Everyone knows Thanksgiving, the Fourth of July, Halloween, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Valentine’s Day. Those are all very well known and recognized holidays, but did you know this is a holiday for celebrating pizza, pets, chili, pigs, left-handed people, and so much more.
January 6th is National Bean Day, so go get some beans to cook. January 21st is National Hugging day, so grab a friend and give them a big hug.
February 4th is Thank a Mailman Day, February 10th is National Umbrella day, and February 27th is National Polar Bear Day.
National Earmuff Day falls on March 13th and on March 23rd, it’s puppy day. March 23rd is also Chip and Dip Day. More…
Valentine’s Day. It’s the day to show love, appreciation, and possibly most notably, a day to spend time with your significant other. However, not all of us have a significant other, so when do the single people of the world get to rejoice?
Well as it turns out, the day after Valentine’s Day (February 15th), is the perfect day for that. It’s called Single’s Awareness Day, or S.A.D, and it’s a day for all the single people in the world to rejoice after the blow of Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day can make single people feel left out or forgotten, and S.A.D is the perfect way to undo that feeling. It allows single people to come together and celebrate a more platonic love of friendship, or no love at all. More…
George Washington’s Birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday in February. It is one of eleven permanent holidays established by Congress.
When the Julian calendar was being used, George Washington was accordingly born in Virginia on February 11, 1731. In 1752, however, Britain and all its colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar which moved Washington’s birthday a year and 11 days to February 22, 1732.
At the recommendation of the Committee, chaired by Henry Clay of the Senate and Philemon Thomas of the House, Congress adjourned on February 22, 1832, out of respect for Washington’s memory and in commemoration of his birth. More…
Imagine you are preparing for Valentine’s Day. How do you go about it? Do you buy your loved ones chocolate, flowers, or other sweet gifts? Do you handwrite a card or buy one? Chances are, you use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to express how much you care.
However, Valentine’s Day wasn’t always this way. It was once much less lovey-dovey, and it dates back all the way to ancient Rome in the form of a holiday called Lupercalia. This was a festival that celebrated such things as love, spring, and fertility. And although this may seem awfully pleasant, I assure you there’s more to this day than meets the eye.
During this holiday, the ancient priests would sacrifice a goat and make their way around the border of the city carrying goatskin and flesh that had been soaked in blood. On their way, they would make sure to tap any women they came across with the disgusting skin. Oddly enough, the women not only allowed this but welcomed it. The ancient Romans believed it would help ensure fertility in the women. More…
National Freedom Day is on February 1st. Many people may not understand what National Freedom Day is, so what is it really about?
What is National Freedom Day?
National Freedom Day is the honoring of the signing of a resolution that proposed the 13th amendment of the nation’s constitution on February 1, 1865. Abraham Lincoln signed the resolution to outlaw slavery and was endorsed on December 18, 1865. This anniversary is annually celebrated on February 1.
“Major Richard Robert Wright Senior, a former slave who founded the National Freedom Day Association, played a crucial role in creating the observance. Major Wright was deemed as a community leader in Philadelphia and was active in education, the media, business, and politics. He hoped to see a day that would be dedicated to celebrating freedom for all Americans. More…
Would you feel bad if nobody celebrated your birthday? Well, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is rapidly approaching.
February 12 we are honoring his birthday, as it is a nationally celebrated holiday.
“Whatever you are, be a good one,” is a quote by Abraham Lincoln. Cleary he followed his own advice and was a prominent 16th president of the United States.
Imagine you would be able to see Abraham in person, what would you tell him?
I asked and got some great responses. Engy Azer, an eighth-grader at Stacey would tell Abe, “I like your hat. It’s really nice.” More…
We humans come up with some truly amazing things to celebrate, and all of them are completely necessary to everyone. I mean, coming up soon National Bubble Wrap Day on January 29th. And naturally, I’m sure we all celebrate it; I mean how could we not? Holidays like that are my reason for waking up in the morning. They are just so important and not un-necessary at all!
But seriously, why does this exist? I don’t know a single person who will come up to me on the 29th and ask me how I plan on celebrating National Bubble Wrap Day.
That’s not where it ends either, January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day. I know I won’t be celebrating, but will the majority of people want to? Fill out the poll below to let us know whether or not you enjoy these seemingly useless holidays. More…
Winter break is almost here. Starting on December 22nd, winter break will officially start. That’s only three days before Christmas. We will return on January 8th.
Winter break isn’t just exciting because students don’t have school. It’s mainly exciting because everyone gets to spend time with their families during such a happy and joyful day, Christmas or any other holiday for that matter.
Hopefully, everyone has a great winter break creating lifelong memories with family and friends.
There are so many holidays celebrated in winter. When most of us think of winter break, we think of Christmas, but for a lot of other people, there are Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Santa Lucia Day, Three King’s Day, Winter Solstice, and New Years.
Diwali is a five day, Hindus Holiday that ¨celebrates the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance,¨ says the BBC. The people who celebrate Diwali love to clean their homes and open up their windows so the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi, can come in. Some of the Activities people do during Diwali are making paper chain links and paper flower garlands, create chalk designs on their doorstep, mold clay, play Indian music, and make sweet treats. Diwali is the most important holiday celebrated in India. More…
There are so many holidays celebrated in winter. When most of us think of winter break, we think of Christmas, but for a lot of other people, there are Diwali, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Santa Lucia Day, Three Kings Day, Winter Solstice, and New Years.
Diwali is a five day, Hindus Holiday that ¨celebrates the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance,¨ says the BBC. The people who celebrate Diwali love to clean their homes and open up their windows so the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi, can come in. Some of the activities people do during Diwali are make paper chain links and paper flower garlands, create chalk designs on their doorstep, mold clay, play Indian music, and make sweet treats. Diwali is the most important holiday celebrated in India. More…