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National Pug Day!

pug lounging in grass

October 15 is the best day of the year: it is the day that we celebrate the adorable little dog known as The Pug. This holiday was developed in 2012 to “celebrate this wonderful, loving and loyal breed and to encourage pug lovers all over the world to adopt their next pug from the shelter… read more >>

Hispanic Heritage Month

hispanic-heritage-month

What is Hispanic Heritage Month?  Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the Hispanic Culture, and recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic-Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. When is Hispanic Heritage Month?  Hispanic Heritage Month runs annually from September 15 through October 15. September 15 was selected as… read more >>

Remembering 9/11 Twenty Years Later

Patriot Day remembering 9-11

***Content warning: this blog contains information about acts of terrorism and may not be suitable for all audiences.*** September 11, 2001 is a day that will not, and should not, ever be forgotten.  The National September 11 Memorial and Museum best summarizes what happened on that fateful day: “On September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists associated… read more >>

Happy National Dog Day!

pet dog

National Dog Day is August 26.  What a great excuse to appreciate dogs of all shapes and sizes (and breeds) for everything that they offer and do for us.  Whether they are guide dogs, therapy dogs, and/or companion animals, all dogs are special.  These remarkable creatures deserve some love and appreciation!  So find a spot… read more >>

Happy Aviation Day! For Potential Pilots and Aviation Aficionados

Female pilot in plane

Thursday, August 19 is National Aviation Day!  National Aviation Day was created in 1939 to celebrate aviation and to promote interest in aviation. I might work at a public library, but for fun I am a private pilot. I learned a lot by reading about airplanes, aviation, and other pilots as role models before I began my first flying lesson. However,… read more >>

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th calendar

Friday the 13th is a day that makes everyone a little uneasy! But why? Where did this superstition come from?  Historians are not sure why, or when, Friday the 13th became a superstitious date, but they are able to see patterns throughout history that may explain how it happened. In Western cultures, the number 12… read more >>

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer

May 6, 2021 is designated as the National Day of Prayer. All Americans, from all walks of life, are encouraged to pray for our nation. All faiths are invited to pray. It is not a political event, nor is it necessarily a religious event.  All Americans are simply encouraged to “turn to God in prayer… read more >>

The Meaning of Easter

Happy Easter banner

April 4, 2021 is Easter Sunday.  Easter is a lovely holiday, and often ushers in the Spring and new growth.  There are flowers, pastels, bunnies, eggs and chocolates!  It is a time to dress up and wear hats and spend time with family. The Religious Side of Easter But there is even more to Easter… read more >>

Mardi Gras!

mardi gras mask, feathers and beads

Mardi Gras! Both words translated from the French mardi meaning Tuesday, gras meaning fat. Reverse the word order and thus we have Fat Tuesday! We’ve all heard stories of the festive Mardi Gras parties from New Orleans’ French Quarter or Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, but here are some things you may not know about the holiday:  Some other names given to this celebration are Shrove Tuesday, Paczki Day, Pancake Tuesday and Carnival. … read more >>