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…

February

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

March

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

April

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

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

June

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

July

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

August

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

September

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

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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November

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

December

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