British and American Festivities is a step 1 reader from the Black Cat Green Apple Readers series for teenagers. It is a unique book that explores the origins of our festivities, their historical significance, and how we celebrate them today. Why do we celebrate Halloween? Do you want to surprise your sweetheart with a special Valentine card from Loveland, USA? Who invented the Christmas card? Find out the answers to these and other questions. The book covers Columbus Day, Halloween, Guy Fawkes Night, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Martin Luther King Day, Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, President's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, May Day, Independence Day, and Notting Hill Carnival.