365 days in a year. 7 days in a week. 52 weeks in a year.
A calendar year is an infinite math problem with an endless series of celebrations and special events. Here, I offer some of the most popular monthly dates.
January 1: (1/1) New Year’s Day. A day that holds promises and high expectations for the 364 days to follow.
February 14: (2/14) Valentine’s Day. A day of friendship and love. Red and pink. Hearts and cupids. Roses and chocolate.
March 17: (3/17) St. Patrick’s Day. A silly day that gives us an excuse to wear as much green as possible.
April 1: (4/1) April Fool’s Day. A day of pranks and tricks.
May 5: (5/5) Cinco de Mayo. A day the United States enjoys celebrating in the form of margaritas and quesadillas.
June: (6/) Too many celebrations to pick just one. The beginning of summer. Father’s Day. The less popular Flag Day. Weddings and Graduations.
July 4: (7/4) The Fourth of July; our nation’s birthday. A reminder that our land of the free wasn’t always. A day of barbecued food and nights lit up with fireworks.
August 8: (8/8) A quiet month, although many feel August 8th is a lucky day.
September 11: (9/11) Nine-Eleven. Those numbers are forever altered in our minds. The day our world changed. The day we realized our country wasn’t invincible.
October 31: (10/31) Halloween. A day of costumes and candy. A day of tricking and treating.
November 2-: (11/2-) Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday of November. A day of turkey and mashed potatoes, a day of pumpkin pie and giving thanks.
December 25: (12/25) Christmas. Depending on your religion, it’s either a deeply religious day or a day to bestow gifts on those you know. Or, most likely, a welcome day off of work.