Memorial Day

Memorial Day in the U.S.A. is a holiday that commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. The holiday was formerly called Decoration Day and originally enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was […]

All Fools' Day

April Fools’ Day is celebrated in the Western world on the 1st of April of every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools’ Day, it is not a legal holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day which tolerates practical jokes and general foolishness. The day is marked by the commission of […]

Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day, also known as  St. Paddy’s Day or simply Paddy’s Day, is an annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick (circa AD 385–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and is generally celebrated on 17th of March. Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide by those of Irish descent […]

Washington's Birthday, or Presidents Day

Washington’s Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February. It is also commonly known as Presidents Day (sometimes spelled Presidents’ Day or President’s Day). As Washington’s Birthday or Presidents Day, it is also the official name of a concurrent state holiday […]

Saint Valentine's Day

What do you think of when someone mentions Valentine’s Day? Candy, card, love, affection? All are relevant. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD. Deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in […]

Armistice Day - Veterans Day

In 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. This happened on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (November 11 at 11 A.M.). The next year was the first celebration of Armistice Day. President Wilson proclaimed the day should be “filled with solemn pride in […]