Memorial Day – Memorial Day is a day that the United States remembers the soldiers who lost their lives so they can live in a free country. It was first observed on May 30, 1868. However, in the beginning, not all states celebrated this holiday. It did not become nationally recognized and accepted until 1971. […]
Mother’s Day – In the United States, about 150 years ago a Homemaker named Anna Jarvis wanted to bring attention to the impoverished health conditions in her region. She decided to organize a special day to help her cause. She called it “Mothers Work Day.” When she died in 1905 her daughter began to Lobby […]
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo means “The 5th of May.” Many people believe that it is Mexico’s Independence Day. This is not true. Independence Day in Mexico is September 16. The history of Cinco de Mayo dates back to the mid 1800’s. Mexico was in substantial debt with France, Spain, and England. France decided […]
Passover: A Tale Told through Food The history of Passover is recorded in the Bible; after centuries of brutal slavery in Egypt, the Jews were delivered by Divine agency and under the guidance of Moses to freedom. The cruel Pharaoh refused to let them go, however, until the Egyptians were inflicted with Ten Plagues. The […]
The last Friday in April is Arbor Day, a time dedicated to planting trees and greening up our surroundings. Arbor Day began in Nebraska in 1872, a time when the state’s settlers wanted to improve their then-barren landscape with greenery.