Category Archives: Holidays ~ Legal and Religious

Independence Day ~ Know why we celebrate it?

Independence Day  ~ July 4, 1776, Adoption of the Declaration of Independence Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve and Day Customs and Traditions.

The beginning of the New Year and the time to make New Year resolutions.     January was established as the first the first month of the year by the Roman Calendar. It was named after the god Janus (Latin … Continue reading

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Santa Claus – St. Nicholas ~ Truth or Myth?

He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus. 1600 ~ The Puritans made it illegal to mention St. … Continue reading

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Columbus Day…

Hero, Villain or Both? So you think that Christopher Columbus discovered America in the Niña, the Pinta  and the Santa Maria and also, while he was at it, proved the Earth wasn’t flat? Wrong, wrong and wrong. Given that the European explorer … Continue reading

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