Customs & Traditions of North America

United States of America

  • 4th of July celebrates the freedom of the United States from Great Britain celebrating the Deceleration of Independence July 4, 1776.
  • Singing of National Anthem before sports activities “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
  • Holidays: New Years, Martin Luther King, Presidents Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

National Anthem of United States of America
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
outdoor banner stand





Canada
  • Boxing Day December 26 celebrate St. Stephan the first Christian Martyr people that work are given boxes of food, money or some gift from bosses.
  • Canada Day July 1 celebrating the coming together of the Provinces as one country.

National Anthem of Canada
O Canada! our home and native land!
True patriot-love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
And stand on guard, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.

Chorus
O Canada, glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada! where pines and maples grow,
Great prairies spread, and lordly rivers flow.
How dear to us thy broad domain,
From East to Western sea.
The land of hope for all who toil,
The True North strong and free!

Chorus
O Canada, glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

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Tradition of hockey




Mexico
  • Parade of Flowers Mexico
  • Guadalupe Day, celebrated on December 12, is Mexico's most important religious holiday
  • Cinco de Mayo
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Cinco de Mayo


National Anthem of Mexico




Greenland
  • January 6th is "Mitaartut". The children dress as witches and dance and make noises. They go to houses of the doors they knock. Kind of like Halloween.

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Mitaartut


National Anthem of Greenland