Holidays and festivals observed in the USA are different than what we are accustomed to in the Indian sub-continent. Since the United States comprises of people from all over the world who study in the USA, almost all festivals from different cultures are celebrated there. Although, not all of them have a federal holiday declared to their name. Illustrated below are some of the major Holidays in the US. It is important to make note of this since most government offices will be closed on these days (Essential services of Fire, Ambulance, and Police are always open). Any banking transactions need to be planned with these days into consideration since banks and post office tend to be closed on these days. Also, most of these holidays are long weekends! So be sure to plan your trips in advance since bookings to most holiday destinations get full quickly.
|New Year's Day||January 1|
|Inauguration Day||January 20* |
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Third Monday in January|
|George Washington’s Birthday||Third Monday in February|
|Memorial Day||Last Monday in May|
|Independence Day||July 4|
|Labor Day||First Monday in September |
|Columbus Day||Second Monday in October |
|Veterans Day||November 11 |
|Thanksgiving Day||4th Thursday in November|
|Christmas Day||December 25|
In the US, higher education refers to optional schooling that is done after secondary (high school) education. Also known as tertiary education, third level, third stage, post-secondary education, or higher education takes place either in universities or colleges all around the country.
Americans love to have variety in their personal lives and always like to have choices. This is reflected in the wide variety of institutions of higher learning existing in the U.S. There are a large number of colleges and universities in the United States that were formed by religious groups and organizations.
Every person who arrives to the US needs to go through Customs and Immigration checkpoint, just as you will go through the Emigration checkpoint at your country of departure. Note that there are separate lines for Greencard and US Citizens, so be sure to use them if you are eligible.
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