Good Friday

Palm Sunday was on March 25 this year and is celebrated by many Christians in the United States and it marks Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It marks the beginning of the Holy Week. Good Friday is tomorrow and occurs two days before Easter Sunday. Good Friday commemorates Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion and for the Christian […]

International Woman’s Day

It is International Woman’s Day on March 8. It is an annual event and a focal point in the movement for Women’s rights. The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and the political achievements of Women worldwide. Also, remember to change those clocks as on March 11, Daylight Saving Time will start and clocks will […]

President’s Day

President’s Day also known as Washington’s Birthday is a day which falls on the 3rd Monday in February and was on Monday February 19 this year. The day honors the Presidents of the United States including George Washington, the first U.S. President. This day is exciting within the schools as they often organize events and […]

Punxsutawney Phil the Groundhog Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter

Groundhog Day is an annual popular tradition celebration in the U.S. and Canada on February 2. It is centered on the idea of the Groundhog coming out of its home to predict the weather. Certain states/towns have adopted their own groundhogs for example Punxsutawney Phil, and on Groundhog Day locals, visitors and news reporters meet […]

I Have a Dream

In January, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This day falls on the 3rd Monday in January annually and this year it was on January 15. This day celebrates both the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. He was a leader in the civil rights movement that bought the rights of African […]

New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone! ‘New Year, New Me’ is the most common phrase you hear when the New Year starts. People make New Year’s resolutions and vow to change, go to the gym, stop doing something, start doing something, etc. In reality most of these resolutions are broken within the first 2 weeks of the […]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas is approaching, with Christmas Eve 2 days away on the Sunday this year. Christmas Day celebrates Jesus Christ’s birth and has evolved into a time of year when families and friends get together, decorate their homes, enjoy a special meal and exchange gifts. Boxing Day is the day after Christmas Day and is usually […]

Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah is an 8 day Jewish observance, and is a time to remember the Jewish people’s struggle for religious freedom. This year Hanukkah begins on December 12 and ends on December 20. It is usually marked by Jewish families in the U.S. with a special meal including traditional Jewish dishes such as Rugelach, which is […]

Giving Thanks in November

On November 23, was Thanksgiving; a day to give thanks for what you have and is usually celebrated by friends and family getting together to share a special meal, parades and other festivities. This federal holiday is celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday in November. The day after Thanksgiving, is Black Friday in the United […]

November the Eleventh Month is a Good Month

In November, on the 1st of the month, many Catholic churches in the U.S. celebrate All Saint’ Day; a day to honor all the Saints. It is widely celebrated in many areas within the U.S, especially where the Roman Catholic’s have large populations. The day can also be referred to as All Hallows’ day as […]

Happy Halloween!

In October there are a few holidays to be celebrated with Columbus Day and Halloween included, but there are also some holidays worth mentioning. In Alaska, for example, October 18 is an annual federal holiday as it marks the anniversary of the transfer of territory from Russia to the U.S. This holiday is generally celebrated […]

Fabulous Fall!

On October 9, is Columbus Day this year; a day which remembers explorer Christopher Columbus’ arrival to America in 1492. Whilst this day is observed in many parts of the United States of America, some states within the U.S. celebrate other events that took place on that very same day. This includes Native American’s Day […]