August 6th Campfire Day

I don’t believe there is anything as relaxing as sitting around a campfire. It just seems to melt the day and your worries away, unless you are concerned about starting a forest fire of course. You don’t even have to have a conversation with those sharing the fire with you for the most part. But if you do, its a great time to cook hotdogs, roast marshmallows or make smores. They say it is best to start your fire before dark so that it at it’s peak when it actually does get dark, which is why Bob Matthews of Holiday Insights. com set this day in August because the sun begins to set a little earlier. He created today in 2017 but I think most of us have been celebrating it long before that.

How to celebrate – Start a campfire. (Make sure to follow all safety precautions) Invite friends to come you your campfire. Go camping.

April 27th National Tell A Story Day

Kids love to hear stories, adults love to hear stories… even some animals love to hear stories. I think it may have to do with the fact we are actually spending time with someone (Or something) rather than being off doing our own thing. This is one tradition that has been handed down over the years that machines can really replace. Yes, machines can tell a story but it really needs the human element to be appreciated. If the story has pictures, all the better. Remember those ghost stories you use to tell out by a campfire? Well, many of them have been turned into movies and television shows. Some get turned into novels and others are just retold and retold until the children they are being old to have them memorized. Now the US and he UK have a difference of opinion when today is to be celebrated. We here in the US celebrate in April while the UK chooses October for their day. Exactly 6 months from each other. I wonder if there is a story to be told there.

How to celebrate – Tell someone a story today. Research stories that you believe your family members will be interested in. Learn to use different voices for the different characters.