 1997
Many businesses close early in honor of this observance that falls 2 days before Easter Good Friday 100 February 3, 1997
In Scotland its traditional to sing "Auld Lang Syne" on Hogmanay, this holiday eve New Year\'s Eve 200 February 3, 1997
New York City was the first to observe it October 12, 1792 Columbus Day 300 February 3, 1997
His July 24 birthday is observed in the countries he helped to free, including Peru & Venezuela Simon Bolivar 400 February 3, 1997
A day of remembrance for the dead, All Souls' Day is observed on this date Novermber 2 500 February 3, 1997
Presidents' Day is observed on the third Monday in this month February 100 June 24, 1996
You can tour old homes in this city's Garden District & French Quarter during its spring fiesta New Orleans 200 June 24, 1996
In 1889 this day was designated a labor holiday by the Second Socialist International May Day 300 June 24, 1996
This "Camptown Races" composer's death is commemorated on January 13 (Stephen) Foster 400 June 24, 1996
Originally this holiday was celebrated on the last day of the Celtic year Halloween June 24, 1996
Autumn brings Choyo-No-Sekku or Chrysanthemum Day in this country Japan 100 April 4, 1996
On this date Denmark's Rebild Park holds the largest foreign celebration of American independence July 4 200 April 4, 1996
National Freedom Day, February 1, celebrates the 13th Amendment, which abolished this Slavery 300 April 4, 1996
Ecuador & Venezuela observe the birth of this "George Washington of South America" each July 24 Simon Bolivar 400 April 4, 1996
September 10 is St. George's Cay Day in this Central American country Belize (formerly British Honduras) April 4, 1996
In 1915 President Wilson declared this holiday the second Sunday in May Mother\'s Day 100 December 8, 1995
It's the No. 1 day for fresh-cut flower sales Valentine\'s Day 200 December 8, 1995
Every year on this holiday, Washington's crossing of the Delaware is reenacted near Trenton, New Jersey Christmas 300 December 8, 1995
From June to August, the "Trail of Tears" drama is staged near Tahlequah in this state Oklahoma 400 December 8, 1995
On April 30 this country celebrates the birthday of its former queen Juliana the Netherlands 500 December 8, 1995
National Grandparents Day is celebrated in September on the first Sunday after this holiday Labor Day 100 November 17, 1995
In 1995 it occurred on April 16th; in 1996 it will occur on April 7th Easter 200 November 17, 1995
In Canada & Great Britain it's usually the day following Christmas Boxing Day 300 November 17, 1995
In 1789 it became the first U.S. holiday designated by presidential proclamation Thanksgiving Day 400 November 17, 1995
This Jewish holiday is also known as the Feast of Lots Purim 500 November 17, 1995
In 1972 the mayor of Burbank, Illinois limited trick or treating on this holiday Halloween 100 July 5, 1995
The last Monday in March is Seward's Day in this state Alaska 200 July 5, 1995
Maundy Thursday falls 3 days before this religious holiday Easter 300 July 5, 1995
Each May this small Arizona community celebrates Wyatt Earp Days Tombstone 400 July 5, 1995
This Christmas flower named for an American diplomat is honored on December 12 Poinsettia 500 July 5, 1995
Jokingly, this May observance is said to fall nine months after Father's Night Mother\'s Day 100 November 7, 1994
It's the last federal holiday of the year Christmas 200 November 7, 1994
It's celebrated the evening before All Saints' Day Halloween 300 November 7, 1994
The name of this 8-day Jewish festival is Hebrew for "dedication" Hannukah 400 November 7, 1994
This French holiday that commemorates the storming of a prison is also known as la Fete Nationale Bastille Day 500 November 7, 1994
The Ukranians use a batik process to decorate these fragile holiday items Easter eggs 100 November 26, 1993
"I paid 50 cents to see the elephant jump the fence; he jumped so high, he touched the sky and didn't come back til'" then The Fourth of July 200 November 26, 1993
In Bulgaria, the week before this 40-day period is Cheese Week; during it, you finish all your cheese Lent 300 November 26, 1993
Celebration during which you might view the Mystic Krewe of Comos Mardi Gras 400 November 26, 1993
Lost this saint of Padua's feast day? It can be found on June 13 St. Anthony 500 November 26, 1993
This holiday is also known as Discovery Day Columbus Day 100 May 23, 1990
December 21st, Forefathers' Day, commemorates the 1620 landing here Plymouth 200 May 23, 1990
The only 2 months in which Ash Wednesday can occur February & March 300 May 23, 1990
National Hospital Week honors the birthday of this founder of modern nursing Florence Nightingale 400 May 23, 1990
The most candy bought for a holiday is for this springtime one, not Valentine's Day Easter 100 May 14, 1990
The New Year's Day of this calendar can fall between our January 20 & February 20 Chinese calendar 200 May 14, 1990
Bennington Battle Day, August 16th, is a legal holiday in this New England state Vermont 300 May 14, 1990
The red or white rose is the official flower of this Sunday observance in June Father\'s Day 400 May 14, 1990
Flag Day is a legal holiday only in this state where Betsy Ross worked as a seamstress Pennsylvania 500 May 14, 1990
This day of prayer & celebration was first decreed by Gov. William Bradford inn 1621 Thanksgiving 100 February 9, 1990
The old English belief that birds select their mates on a certain day may have given rise to this holiday Valentine\'s Day 200 February 9, 1990
This Christian holiday is also called the Feast of the Resurrection Easter 300 February 9, 1990
This Jewish holiday marks the end of the 10 days of penitence that begins with Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur 400 February 9, 1990
This holiday was first celebrated in the U.S. in 1792, the 300th anniversary of a historic event Columbus Day 500 February 9, 1990
In the U.S. if May Day falls on Sunday, the following Sunday is this Mother\'s Day 100 January 9, 1990
Day honoring a martyr beheaded at Rome under the Emperor Claudius; a lovely history it wasn't St. Valentine\'s Day 200 January 9, 1990
Mexico defeated France at the Battle of Puebla on this date in 1862 fifth of May (Cinco de Mayo) 300 January 9, 1990
The artist Rubens was born either on or the day before the feast day of these 2 saints Peter and Paul 500 January 9, 1990
A holiday for most people in the U.S.; the Greek orthodox church says it's the day Jesus was circumcised January 1st (New Year\'s Day) January 9, 1990
If Leon Spinks is in England on December 26, he might join in the observance of this Boxing Day 100 November 16, 1988
A miss, hoping to be a mrs., might want to observe this November holiday created by Al Capp Sadie Hawkins Day 200 November 16, 1988
During the Fiesta de San Fermin, these animals run through the streets bulls 300 November 16, 1988
To commemorate this event, some New Englanders celebrate Forefathers' Day on December 21 the landing of the <i>Mayflower</i> 400 November 16, 1988
Military bases are often open to the public on Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday of this month May 500 November 16, 1988
Palm Sunday occurs this number of days before Easter 7 100 November 9, 1987
The Jewish 10 Days of Penitence begin & end on these two holy days Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur 200 November 9, 1987
United Nations Day falls on the anniversary of its founding, the 24th of this month October 300 November 9, 1987
Mother's Day is in May; Father's Day is in June; and Grandparent's Day is in this month September 500 November 9, 1987
The two U.S. federal holidays in November on which there is no mail delivery Veterans Day & Thanksgiving November 9, 1987