Happy Earth Day! Every April 22nd, people worldwide celebrate, act to protect, and appreciate all that our planet provides for us. According to the not-for-profit youth social movement organization DoSomething, Wisconsin US Senator Gaylord Nelson founded the holiday after witnessing a massive oil spill off the coast of California. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, leading to the creation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Here are five ways you can celebrate Earth Day.
We have come to associate St. Patrick’s Day with the color green, clovers, eating cabbage, and drinking beer. However, the day’s origins are pretty fascinating and surprising. According to History, the annual celebration on March 17 is to honor the saint’s death. The historical site claims that the holiday has been observed by the Irish for over a millennium. This year, celebrate with these fun kid-friendly crafts and make some of these unique dessert recipes to bring to your St. Patrick’s Day parties!
Many of us will celebrate those we are in love with this Valentine’s Day. But let’s not forget that we should also shower our friends with attention, gifts, and love—with Galentine’s Day!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. To honor his memory as a prolific civil rights activist, we celebrate his birthday, life, and legacy every year on the third Monday in January. This year the federal holiday is on January 17, and there are some virtual events you can participate in to help you celebrate!