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Category Archives: Holiday

Let’s Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Deliciously!

glittery shamrock

This green-themed dessert is the perfect way to cap off our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations! Today is St. Patrick’s Day!  While many of us may have already done our parts by donning our best green outfits and perhaps enjoying a pint or two of green beer, we can take our celebrations one step further.  Let’s

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman

closeup of American flag

Celebrating the great Harriet Tubman. Today is Harriet Tubman Day, a national observance dedicated to remembering the bravery and sacrifice of anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman.  While most of us may be familiar with the name Harriet Tubman, many of us may not know much about this American hero.  So, to honor this amazing woman and

Let’s Celebrate—Mardi Gras is Here!

Mardi Gras costumes

Here’s what’s essential about Mardi Gras Mardi Gras is the annual celebration that marks the last day before the Christian season of Lent.  Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” in French, gets its name from the practice of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting that takes place the 47-days leading up to Easter.  It

Celebrating Black History Month

black history parade

February is Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements that African Americans have made throughout the history of the United States.  This year, the theme for Black History Month is “African Americans and the Vote.”  This topic was chosen to commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870),

Welcoming the Year of the Rat!

Chinese lanterns

2020 is the Year of the Rat! Today is Chinese New Year!  On this day, we say goodbye to the year of the pig and welcome the year of the rat. In Chinese culture, rats are seen as a sign of wealth and abundance. Additionally, people born in the year of the rat are said to be

Here are Some Suggestions that May Make Holiday Parties Less Stressful

guests raising their glasses at a holiday party

Here are some suggestions to likely alleviate the stress of hosting a holiday party. For those of us who are hosting friends and family for the holidays, we may be feeling the pressure of throwing a perfect party.  However, hosting a party doesn’t have to be an anxiety-inducing event.  Here are some steps that we can

How We Can Make Better Food Choices This Thanksgiving

happy thanksgiving sign on pumpkin

Let’s eat healthier this Thanksgiving. For those of us who are trying to eat healthier, Thanksgiving may pose a major challenge. This is because it’s often difficult for some of us to resist the temptation of rich, delicious, and (unfortunately) unhealthy holiday foods.  However, there are steps we can take to stay on track this Thanksgiving.