March 16, 2010

Easter between March 22nd and April 25

Posted in Holidays at 6:12 pm by Kendal

Easter a christian holiday celebrates Jesus’s rise from the dead. It has been also commercialized with the belief of an easter bunny delivering colorful eggs. This is quite obvious in any grocery store. It has become a religious and none religious events to others. It is celebrated mostly in western countries.

Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. Therefore, Easter is observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year. Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar to calculate when Easter will occur and typically celebrate the holiday a week or two after the Western churches, which follow the Gregorian calendar.

Please click on link above th the History.Com for more information. It is a great little article and much better than I could write.

December 30, 2008

New Year

Posted in Holidays at 9:45 am by Kendal

th_newyears New Year’s Eve is celebrated throughout the USA. There are many tradions associated with New Years such as making changes in your life for the following year (new year’s resolution)

New Year’s Eve is much celebrated usually by events, parties, firework displays or a special clock in the city. It is also when you will see most champagne drunk in America. (as this is one event that is usually reserved for Champagne)

New Years Day is usually for some, some sort of special cusisine that would bring fortune and good health for the next year.

Christmas, December 25th

Posted in Holidays at 9:32 am by Kendal

th_christmas1 Christmas is celebrated on December the 25th in the USA.  It is a holiday that is on the Calander also a bank holiday meaning the banks are closed that day.  The day is usually celebrated by a majority of all Americans in some form or fashion.

Christmas day is usually that gathering of friends and family to feast.  The holiday has a Christian origin due to the day representing the birth of Jesus Christ.

November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving (Harvest Meal)

Posted in Holidays, Important Dates at 3:06 am by Kendal

th_thanksgiving-11Thanksgiving is very much an American Holiday,  The Holiday is unique because it does take place in November but its date changes year to year depending on the thursday of the month of November.  Thanksgiving is a traditional holiday that began with a harvest meal.

If you look at the history of Thanksgiving it is the adoption of our european newcomers into native culture.

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast which is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. This harvest meal has become a symbol of cooperation and interaction between English colonists and Native Americans. Although this feast is considered by many to the very first Thanksgiving celebration, it was actually in keeping with a long tradition of celebrating the harvest and giving thanks for a successful bounty of crops. Native American groups throughout the Americas, including the Pueblo, Cherokee, Creek and many others organized harvest festivals, ceremonial dances, and other celebrations of thanks for centuries before the arrival of Europeans in North America.

July 4, 2008

Fourth Of July, USA

Posted in Holidays at 12:41 am by Kendal

4th of July 2008

The fourth of July is uniquely different than most holidays as it is also a birthday party.  It is the birth of a nation when different europeans came together and invented in what we now know of the United States of America.

Traveling about the world I have been asked.  What is so great about the USA?  Well, My answer is always the same.  “The thing that seemed to work and make it a decent place was a common language with a large land mass.  The land mass, states, and providences basically encompasses any climate range one could wish.  With the common tongue (although there is spanish and native languages that survive) it makes it easy to move about and communicate in your new culture  and it seems you can always find one area that you seem to fit. As most people knows it is very culturally different from one area to the next.  All these things make it good and great”

Read more about the 4th of July in Wikipedia.

and one more thing,  Happy Birthday United States of America..