Patriot Day

In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush, proclaimed Friday September 14, 2001, as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. President Bush used the authority of the resolution to proclaim September 11, 2002, as the first Patriot Day. American […]

Labor Day

The first Labor Day parade occurred Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. The workers’ unions chose the first Monday in September because it was halfway between Independence Day and Thanksgiving. The idea spread across the country, and some states designated Labor Day as a holiday before the federal holiday was created. As the entire […]

College Football & NFL

It’s time to look ahead for the next exciting college football season. The season will officially begin on Friday, Aug. 26, although the bulk of the first games will be played on Saturday, Aug. 27. Everyone is excited and optimistic about their team’s prospects.” In reality, it’s all about surviving and advancing for each of […]

National Aviation Day

Look! Up in the sky’.It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s’ National Aviation Day! This is observed in the United States on August 19 each year to celebrate the history and development of the aviation. It coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, made significant contributions to powered flight. […]

Vacation Time

It’s vacation time! Vacation is a time to rest from our normal daily labors. It is time to figure out where you want to go, what you will pack, how long you will stay, when you will leave to get to your destination in time, etc. It is a time to sleep, take long walks, […]

Dog Days of Summer

It’s official! The dog days of summer are upon us. It’s the same story every year: days that never seem to end, oppressive heat that sticks around for hours after the sun goes down, and inescapable fatigue that gives you that 2 o’clock feeling from the moment you wake up until your head hits the […]

National Milk Chocolate Day

Each year on July 28th we observe National Milk Chocolate Day.’ This fun and frivolous holiday is the favorite holiday of every chocolate lover around the world. Solid chocolates when combined with powdered, liquid or condensed milk is known as milk chocolate.’ The most popular of all candy bars sold contain milk chocolate.’ Milk chocolate […]

Bastille Day

Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on July 14th each year. In France, it is formally called ‘La f’te nationale’ and commonly ‘Le quatorze juillet’. The French National Day commemorates the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, an important event 226 […]

World Population Day

World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. World Population Day aims to increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, including gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. The day is celebrated worldwide […]

Independence Day

The 4th of July is a favorite summer holiday for Americans across the country.’ Whether you’re enjoying a barbecue with your friends and family or taking in a fireworks display, we all relish it as a day off from work to fully welcome in the summer season. Independence Day is considered one of our most […]

National Splurge Day

Just a reminder: National Splurge Day is June 18 (yes, it’s a holiday)! Oh, you’ve never heard of it? Maybe that’s because it was invented from whole-cloth in 1994 by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, a lady who describes herself as “America’s premier eventologist.” In the U.S. it is truly amazing how many holidays there are, from […]

World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Above all, WED serves as the ‘people’s day’ […]

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