Category Archives: Holiday Dates

Father’s Day UK

Fathers’ Day in U.K., U.S.A. and Canada. Fathers day is the day we celebrate our dads. It was invented by a U.S. woman named Sonora Smart Dodd who was raised by her father and thought that they should be celebrated just as much as mothers. Her dad was born in June so she chose to… Read More »

May Day Celebrations

May Day, May 1st, consists of numerous holidays and celebrations around the world from spring celebrations to saint’s feast day to a day for organized labor, etc. In the UK the May Day bank holiday is on the first Monday in May.

Mother’s Day USA

Mother’s Day is celebrated in the U.S. as a day to honor our mothers. It is a day to show thanks for all that our mothers do. Stitching Cards Border 3: bellflowers ‘Mother’s Day’ pattern Stitching Cards Border 5: corner swirls ‘Best Mom’ pattern

Mothering Sunday UK

Mother’s Day is celebrated in the U.K. as a day to honor our mothers. It is a day to show thanks for all that our mothers do. Stitching Cards Border 3: bellflowers ‘Mother’s Day’ pattern Stitching Cards Border 5: corner swirls ‘Best Mum’ pattern

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus’ resurrection. Easter Sunday falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 20, the nominal date of the Spring Equinox. Easter Traditions have been derived primarily from Pagan traditions: Hot Cross Buns – at the feast of Eostre, the Saxon fertility Goddess, an ox was sacrificed. The ox’s… Read More »

Australia Day

Australia Day is always on January 26 and commemorates the establishment of the first settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788. It is an opportunity for Australians to come together to celebrate their country and culture. There are reflections on the achievements of the nation and explorations of way to make the… Read More »

Hanukkah – First Day UK

Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasts for eight days. It is a Jewish holiday celebrating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.  The first candle of the menorah is lit at nightfall of the date shown. Stitching Cards Happy Hanukkah pattern

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a U.S. Holiday to give thanks for the harvest season. It is a time for family and friends to gather together for a dinner or feast. Thanksgiving is observed on the fourth Thursday of November. Stitching Cards Thanksgiving Cornucopia pattern Stitching Cards Thanksgiving Turkey pattern

Christmas

Christmas is celebrated by millions of people all over the world. For Christians, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and is observed on December 25th or among Eastern Orthodox, January 6th. Stitching Cards Christmas patterns

New Year

New Year’s Day is the first day of the Gregorian calendar year. It is a day of parades, sporting events and new years resolutions. Stitching Cards Happy New Year pattern