Tag Archives: holidays

May Calendar

May 1st May Day May Day marks the halfway point between the first day of spring and the summer solstice. May Day dates back to the days of the Romans and involved many pagan rituals and ancient customs which were … Continue reading

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Friday Files: A March Calendar

Indoors or out, no one relaxes In March, that month of wind and taxes, The wind will presently disappear, The taxes last us all the year. ~Ogden Nash (1902–1971), “Thar She Blows”  [Tax Day used to be on March 15th … Continue reading

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Christmas Spirit Old and New

Charles Dickens is credited with saving Christmas from, if not oblivion, then severe neglect and obsurity. He didn’t do it single handedly, however. Queen Victoria’s own husband, Prince Albert, brought the German custom of decorating Christmas trees to England, for … Continue reading

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