Holidays

Learn about popular holidays celebrated in the United States

Learn about popular holidays like Valentine's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and more.

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Parris Island | Carolina Snaps

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Parris Island in Beaufort, SC has trained US Marines since 1915. It was named after Alexander Parris. In 1949 it began training female recruits. Its mission is to transform recruits through rigorous...
Fort Jackson | Carolina Snaps

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Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC trains 50% of US Army soldiers and 60% of female recruits. It was established in 1917 and almost closed in 1949 but remained open due to the Cold War and Korean War. It...
Shaw Air Force Base | Carolina Snaps

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Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina is home to the 9th Air Force Headquarters and the 20th Fighter Wing. It was activated as Shaw Field in 1941 for Army Air Corps pilot training before the US...
SC State Christmas Tree | From the Sky

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The holiday season in South Carolina hosts a blend of tradition, warmth, and festive spirit. Each year, the South Carolina State Christmas Tree embarks on a journey, starting as a carefully selected...
James Otis Lecture 2023 (Full Program)

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On September 17, 1787, 39 men gathered in Independence Hall in Philadelphia and signed the United States Constitution. What started in May of that year as an effort by delegates of the several States...