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Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtLearn about living in the United States of America.

2020 Federal Holidays

Wednesday, January 1: New Year’s Day
Monday, January 20: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 17: Washington’s Birthday (Presidents Day)
Monday, May 25: Memorial Day*
Saturday, July 4: Independence Day (Federal offices will be closed Friday, July 3)
Monday, September 7: Labor Day
Monday, October 12: Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11: Veterans Day*
Thursday, November 26: Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 25: Christmas Day

*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

Various 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.

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt : $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.

The 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.

Coins

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.

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtIf you have paper money that is dirty, defaced, torn or more than half of the original size, you can exchange it for a bill that's in better shape at your local bank.

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtYou 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.

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtThe 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: June 18, 2020

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