Friday the 13th

FRIDAY THE 13TH Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday, which happens at least once every year but can occur up to three times in the same year.  In 2017, it occurred twice, on January 13 and October 13. In 2018, … More Friday the 13th

Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732.  It can occur between February 15 through February 21. The day is also now widely known as Presidents’ Day and is often an occasion to honor the … More Presidents’ Day

New Orleans Mardi Gras

New Orleans Mardi Gras So, where did Mardi Gras start? According to Mardi Gras New Orleans, the celebration began in Medieval Europe, before moving through Rome and Venice. It ended up at the French House of the Bourbons, before ultimately being carried to New Orleans in 1699 when the French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de … More New Orleans Mardi Gras

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo (pronounced: [ˈsiŋko ðe ˈmaʝo]; Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. In the United States, … More Cinco de Mayo