Category Archives: Around The World

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 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 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 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 – 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 […]

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 […]

Columbus, Model T and Halloween

On Monday, Oct. 10, we celebrate Columbus Day. Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain in August 1492, and landed in the Bahamas. In 1792, New York’s Columbian Order hosted the first Columbus Day event to celebrate the 300th anniversary of his landing in the Americas.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Oct. 12 as Columbus Day and made it a national holiday in […]