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History of Easter Traditions

Learn the story behind Easter bonnets, bunnies, baskets and more! Easter Sunday is coming up, which means it's almost time to bust out the egg dyeing kits, start preparing your dinner menu, and assembling your family's Easter baskets. Even though there is so much to do before the Easter Bunny arrives, carve out…
SuzanneG
March 28, 2021
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National Gardening Day – April 14

Dig In! National Gardening Day was founded to celebrate the hobby of gardening and to encourage gardeners to share their expert knowledge. Forest Gardening Forest gardening, a forest-based food production system, is known to be the world’s oldest form of gardening. Forest gardens could be found in prehistoric times along…
SuzanneG
March 28, 2021
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International Guide Dog Day – April 28th

Attaining independent mobility The International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF), established in 1989, designated International Guide Dog Day to “support the provision of guide dogs as a safe way for blind or partially sighted individuals to attain independent mobility.” How this Dog Day came about - excerpt from the National Day Calendar…
SuzanneG
March 28, 2021
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APRIL 22ND- EARTH DAY

Earth Day, April 22, is celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It is also a good time to think about ways you can help our planet by reducing our carbon footprint. The theme for this year is “Restore Our Earth”. How Did Earth Day Get Started?…
SuzanneG
March 28, 2021
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National Oreo Cookie Day – March 6th

Need a reason this month to have a cookie? The Oreo has been around since 1912 and was originally developed as a knock off for the Hydrox cookie that was manufactured by the Sunshine company starting in 1908. Oreos are now considered the best-selling cookies in the United States. The…
SuzanneG
February 22, 2021
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Medal of Honor Day – March 25

Over 150 years of recognizing our nation's finest Though there were several precursors to the MOH, including the George Washington's Badge of Military Merit and a Fidelity Medallion presented to three persons who helped capture a spy associated with Benedict Arnold in the 1700s, it was not until 1862 that…
SuzanneG
February 22, 2021
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NATIONAL ANTHEM DAY – March 3rd

National Anthem Day commemorates the day the United States adopted “The Star Spangled Banner” as its national anthem. Written by Francis Scott Key, “The Star Spangled Banner” became our national anthem in 1931. The story behind “The Star Spangled Banner” is as moving as the anthem itself. While an attorney,…
SuzanneG
February 21, 2021
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International Women’s Day, March 8 Washington’s Fab 5

#ChooseToChallenge  IWD 2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge (internationalwomensday.com) A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and…
SuzanneG
February 21, 2021
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Groundhog Day & Trivia | 1 Feb

In the Middle Ages on the European continent, villagers marked Candlemas Day, which is half-way between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. The weather conditions on that day were believed to be a predictor of how much longer winter would last. The observance came to North America with German…
SuzanneG
January 27, 2021