To me, Easter is a day to remember the sacrifice that Jesus, the son of God, made for us. He sacrificed himself for our sins. The men took him and crucified him on the cross. They tormented him and killed him. He, Jesus, sacrificed himself for us. Easter is the holiday to remember Jesus Christ, and his sacrifice for us. So when Easter comes, please remember the sacrifice He made for us all.
Labor Day is a celebration dedicated to workers who made social and economic achievements in the past. It is celebrated on the very first Monday in September. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. The holiday is to celebrate what the workers have done, and we have parades to celebrate them as well. The first parade for Labor Day was on September 5th, 1882. So if you celebrate Labor Day, remember the workers and what they did.
Do you wonder why we celebrate Halloween? It started as a Celtic holiday called Samhain. At that time, it was believed that on October 31st, the boundary between the living's and the dead's worlds just disappeared, so people would put on scary costumes and lit bonfires, for they feared the dead would come after them. As of today's Halloween, we dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating, asking for candy and other sweet treats. We also make jack-o-lanterns and other kinds of neat Halloween decorations. Do you celebrate Halloween?
Have you ever wondered why we celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Well, here's the answer, so you don't need to ponder anymore! St. Patrick was a man who lived a very long time ago, and he was a man who dedicated himself to the religion of Christianity. St. Patrick's Day is a dedication to him on the day he died. Wondering about the shamrocks? St. Patrick used them to represent three parts of one being. The first leaf represented God the Father, the second the Son, and the third the Holy Spirit. When you celebrate, if you celebrate, remember good old St. Patrick.
We all know Mother's Day is a day to celebrate and love your mom. Homemade cards, breakfast in bed, and Dad cooking dinner are all ways to show appreciation to your mom. However, how did it start? Here's your answer, free to find! In Grafton, West Virginia, in 1908, Mother's Day was first celebrated by Anna Jarvis, in memorial of her beloved mother that passed 3 years earlier. In 1910, several states in the U.S. officially recognized Mother's Day as a holiday, the first state being Anna's home state, West Virginia. Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation saying Mother's Day was an official national holiday. However, when companies began making profits from it, poor Anna became very embittered. She tried to explain that Mother's Day should include handmade, handwritten cards filled with true expressions and love, not pre-made and store bought cards. She struggled doing so many things, but finally was arrested for disturbing peace. Now, countries all over the world celebrate Mother's Day, though! When you think of your mom on Mother's Day, also remember Anna Jarvis. Happy Mother's Day!