If you are a parent, you quietly enjoy the freedom. It is September and the kids are back in school. And if you are back in school, you balance your resignation with the excitement of seeing old friends again. Some of us follow the monarch butterfly’s annual migration. Some of us follow the Rugby World […]
Why are there nine letters in the ninth month of the year? Is this alone reason enough to declare September sensational for exploring more from HolidayDispatch? Yes, it is.
You do not often get to commemorate something beautiful, soul-soothing and profoundly important. In fact, there probably isn’t another designated date quite like the fourth Sunday of September. Mark it on your calendar and join in on the global celebration of World Rivers Day. Recognition of our vital waterways began as an offshoot of the […]
If you imagine him dressed in ragged clothes complemented by a tin pot hat, historic drawings support that impression. Stories about his dedication to the ordinary act of planting and nurturing trees are also well documented. The Johnny Appleseed of legend was a simple, religious man who introduced his beloved fruit throughout northeast America during […]
On the last Sunday in September, we observe Gold Star Mothers’ Day as a quiet and somber occasion. American families display their service flags with a blue star representing each member deployed in war. Those lost to combat are honored with a gold star on the flag. We remember that those lives lost in war […]
The name could be snazzier, but our state and local governments, nonprofits and other federal agencies rarely master catchy phrases. And though they do not always play well together either, National Public Lands Day celebrates a remarkable alliance between all the powers that be and the rest of us. Every year, it happens on the […]
It has its own rich colors and delicious aromas. The days are a little shorter and things begin to slow down. Still, there is a sense that we need to prepare. The squirrels chatter and dash and scold us for taking it easy. They don’t see past their nests to the tops of the trees, […]