They Come But Once a Year

American holiday photos.


Holidays may be little more than an excuse to don fairy wings, or they may be sacred times spent fasting or feasting. As photographer Julia Gillard, who began her “American Holidays” project on the Fourth of July 2007, has found, it all depends on who you are—and whether you desperately need a blender on Presidents’ Day.

Christmas—Wilmette, IL
 

Thanksgiving—Bayshore, NY
 

Halloween—Salem, MA
 

Labor Day—Detroit, MI
 

4th of July—Long Beach, IN
 

4th of July—Long Beach, IN
 

Seder—Woodmere, NY
 

President’s Day—New York City, NY
 

New Year’s—New York City, NY

 

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