Americans enjoy their holidays. Whether it's surprising a lover with a romantic dinner on Valentine's Day, gathering on a picnic blanket for fireworks on the Fourth of July or stuffing tummies with turkey on Thanksgiving, we take great pleasure in our family holiday rituals and traditions.
While holidays occur throughout the year, we don't anticipate or enjoy them all in the quite the same way.
When The Harris Poll asked 2,462 U.S. adults to think about all the holidays that occur during the calendar year and say which one is their favorite, Christmas came out on top, followed by the uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving. Third on the list is Halloween.
The top 11 favorite holidays in the U.S.A.:
4. Fourth of July
6. New Year's
7. Memorial Day
8. Labor Day
9. My birthday
10. Valentine's Day and Hanukkah (tie)
Fun facts to know and tell about favorite holidays:
- When it comes to holidays, we share the same pleasures. The top two holidays for men and women in every generation from 20-somethings to seniors are Christmas and Thanksgiving.
- The third favorite holiday for young adults is Halloween, while older adults like the Fourth of July.
--From the Editors at Netscape