Jump into July

The seventh month of the Gregorian year is named in honor of Julius Caesar. In 63 B.C. Caesar had been elected Pontifex Maximus. The calendar was 355 days long and gradually through mishandling and corruption (pontiffs allowing the calendar to lengthen to please one priest, shortening it to anger another) January slipped into fall. A …
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NATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY – First Sunday in August

On the first Sunday in August, National Friendship Day encourages people across the country and world to connect with friends. Make a new friend or reconnect with an old one.  Friendships come in many forms, and we begin developing them when we’re very young. Throughout our lives, friendships and their meanings evolve. Our classmates and …
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NATIONAL GIRLFRIENDS DAY

On August 1st, National Girlfriends Day encourages women across the U.S. to get together and celebrate their special bond of friendship.  Girlfriends fall into many categories. While many grew up together, others meet through work or college. Still, others share a bond much deeper; sisters and mothers meet the definition of girlfriends, too.  Though these …
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GET READY FOR KINDERGARTEN MONTH – August

Start your Minivans and get ready to carpool! August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month. The concept of kindergarten began in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Bavaria and Strasbourg, on the French-German border. Elizabeth Peabody founded the first English-speaking kindergarten in the U.S. In 1860. Kindergarten is an essential prerequisite for your …
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NATIONAL DONALD DUCK DAY – June 9

National Donald Duck Day is observed annually on June 9th.  This day commemorates the birthday of the funny animal cartoon character, Donald Duck. Donald made his first screen debut on June 9, 1934, in The Wise Little Hen. Donald Duck usually wears a sailor suit with a cap and a black or red bow tie and is most …
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BEST FRIENDS DAY

On June 8, honor your closest and dearest friend on Best Friends Day.   The relationship between best friends is often fierce and can withstand distance, storms and silence.  Whether we’ve known them all our lives or they are more recently acquired, best friends make tough times bearable, fun times memorable and memorable times priceless. …
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NATIONAL UPSY DAISY DAY – June 8

Each year on June 8, National Upsy Daisy Day is set aside to encourage you to face the day positively and to get up ‘gloriously, gratefully and gleefully’ each morning. Every day is a gift and if we remember that as we rise each morning, it will help us carry a good attitude throughout the …
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Patriotic Playlist

Every year in America we reflect and give thanks to our Country, freedoms, and those who have and continue to protect our freedoms. These people do not sit around all day. They are the hardworking everyday people. They are all of our veterans past, present, and future. To the military families who sacrifice so much, …
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NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH – June

National Caribbean-American Heritage Month in June recognizes the contributions of the Caribbean-Americans to the diversity and broader landscape of American culture. Caribbean American immigrants and residents of Caribbean U.S. territories are a vibrant part of the American melting pot. They have a long tradition of contributing to our communities and serving their country. From the …
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AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE DAY – May 5th

Every year on May 5th, African World Heritage Day offers an opportunity for people around the world to celebrate Africa. Africa is the world’s second-largest continent. Some of the biggest threats facing Africa include climate change, uncontrolled development, disease, civil unrest, and poaching. Unfortunately, many of Africa’s cultural and natural wonders are at risk of …
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