Need to look at what I have to do for Mother's Day and Mum's birthday.
Queen's Birthday in June but do not really "celebrate" that, although we get a long weekend. Then no more long weekends until October. We have a lot of holidays at the beginning of the year but not a one for July, August or September.
It would have been my Mum and Dad's 60th anniversary on June 30th so will buy a card and organise some flowers to be delivered.
Then DS birthday in July and then nothing else in the lead up to Christmas.
Will try and organise a family dinner for late October/early November. We try and do it early to free up dates around Christmas when we all tend to become busy with other things.
Our family doesn't celebrate Grandparent's Day because we acknowledge them on Mother's Day and Father's Day. However, the elementary schools and the high school my dc attend(ed) will do a Grandparent's Day. They will have a program to encourage grandparents (and other special older people in the students' lives). I think it's a win-win for the schools, the grandparents (and other special older people) and the students. My dad is the only sibling left in his family. He was invited to his grand-niece's Grandparent Day last year. I thought it was such a sweet thing to bond over.
Mother's Day here tomorrow. There have no plans made and I would be surprised if my kids acknowledge the day.
I have spoken to my own Mum, she does not want to catch up tomorrow as DD, Mum and I are having lunch early next week for Mother's Day and Mum's birthday. Mum decided that she can wait until then to catch up.
DH will probably do something nice for me, I am hoping that he does a lovely roast dinner with all the trimmings, yum. That and a lay in will be wonderful.
ETA, the weather was perfect, a little chilly but sunny. Caught up with Mum after all and had a fabulous day.
Mid June and the year is flying by. What is next on the seasonal calendar for you in the Northern Hemisphere?
I am looking forward to this week, not a holiday but the Winter Solstice, the shortest day/longest night of the year. Although we still have Winter for July and August the days will start getting longer in the lead up to Spring.
The newest US holiday is Juneteenth, which will be officially celebrated on Monday. This new holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and marks the anniversary of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas. It was first recognized as a federal holiday in June 2021. While it's been celebrated in some communities for years, it is relatively new to me (as a holiday) and I really cannot speak to traditional celebrations, customary foods, etc. Just throwing it out for the list, since it is now a federal holiday in our country. And it will be followed shortly by Independence Day aka July 4th.