The first Monday in September, annually, is observed in the USA as Labor Day. The holiday was originally a salute to the many laborers who worked in factories or other manual labor jobs. It has since expanded to include every worker – “blue collar,” “white collar,” agricultural, industrial, service, educational, clerical, – and everything in between. It is a time to pause, enjoy a day free from working and to celebrate the “fruits” of their efforts.
This upcoming Sunday is Bare Practitioner’s Day! Before I progress any further on this topic, I should explain or remind everyone that “bare practitioner” is the term that I prefer to use for self-identification as well as to describe who and what we are. I believe the majority utilize the term: “gay naturist/nudist.” In most social settings, sexual actions are not permitted. That’s the reason I’d much rather be a bare practitioner as opposed to gay naturist/nudist. “Gay” has simply too much sexual baggage or implications!
On this date in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed. That document ended the relationship between the thirteen colonies and the United Kingdom and established the United States as an independent country.
Author’s Note: There will be no additional posting here tomorrow, Friday, July 5. Regular posting will resume here on Monday, July 8, the beginning of Nude Recreation Week!
Today, July 1, is Canada Day, celebrating the creating of the Dominion of Canada on this date in 1867. This event was the enactment of the British North America Act which unified the colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec into the autonomous dominion under Queen Victoria as Queen of Canada. Today is Canada’s national holiday and warmest regards to Canadians everywhere!
Today, May 27, 2019, in the USA is the Memorial Day holiday. On this day, a movable Monday national holiday, the USA honors all of those who died defending their country. This observance is “movable” as it is celebrated on the last Monday in the month of May, annually. It has been a movable holiday since Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act on June 28, 1968. Prior to that act, it was observed on different days in May in the different states.
Here in the USA, this upcoming Sunday, May 12, 2019, is Mother’s Day. That observance is the time where everyone honors their mothers and the concept of motherhood in a special way. One of the traditional duties of being a mother usually involves preparing the family meal and this has led to one of the favored customs of this day: either preparing a feast for our mother or taking her “out to eat” a meal on her special day.
The above image is the picture of a loaf of Easter Bread, one of the traditional foods of the Easter celebration within the Greek Orthodox Church. This weekend marks the end of the Great Lenten Fast that is observed prior to the Feast Day. All of the faiths of the Orthodox churches have Easter this weekend; the Russian, the Greek, the Ethiopian, the Bulgarian, the Serbian, the Albanian, the Egyptian Coptic and as well as some of the Eastern Rites of the Church of Rome.