Today marks World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, a United Nations-sanctioned international holiday. Held every year on 21 May, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development raises awareness of the wealth of world cultures, the opportunities that cultural diversity brings and the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development.
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NAWRB would like to wish our community a happy Easter weekend! As this year’s holiday falls during the COVID-19 pandemic, many families will be celebrating Easter and other religious holidays virtually through Zoom, FaceTime and other video conferencing services. While we are away from friends and family this year during several state-imposed stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders, we can still make this weekend special by staying in touch virtually with loved ones.
NAWRB wishes you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving Day this Thursday, November 28th. Arguably the most tastiest holiday, Thanksgiving is a national holiday that began as a celebration of the year’s harvest and was first celebrated by Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. Today, Thanksgiving is a day spent with loved ones as we enjoy delicious food together and give gratitude for the many blessings in our lives.
Today marks 243 years of independence for the United States! The Fourth of July is a day in which the nation celebrates the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence signed on July 1776. In commemoration of Independence Day, the U.S. Census Bureau has released interesting facts about the Founding Fathers, the nation’s changing population and the various ways Americans celebrate this national holiday.
NAWRB wishes you and your family a wonderful Father’s Day this Sunday, June 16th, 2019. The holiday was established in 1966 with President Lyndon Johnson’s proclamation designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. The idea was influenced by a woman named Sonora Dodd in 1909, who wanted to honor her father, a widowed Civil War veteran. In honor of this special day, the U.S. Census Bureau has released interesting facts to create a snapshot of fatherhood in America.
Nationwide, Americans will be celebrating Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th. Observed the last Monday of May, Memorial Day is a holiday honoring the women and men who have died in military service for the United States. Memorial Day was officially recognized as a federal holiday in 1971, and was originally known as Decoration Day in the years following the American Civil War. Americans commemorate the day by attending memorials and cemeteries, holding parades and hosting neighborhood barbecues.
On Sunday, May 12th, Americans will celebrate Mother’s Day, a national holiday honoring mothers and motherhood. Mother’s Day was first organized by Anna Jarvis in Grafton, WV and Philadelphia, PA on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration gained popularity, Jarvis requested that Congress officially recognize a day to honor mothers. In 1914 Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
Today Americans observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday occurring every third Monday in January, in honor of the life and achievements of a leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement almost three decades ago. This marks the 90th anniversary of his birth, which was on January 15th, 1929.
NAWRB wishes you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving Day this Thursday, November 22nd. Arguably the most tastiest holiday, Thanksgiving is a national holiday that began as a celebration of the year’s harvest and was first celebrated by Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. Today, Thanksgiving is a day spent with loved ones as we enjoy delicious food together and give gratitude for the many blessings in our lives.
Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11th, but will be observed on the following Monday, a national holiday honoring all the men and women who have served in American wars with parades, speeches and a remembrance ceremony in Arlington, VA. The day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov.11, 1919, marking the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution to make the day an annual observance, before President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared Veterans Day a national holiday in 1954.