Holidays

The History of Mother's Day in WV

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Examine the efforts of Anna Jarvis to honor her mother with the creation of an annual Mother's Day.

Lesson 8: J. Sterling Morton

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Today, J. Sterling Morton is best known as the co-founder of Arbor Day. Living in Nebraska City, Morton carefully watched the growth of the Nebraska Territory through all its ups and downs. He did not believe Nebraska was a Great American Desert, but quite the opposite. He believed in Nebraska's agriculture, and the honorable work of farmers. It was estimated that more than one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.

El Dia de los Muertos | Georgia Stories

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More than 250,000 people of Mexican heritage live in Georgia. They bring with them not only a different language, but a variety of customs and beliefs that enrich Georgia's culture. The Day of the Dead is one of them. Many people join in the Day of the Dead celebration at Atlanta's Mexican Cultural Center on November 1-2. It is a little like Halloween, not only because of the date, but also because skeletons are used to represent death.

Nature Cat | The Groundhog Way

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It’s Groundhog Day! Today the Groundhog should tell our pals if Spring will come early or if Winter will stay around longer.

Summer and Winter Solstice | All About the Holidays

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As our earth revolves around the sun, our daylight hours get longer and shorter depending its orientation. Learn more about why we celebrate the longest and shortest days of the year.

National Library Week | All About the Holidays

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The second full week in April is a time to celebrate our nation's libraries and librarians. Libraries are a safe quiet place to read and use computers. What do you like about your local library?

Mardis Gras | All About the Holidays

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46 days before Easter is Mardi Gras, a festival of food and dance recognized around the world. In the United States, parades and parties in places like New Orleans, Louisiana take over the city during the celebration.

Nature Cat | Hooray It's Arbor Day

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While celebrating Arbor Day and their love for trees over in the forest, a heavy wind blows Squeeks’ favorite climbing tree halfway over. It’s up to Nature Cat and his pals to try and save the tree for Squeeks, for all the critters that live in the tree, and for Arbor Day!

Earth Day | All About the Holidays

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We've only got one earth, don't you think we should celebrate it? Earth Day is an opportunity to cherish our planet and recognize how to protect it.

Native American Heritage Month | All About the Holidays

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Native American Heritage Month honors the indigenous people living in the United States before the arrival of the Europeans. In November, the United States honors and celebrates the customs and legacy of Native Americans.

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