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Let’s Celebrate Earth Day at Home!

Earth Day sign

Let’s make our homes more eco-friendly in honor of Earth Day. With Earth Day (April 22) right around the corner, many of us may be thinking about ways that we can support the planet.  Fortunately, there are many things that we can do around our homes to make a difference.  Here are some of the

Celebrate Easter With This Simple Recipe

Easter basket filled with eggs

Our Easter guests will love this tasty appetizer. Easter is this Sunday!  This may mean that many of us are putting the final touches on our Easter dinner menus.  For those of us who are not sure what to serve our guests before the main course, here’s a suggestion to try this delicious spring appetizer.

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