Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January 20th - Inauguration Day

January 20th

Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama

The 44th President of the United States of America

Be part of History.

Join an Inauguration Watch-Party at an American Corner near you.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

American Corner Tetovo January Program

American Corner Bitola January Program

American Corner Skopje January Program

Happy First Anniverasry American Corner Tetovo!!!

Our dear colleagues and friends from the American Corner Tetovo, celebrated their first anniversary on January 14th 2009.

We wish them many more successful years, lots of new members and interesting events!

Congratulations American Corner Tetovo!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 19, 2009

Each year on the third Monday of January schools, federal offices, post office and banks across America close as we celebrate the birth, the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought. A time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. A time to remember the message of change through nonviolence

This Years Theme:
Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off!!

Make it a Day On... Not a Day Off!

During the 1950s and ’60s, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. recognized the power of service to strengthen communities and achieve common goals.

Initiated by Congress in 1994, King Day of Service builds on that that legacy by transforming the federal holiday honoring Dr. King into a national day of community service grounded in his teachings of nonviolence and social justice. The aim is to make the holiday a day ON, where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to improve lives, bridge social barriers, and move our nation closer to the “Beloved Community” that Dr. King envisioned. With thousands of projects planned across the country, the 2009 King Day of Service on January 19 promises to be the biggest and best ever!

For more information please go to: http://www.mlkday.gov

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve (December 31st)

In the United States, the federal holiday is January first, but Americans begin celebrating on December 31.
Sometimes people have masquerade balls, where guests dress up in costumes and cover their faces with masks. According to an old tradition, guests unmask at midnight.

At New Year's Eve parties across the United States on December 31, many guests watch television as part of the festivities. Most of the television channels show Times Square in the heart of New York City.

At one minute before midnight, a lighted ball drops slowly from the top to the bottom of a pole on one of the buildings. People count down at the same time as the ball drops. When it reaches the bottom, the new year sign is lighted.

People hug and kiss, and wish each other "Happy New Year!"

Happy New Year!


These are the feelings
we wish you for this
very special season.

And may all the dreams in your eyes, all the desires in your heart and all
the hopes in your life blend together, to give you the most spectacular
New Year ever.