As the kids return to school, I scanned the calendar to see some of what the rest of the year will hold. Besides, work, family gatherings, kids back in school, they are many holidays we celebrate.
September holidays include Labor Day (6) and the day that changed our lives forever (9/11). I love happy occasions like celebrating Grandparents Day (12). After all, where would families be without them? I’m very lucky to be geographically close to most of my family, but with technology today, you can stay connected to love ones across the globe. The first day of autumn (23) signals that the Texas State Fairs (Sept 24-Oct 17) is here. I’m sure lots of states have fairs in the fall, but this one is big and has been a round a long time.
In October, America celebrates Columbus Day (11) and Halloween (31). Because of the milder weather, many charity races and walks take place in the fall, as well a numerous art fests and outdoor events from concerts to little league sports games.
In America, we have the midterm elections November 2. On November 11, Veterans Day, we remember the men and women who have served our country and preserved our freedoms. One of my favorite fall holidays is Thanksgiving (25). We have so much to be thankful for, plus we always celebrate with family and friends. Delicious food, endless football, fun conversations, and happy kids—what could be better?
As we enter December, we begin to look to 2011. We celebrate Pearl Harbor Day (7), the first day of winter (22) and the last day of the year (31). Additionally, they are many religious holidays celebrated throughout the year by the diverse population of our country.
I, like many enjoy our holidays. Some are fun, others significant of events in history, some memorial in spirit and others religious. Being able to celebrate with those who are meaningful to each of us makes them very special and enrich our lives.