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Bennington Battle Day
Bennington Battle Day is a state holiday unique to Vermont, commemorating the American victory over British forces at the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
in 1777
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Vermont
Vermont
Vermont
(/vərˈmɒnt, vɜːr-/ ( listen))[8][a] is a state in the New England
New England
region of the Northeastern United States. It borders the U.S. states of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
to the south, New Hampshire to the east and New York to the west, and the Canadian province of Quebec
Quebec
to the north. Lake Champlain
Lake Champlain
forms half of Vermont's western border with New York. The Green Mountains
Green Mountains
run north-south for the length of the state. Vermont
Vermont
is the second smallest by population and the sixth smallest by area of the 50 U.S. states. The state capital is Montpelier, the least populous state capital in the United States. The most populous city, Burlington, is the least populous city to be the most populous city in a state
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Black History Month
Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in the U.S., is an annual observance in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It began as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States[6] and Canada[7] in February, as well as in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the Netherlands[8] in October.[9]Contents1 History1.1 Negro History Week (1926) 1.2 United States: Black History Month
Black History Month
(1970) 1.3 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(1987) 1.4 Canada
Canada
(1995)2 Criticism 3 See also 4 Footnotes 5 Further reading 6 External linksHistory Carter G. Woodson
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Holiday
A holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities, especially business or work including school, are suspended or reduced. Generally, holidays are intended to allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance. Holidays may be designated by governments, religious institutions, or other groups or organizations. The degree to which normal activities are reduced by a holiday may depend on local laws, customs, the type of job being held or personal choices. The concept of holidays often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar
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American Revolutionary War
Allied victory:Peace of Paris British recognition of American independence End of the First British Empire British retention of Canada
Canada
and GibraltarTerritorial changesGreat Britain cedes to the United States
United States
the area east of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
and south of the Great Lakes
Great Lakes
and St
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Bennington Battle Monument
The Bennington Battle Monument
Bennington Battle Monument
is a 301-or-306-foot-high (92 or 93 m) stone obelisk located at 15 Monument Circle, in Bennington, Vermont, United States. The monument commemorates the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War. In that battle, on August 17, 1777, Brigadier General John Stark
John Stark
and 1,400 New Hampshire
New Hampshire
men, aided by Colonels Warner and Herrick of Vermont, Simonds of Massachusetts, and Moses Nichols of New Hampshire, defeated two detachments of General John Burgoyne's British army, who were seeking to capture a store of weapons and food maintained where the monument now stands. While the battle is termed the Battle of Bennington, it actually occurred about 10 miles (16 km) away, in Walloomsac, New York; the Bennington Battlefield, a U.S
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Old Bennington, Vermont
Old Bennington is a village in Bennington County, Vermont, United States. It is located entirely within the town of Bennington. As of the 2010 census, the village had a population of 139.[3] The village and its surrounding area were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 as Old Bennington Historic District. It is roughly bounded by the former Rutland railroad bed, Monument Avenue, West Road, Seminary Lane, Elm Street, and Fairview Street. The district is noted for its well-preserved American Revolutionary War-era homes, and is significant as one of the earliest settlements in Vermont. The centerpieces of the district are the Old First Church (built in 1806 and restored in 1937) and the Bennington Battle Monument
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Coat of arms Motto: "In God
God
We Trust"[1][a] .mw-parser-ou
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United States Presidential Inauguration
The inauguration of the President of the United States
President of the United States
is a ceremony to mark the commencement of a new four-year term of the President of the United States. This ceremony takes place for each new presidential term, even if the president is continuing in office for a second term. Since 1937, it has taken place on January 20, which is 72 to 78 days after the November presidential election (on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November). The term of a president commences at noon ("EST" – Eastern Standard Time) on that day, when the Chief Justice of the United States administers the oath of office to the president. However, when January 20 falls on a Sunday, the chief justice administers the oath to the president on that day privately and then again in a public ceremony the next day, on Monday, January 21
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Holi
ArtsBharatanatyam Kathak Kathakali Kuchipudi Manipuri Mohiniyattam Odissi Sattriya Bhagavata Mela Yakshagana Dandiya Raas Carnatic musicRites of passageGarbhadhana Pumsavana Simantonayana Jatakarma Namakarana Nishkramana Annaprashana Chudakarana Karnavedha Vidyarambha Upanayana Keshanta Ritushuddhi Samavartana Vivaha AntyeshtiAshrama DharmaAshrama: Brahmacharya Grihastha Vanaprastha SannyasaFestivalsDiwali Holi Shivaratri Navaratri Durga
Durga
Puja Ramlila Vijayadashami-Dussehra


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Irish-American Heritage Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
is celebrated by proclamation of the President and Congress in the United States
United States
to honor the achievements and contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants living in the United States. It was first celebrated in 1991. The heritage month is in March to coincide with Saint Patrick's Day, the Irish national holiday on March 17. Heritage Months are usually proclaimed by nations to celebrate centuries of contributions by a group to a country. Saint Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day
is a Roman Catholic religious holiday that honors the saint, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the early fifth century. It has developed in the United States
United States
as a celebration of all things Irish
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Super Tuesday
In the United States, Super Tuesday, in general, refers informally to one or more Tuesdays early in a United States
United States
presidential primary season when the greatest number of U.S. states hold primary elections and caucuses. More delegates to the presidential nominating conventions can be won on Super Tuesday
Super Tuesday
than on any other single day of the primary calendar. Since Super Tuesday
Super Tuesday
primaries and caucuses are typically held in a large number of states from geographically and socially diverse regions of the country, it typically represents a presidential candidate's first test of national electability. Thus, candidates seeking the presidency traditionally must do well on this day to help secure their party's nomination. In fact, convincing wins in Super Tuesday
Super Tuesday
primaries have usually propelled candidates to their party's nomination
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Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
(/ˈmɑːrdi ˌɡrɑː/), also called Shrove Tuesday,[1] or Fat Tuesday,[2][3][4][5] in English, refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. Related popular practices are associated with Shrovetide celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent
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Courir De Mardi Gras
The Courir de Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
( Louisiana
Louisiana
French pronunciation: [kuɾiɾ d maɾdi ɡɾa] French pronunciation: ​[kuʁiʁ də maʁdi ɡʁa]) is a traditional Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
event held in many Cajun
Cajun
communities of south Louisiana
Louisiana
on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Courir de Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
is Cajun
Cajun
French for "Fat Tuesday Run". The rural Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
celebration is based on early begging rituals, similar to those still celebrated by mummers, wassailers and celebrants of Halloween.[1] As Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
is the celebration of the final day before Lent, celebrants drink and eat heavily, and also dress in specialized costumes, ostensibly to protect their identities
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Ash Wednesday
Ash
Ash
Wednesday is a Christian
Christian
holy day of prayer, fasting and repentance.[1] It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday
and falls on the first day of Lent,[2] the six weeks of penitence before Easter
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Women's History Month
Women's History Month
Women's History Month
is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of
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