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No, the Fourth of July hasn’t always been a holiday

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The progress pride flag is copyrighted, but only restricted for commercial use

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Yes, Father’s Day started in Spokane, Washington

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Yes, the post office will be closed on June 20 in observance of Juneteenth

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Yes, Pennsylvania is the only state that recognizes Flag Day as a legal holiday

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Yes, Pride Month began as a protest against police brutality

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Yes, Walmart was selling ‘Juneteenth’ ice cream and has since pulled it from shelves

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Yes, Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day

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No, a pink moon doesn’t actually look pink

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Fact-checking 4 St. Patrick’s Day claims

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Yes, there was at least one real St. Valentine

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No, the weather-predicting tradition of Groundhog Day did not originate in America

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Yes, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in DC originally misquoted King

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Claim that hangovers get worse with age needs context

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No, not everyone celebrates the start of the new year on Jan. 1

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Yes, Kwanzaa originated in the United States

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