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These are the US federal holidays for 2020

Some Americans will celebrate Easter, which is not considered a federal holiday, in April 

Editors' letters

Sophie Gallagher Make resolutions because you want to change, not because the date has

After months of advertisers selling us the Christmas excess, retailers have pivoted to selling us self-discipline. We shouldn’t be fooled

Queen celebrates new decade with portrait alongside her three heirs

Photograph marks second time portrait of all four royals together has been issued 

Gavin & Stacey is back to remind us of a kinder sort of comedy

The writing is not notably trim but those with fond memories of the original will find the goods they ordered

Pope warns migrants fleeing injustice met with ‘walls of indifference'

Pope addressed tens of thousands of people for annual tradition 

This Christmas is going to be all about avoiding family debates

Nobody likes being lectured – especially not at this time of the year. But if you’d prefer not to get too involved with passionate partisan conversations, there are ways of working around it