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Author: Stephanie Jarrett

Celebrate Memorial Day with Kids

Memorial Day, the unofficial kick off to summer in the U.S., is a time when many of us get together in the backyard for cookouts and pool parties, often celebrating the end of the school year and to toast the warm days that lie ahead. But Memorial Day, celebrated in the United States on the last Monday in May, is an American National Holiday meant to commemorate servicemen and women who died while serving our country in the US Military. In 2021, the holiday will be observed on Monday

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Kids

May 5, or Cinco de Mayo, is a big deal in Texas. Cinco de Mayo is a day we put on the calendar and celebrate together as a family. My girls attend a Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy, where they learn Spanish as part of their coursework and study other cultures as part of the curriculum. We love learning about holidays that are celebrated in other cultures, and Cinco de Mayo is no exception (although it’s been suggested that Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the US than in Mexico!).  

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