From the colorful pageantry of Mardi Gras to the feasts of Thanksgiving, celebrations in the United States are diverse and exciting. This series provides an overview of the history and traditions associated with a broad sampling of holidays. Lively illustrations and reader-friendly text explore the roots of various patriotic, religious, and traditional holidays, as well as the festivities that accompany each. As young readers discover how the United States celebrates, they are reminded of the many cultures and points of view that all contribute to our nation's rich identity. Book jacket.Trueit, Trudi Strain is the author of 'Memorial Day ', published 2007 under ISBN 9781592968152 and ISBN 1592968155.