Table of contents for Encyclopedia of American holidays and national days / edited by Len Travers.

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Contents
Contributors
Introduction
Martin Luther King Jr.¿s Birthday
Claybrooke Carson
Sidebar: The Monday Holidays Act, and Other ¿Saint Mondays¿
Holidays for Heroes of the Lost Cause: Lee, Jackson, and Davis
Karen L. Cox
Super Bowl Sunday: An American Holiday?
Mark S. Dyreson and Peter Hopsicker
Sidebars: Hearts and Flowers
Washington, Lincoln, and Presidents¿ Day
Mardi Gras and Carnival
Samuel Kinser
St. Patrick¿s Day
Mike Cronin and Daryl Adair
Passover in America
Erika Meitner
Easter
Bruce T. Morrill
VE and VJ Day
J. Stanley Lemons
Earth Day
J. Brooks Flippen
May Day in Urban America
Donna T. Haverty-Stacke
Cinco de Mayo and 16th of September
Louis M. Holscher
Mother¿s Day
Kathleen W. Jones
Sidebar: Father¿s Day
Memorial Day
Matthew Dennis
Sidebar: A Holiday for a Flag
Emancipation and African American Slave Festivals
Mitch Kachun
Powwow
William K. Powers
Gay Pride Day
Timothy Stewart-Winter
Independence Day
Matthew Dennis
¿Agitate, Educate, Organize:¿: Labor Day in America
Ellen M. Litwicki
American Indian Day
Nicolas G. Rosenthal
Arbor Day
Shaul Cohen
Columbus Day: The Navigation of Uncharted Waters
Claudia L. Bushman
Halloween
Jack Santino
Sidebar: Election Day
Pope¿s Day/Guy Fawkes¿s Day
Brendan McConville
Veterans Day
G. Kurt Piehler
Thanksgiving
James W. Baker
Hanukkah in America
Dianne Ashton
Forefathers Day
James W. Baker
Christmas
Penne Restad
Kwanzaa
Keith A. Mayes
Sidebars:
Sidebar: From New Year¿s Eve to First Night
Sidebars: The Monday Holidays Act, and other ¿Saint Mondays¿
Sidebars: Hearts and Flowers [Valentine¿s Day]
Sidebars: Washington, Lincoln, and President¿s Day
Sidebars: Father¿s Day
Sidebars: A Holiday for a Flag
Sidebars: Election Day
From New Year¿s Eve to First Night
Bibliography
Index
About the Editor and the Contributors

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Holidays -- United States -- Encyclopedias.
United States -- Social life and customs -- Encyclopedias.