I've heard people say (in a somewhat snarky tone) that there is a special day or week set aside for everything. I usually just smile and nod, quickly changing the subject. I never really thought about it for any length of time. However, this week I was wracking my brain to think of something to blog about. So, I pulled my handy reference book to take a look at various events this week and next.
March 23rd was National Puppy Day. How fun is that? Puppies are so cute and cuddly. I adopted an 11-month old puppy almost exactly 3 years ago. I drove to Illinois to meet her from a nationwide rescue group with foster homes all over the country. How did I find my perfect pet match almost 300 miles from my house? I used Petfinder.
As I was searching for books to use in the Genre Display for April (Humorous Fiction), I found myself thinking why, where, and when did April Fool’s Day come about, and what are some fun ways we observe the day today. So I did a little online research. According tonews.nationalgeographic.com, "Experts say the origins of April Fools' Day are shrouded in mystery.
The flowering dogwood is the Missouri State tree. It is a small deciduous tree which sprouts tiny greenish-yellow flowers in clusters, with each flower surrounded by four white petals. Bright red fruits (loved by birds) develop in autumn, and the leaves turn a deep red before falling for winter. This popular and beloved tree is usually planted around homes, near patios, or in lawns.
You may not know this, but April 6 is National Tartan Day. National Tartan Day was first recognized by the United States Senate in 1998, followed by the United States House of Representatives in 2005 and a Presidential Proclamation signed in 2008. It celebrates the contributions of people of Scottish ancestry to American society.
When someone asks what your favorite holiday in May is, don’t we usually think immediately of Memorial Day? Who doesn’t like a day off for the unofficial beginning of summer? Mother’s Day probably pops into your head too, since you don’t want to forget a special, flower-filled card for mom. But, what about May Day?