Category: Arbor Day & Earth Day

Flag Day

National flags are not merely symbols of a country. Their colors and designs convey past history and future goals. Flags have powerful connotations. They speak to the people and politicians. Flags show identity and are flown by international carriers and transport ve­hicles for this purpose. Flags show national pride; many athletes, for example, after winning […]

Symbols of Halloween

Halloween originated in part as a celebration con­nected with evil spirits and the dead. Witches flying on broomsticks with black cats, ghosts, goblins, and skel­etons have all evolved as symbols of Halloween. They are popular as trick-or-treat costumes, and decorations for greeting cards and windows. Black is one of the traditional Halloween colors, probably be­cause […]

Mother’s Day

On the second Sunday in May, American children of all ages treat their mothers to something special. It is the day when children, young and old, try to show, in a tangible way, how much they appreciate their mothers, or those who have served as mother figures in their lives. England was one of the […]

Father’s Day

The United States is one of the few countries in the world that has an official day on which fathers are honored by their children. On the third Sunday in June, fathers, and all men who act as father figures, all across the United States are given presents, treated to dinner, or otherwise made to […]

Glossary (Mother’s Day)

tangible: adj. concrete; something which can be seen or held mother figure: n. phrase. person who acts as a mother in a child’s life such as a grandmother, stepmother, aunt, sister, good friend household: adj. relating to the home honor(ed): v. to remember with respect and thanks reformer: n. person who works to bring about […]