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National Holidays Quiz
Columbus Day, which has been celebrated by cities and states throughout the country since 1792, was officially proclaimed as October 12 by which President in what year?
William McKinley in 1898
James Garfield in 1881
Dwight Eisenhower in 1959
Franklin Roosevelt in 1937
Woodrow Wilson in 1915
Memorial Day, observed on the fourth Monday in May, was organized after which war?
World War II
The Revolutionary War
Spanish-American War
Vietnam War
Civil War
Groundhog Day is a tradition brought to the United States by German Immigrants. What type of animal did the Germans originally use to look for shadows?
European Hedgehog
St. Bernard Dogs
When Congress passed a resolution for a National Flag Day on June 14, 1777, how many stars and stripes did Old Glory have at that time?
Eight Stars and Eight Stripes
Sixteen Stars and Sixteen Stripes
Thirteen Stars and Thirteen Stripes
Twenty Eight Stars and Twenty Eight Stripes
Fifty Stars and Fifty Stripes
When President Truman signed into law Citizenship Day on February 29, 1952, which previous holidays did it replace?
Friendship Day and Be A Good Neighbor Day
Back to School Day and Proud American Day
Constitution Day and I Am an American Day
Bill of Rights Day and Constitution Day
Christmas and Easter
Thanksgiving Day was first observed in 1621 by a group of English Settlers. However, it wasn't until many years later that it became a national holiday. What President and year was Thanksgiving Day proclaimed a national holiday?
Abraham Lincoln in 1863
Franklin Pierce in 1854
Benjamin Harrison in 1891
Ulysses S. Grant in 1870
Bill Clinton in 1992
April Fool's Day, first observed in 1582, originates from what country?
South Africa
The Nation of April
The Vernal Equinox, which occurs every year on March 20th and celebrates the first day of Spring, also has what silly nickname?
Verny Day
Springy Day
Twelve Hour Day
Lady Day
Longest Day Ever
What holiday, first observed during the Great Depression in the 1930's, encouraged giving small gifts or doing acts of kindness to orphans and the underprivileged?
Valentines Day
Love Thy Neighbor Day
Sweetest Day
Children's Day
Be Nice to All Day
Which holiday, proclaimed in 1933 by President Franklin Roosevelt, commemorates the first voyage of a steam ship across the Atlantic Ocean that took place in 1819?
National Maritime Day
Sailing Day
National Navy Day
Atlantic National Day
Steam Ship Appreciation Day

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