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Listen to This July 4th Playlist If You Have Complicated Feelings About America

America is ... well. We are in quite the place, aren’t we. We originally published this July 4th playlist last year, thinking the country couldn’t possibly devolve further into chaos, and how wrong we were! Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Usa, Holidays, America, Lifehacks, Playlists, Apple Music, Independence Day, Featured Playlist, July 4th

San Pedro’s plans for an alternative, drive-in fireworks show are off

Concerns about available security, logistics and social distancing have officially nixed a community fireworks show in San Pedro this year, a tradition that would have celebrated 70 years on July 4. Hundreds gather at Cabrillo Beach for fireworks in San Pedro in 2014. (Thomas R. Cordova-Daily Breeze/Press-Telegram) With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, it soon became clear that the usual celebration on Cabrillo Beach would not be feasible. But in May, faced with the coronavirus pandemi...
Tags: News, Holidays, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fireworks, Disneyland, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Schiff, Fourth of July, Cabrillo Beach, Plows

Photos: Fathers are honored on their day in Southern California

Fathers young and old enjoyed time with family on Sunday. Our photographers captured some of their moments. Juan Gabriel Dorantes plays with his granddaughter Gabriela, 4, in the surf in Redondo Beach on Sunday, June 21, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Salvador Ramos hangs out with his daughter Ariana, 3, at the Redondo Beach Pier on Sunday. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds David Bagdasarian a...
Tags: News, Holidays, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Black Lives Matter, Black, Aidan, Lucas, Southern California, San Bernardino, Bowie, Don, Cooper

Learn the History of Juneteenth in 2 Minutes With This Video

Though it’s very much in the public consciousness this year, Juneteenth is not a new concept. The day commemorates the end of the Civil War and the freeing of enslaved black people throughout the Confederacy, and it has been celebrated for generations. Juneteenth is also not a “black holiday,” but an American holiday.…Read more...
Tags: Holidays, Lifehacks, Juneteenth

Are you getting ready to celebrate Children’s Day tomorrow?

If you grew up in Poland, you know about this special day! June 1st marks this amazing holiday : Dzień Dziecka! (Children’s Day). It’s truly such a fun and amazing holiday! We celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher’s Day…why not celebrate kids??? It is definitely one of my favorite memories growing up in Poland. Kids were getting candies, presents and special celebrations were held at schools, recreational departments, etc. The International Children’s Day (Międzynarodowy Dzień Dziecka) w...
Tags: Usa, Kids, Holidays, Culture, Linguistics, Poland, Countries, Gerd Altmann, Pixabay Children

Map: Here’s the flight path for 18-plane flyover on Memorial Day

Eyes will be on the sky Monday as a flyover with 18 vintage-era aircraft wings its way “low and slow” across Southern California in a Memorial Day tribute. “To salute all veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice and to honor frontline COVID-19 Worker heroes of today,” reads a social media post announcing the flight path. The flyover will start in Riverside before soaring across Temecula Valley on its way to Orange County, where the planes will pass over Irvine toward the coastline at Newport Bea...
Tags: Holidays, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Veterans, Memorial Day, Vietnam, Local News, Orange County, Southern California, Mary, Huntington Beach, South Bay, Riverside, Blue Angels

Memorial Day Service Cancelled At Dixon Veterans’ Cemetery

DIXON (CBS13) – A veterans’ cemetery in Dixon was forced to cancel its Memorial Day service because of the pandemic. Sacramento Valley National Cemetery is about 25 miles southwest of Sacramento. The cemetery features more than 33,000 flags – one for every headstone. This year, the staff at the cemetery will conduct a private wreath-laying ceremony to officially commemorate Memorial Day.
Tags: News, Holidays, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Veterans, Dixon, Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon News, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Activities, Dixon Veterans ' Cemetery

Memorial Day Weekend Heats Up, Draws Crowds To Folsom Lake For Socially Distant Holiday

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — At Beal’s Point along Folsom Lake, all eyes are on the crowds gathering at the beach. On top of watching the water, both lifeguards and law enforcement are now tasked during Memorial Day weekend with keeping tabs on people required to stay six feet apart. “This is kind of what we signed up for,” said Barry Smith, chief ranger with California State Parks. Smith said once they got the go-ahead to reopen for what he calls their “super bowl weekend” for state parks, they had to ...
Tags: News, Holidays, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Memorial Day, Davis, Rangers, Smith, Folsom Lake, Memorial Day Weekend, Sacramento County Sheriff s Department, Barry Smith, Beals Point, Roseville Galleria Mall

New Jersey beaches and Memorial Day

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, New Jersey’s beaches are opening up. Desperate to salvage the unofficial start of summer, the state has allowed beaches to open at the discretion of local governments, and they’re crossing their fingers that people behave responsibly. However, it’s not just Jersey residents flocking to the beach this weekend. People from New York and Pennsylvania are expected to visit Jersey’s beaches in droves, eager for a Memorial Day holiday that feels somewhat norma...
Tags: Travel, New York, Holidays, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Memorial Day, Margate, Memorial Day Weekend, Beaches, Jersey, All, Philadelphia Inquirer, Sea Isle City, Ventnor New Jersey, Michael Cahill, Tom McQuillen

18 historic warbirds will fly over Southern California in Memorial Day tribute

RIVERSIDE — An 18-plane formation of historic warbirds will fly the skies above the Inland Empire and Orange and Los Angeles counties on Memorial Day, saluting “veterans who gave so much,” as well as health care workers taking risks daily amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We came up with the idea after seeing the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels making the rounds,” Commemorative Air Force Inland Empire Wing Operations Manager Bill Prosser told City News Service. “We’re going to be a lot slower than th...
Tags: News, Holidays, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Veterans, Memorial Day, Vietnam, Southern California, Santa Rosa, Riverside, Blue Angels, CAF, Betsy

Forest Lawn takes Southland Memorial Day services virtual

Forest Lawn Memorial Park conducted its first Memorial Day ceremony in 1915 at its Glendale cemetery and has hosted live memorials every year since at its six Southern California locations. Until this year. A ban on large gatherings, part of the stay-at-home coronavirus regulations, has canceled live Memorial Day events at five of the Forest Lawns. Glendale will host a live ceremony broadcast via Facebook live, but there will be no audience. “Due to social distancing requirements, the public eve...
Tags: Facebook, News, Holidays, California, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Memorial Day, Long Beach, Pasadena, Local News, Smith, Donald Trump, Gettysburg, Southern California, Southland

How to Share a Meal When You're Physically Distancing

It seems that—at least in parts of Pennsylvania—restaurants were overrun on Sunday with customers wanting (expecting?) their usual special, celebratory meals for Mother’s Day. So many people flocked to places like Red Lobster and Olive Garden, at least according to TMZ and Twitter, that the result was extra-long lines…
Tags: Holidays, Pennsylvania, Lifehacks, Celebrations, Olive Garden, Meal Planning, Family Dinner

Have you seen them? Pasadena billboards celebrate this mom

After being cooped up in his house for near-months because of the coronavirus pandemic, Eric Wegerbauer says life, work and raising two children have been more stressful than usual. It’s not just the caretaking of the children. Both he and his wife, Caroline Jackson, 41, of eight years have had to juggle working full time while educating their kids, ages 5 and 3. Like it’s been for others, it’s been a lot, he said. Firefighters battle a Santa Ana wind-driven brush fire called the Thomas Fire...
Tags: Holidays, Sport, Soccer, Jackson, Pasadena, Local News, Ventura County, Mother's Day, West Hollywood, Caroline, Santa Ana, Los Angeles Daily News, Santa Paula, Top Stories LADN, Los Angeles Daily News SCNG, Gene Blevins

A Note to All of You on Mother’s Day

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25-26 (NIV) We know this day is a complex one full of many emotions and experiences, so we are praying for each of you today as you remember, celebrate, grieve, or enjoy motherhood and what that means to you. Every single woman who loves, encourages, nurtures, and releases those who become part of the next generation is doing an amazing work ...
Tags: Holidays, Inspiration, Mother's Day, A Mother's Love, A Mother's Day

Share your Mother’s Day photos

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day? We know this year’s celebrations will look very different, and we want you to share those memories you’re making. Send us your photos. They must be ones you took. Also, tell us who is in them, what city you live in and what you are doing to celebrate. Email the photos before 3 p.m. Sunday to [email protected] For us to be able to use them, you must include in the email that you give us permission to publish the image(s) in an online gallery and in our pri...
Tags: Family, News, Holidays, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mother's Day

Best ways to celebrate Mother's Day

Many of the usual ways to celebrate Mother’s Day are not an option this year. With restaurants closed, you can’t take her out to brunch. Depending on the state you live in, florists may or may not be open. And even Amazon is plagued with delays. How, then, can you communicate how much you love and appreciate your dear mom or grandmother? We have some ideas. 1. Give her a restaurant gift certificate. We all need something to look forward to in these crazy times, and there’s hardly a better t...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Spotify, Holidays, Facetime, Apple Music, Shutterfly, Mother's Day, All, Tyler Olson Shutterstock, Suheil Kapadia Shutterstock

Labor Day

Today is la fête du travail (labor day) in France. It's a national holiday, but in this period of confinement it will be hard to notice. Except that there will be no mail delivery. It's the first of a string of May holidays and long weekends until, in normal years, school gets out at the end of June. But this isn't a normal year. The government is talking about a progressive déconfinement, including the reopening of schools, starting in mid May. Our back gate on a rainy day. The pond is full o...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, France, Ken, WCS, Our Neighborhood

Best Beach Bags

People who frequent the beach know the importance of having a bag large enough to fit various items. While most beach bags are totes, not all totes are suitable for the beach. Ordinary totes react to things encountered at the beach, namely, sand and water. If you do not have a bag designed specially for the beach, chances are it will get wet and sand will cling to it. If you’re looking for a good bag for your outdoor trip, it should be of good material like vinyl, PVC, or mesh. Bags with these t...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Fashion, Holidays, Bags, Aviation, Swimming, Rutledge, OdyseaCo Aruba Beach Bag, Aomais Mesh Beach Bag, Coofit Straw Beach Bag

How is Earth celebrating its day with coronavirus pandemic?

Earth Day is an annual event, held on April 22nd, to demonstrate support and foster knowledge about environmental protection. It was first organised in 1970 in the USA. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. In Poland the first Earth Day (Dzień Ziemi) was held 30 years ago. Though the coronavirus has caused life-t...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Holidays, Environment, Earth, Rome, Nature, Culture, Linguistics, Poland, European Space Agency, Countries, Victory Gardens, Pixabay, Paris Madrid, Current News

Why are decorated Easter eggs called Pisanki in Poland?

The tradition of decorating eggs was present on the Polish lands throughout the centuries. The oldest decorated eggs discovered so far come from the 10th century. They were unearthed during the archaeological excavations in Ostrówek, near the city of Opole. The word ‘pisanki’ is commonly used to name all the ‘easter eggs’ in Poland nowadays, but that word was originally used to name only one (the oldest) type of the decorated eggs. It is derived from the verb “pisać” – to write. The very traditi...
Tags: Holidays, Culture, Linguistics, Poland, Hans Braxmeier, Pisanki, Wokandapix, Ostrówek, Opole, Bernadett Rehor, Kraszanki, Pixabay Drapanki, Pixabay Malowanki, Pixabay Nalepianki, Pixabay Oklejanki

Southern California readers share family photos from Easter Sunday

Readers from all over Southern California shared Easter Sunday photos of their families, pets and gardens. Virtual Mimosas and egg hunt with son in DC! Tim Godley, Tiffany Godley and Trevor Godley. (Courtesy of Tamerlin Godley) Dorothy Wilson, an RN at Fountain Valley a Regional Hospital, gets a visit from her mask-wearing grandchildren, Isaac and Lois, so they can get their chocolate bunnies and traditional Jell-o eggs. Afterwards the kids return to their home in Fountain Valley to have ...
Tags: Family, Texas, News, Holidays, Children, California, Pets, Sport, David, Soccer, San Diego, Long Beach, Houston, Easter, Cosmo, Michael

I’ll Be Home for Easter

Literally, I will be home for Easter. My wife and I will be watching our church service on the television in our living room. I’ll miss seeing my brothers and sisters at church, but Easter will happen and God will be fine with it. Some Christian pastors are not happy about this, and some Christians are stirring up a ruckus. For example, the president of the Claremont (CA) Institute, Ryan Williams, appears to be calling for civil disobedience. Starting the resistance and civil disobedience to an...
Tags: Health, Holidays, History, Infertility, Easter, Trump, Turley, New Moon, Jonathan Turley, Ryan Williams, Claremont CA, COVID-19, Claremont CA Institute, Pomona Bulletin Sun During, Pomona Bulletin Sun, Walter Buckner

Celebrating differently? Share your Easter photos

How are you celebrating Easter? This year we know your Easter celebrations will look very different and we want you to share those memories you’re making. Send us your photos. They must be photos you took. Also, tell us who’s in them and what you all are doing to celebrate. Email photos to [email protected] For us to be able to publish them, you must include in the email that you give us permission to publish the images in our online galleries and in our print publications.
Tags: Family, News, Holidays, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Easter

LA County parks will close on Easter to curb spread of coronavirus

Parks throughout Los Angeles County will be closed on Easter Sunday to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation announced on Tuesday. All botanic gardens and lakes, as well as all local, community and regional parks will be closed to the public on Sunday, the department said. “An anticipated influx of visitors to parks on the Easter holiday would make it impossible for the public to adhere to the County’s ‘Safer at Home’ order which requires six f...
Tags: News, Holidays, California, La, Sport, Public Health, Things To Do, Soccer, Parks and Recreation, Easter, Los Angeles County, LA County, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT

Easter Dogwood Images for You

I photographed some dogwood blooms on at a local park on our last day before Georgia’s shelter-at-home took effect. When I uploaded the images to Lightroom at home, I rediscovered a batch of dogwood images I took in 2014 and added text for Easter. Honestly, I don’t remember what I did with them then, but I want to make them available to you now to use as a screensaver this week to remember what it represents. Dogwood blooms represent a beautiful, visual reminder of the crucifixion. Many of us a...
Tags: Photography, Holidays, Wallpaper, Georgia, Faith, Homeschooling, Dogwood

Corn Casserole

Corn Casserole! This savory side dish includes only 5 ingredients and bakes up delicious every time!  A perfect compliment to any meal! If you’re looking for the perfect side dish with ingredients you already have one hand in your pantry and fridge, this easy Corn Casserole Recipe is the answer! I love to serve this... Read On → The post Corn Casserole appeared first on All Things Mamma.
Tags: Parenting, Holidays, Corn, Side Dishes, Side dish, Recipes, Casserole

Get the gang together: How to plan a group ski holiday

When it comes to creating mountain memories, there’s nothing quite like rounding up friends or family for a snow-filled adventure.  Why are group trips so great? They’re all about team selfies on the slopes and chairlift chats, sharing summit views and fondue lunches. The friendly rivalries – who’s skied the farthest, fastest and wiped out the most – and getting together to do it all over again next winter. If you’re a beginner, bringing friends along for the ride can make learning ...
Tags: Mountains, Holidays, Friends, Inspiration, Sport, Skiing, Groups, Chalets, Family Skiing, Our Top Tips, Chalet Holidays

Tips For Finding A Last-Minute Holiday Deal

Are you in need of an immediate holiday and would like to find the best deals at reasonable prices? Well, look no further. Here are some of the best tips and tricks for finding your last-minute holiday without spending a fortune. Determine the kind of holiday you want to go on. There are numerous types of holidays. Whether you want to visit a city for just a weekend and experience everything it has to offer, or you want to spend your time off in a lounge chair in the sun, there is a way to co...
Tags: Startups, Holidays, Others

How to Make the Most of Your Leap Day

Saturday is Leap Day, the extra day that gets added to the calendar every four years because of... um... the way the earth moves around the sun? Something like that? Basically time is a construct, and every four years we’ve constructed an extra day to make sure all of the rest of the days line up where they’re…Read more...
Tags: Holidays, Work Life Balance, Lifehacks, Leap Day

Let’s have some Polish doughnuts this Fat Thursday!

Fat Thursday is here! How I wish I was in Poland today, eating wonderful doughnuts my mother makes at home….What a delicious holiday! The exact date of Fat Thursday (Tłusty Czwartek) changes every year because it depends on the Christian calendar and is linked to Lent and Easter. However, Fat Thursday is always celebrated on the last Thursday before Ash Wednesday and, therefore, just before the beginning of Lent. Pączki my friend Ela made! Image courtesy Ela Thiede-Waugh Every year Polish peop...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Holidays, Culture, Linguistics, Poland, Customs, Ela, Ela Thiede Waugh, Pixabay Faworki Image, Marcin Wąż