The purpose of Memorial Day to honor those who have died in service to their country. In addition to somber remembrances, ceremonies, and parades, 59 percent of Americans plan to barbecue over Memorial Day weekend, while 15 percent will take a trip. Memorial Day sales also are popular.
The first Mother’s Day celebrations were organized by Anna Jarvis on May 10, 1908 in Grafton, West Virginia, and Philadelphia. Jarvis became the leader for the Mother’s Day movement as the annual celebration became popular across the nation.
When I was a kid, we used to make paper baskets, put flowers in them, hang them on door knobs, ring the bell, and then run. One time, I remember taking part in a maypole dance. It was really fun. Throughout the world, many countries celebrate May 1, May Day, as International Labor Day.
What are your plans for the Fourth? A barbecue with family and friends? A hike? A movie? A parade? Fireworks? Here’s what Americans are up on Independence Day this year:
When I was growing up, we used to make May Day baskets out of construction paper and hang them on peoples’ door knobs. Growing up in Central Washington, we often had lilacs blooming, so we’d put those in our May Day baskets along with tulips, irises, and other flowers from my mom’s gardens.
Best wishes to you on Easter Sunday. May your heart be filled with love and joy today. I’m thankful today for my family, my community, and my health. In these challenging pandemic times, it’s difficult to know what’s next.
Attending gatherings to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day increases your risk of getting and spreading covid-19. The safest way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year is to gather virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others.
Looking to Martin Luther King Jr. for words of encouragement on the day his life and work are celebrated in 2021
It’s been an important year in the nation’s move toward equality with a wave of protests throughout the nation and the world following the death of George Floyd to demand changes in policing that have led to the deaths of so many people of color.
Like most people, I’m glad 2020 is gone. However, I know that we’re going to have a lot more of the challenging stuff that happened in 2020 continuing into 2021.
Christmas may be considered “the most wonderful time of the year,” but 2020 has been very stressful. The best thing to do this holiday season is to stay home due to the covid-19 pandemic. There are many ways to celebrate Christmas while social distancing.