New Year’s Day is a federal holiday. Many people make New Year resolutions on the first day of the year. These January 1 events will help you achieve your goal: New Year, #newUScitizen!
1892 – Ellis Island opens. It was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States from 1892 until 1954. It is now part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.
1. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
2. Where is the Statue of Liberty (and Ellis Island)?*
Listen and read the full New Year's Day Quiz:
- A Citizenship Quiz for New Year’s Day (2015/2016)
More New Year's Resources:
- American English: New Year's Eve
- Arago: The Art of Christmas Stamps
- ESL Library: New Year's
- Share America: During winter holidays, Americans rejoice, reflect and reach out to those in need
- VOANews: A Crystal Ball of Serenity for the New Year