The United States government acted quickly last week to create a new national holiday, Juneteenth. The name combines the words "June" and "nineteenth". It marks the day in 1865 that slaves in Texas were told that they were free.
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Lunar New Year, China's most important holiday, began last Friday. Normally, hundreds of millions of people would be traveling around this time. But this year, because of the coronavirus, many Chinese people are simply staying home.
In today's news roundup, Aung San Suu Kyi's political party is a clear winner in Myanmar's election, and people in India celebrate Diwali with caution because of the threats brought by the coronavirus and air pollution.
Today, March 14 (3/14) is Pi Day - a celebration of the number pi which is equal to about 3.14. Pi is a special number that describes the connection between the distance around a circle and the distance across it.
February 14 is Valentine's Day, celebrated as a day for sweethearts in many countries around the world. But in the US, some very famous Sweethearts will be missing - the candy that has been around for more than 100 years.