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  United States
The economy of the United States is organized on the capitalist model and is marked by steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, a large trade deficit, and rapid advances in technology.
The social structure of the United States, a capitalist country, is highly stratified, with a large proportion of the wealth of the country controlled by a small fraction of the population which exerts disproportionate cultural and political influence.
The United States is also a great center of higher education, boasting more than 1,500 universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning, the top tier of which may be considered to be among the most prestigious and advanced in the world.
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 Holidays of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Holidays of the United States vary with local observance.
Strictly speaking, the United States does not have national holidays.
Honors all veterans of the United States armed forces.
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 United States - Online Gambling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The United States was founded under a tradition of government based on the consent of the governed under the representative democracy model.
The United States does not have an official language at federal level; nevertheless, English is spoken by the vast majority of the population and serves as the de facto language: English is the language used for legislation, regulations, executive orders, treaties, federal court rulings, and all other official pronouncements.
The United States is also a great center of higher education, boasting more than 4,000 universities, colleges and other institutions of higher learning, the top tier of which may be considered to be among the most prestigious and advanced in the world.
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 United States - Gurupedia
The various state constitutions differ in some details but generally follow a pattern similar to that of the federal Constitution, including a statement of the rights of the people and a plan for organizing the government.
Because elections in the United States are among the most expensive in the world access to funds is vital in the political system due to the financial costs of mounting political campaigns.
The social structure of the United States is highly stratified, with a large proportion of the wealth of the country controlled by a small fraction of the population which exerts disproportionate cultural and political influence.
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 United States from A-Z
The rose is native to the United States.
The White House is in Washington, D. and is the official residence of the President of the United States.
It is a national holiday and is celebrated in the United States much as it is in the rest of the world.
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 About USA : American Holidays
Because the nation is blessed with rich ethnic heritage it is possible to trace some of the American holidays to diverse cultural sources and traditions, but all holidays have taken on a distinctively American flavor.
Federal holidays are observed according to the legislation of individual states.
The dates of these holidays, and others, are decided upon by each state government, not by the federal (national) government.
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 Holidays and Festivals - United States of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Commemorates the raising of the United States flag on Mount Suribachi in Iwo Jima by the Marines in 1945.
The Alaska territory was transferred to the United States on October 18, 1867.
Washington D.C. Washington D.C. was established as the capital of the United States on December 12, 1800.
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 CalendarHome.com - Labor Day (United States) - Calendar Encyclopedia
Moving the holiday, in addition to breaking with tradition, could have been viewed as aligning the U.S. labor movements with internationalist sympathies.
The explanations for this tradition range from the idea that white clothes are worse protection against cold weather in the winter than colored clothes to the intention of the rule as a status symbol for new members of the middle class in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
One of the largest modern traditions of Labor Day in the United States is the annual telethon of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, hosted by Jerry Lewis to fund research and patient support programs for the various diseases grouped as muscular dystrophy.
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 Frequently Asked Questions - General Information
Each state has its own department of vital records which is similar to the registry of births, deaths and marriages in each state in Australia.
The Internal Revenue Service, the federal tax agency of the United States, issues the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but who do not have, and are not eligible to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN) from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
The application should clearly state the desired date or range of dates for the tour, which will be self-guided, and each member of the group must provide: full name, date and place of birth, country of origin (nationality/citizenship), passport number and country of issue, and, where applicable, U.S. social security number and U.S. citizenship status.
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 ISSP: Handbook: Customs and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
There are various types of holidays in the United States.
Other holidays are designated as state holidays and affect state government offices and some schools.
Some holidays are primarily religious, while others relate to famous events and people in United States history.
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 USIA - Portrait of the USA, Holidays
The holiday dates back to 1621, the year after the Puritans arrived in Massachusetts, determined to practice their dissenting religion without interference.
Although it originated in the aftermath of the Civil War, it has become a day on which the dead of all wars, and the dead generally, are remembered in special programs held in cemeteries, churches, and other public meeting places.
Veterans Day: Originally called Armistice Day, this holiday was established to honor Americans who had served in World War I. It falls on November 11, the day when that war ended in 1918, but it now honors veterans of all wars in which the United States has fought.
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 Celebrate! Holidays In The U.S.A. - Christmas Day (December 25)
Many people are especially proud of Christmas traditions brought to the United States from their countries of origin.
No matter where you may be the rest of the year, being at "home" with your family and friends for Christmas is "a must." The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are the busiest times of the year at airports, train stations and bus depots.
It seems that all America is on the move and Americans are on their way to spend the holidays with their loved ones.
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 Holidays in the United States - U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary
Holidays in the United States - U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary
In practice, however, most states observe the federal ("legal or public") holidays, even though the President and Congress can legally designate holidays only for federal government employees.
Ten holidays per year are proclaimed by the federal government:
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 Holidays of the United States at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Holidays of the United States include two that America shares two national holidays with many countries: Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
The holiday, sometimes running from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day, is also often celebrated as a nonsectarian winter holiday.
The national government, called the federal government, officially observes ten holidays, called federal holidays, many or most of which are widely celebrated across the country.
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 Category:Holidays of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Search for Holidays of the United States in existing pages.
Look for Category:Holidays of the United States in Wiktionary, our sister dictionary project.
Look for Category:Holidays of the United States in the Commons, our repository for free images, music, sound, and video.
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The United States established full diplomatic relations with the Republic of Angola in June 1993.
The United States leads the international humanitarian response to relieve the suffering of millions of Angolans affected by the civil war which ended in April 2002.
The Embassy is closed for all official United States and Angolan holidays.
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 Ski holiday USA - Colorado skiing holiday, snowboarding resorts in America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
We cover a range of resorts which are renowned for their serious amounts of snow, plus excellent snowmaking facilities as well.
Aspen and Vail may genuinely be compared with the top European resorts for style, atmosphere and nightlife but others may lack equivalent life and heart flexible on arrival and departure dates.
One of the main disadvantages for teenagers is that the drinking law states that the legal age for buying and drinking alcohol is 21.
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 National United States Holidays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Note: Strictly speaking, the United States has no national holidays since each state designates holidays through the legislative process or by executive order.
The United States Congress can legally designate holidays for federal employees and for the District of Columbia.
The holidays listed above represent those federal holidays which are also observed by the majority of states.
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 Holidays in the United States
The United States has adopted legislation which moved the celebration of several holidays to the Monday nearest the date of the event the holiday commemorated.
Four principal holidays – New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas –; were not subjects of the date-changing legislation.
The following list indicates which are legal holidays (LH), when government offices are closed, and which are business holidays (BH), when many businesses, except some drugstores, service stations, and food stores are closed.
web.uccs.edu /isc/holidays.htm   (135 words)

  
 Holidays North America United States London - Shopping and Price Comparison on Kelkoo -
A 7-night holiday to New York, United States.
A 5-night holiday to New York, United States.
A 14-night holiday to Washington Dulles, United States.
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 About the USA > American Holidays > Introduction
There are five holidays which are not necessarily celebrated on Mondays: Thanksgiving Day, Veterans Day, New Year's Day, Independence Day and Christmas Day.
Texts are abridged from U.S. State Department IIP publications and other U.S. government materials.
The views and opinions expressed in any referenced document do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government.
usa.usembassy.de /holidays.htm   (559 words)

  
 Holiday Calendars -- The Calendar Zone
Encyclopedia of Days -- Holidays and holy days from every country in the world and all the major religions, information about the various calendars, and lots more.
Free Wallpaper Calendars for Holidays -- Free Wallpaper Calendars for functional desktops with a touch of holiday beauty.
Summary of Commonly Observed U.S. Holidays -- Summarizes the important dates commonly observed in the United States, including those of major immigrant groups.
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 Ms. Hos-McGrane > Grade 5 > Festivals Around the World
Ancient Roots Modern Holidays: Created by Lin Don, this site is an exellect source of information and links to holiday-related information from a host of different cultures.
Histories of Holidays in the United States : Short histories of US holidays published by US government agency.
Histories of the Holidays: personal reflections and some historical information written and collected by Bill Petro.
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 United States Thanksgiving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
By the middle of the 19th century many other states also celebrated a Thanksgiving Day.
Since then each president has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation, usually designating the fourth Thursday of each November as the holiday.
History and traditions of a United States Thanksgiving.
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 Holidays - United States Embassy Georgetown Guyana
Per 2 FAM 115.2, the U.S. Embassy endeavors to restrict the number of local holidays observed to the number of U.S. holidays.
Thus in 2006 local holidays occurring on weekends (Deepavali: Saturday, October 21 and Eid-Ul-Adha: likely to occur on Sunday, December 31) will not be designated Embassy holidays.
*Muslim holidays are governed by the lunar calendar.
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 E. L. Easton - English - American Holidays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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Holidays around the World by country / MCC
Holidays around the World by country / Yahoo
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 Holidays - United States Mission to Germany
The Embassy and the Consulates General are closed on the following American and German holidays in 2006.
Since this holiday falls on a Sunday, the Embassy/Consulates will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2006
Since this holiday falls on a Saturday, the Embassy/Consulates will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2006
www.usembassy.de /germany/holidays.html   (65 words)

  
 Omnigraphics - Patriotic Holidays of the United States
Omnigraphics - Patriotic Holidays of the United States
This book provides students and teachers with access to a wealth of historical material about national patriotic holidays celebrated in the United States.
Numerous illustrations of people, places, and events relating to the holidays are provided.
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