The modern version of Mother’s Day started in England in the 1600’s. But it was a woman who was never a mother herself who led the campaign for national recognition of Mother's Day.
St. Patrick is said to have given a sermon from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland. Of course, no snakes were ever native to Ireland. One traditional icon of the day is the shamrock, which stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity.
Thought to start back in 16th century France. Today in France, people who are fooled on April 1 are called Poisson d'Avril, which literally means the "April Fish."
Easter is the Christian observance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his resurrection days later. Unlike festivals such as Christmas, Easter has been celebrated without interruption since New Testament times.
St. George (died about 303), Christian martyr and patron saint of England. Known mostly for the legend involving his encounter with a dragon, saving the kings daughter and converting the community to Christianity.
Father's Day is a celebration inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mother's Day. The rose was selected as the official Father's Day flower, and some suggest that people wear a white rose to honour a father who is deceased, and a red one for a father who is living.
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
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