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ESL Vocabulary Quiz: HOLIDAYS
Labor Day (first Monday in September)

Welcome to our new collection of exercises designed to help you practice English while learning about holidays. Some of these holidays are observed in all of the English-speaking world, while others are only celebrated in specific countries/regions. For each blank space, choose the correct response. If both responses are acceptable, choose the one that sounds more natural. Good luck!

1. Labor Day (spelled "Labour Day" in Canada) is a North American holiday that takes (place/location) on the first Monday in September.

2. This holiday was created back in 1882 to (honor/cherish) working individuals and provide them with a day off.

3. These days, the holiday is regarded as the (symbol/symbolic) end of Summer.

4. It is a low- (key/action) holiday - there aren't too many events or activities associated with it. For most people, it is (simple/simply) a day of rest.

5. Like other holidays such as Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July, this holiday is all about (recreation/creation) - getting together with friends and family for barbecues, picnics, etc.

6. In many other parts of the world, including the UK, this holiday is (celebration/celebrated) on May 1st.

7. A well-known (and humorous) fashion (custom/customer) was that one shouldn't wear white (shoes/clothes) after Labor Day. These days, few people (advertise/adhere) to this.

8. One famous American Labor Day tradition is the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, a TV (fundmaker/fundraiser) which has been raising money for needy children since 1966.





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