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...scrambled along the coastline coming to the aid of hundreds in distress.His worst day on Lesbos was Oct. 28, a Greek national holiday, when high waves broke up a wooden boat crammed with refugees. More than 40 died and some 240 were rescued, with...
Kitchen Ade: Celebrate Day of the Dead with bread, chocolate

...feast days of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). In Mexico, All Souls' Day is a national holiday and the time when many believe the departed return to visit their loved ones. Typically, Pan de Muerto ? Bread...
Bob Franken: Holidays from hatred of major league baseball be declared an annual national holiday. Actually, since this is the brilliant idea of...the politicians there can be, Perhaps we need a national holiday to honor all those public officials who waste their...
When it comes to faith, there's no fooling

April 1st, a day for fun and fooling. Some have commented about it being a national holiday based on Psalm 14:1. People say things in their hearts, as that verse indicates. I am thankful that is how God chooses to...
Refuge notebook: Dads in the wildlife world

This Sunday is Father's Day, a national holiday since 1972 that celebrates the good things that fatherhood can bring to their families and society. But a recently-released...
Memorial Day weekend a time to honor war dead by celebrating life

...bitter winter. The last Monday in May more somberly honors America's war dead. Memorial Day's origins as a national holiday began with tributes held each spring after the Civil War by Confederate women's groups. In April 1866, women...
Rose likes Ravens in Super Bowl

...commercials. The Super Bowl has truly become bigger than just a football game. The whole day is an event. It should be a national holiday. Christopher Columbus has his own holiday for crying out loud! We're expected to celebrate his discovery of America...
The history of Veterans Day

...wars. In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill ensured three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington's birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Columbus Day. Under this bill, Veterans...
Thanksgiving facts, figures

...celebrate a bountiful harvest, an event many regard as the nation's first Thanksgiving. It eventually became a national holiday in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a day of thanksgiving. Later...


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