Easter

OBSERVANCES
Easter Sunday (4/1) celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  It represents the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.  Also, this day marks the end of Holy Week.  Many believers hold special services at their place of worship.  Easter Monday (4/2) is […]

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Holy Week

OBSERVANCE
Holy Week starts on Palm Sunday (3/25) and ends with Holy Saturday (3/31).  Good Friday (3/30), the day preceding Holy Saturday, is part of Holy Week too.  Holy Week is the week that commiserates the events that lead to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  As a result, Palm Sunday is the celebration of Jesus […]

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St. Patrick’s Day

WHO IS HE
St. Patrick’s Day, also know as the feast of Saint Patrick, is observed on the 17th of March of every year.  It is a celebration, cultural and religious, for the death date of the prominent patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461).  Saint Patrick is the Christian missionary who converted […]

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Thomas Jefferson

History of Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Birthday is Friday, April 13, 2018. Jefferson was born April 13, 1743 in Shadwell, VA. He represented Virginia State in the Continental Congress. Also, in 1803, he was the leading role in the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France.  Also, he  was one of the principal authors of […]

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Daylight saving time

Daylight saving time (DST) wait is almost over for those who cherish it. This happens twice a year. The first phase of DST is before spring. Therefore, clocks are increased by 1 hour. The second phase is in fall. Therefore, clocks will go back 1 hour. Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00 a.m. is […]

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Casimir Pulaski Day

HISTORY
Casimir Pulaski Day is a local holiday that is observed throughout Illinois.  Polish-American communities, as well as Americans from other states honor this day.  The first Monday of March of every year is the marking of the holiday.  In 2018, that date is March 5th.  Most schools, libraries, banks and courts are not open […]

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