If you’ve lived in the United States your whole life, you may feel like you don’t have a culture. After all, you may see Dios De Las Muertos in Mexico or Holi in India and wonder, “Why don’t we have anything like that?” Well, the United States is a huge melting pot of cultures, which makes it hard to celebrate one thing in particular, but it’s crazy to say that we don’t have our own, special culture!
There are certain things that Americans have been doing for years, and we do them every year regardless of what’s going on. These are our traditions. Whether it’s a holiday or a time to buy items at deep, deep discounts, they’re our traditions.
The funny thing is, our traditions sometimes transcend barriers. No matter how special they are to us Americans, the traditions can wander off to influence other countries where they can make their own little holiday – think Saint Paddy’s Day here in the U.S.
We’ve made a list of 15 American traditions that you can spot, even if you’re abroad. No matter where you are, you’re sure to feel a little more at home when you’re able to participate in these things!