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Learn About Life in the U.S.

Learn about living in the United States of America.

Federal Holidays

New Year's Day (January 1)

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January)

Washington's Birthday (Third Monday in February)

Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)*

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnIndependence Day (July 4)

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnLabor Day (First Monday in September)

Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnVeterans Day (November 11)*

Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnChristmas Day (December 25)

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền*Some people get Memorial Day and Veterans Day confused. On Memorial Day, America honors those who died while serving in the military. On Veterans Day, the country celebrates everyone who has served in the military.  

Commonly Celebrated Holidays and Observances

Some holidays honor specific groups and events, such as Valentine’s Day, Earth Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Flag Day, and Halloween. These are not federal holidays. Some holidays and observances receive presidential proclamations.

Ethnic and Religious Holidays

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnVarious ethnic and religious groups in the United States celebrate days with special meaning to them. Some of these holidays include Easter for Christians, the High Holy Days for Jews, Ramadan for Muslims, Day of Vesak for Buddhists, and Diwali for Hindus.

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền : $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) manufactures paper money. It also , with new appearances and enhanced . BEP includes security features to prevent counterfeiting. through the Bureau's Money Store.

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnThe United States no longer issues bills in larger denominations, such as $500, $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000 bills. But they are still legal tender and may still be in circulation. All U.S. currency issued since 1861 is valid and redeemable at its full face value.


The United States issues several denominations, with the most common being: 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, and $1. The U.S. Mint manufactures and circulates coins to pay for goods and services. It also issues and  for . These coins honor a person, place, or event.

Mutilated Money

If you have paper money that is extremely damaged, you can with the BEP. Examples of damaged paper money include:

  • Bills that are less than one half of the bill
  • Bills in such a condition that you're unable to tell the denomination.

Exchange dirty or torn bills at your local bank.

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYou can through the Mutilated Coin Redemption Program.

, more than 300 languages are spoken or signed by the population. Some individual states list English as their official language. If you would like the United States or your state to adopt an official language, you should contact your elected officials.

The federal government is required to provide access to federal programs and federally assisted programs for people with .

, including when it became a state, its nickname, and its capital.

If you need information on state programs and services, browse your state government website.

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Last Updated: January 4, 2021