According to the National Hispanic Heritage Month website, the period of September 15 through October 15 serves as the official time of year for celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
An equinox occurs precisely twice a year, once in March and once in September. The term “equinox” derives from the equality of day and night occurring at the time of the equinox. Essentially, the sun will cross the equator on the date of the equinox, at which point both the day and night periods will be equal across the entire globe.
Because school has started and college football usually kicks off its season at the end of August/start of September, Labor Day serves as the unofficial end of summer. However, fall doesn’t properly start until September 23, which means the summer heat will continue for at least the next month. So don’t be fooled by terms like “fall semester” when the more accurate description would be “end of summer.”
Fall officially arrives this year on Saturday, September 23, but the celebration of all things fall will have started right after Labor Day.
Every year, there’s talk about getting ready for summer by preparing your “summer body.” Generally, this talk revolves around diet and exercise so you’ll turn heads at the beach, and while health professionals constantly urge everyone to be healthier, it’s not necessary to join a gym or go on a fad diet to be healthy and active for the summer.
Summer is winding down, which means we'll be trading leisurely family time for busy school schedules and packed fall activities over the next few months. But summer isn't over quite yet, and since August is National Family Fun Month, take the opportunity to squeeze in a little more quality time. If you’re looking for some fun and inexpensive ways to enjoy some family fun time, consider these suggestions.
In addition to the official start of summer, June also happens to be the official Adopt-A-Cat Month. When considering bringing a cat into your life, take a few moments to plan ahead, as bringing a new cat into your home can result in some pretty significant changes in your life.
Wednesday, June 21, 2023, marks the official longest day of the year. This day also gets referred to as the Summer Solstice, as the Earth will reach a maximum tilt towards the sun.
As the first new federal holiday to be created since Dr. Martin Luther King Day was recognized as a federal holiday in 1983, Juneteenth represents a unique celebration of American history as a second day of independence.
As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day parties offer a great opportunity to celebrate a variety of life events while remembering the individuals who gave all in service to the country. Memorial Day parties can be used to celebrate the end of school, graduations, and the time of year where outdoor grilling becomes a frequent activity for many.