These are just some of the things
we grow up with as children and the good thing about them all is that, even when we get older the way we feel as children
doesn't need to change because the are all as good for us now, if not better, in our own ways to enjoy. That even
means cartoons, for us who still enjoy sitting down to a great oldie cartoon, that we remember from childhood
Like everything, every
body has their own way of celebrating the different occasions and that does mean for all ages because just like me, I
bet there's a lot out there that are just as much a Child at Heart as I am and nothing could change that ..
These are just some of the things most of us have celebrated over the years and a brief
look behind some of the history!!!
Children of all ages treat their Mum's and Dad's to something special on the one-day they can show their respect..
Day morning, most children follow the tradition of serving their mothers breakfast in bed. Other children will give their
mothers gifts, which they have made themselves, or bought, in stores. Adults also give there mums gifts and cards to say thanks
for everything that they have done.
It is the one-day out of the year when children, young and old, remember their mothers
and express their appreciation for everything their mothers have done for them while growing up. It is a day for showing
your love and respect for a very important woman in your life.
Mother's Day was a great success so the same was done
for all the father's out there but for some reason it asnt taken off as well as people thought, which is a shame because all
father's out there do just as much for the children, the only reason why you dont see it is because most fathers work long
hours to keep there families safe and not without nice things.
Father's Day is not only a day to
honour fathers, but also one to show respect for all father figures. Family’s honour grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles
and other adult male figures that are special to them. Children remember their fathers by calling them, sending cards, buying
gifts or even take them for a day out just so that they can show them how much they care and respect everything they’ve
done over the years.
Fathers Day Page
|Valentines Day... Feb 14th !!!
St Valentine..was a bishop of Rome who was martyred on February 14, 270 AD. The
Roman emperor Claudius II made getting married illegal.because he blamed marriage and love for the reason why men didn't join
his army. Bishop Valentine believed in love!
So he carried on marrying people behind his back, even though it was illegal. Claudius II ordered Valentine beheaded for breaking
In 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius renamed Lupercalia
to St. Valentines Day. We now honor the patron Saint of love on the February 14th.
Valentines day is known more for
us adults/teens to send our loved ones cards, gifts, flowers or chocolates but you see the odd few children sending cards
to there first love.... Awwwwwwwwwww (So Sweet)!!!
|Easter ...Sunday !!!
When the chocolate bunnies
comes out you know Easter is just around the corner and the children are looking forward to their Easter Eggs, Hot cross Buns
and parties. Easter isn't all about chocolate or entertainment but you will find out a little history behind the festive day
if you carry on reading...
How Easter started..
this holiday according to their beliefs. Christians honor Good Friday as the day that Jesus Christ died and Easter Sunday
as the day that He was resurrected. Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter and the day Jesus arrived in Jerusalem.
Easter Day is currently determined
as the first Sunday after the full moon on or after March 21.
|Halloween...October 31st !!!
In the late 1800s, there was a move in America to mold Halloween into a holiday more about community
and neighborly get-togethers, than about ghosts, pranks, and witchcraft. At the turn of the century, Halloween parties for
both children and adults became the most common way to celebrate the day. Parents were encouraged by newspapers and community
leaders to take anything "frightening" or "grotesque" out of Halloween celebrations. Because of their efforts, Halloween lost
most of its superstitious and religious overtones by the beginning of the twentieth century.
So every year on the 31st of October the children will dress up in costume and go around the street to neighbours,
friends and family going Trick-or-Treating ..
The meaning of Trick-or-treating,
was a relatively inexpensive way for an entire community to share the Halloween celebration. In theory, families could also
prevent tricks being played on them by providing the neighborhood children with small treats.
|Bonfire Night...November 5th !!!
November 5th is known as "Guy Fawkes Night", and all over Britain
people fire off fireworks, light bonfires to mark the day of the "Gunpowder Plot".
About Guy Fawkes..
was an Englishman who, in popular legend, tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament with barrels of gunpowder. He was caught,
tortured, imprisoned, and finally executed. Guy Fawkes was a co-conspirator in the "Gunpowder Plot" of 1605 in England. He
and his followers decided to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London, and succeeded in smuggling several barrels of gunpowder
into the basement. The plot was foiled at the eleventh hour; some of the plotters escaped, some turned King's Evidence and
reported on the rest.
|The group of men led by Robert Gatsby !!!
The men bought a house next door to the parliament. The house had a cellar which went under the parliament building.
They planned to put gunpowder under the house and blow up the parliament with king James I and the King's leaders in
The king and his leaders were to meet on November 5, so that
gave then just what they wanted (all under one roof )..
Guy Fawkes was given the job to
keep watch over the barrels of gunpowder and to light the fuse, but he was discovered before he could blow up the Parliament.
Guy Fawkes was put in prison and tortured until he told them the names of all the people involved in the Gunpowder Plot..
and thats the story in brief about the Gunpowder plot .
November 5th - Bonfire Night
|Christmas Day...December 25th !!!
Christmas is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. No one
knows the exact date of Christ's birth, but most Christians observe Christmas on December 25. On this day, many go to church,
where they take part in special religious services. During the Christmas season, they also exchange gifts and decorate their
homes with holly, mistletoe, and Christmas trees.
The word Xmas is sometimes used instead of Christmas.
This tradition began
in the early Christian church. In Greek, X is the first letter of Christ's name. It was frequently used as a holy symbol.
|New Years Day .. Jan 1st !!!
The celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000
years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible
crescent) after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring).
The beginning of spring is a logical
time to start a New Year. After all, it is the season of rebirth, of planting new crops, and of blossoming. January 1..
In order to set the calendar right, the
Roman senate, in 153 BC, declared January 1 to be the beginning of the New Year. But tampering continued until Julius Caesar,
in 46 BC, established what has come to be known as the Julian Calendar. It again established January 1 as the New Year. But
in order to synchronize the calendar with the sun, Caesar had to let the previous year drag on..
This is one cartoon
that's for all ages and it's still around from when I was younger !!!
Tweety always says.. i tawt i taw a puddy tat, i did i did !! :0) As you can seeTweety
is a cute little conary with a heart of gold, with one massive draw'back his name is Sylvester...
Sylvester is the black and white cat
that Tweety decided to get a cuddly toy of because he loved him so much..( as pictured to your left ), there was
only one problem Sylvester didn't feel the same about him because he came to the conclusion that if he got rid of Tweety in
some way he'd be able to stop in the house just like Tweety did and not keep getting put out by Granny so the Bulldog couldn't
get him.................. SO AS
YOU CAN IMAGINE THE STORY CONTINUES !!!