The Fourth of July is one of my favorite parts of summer. The weather is warm, there is red, white and blue everywhere you look and friends and family gather in backyards, in parks and at pools to celebrate what it means to be an American.
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
Looking for a patriotic way to celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day, and the Fourth of July? This easy woodworking DIY project uses simple supplies like glue, wood stir sticks, and paint resulting in a colorful US Flag that can be hung inside or outside of your home to show your patriotic spirit.
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!).