Don’t ever let another holiday sneak up on you!

     

    If you’re like us, the holidays sneak up on you!

    We here at Team SURGE want to help you out!

    We don’t ever want you to be unprepared for a great holiday with family and friends!

    We want you to have your barbeque ready, your fireworks loaded, and your party hats on!

    So, today, we offer you…(drum roll, please)…

    The Team SURGE don’t forget your holidays list!

     

     

    January 1st: New Year’s Day

    (I hope you aren’t forgetting this one!)

    – Something sparkly to drink

    – Party horns & streamers

    – Party masks, confetti, balloons

    – Music, good friends, & Karaoke

    – Don’t forget the barbeque!

    (Just a few ideas for you to get prepped for the night!)

    January 16th: Martin Luther King Day

    DID YOU KNOW?? Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

     

    February 2nd: Groundhog Day

    According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog comes out of its burrow on this day, then spring will arrive early.

    If it is sunny and the groundhog comes out to see his shadow, he’ll retreat back into his den and winter will stick around for 6 more weeks!

    February 12th: Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

    (Celebrated in conjunction with President’s Day)

     

     

    February 14th: Valentine’s Day

    (Does this holiday REALLY need an explanation?)

    February 20th: Presidents Day

    This day honors the Presidents of the United States of America, including George Washington, our first president.

    Presidents’ Day weekend is a great time to visit Washington, DC and pay tribute to America’s most famous leaders.

     

     

    March 12th: Daylight Savings Time

    The main purpose for daylight savings time is to make better use of daylight…

    Did you know??? The idea of Daylight Savings Time was first thought up by Benjamin Franklin.

     

    March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day

    Wear a touch of green or be prepared to get a little pinch!

    May 14th: Mother’s Day

    Did you know??  Mother’s Day sees around one quarter of all flowers purchased throughout the year falling on this holiday…

    What are you getting your mother this Mother’s Day? Common gifts include: cards, flowers, meals in restaurants, jewelry, gift cards, clothing, trips to a spa, books, CDs, housewares and even gardening tools…

     

     

    May 29th: Memorial Day

    Each year on the final Monday in May the United States celebrates the federal holiday Memorial Day.

    Originally Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day, meant to honor the Union and the Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War.

    By the 1900s it had become a day to celebrate all American soldiers who died while serving in the military.

    It wasn’t until 1967 that it was legally named Memorial Day. It became a federal holiday in 1971.

     

     

    June 16th: Father’s Day

    According to Hallmark, Father’s Day is the fourth-largest card-sending occasion with 72 million cards given every year.

    In 1972 President Richard Nixon signed into law a permanent recognition of Father’s Day!

     

     

    July 4th: Independence Day

    Every 4th of July the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped (not actually rung) thirteen times in honor of the original thirteen colonies.

    Did you know?? Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All the others signed later….

    Check back tomorrow for Part 2! 

     

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