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Summer begins on June 20th and ends on September 22nd. This time of year represents the worlds natural nurturing cycle, when all flowers bloom and vegetation grows to maturity.


Independence Day
July 4th

America’s first official Birthday! The signing of the Declaration of Independence. Declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain on July 4th 1776. America celebrates this holiday with a big bang! Fireworks, baseball, parades, band concerts, picnics and barbeques! Initially there were only 13 colonies so 13 gun Salutes were common on the 4th of July. In 1870 U.S. Congress made the 4th of July “Independence Day” an unpaid holiday for Federal Employees. Then in 1941 Congress made Independence Day a paid federal holiday.




Pioneer Day
July 24th

The first pioneers officially entered the Great Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. Led by Brigham Young; to signal the founding of a homeland for the Mormon settlers. Pioneer day is known by several names, for example; Days of ’47, Covered Wagon Days or just plain 24th of July. The pioneers started this celebration in 1849. It is the largest Mormon Holiday. Today, for Mormons and Non-Mormons alike it is a day for remembering the society built by the Utah Pioneers. It is celebrated with fireworks, rodeos, parades and carnivals. Even though it is the official State of Utah’s birthday celebration, its popularity has spread into surrounding states.


Labor Day
September 6th

The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. In 1884 the first Monday in September was made the official holiday. The idea for celebrating a “Workingmen’s Holiday” spread with the growth of the labor unions. The first Labor Day consisted of a picnic and a demonstration. From its birth to World War I. Parades and Union promotions were big at this Holiday. Today, Labor Day is celebrated by some as the last camping weekend of the year, for others the end of Summer.




Grandparents Day
September 12th

National Grandparents Day falls on the First Sunday after Labor Day. This holiday was established to honor grandparents, allow opportunity for grandparents and grandchildren to show love for one another. Also for children to experience guidance from those whom had gained years of wisdom. Grandparents Day was designed to be a family day with small private gatherings or projects shared between the old and the young. In 1979 President Jimmy Carter said “September was chosen for the holiday to signify the ‘autumn years of life”. In 1970 a house wife named Marian McQuade the mother of 15 children and 43 grandchildren, Initiated a campaign to allocate a special day just for grandparents. In 1973 it was adopted by West Virginia; in 1978 U.S. Congress passed National Grandparents Day.

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