International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day has been designated on January 27th. This international memorial day honors the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides. In addition, this day puts light to the history of Auschwitz concentration camp being liberated…

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Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is among the most significant and widely observed holidays in China. Millions of people engage in a diverse range of cultural events and traditions to mark this joyous occasion. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is celebrated annually on the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar,…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. Martin Luther King Jr. Day honors the life of a fighter for racial justice and equality. It celebrates this equality in a society…

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National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month is celebrated in January in order to highlight how important blood donations are. During this month, the rate of blood donations drops due to vacations and increased seasonal illness which is why it is important to bring attention to this matter. Donating blood equals giving someone the most precious thing –…

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Celebration of Life Week

Celebration of Life Week, which is observed every January for the first week, has gratitude as its guiding principle. The purpose of this week is to let us unplug from our schedules and start the new year with hearts full of appreciation. It inspires us to embrace life and all of its amazing blessings. A…

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Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023

2023 is here, and this is the time to reflect on the past year we have all had in 2022, and take those lessons with us into the new year. This year has had trials and tribulations for us all. We can all look back on the year we’ve experienced appreciate all of the wonderful…

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Kwanzaa Begins

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture from December 26 to January 1. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili. Each family celebrates Kwanzaa in its own way, but celebrations often include songs and dances, African drums, storytelling, poetry reading, and a large traditional…

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Christmas

Christmas, being a Christian festival, is celebrated each year in order to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. People from all over the world observe this religious and secular tradition on December 25. The popularity of Christmas surged a lot during the Middle Ages as many liturgical celebrations took place. It was the 15th century…

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Hanukkah Begins

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Rededication, commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem following its desecration by Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE. Despite being a late addition to the Jewish liturgical calendar, the eight-day Hanukkah festival has become a cherished and cheerful holiday. It is also known as the Festival of Lights,…

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Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is recognized as Epilepsy Awareness Month. It’s estimated that four in every 100 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Although 3.4 million people and their families are currently affected by epilepsy in the United States, there is still much that is misunderstood about this brain disorder. People with epilepsy and seizures experience multiple daily…

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