How the Popularity of US Holidays Varies by Generation

In the United States, finding balance between working arduously at a job and meeting obligations to loved ones—not to mention finding time for a healthy social life and personal time—proves to be a perpetual balancing act.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving takes the top spot among popular holidays, with 79% of Americans being all for gathering with family and friends around a giant table for some feasting.

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Christmas

The Dec. 25 holiday has expanded beyond its religious significance over centuries. Even those who don't practice Christianity often take part in cultural traditions, including decorating, gift-giving, charitable acts, and other forms of celebrations that take place for months leading up to the actual day.

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Veterans Day

Often confused with Memorial Day, Veterans Day falls annually on Nov. 11 and honors all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day honors members of the U.S. armed forces who lost their lives during the war. It falls on the last Monday in May and, not surprisingly, is very popular among 85% of baby boomers.  

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