Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions – January

The origins of new year’s celebrations go back at least 4,000 years to the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians. At Read More…

Holiday Traditions – February

Americans have recognized black history each year since 1926. What was initially known as “Negro History Week Read More…

Holiday Traditions – March

St. Patrick’s Day honors Patrick, the patron saint and national hero of Ireland, who promoted theRead More…

Holiday Traditions – April

Passover commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt in ancient times. The name of the holiday refers to
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Holiday Traditions – May

The Celts called May Day Beltane, the Teutons called it Walpurgis, and the Romans named it Read More…

Holiday Traditions – June

merica’s association with the rose dates back to the voyage of Christopher Columbus. It is said that Read More…

Holiday Traditions – July

Prior to 1982, Canada Day, which celebrates the events of July 1, 1867, was known as Dominion Day, First of July Read More…

Holiday Traditions – August

Friendship Day celebrates the solace we find in best friends, the trust we have in old friends, and the Read More…

Holiday Traditions – September

A national legal holiday that is more than a century old, Labor Day observes the commitment and sacrifices made Read More…

Holiday Traditions – October

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur make up the Jewish High Holy Days. Meaning “head of the year” in Hebrew, Rosh
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Holiday Traditions – November

On Monday, November 11, 1918 at 5 a.m., Germany signed the armistice swiftly ending the First World War Read More…

Holiday Traditions – December

Christmas begins at sundown on December 24 and may be observed through sundown on  Read More…