Category Archives: Around The World

Around The World – March 2017

There is a lot going on in March. Daylight Saving Time starts on March 12 — get ready to turn your clocks forward an hour! St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17. Spring o cially starts March 20. There are a few other interesting days in March, too, like Pi Day. Pi is special because […]

AROUND THE WORLD – February 2017

Valentine’s Day, which is on Feb. 14, is named a er a Christian martyr from the fifth century, but this holiday has roots that go all the way back to Roman times and a holiday called Lupercalia. Lupercus is the equivalent of the Greek god Pan. Lupercus was the god of the shepherds. Every Feb. […]

Around The World – January 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday that falls on the third Monday in January. This day celebrates the life of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To honor Dr. King’s memory and his many accomplishments, on this day, Americans come together for a national day of service. This is […]

Around The World – January 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday that falls on the third Monday in January. This day celebrates the life of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To honor Dr. King’s memory and his many accomplishments, on this day, Americans come together for a national day of service. This is […]

Around The World – January 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday that falls on the third Monday in January. This day celebrates the life of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To honor Dr. King’s memory and his many accomplishments, on this day, Americans come together for a national day of service. This is […]

Around The World – January 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday that falls on the third Monday in January. This day celebrates the life of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To honor Dr. King’s memory and his many accomplishments, on this day, Americans come together for a national day of service. This is […]

Around The World – January 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday that falls on the third Monday in January. This day celebrates the life of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To honor Dr. King’s memory and his many accomplishments, on this day, Americans come together for a national day of service. This is […]

Around The World – January 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday that falls on the third Monday in January. This day celebrates the life of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To honor Dr. King’s memory and his many accomplishments, on this day, Americans come together for a national day of service. This is […]

AROUND THE WORLD – DECEMBER 2016

Several faiths have significant holidays in December. Christmas falls on Dec. 25, which is a Sunday this year. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Many people exchange presents at Christmas time, too.
Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration that lasts eight days. Some Hanukkah customs include eating potato pancakes, or latkes, and playing with […]

Around The World – November 2016

Bonfire Night

Nov. 5 is Guy Fawkes Night in Britain. It is a tradition that started in 1605. That’s when Catholic rebels plotted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London — but they were found out! Guy Fawkes was one of the conspirators in the plot that would have set off explosives as […]