Origins of American Holidays

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Origins of American Holidays by Mind Map: Origins of American Holidays

1. Originated in 1621 between the Plymouth Colonist and the Wampanoag Indians, when they shared an Autumn Harvest.

2. Thanksgiving

3. Halloween

3.1. Originated with the ancient Celtic festival called, Samhain. People would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off evil spirits

4. Christmas

4.1. Started two millennia ago to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

5. New Years

5.1. The earliest celebration of the new year began in 2000 B.C in Mesopotamia. It was celebrated around the time of the Vernal Equinox.

6. Fourth of July

6.1. The Fourth of July marks America's independence from Great Britain in 1776.