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History Lessons

History of Memorial Day

While largely accepted as the unofficial kick off to summer, Memorial Day has a much greater significance for our country and those who have served in the U.S. Military. Since the mid-1860s, Americans have gathered in late May to honor those who have given their lives in service to their country. Origin of Memorial Day… continue

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What is Dyngus Day and How Do People Celebrate it?

Dyngus Day is a holiday that falls on the Monday right after Easter Sunday. Historically, it is a Polish holiday celebrated across Eastern Europe¬†and within the U.S. by Polish Americans. It is a day that not only celebrates Polish¬†culture but is also a day for many to enjoy themselves after the restrictions imposed by Lent…. continue

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Everything You Need to Know About Marching in a St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Every year on March 17th, people from all around the world celebrate the history of the Irish culture. One event in particular is the St. Patricks Day Parade. The parade features an exciting mix of entertainers, local Irish associations, politicians, elaborate floats, school marching bands, police, firefighters, and other locals looking to join in on… continue