This paper is devoted to one of the most important holidays in the US - the Veterans Day. Everyone likes holiday as it is the day to rest. It can also be called holiday break, short break or even bargain break. It has been affected by socio-economic changes and evolves at the same time as the world changes. Usually people spend time to rest during holidays and to commemorate certain important people or events in history or religious beliefs. They are considered as special times to focus on personal development and leisure. Holidays strengthen the tourism industry as they spread their popularity. Economy, society and culture affect the holiday observance. Holidays are not always about having fun, but also remembering the people who may have sacrificed their lives for a certain noble cause like the US Veterans Day.
Veterans Day is also said to be related to Armistice Day. Talking about the word armistice, it means that a ceasefire or the halt of violence as a first step to peace talks. In the First World War it happened between the Germans and the Allies as they concluded the war with a peace agreement on November 11, 1918 (Duffy, 2009). Armistice Day is also called as Remembrance which took place at 11am around the world to honor the members of armed forces who died during their duty since World War I. It is also the “anniversary of Germany signing the Armistice agreement on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.”