The 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month signifies the end of World War I. Across the British Commonwealth, November 11th is known as Remembrance Day, a time to remember and give thanks to all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other … [Read more...] about On the 11th of November, We Pause to Remember
Traditionally this is the weekend that most Canadians and Scots look forward to: Victoria Day, celebrating the birthday of Queen Victoria. She was born on May 24, 1819. She reigned for 63 years. May 24th marks her official birthday, but the holiday falls on the last Monday … [Read more...] about Scots and Canadians Ease into Summer with Victoria Day Holiday
Anna M. Jarvis is the founder of Mother's Day, who successfully campaigned to have the first official Mother's Day celebration held. It was a tribute to her mother Julia Ward Howe who conceived the Mother’s Day Proclamation back in 1870. It is a tradition that is observed on … [Read more...] about The History of Mother’s Day and What to Serve Mom
This coming week Christians around the world are celebrating Easter. A moveable feast, Easter occurs the First Sunday after the Full Moon following the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. It is late this year, just like Spring. Marking the end of Lent, Holy Week leads … [Read more...] about Hot Cross Buns and Other Easter Traditions
The US and Canada celebrated Labor Day yesterday. Another long weekend in another year dealing with Covid-19. The weekend marks the unofficial end of Summer and is normally a joyful time when parents send their children back to school. However, the Delta variant has made this a … [Read more...] about Can you Serve Angel Food Cake After Labor Day?