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contents page 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.