Category Archives: Holidays

Happy Birthday to George Washington, Our First President

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Today is George Washington’s birthday.

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Fat Tuesday 2015

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Today is Fat Tuesday:

Mardi Gras, literally “Fat Tuesday,” has grown in popularity in recent years as a raucous, sometimes hedonistic event. But its roots lie in the Christian calendar, as the “last hurrah” before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.

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Valentine’s Day 2015

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln!

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Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. At one time, this president was honored in many states with a declared holiday on the day of his birth. Children were excused from school. Many places of businesses gave their employees the day off. Then that holiday was combined with the commemoration of George Washington’s birthday and renamed President’s Day.

Contrary to what many falsely believe, Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. Honest Abe was the very first Republican president!

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Groundhog Day: More Winter or Early Spring?

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Today is Groundhog Day:

Groundhog Day (Canadian French: Jour de la Marmotte; Pennsylvania German: Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag) is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks.

Did he see his shadow in your neck of the woods? What will it be? Six more weeks of winter or an early spring? Which do you prefer?

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To All Our Dear Friends, A Very Happy 2015

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Blessed Christmas to All

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Luke 2:8-14

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

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