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5 Memorial Day Parades for Families

Memorial Day celebrates the fallen heroes who gave their lives in the U.S. armed services. As part of the holiday, cities across the country hold parades. What and where are some of the best Memorial Day parades in the U.S.? Chicago Chicago’s parade starts with a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza. The parade then moves on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street. New York The Little Neck-Douglas Parade is known as the largest Memorial Day parade in the country. Not only is this a parade on a grand scale, but it has...

Purim Carnival Activity Ideas

Purim is the annual festival that marks the Jewish people’s salvation from the evil Haman. Even though the events happened in 4th century BCE Persia, the holiday is commemorated with a celebration – often including a Purim festival (sometimes also known as a Purim carnival). Whether you’re in charge of the synagogue’s festival, are planning a community event or want to create your own version at home, these easy activities are fun-filled ways for families to celebrate Purim! Costume Contest It’s like Halloween, all over again. The kids can dress up like Queen Esther and King Ahasuerus (or anyone else...