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Summer Solstice 2014

Happy Summer Solstice!

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Awed by the great power of the sun, civilizations have for centuries celebrated the summer solstice, the first day of summer. The Celts & Slavs celebrated with dancing & bonfires to help increase the sun’s energy. The Chinese marked the day by honouring Li, the Chinese Goddess of Light. Perhaps the most enduring were the Druids’ celebration of the day as the “wedding of ...

Cinco de Mayo 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on the 5th of May. Contrary to what many people believe, it is not Mexico’s independence day. Rather, it’s a remembrance of a David and Goliath-like fight. In 1862, as the French invasion of Mexico began, their force of 4,000 soldiers defeated twice as many French soldiers in the Battle of Puebla. The French occupation would continue until 1866. But the Mex ...

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!

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Wisconsin Governor Gaylord Nelson and Harvard University student Dennis Hayes celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22 in 1970. It has spread worldwide over the past 40 + years. More than 6 million Canadians join 500 million people in over 180 countries in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues. Nearly every school child in Canada takes part in an Earth Day activity. ...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is observed each year on March 17 and invokes the spirit of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that Patrick was born in Scotland and in his early teens, was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave. Patrick escaped, went back to Britain, entered the priesthood, was ordained as a bishop, returned to the Emerald Isle and traveled across the country. Leg ...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day (named after an early Christian martyr) is observed every February 14. A tradition dating back to the third century, the holiday is now celebrated by showing love, affection and appreciation for others with gifts (usually candy or flowers) or cards. According to Roman legend, during the third century a Christian man known as Valentinus was imprisoned for his Christian belief ...

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