We Illinoisans Observe...

From Lincoln's Birthday to Cancer Awareness, Illinoisans observe both national and state holidays, as well and awareness months throughout the year.
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On the fourth Thursday of November each year, Americans gather with family and friend to give thanks and to celebrate Thanksgiving.

History of Thanksgiving Videos: Find out which traditional recipes weren't served at the first Thanksgiving celebration

Groundhog Day in United States falls on February 2nd each year.

Groundhog Day in Canada focuses on the concept of a groundhog coming out of its home in mid-winter to “predict” if spring is on its way in the northern hemisphere.

On June 14th, Americans across the nation honor the symbol of American pride and unity by observing Flag Day.

On June Americans across the nation honor the symbol of American pride and unity by observing Flag Day.

On the third Monday of January each year, we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Did Martin Luther King achieve his life's dream?

On August 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. says his "I have a dream" speech. This speech sought to give African Americans more rights. After this speech he became a major leader for the civil rights movement.

Fathers' Day in United States falls on the third Sunday of June.

Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. It celebrates the contribution that fathers, grand-fathers, great grand-fathers make in their children's lives.

Mother's Day falls on the second Sunday of May.

Mother's Day is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate Mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and/or foster mothers

Halloween falls on December 31st

Halloween safety tips are important to keep in mind when celebrating the holiday with young kids. We share Halloween safety trips for families.

Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October

On Christopher Columbus& second voyage to the Americas, he enslaved the indigenous people and forced them to mine for gold.

National Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) Day on the first Thursday every April.

"National Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.E) Day"- Tuesday April On April Americans observe National D.E Day—recognizing the efforts of schools and law enforcement in providing drug resistance training to students

St. Patrick's Day falls on March 17th and is in honor of one of Ireland's most well-know patron saints, St. Patrick

St Patrick's Day, on March remembers one of Ireland’s patron saints, St Patrick. It largely celebrates Irish-American culture in the United States.

Every year on the 25th of December, families and friends gather together to celebrate Christmas.

Evolution of Santa Claus - Video & story New Yorkers created him)- History Channel, & the original of more - ie Candy canes