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    Parents’ Day

    Parents’ Day is a holiday that collectively celebrates all the parental figures in a child’s life. It is held annually every fourth Sunday in July. While Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are the traditional mainstream parental holidays, Parents’ Day aims to recognize other parental figures. The holiday has increased in popularity as acceptance of non-traditional marriages and families continue to increase. History Mother’s Day and Father’s Day have been slated as “Hallmark holidays” for years now. However, there didn’t used to be a holiday that recognized the roles that two parents can have together to raise children. In the early...

Patriotic Pretzel Sparklers

May, 30 2015 admin

Here's a fun snack idea for your 4th of July barbeque - Kids of all ages will enjoy these edible sparklers. Ingredients Long rod pretzels White chocolate, melted Sprinkles in red, white and blue Directions Break white chocolate into a deep bowl or tall coffee mug. Melt chocolate in the microwave. Holding one end of the pretzel rod, dip the other end into white chocolate about 2/3rds of the way down. Sprinkle red, white and blue sprinkles over the wet chocolate. Invert to harden in a wax paper-lined cup. Keep pretzels cool in the fridge until ready to serve. Author...

Countdown to Father’s Day

May, 20 2015 admin

Did you know that many child development experts believe the influence of a father on his children is most critical from the ages of six to 14? Former President George W. Bush, himself a father of two, agrees. As he wrote in the 2008 Presidential Proclamation for Father’s Day. “By providing their sons and daughters with a positive example, fathers help give their children the necessary foundation they need to make wise decisions throughout their lives.” Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted...

Administrative Professionals Day

April, 21 2015 admin

Administrative Professionals Day Administrative professionals are essential in virtually all sectors of businesses and institutions. Their contributions are celebrated annually on Administrative Professionals Day. This holiday was founded in the United States, but other countries celebrate it, too. It is recognized in conjunction with Administrative Professionals Week, formerly known as National Secretaries Week. Date of Celebration In the United States, Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated on Wednesday within the last full week of April. This same week is also Administrative Professionals Week. In 2013, Administrative Professionals Day is slated for observance on April 24th. Many other countries and communities around...

Earth Day

April, 20 2015 admin

Earth Day April 22nd may just seem like any old day to many people. To others, this is better known as Earth Day. It is one of the few environmental holidays around that celebrates our planet across all countries. The holiday has activism in its roots, although it is a widely peaceful holiday. Earth Day serves as an important reminder that not doing anything impacts the environment just the same as harming it. History In the late 1960s, people were becoming more aware of their surroundings along with many of the atrocities that were taking place. This was also the...

Ascension Day

April, 25 2014 admin

When is Ascension Day? Ascension Day is a Christian holiday that observes the ascension of Jesus Christ into Heaven. It is celebrated on the 40th day of the Easter season, which takes place 39 days after Easter Sunday. Also referred to as the Feast of the Ascension, it is another important holiday to Christians as they pay tribute to their Savior as they await his return. History of the Holiday According to the Holy Bible, Jesus was crucified on the day the Christian Church now recognizes as Easter Sunday. It wasn’t until 39 days later, however, the Jesus rose into...

World Day for Cultural Diversity

April, 25 2014 admin

When is World Day for Cultural Diversity? World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is a holiday dedicated to the acceptance and embracing of diversity across all cultures. Also simply known as World Day for Cultural Diversity, it is observed every May 21st with the support of the United Nations. This is an educational holiday to promote peace and tolerance across cultures. History of the Holiday At the turn of the century, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) saw an opportunity to broaden its reach in cultural awareness across the world. During a General Assembly...

World Migratory Bird Day

April, 25 2014 admin

When is World Migratory Bird Day? World Migratory Bird Day is a holiday established to protect migrating birds, as well as all of their habitats. Unlike other traditional holidays, World Migratory Bird Day is actually held over two days. It falls on the second weekend of May every year. Why Protect Migratory Birds? Migratory birds refers to the species that travel to other regions as seasons change. Hence, this is where the American term “south for the winter” comes from. At the season’s end, the birds flock back to their native regions. World Migratory Bird Day was established to help...

Holy Saturday

April, 17 2014 admin

When is Holy Saturday? Holy Saturday is the Saturday after Good Friday, and before Easter. All of three of these days hold individual significance to Christians. Easter Sunday is the day Jesus rose from his tomb, but Christians commemorate Holy Saturday as remembrance of him lying in the tomb. A Brief History Holy Saturday represents both the joy and the sadness experienced by many Christians around the time of Easter. While they express joy in the life and sacrifices made by Jesus, his death is certainly a tragic event. The name of “Good” Friday, the day of Jesus’ crucifixion, expresses...

Tax Day in the United States

April, 15 2014 admin

When is Tax Day in the United States? Tax Day is among the federal government’s most prominent holidays. Also called Income Tax Day, it falls on every April 15th. It marks the date in which all income tax filings are due, although some taxpayers complete their returns as early as January. While dreaded by some taxpayers, there is no doubt that Tax Day is here to stay and that all Americans should prepare accordingly. History Based on War? While certainly everyone knows about April 15th as being Tax Day, there are numerous misconceptions about the history behind the holiday. The...

Palm Sunday

April, 15 2014 admin

When is Palm Sunday? Palm Sunday marks the last Sunday before Easter in the Christian church. It also marks the beginning of Holy Week, which encompasses perhaps the most important days in Christianity. The date for Palm Sunday varies in the same way that Easter Sunday does, which is in accordance to solar and lunar calendars. History of Palm Sunday Palm Sunday refers to the notable event that occurred on the Sunday before Jesus was crucified. This was also the week before his resurrection. According to the Holy Bible, this was the day that Jesus re-entered Jerusalem. This symbolized to...

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