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October 28 – National Chocolate Day

The New York Times reports that Americans spend $21 billion on chocolate every year, but the pandemic has driven an even bigger boost in consumption. Most anthropologists trace the use of cacao products to South America over 5,000 years ago. … Continue reading

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October 4 – National Cinnamon Roll Day

According to The Spruce Eats, a website with recipes and articles about food, true cinnamon or Cinnamomum zeylanicum, dates back in Chinese writings to 2800 B.C. Its botanical name derives from the Hebraic and Arabic term amomon, meaning fragrant spice … Continue reading

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January 6 – Epiphany, or Twelfth Day of Christmas, a.k.a. Three Kings’ Day – Celebrate with Kings’ Cake!

Epiphany is the time the Three Kings, a.k.a. the Magi, visited Jesus. According to a web site on Christmas customs, Epiphany means “revelation” and refers to the coming of the Wise Men to Bethlehem after the birth of Jesus, when … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2020!

May your year be full of good reading for you and your entire family! Happy New Year!! [Original artwork by Grace Ahmed via the Children’s Literacy Foundation, which has a website full of ideas about how to make reading fun … Continue reading

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Christmas in Southwest Arizona

There may not be much snow in Southwest Arizona, but Christmas decorations are everywhere. In the Southwest, many places are lit up during the Christmas season with farolitos, as shown in the picture above. The word luminaria is more commonly … Continue reading

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