Though Labor Day is now celebrated as a day of rest and relaxation at summer’s end, it really is a yearly tribute to American workers and their achievements—people who work hard and work efficiently—people who don’t easily quit. Labor Day was started by either Peter McGuire, general secretary of Carpenters and Joiners, or by Matthew Maguire, a machinist. It was first celebrated as a holiday in September 5, 1882 in New York City. It became a national holiday in 1887 and was originally celebrated with parades, picnics and speeches.
LED lights are an eye-catching and innovative way to draw attention to local events. This year, take your events beyond decorating the façade of your business or wrapping the landscaping in rope lights. Those time-honored decorative techniques will still add excitement to your event, but to really make some heads turn—get creative!
A Festival Every Night…
Summer is the time when people enjoy the magic of outdoor festivals. It’s been said that there are so many festivals in this season that a person could easily wander his state and hit a festival every night from June 1st to September 1st. Most communities have their share of art festivals, wine festivals, community concerts in the park, and food festivals. But there are some that are noteworthy.
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1-Patriotic Themed Frame
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It’s 80 degrees on a beautiful day in July as this blog is being written. A clear blue sky is streaked by a few wispy clouds; trees are decked in green foliage; the flowers are blooming in a riot of colors. Why in the world would I be planning Christmas lights today? There are several reasons:
There are a variety of different styles of Christmas lights. One of the most common speciality styles of Christmas lights is the icicle light. The icicle light is a great decorating tool, and can be utilized to provide fantastic affects, to a number of different holiday displays.
Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The national movement to make it a holiday grew as a response to Mother’s Day, which became a holiday in 1914. Events honoring fathers in Fairmont, West Virginia and Spokane, Washington contributed to the idea by offering a day to honor fallen fathers in the summer. The day stayed unofficial for many years, despite presidential visits to organizers in Spokane. Congress seemed unwilling to make it an official holiday, until finally, in 1966, Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the third Sunday every June to be Father’s Day. President Nixon made it an official holiday six years later in 1972.
Decorating with lights for Christmas, has expanded far beyond the family Christmas tree in the living room. The displays range from the truly sloppy and tacky, to absolute beautiful works of art. It is really a lot of fun to pack the family in the car, and drive around your community to look at the holiday displays…the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The summer is full of patriotic holidays. Armed Forces day honors those who serve in the military. July 4th marks both the birthday of the United States and the midpoint of summer. Tucked in between Memorial Day and July 4th is Flag Day, where the country celebrated the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official symbol of America. Flag Day is June 14th, the day that the Second Constitutional Congress adopted the flag in 1777. But the holiday didn’t come into being until over 110 years later.