Planning to make a late-August purchase closing? Keep an eye on your calendar. The last Friday of the month coincides with Labor Day Weekend, which may make for a complicated, end-of-month closing.
The Fourth of July, otherwise known as Independence Day, is the federal holiday in the USA which celebrates the Declaration of Independence.
On July 4th, 1776 this was the document which declared America as independent from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Traditionally Independence Day is commemorates with fireworks, parades, carnivals, outdoor concerts, ceremonies and of course, family picnics.
If you are planning a picnic for this Independence Day, here are some tips for making it the best outdoor feast ever!
What are your plans to celebrate Juneteenth this year?
If you haven’t heard of this holiday before, Juneteenth is celebrated on the 19th of June and it is the oldest recorded celebration to commemorate when slavery came to an end in the USA.
It was established in 1865 when the Union Soldiers arrived at Galveston, Texas and Major General Gordon Granger announced that those who were enslaved were now free.
This festival is held every year, especially in the Southern states of America, to celebrate the emancipation of the slaves.
In early years due to deeply ingrained racism the holiday was banned from being publicly celebrated, however the Civil Rights Movement brought with it a resurgence of Juneteenth celebrations and in 1980 it became an official state holiday.
Memorial Day falls on the last Monday in May every year and for most people it means that they will be able to enjoy a long weekend away from school or work and probably take a trip out of town.
However, Memorial Day means a lot more than just a holiday.
This day has special historical significance and it is important to know where the origins of Memorial Day come from.
What have you got planned to celebrate Armed Forces Day this year?
This year’s Armed Forces Day falls on Saturday, May 19th.
What is Armed Forces Day?
Armed Forces Day is a holiday which celebrates the service and sacrifice of members of the military.
In the USA, Armed Forces Day is always held on the 3rd Saturday of the month of May.
It usually falls at the end of Armed Forces Week which occurs between the second Saturday and the third Sunday in May.