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Holidays and Observances Articles

F. Scott Fitzgerald probably coined the phrase “Jazz Age,” a period in American history associated with Prohibition and the roaring twenties. Because jazz was so popular in the illicit speakeasies of the 1920 ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion

LGBTQ Pride Month is in June, to remember the Stonewall Riots of 1969. A lot has happened for the LGBTQ community since that time, largely to a heavy dose of activism across the United States. Let’s look at some of ...

Category: Equal Rights, Holidays and Observances, Religion

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Sadly, there’s still a stigma around mental health disorders. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression or schizophrenia, you can feel alone and isolated. Mental il ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances

Memorial Day is here, but even if you're coming to this article late, it's never too late to sit and think about the true meaning of the holiday. While many think of it as the unofficial start of summer and a chance to h ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

In the Catholic tradition, May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It’s kind of ironic that the same month in which Americans celebrate Mother’s Day, Catholics remember the most iconic mother of all. Her ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion

Since 2006, May has been designated Jewish American Heritage Month to recognize and celebrate contributions and achievements of American Jews. Here are some famous people who made a difference in the history of the Unite ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion, Judaism

The Quran teaches that "the month of Ramadhan is that in which was revealed the Quran, guidance for the people. . ." The holy book then goes on to instruct that when one sights the new moon of the month, "let him fast it ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Islam, Religion

Mother's Day is a time when people take a step back and take a moment to appreciate their mother. It is celebrated in many different ways, with the common denominator being to show you are thankful for your mom and all s ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

Biblical women often get little consideration in the stories where they are featured. Mary, Jesus’ mother, and Sarah, the wife of Abraham, get mentioned more than most. While these two women were good examples, the ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion

Here in the United States, the month of May is most commonly associated with graduation, Mother’s Day, the Kentucky Derby and Memorial Day. The Administration on Aging leads a celebration for older Americans, recog ...

Category: Holidays and Observances