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Let’s hear it for Dads! Sunday, June 18, is Father’s Day. It is a day to celebrate fathers, fatherhood and father gures. June 19, 1910, was when Washington state rst celebrated Father’s Day. But it wasn’t until 1972 that then- President Woodrow Wilson made Father’s Day a nationwide holiday. That’s 58 years after Mother’s Day […]

Around The World – May 2017

GERMANY

In Germany, May 1 is a holiday. It is called Der Erste Mai (The First of May) and it takes place the night between April 30 and May 1. This is sometimes known as Walpurgisnacht (Witches Night). It’s an old tradition where people spend the evening outside. They have bonfires, make Maypoles to use […]

Around The World – April 2017

Do you like to play pranks on people? If so, there is a day made just for you – April Fool’s Day! No one is sure when the tradition of playing jokes on each other on the rst of April started, but there are a few theories. Some historians think it originated in ancient Roman […]

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 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 […]