H is for Human Rights Day

  What is Human Rights Day? Human Rights Day is celebrated globally on December 10th. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.   History of Human Rights Day The United Nations Human Rights Commission chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, developed the Declaration of Human Rights …

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F is for Flag Day

  In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. What is Flag Day? Flag Day commemorates the resolution of June 14, 1777, which adopted the red, white, and blue as the official flag of the United States. Who started Flag Day? Bernard J. Cigrand, a grade-school teacher in Waubeka Wisconsin, held the …

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E is for Earth Day

  Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year. What is Earth Day? Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection and to bring awareness to environmental issues.      Who started Earth Day? Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin came up with …

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D is for Diwali

Diwali is celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika (between mid-October and mid-November). What is Diwali? Diwali is a five-day festival celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists, although for each faith it marks different historical events and stories, the festival represents the same symbolic victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and …

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C is for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

B is for Beltane

Beltane is a festival of flowers, fertility, sensuality, and delight.  It is one of the major Wiccan holidays and has its roots in Gaelic traditions.

A is for Arbor Day

  Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April, however, some states like Hawaii and Alaska celebrate on dates that are more suitable for local planting season. What is Arbor Day? Arbor Day is a holiday that encourages people to plant trees and appreciate everything trees do for us and for the environment. …

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Wide Open Spaces

A shiver ran up my spine, Mama’s voice in my head, don’t count the crows, baby. You know why they’re called a murder. Don’t tempt fate. Let them tell it to the devil. 

Josephine's Diary

Josephine’s Diary

Millie is my best friend and I can’t think of anyone else I would rather spend my time with. Mother thinks it’s unnatural the amount of time we spend together but I am just not interested in Jeremiah or any other boy for that matter.

The Key Man

Photo Writing Prompt used for Today   It was the first nice day of Easter break. We were playing kickball in the street when we noticed him.  He was tall and lean with a rucksack slung across his back. He carried with him a bunch of keys on a loop that jingled as he walked …

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