Thursday, April 23, 2009

Librarian Secret #6

People often stop by the Reference Deck to ask what day a particular holiday will occur on. Of course, I can always just check the calendar but sometimes they want more specific information - like what is the holiday about, when did it begin, etc. When asked for this type of information, I usually turn to Infoplease's Holidays in America Web page. The site has fun, historical and traditional facts about the holidays Americans have come to love and celebrate.

Did you know that Mother's Day was made a national holiday in 1914 or that Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day? Check out this site to learn even more fun trivia about your favorite holiday! (FL)

5 comments:

Jess said...

How cool -- thanks for the tip!

Forgetful Librarian said...

Your Welcome!

sharazad said...

Very helpful.
Did you know that May 25 is Nerd day in Spain? I am going to make people give me presents...
Just to celebrate.

Forgetful Librarian said...

That is hilarious! Thanks for letting me know.

Ellie Great said...

Thank you for the helpful information

Ellid