Say ‘goodbye’ to winter and a hearty ‘hello’ to spring!
The arrival of spring never fails to raise our collective spirits, the beginning of warmer weather and longer daylight hours. Flowers bloom, leaves sprout, and birds sing with gusto.
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, spring 2014 arrives in the Northern Hemisphere on March 20 at 12:57 p.m. EDT. On the first day of spring – the vernal equinox – day and night are each approximately 12 hours long.
Spring has traditionally been a time to recharge the heart, mind and soul – and to welcome festivals, holidays and all manner of celebrations. Get caught up in the spirit of the season with our spring festivities quiz.
Valentine’s Day is all about love, but most people don’t know how the holiday began or what it really means. Test your knowledge by taking our Valentine’s Day quiz:
Tis’ the season to test your holiday trivia knowledge.
For many of us, the winter holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. From family gatherings to gift-giving to religious observances, there are many ways to find meaning and create memories.
Whether you observe Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, you have a wealth of customs and traditions to carry you through the season. Before things get too hectic, take a few moments to test your knowledge about the holidays with this winter holiday quiz:
Americans have a hearty appetite for Thanksgiving. Our national bird may be the bald eagle, but it’s the stuffed turkey we salute on the fourth Thursday of November each year.
Along with “the bird,” we relish the Thanksgiving Day parade, football rivalry and kickoff of the holiday shopping season. But the essence of Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, a time to express gratitude for all the blessings in our lives.
Love may be blind, but it can certainly see the joy of making that “someone special” feel extra special on Valentine’s Day. With that in mind, this issue can become your personal Cupid, providing lots of information and ideas to help you have a fabulous February 14!
Remember, too, that love is also patient. So, before you start reading this issue, take this short quiz to get your heart and your head ready for Valentine’s Day:
1. According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion Valentine cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. For what holiday are the most cards sent?