Category: Holidays & Observances

Captive Nations Week

During the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the declaration in 1959, known as Public Law 86-90, that America would recognize National Captive Nations Week. The intend of this observation is to “call upon the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities, demonstrating America’s support for those…

Book Lovers Day – Let’s Celebrate!

There are four skills considered essential for learning language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Of course, without language, you couldn’t have culture.  Language is considered a basic element of humanity, believe it or not.  Isn’t that all the more reason to celebrate literature – the art of reading and writing? J.M. Northup loves how https://nationaltoday.com/national-book-lovers-day/ said it: “Books help us understand…

National Parents’ Day – July 26th

In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed 36 U.S.C. § 135 into law, establishing National Parents’ Day. According to the United Nations, Parents’ Day is meant to show appreciation to parents everywhere for their “selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.” What to Expect When You’re ExpectingThe Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary…

Aunt and Uncle’s Day

Growing up, I saw a lot of my auntie Mavis and Uncle Pat. They lived in the Welsh border town of Oswestry, and we lived in the big city of Manchester. Mavis is my mother’s sister and always lived close to her parents, so as children, we made the seventy-plus mile journey regularly to visit…