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Global Celebrations: Canada Day

What is Canada Day? Canada Day is a national holiday celebrating the country’s independence from Great Britain in 1867. The new nation, still loyal to Great Britain, was called the Dominion of Canada and consisted of only four provinces ((Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec). Now, there are 10 provinces and 3 territories. At first the holiday was…


This past weekend my husband, daughter and I attended the annual Greek Festival in Denver.  My husband was born and raised in Greece and this is a fun, local way for all of us to connect with his culture.  This year marked the 50th Anniversary of the event which brings people together to enjoy Greek art,…


Our nation is grieving the loss of nine beautiful lives that were taken Wednesday evening during a bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  All of the victims were black, and with statements from survivors and the shooter himself, it is believed that this was a hate crime motivated by…

Photos from Around the Globe

Photo Contest The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is underway and is open for entries until the end of June. It’s so fun to check out the submissions so far. There are four categories: Spontaneous, Sense of Place, Outdoor Scenes and Travel Portraits. Check out these 10 jaw-dropping photos from around the globe. We searched…

World Celebrations: Ramadan

World Celebrations: Ramadan

World Celebrations: Ramadan What is Ramadan? Ramadan is a holy month celebrated by Muslims around the world. It is believed to be the month in which the Qur’an (the religious text of Islam) was revealed to the prophet Muhammed. When is it celebrated? Ramadan takes place in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, when the first sliver of the…

Global Family Reunion

Today is the Global Family Reunion – an event to celebrate our “interconnectedness” and to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s. AJ Jacobs, editor at large for Esquire, got the idea for the celebration after learning about the advances in genealogy that are proving how interrelated we all are.  A group of researchers are in…