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Zodiac Signs of Summer (include those who were born between June 21 – September 23 and includes Cancer, Leo, and Virgo. Cancer is from June 21 to July 22, Leo is from July 23 to August 22 and Virgo is from August 23 to September 22 1. Each sign has its own characteristics and personality traits 1. For example, Cancer is known for being emotional and sensitive while Leo is known for being confident and ambitious 2. Virgo is known for being practical and analytical)
Calling it a night..................
Astronomical Summer vs Meteorological Summer (You may have noticed that meteorologists and climatologists define seasons differently from “regular” or astronomical spring, summer, fall, and winter. So, why do meteorological and astronomical seasons begin and end on different dates? In short, it’s because the astronomical seasons are based on the position of Earth in relation to the sun, whereas the meteorological seasons are based on the annual temperature cycle. Summer's Astronomical season is 21 June – 23 September, it's Meteorological season is 1 June – 31 August)
off to work.................
I've been using both astrological and meteorological for this game.
Barack Obama Day - refers to two days of recognition in the United States in honor of Barack Obama, who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Obama was a member of the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004 and represented the state in the United States Senate from 2005 to 2008 before becoming president. Illinois celebrates the day on August 4 of each year. Similar to other commemorative holidays, it is not a legal state holiday, i.e. workplaces are not closed on the day. Perry County, Alabama, has celebrated the second Monday of November as Barack Obama Day since 2009. County offices and schools are closed for the holiday.
Twitter users unofficially celebrated Obama Day on June 14, 2020, posting pictures of the former president, with some using the hashtag #AllBirthdaysMatter in response to All Lives Matter. June 14 is also Donald Trump's birthday.
County Fair (a large public event that happens every summer in US counties, with rides, games, and competitions for the best animal, best cooked dish, etc.)
This is my county fair. It used to be held right across the street from my parents' house and when I was in high school, I used to go every night. It has since moved to a town about 10 minutes away. I actually got a useful tip from one of the local restaurants who had a booth at the fair that I still use to this day (add banana pepper ring juice to cheese sauce to serve with tortilla chips). This fair is actually for the northern part of St. Louis County, the southern part of the county has one at the Proctor fairgrounds.
This is the Ashland County Fair in Marengo, WI near where my dad grew up. You can see it is a very small fair, you can look across the midway and see the entire fair. The main reason to go was to watch the softball tournament. They used to get some pro athletes that would join softball teams in the off season that would play in this tournament. Meanwhile, my dad and his brothers along with cousins and friends would put a team together and enter the tournament. Needless to say, they would get their butts kicked, but it was all good fun. This is where I also discovered deep fried cheese curds and homemade lemonade. There's a story about a beer truck and free beer that went on until wee hours of the morning that still makes me laugh to this day............
So there is man named Hugh Renyolds who has painted pictures of local landmarks here in Hibbing. I was hoping to find the one that he did of the old fairgrounds. There is one hanging up where I work so I'll take a picture of it and post it in here later. Every time I look at it it makes me smile. However, I did find this painting of the area where I live. If you take a left after the Aubin's sign you would be on my street. The only 2 businesses that are still there are the 2 bars (the Hamm's sign and the Pabst Blue Ribbon sign), the rest have different occupants or none at all.
Democratic National Convention - is a series of presidential nominating conventions held every four years since 1832 by the United States Democratic Party. They have been administered by the Democratic National Committee since the 1852 national convention. The primary goal of the Democratic National Convention is to officially nominate a candidate for president and vice president, adopt a comprehensive party platform and unify the party. Pledged delegates from all fifty U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the American territories, and superdelegates which are unpledged delegates representing the Democratic establishment, attend the convention and cast their votes to choose the party's presidential candidate. Like the Republican National Convention, the Democratic National Convention marks the formal end of the primary election period and the start of the general election season. Since the 1980s the national conventions have lost most of their importance and become mostly just ceremonial coronation events for the respective candidate, as since the full establishment of primary contests in that time the winning nominees of both parties have always been clear long time before the convention. In 2020, both major parties, and many minor parties, replaced their usual in-person conventions with virtual programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2024 Democratic National Convention is scheduled to be held August 19 to 22, 2024, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. By tradition, because Democrats currently hold the White House, their convention will be conducted after the 2024 Republican National Convention, which is scheduled for July 15 to 18, 2024.
Remember when you mentioned people being crazy to jump over bonfires? I give you...............
El Colacho (also internationally known as the baby-jumping festival, is a traditional Spanish holiday that started in 1620 in Burgos, Spain. Men dressed as the devil — donning red and yellow jumpsuits — jump over babies born during the previous 12 months to cleanse them of original sin and to guard them against illnesses and evil spirits. The Brotherhood of the Blessed Sacrament of Minerva [es] organizes the week-long festivities, which culminate on Sunday when the Colacho jumps over the babies on the mattresses placed on the procession route traversing the town. The origins of the tradition are unknown, but it is said to cleanse the babies of original sin, ensuring them safe passage through life and guarding against illness and evil spirits. Pope Benedict XVI asked Spanish priests to distance themselves from El Colacho, as the Church teaches that the original sin is cleansed by baptism. El Colacho takes place every year on a Sunday in late June to celebrate the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi)
The Forecastle Festival - is a three-day music, art, activism festival held annually in Louisville, Kentucky. The festival was founded in 2002 as a small gathering of local musicians in Tyler Park, and steadily grew into a national attraction that now includes major touring acts and an economic impact of over $20 million per year. Forecastle was selected as one of Rolling Stone's "Coolest Festivals" and has an annual attendance of over 75,000 fans at Louisville Waterfront Park. It attracts attendees from nearly all 50 states, 2000 cities, and a dozen international countries. Past headliners include The Black Keys, Jack White, Jack Harlow, Beck, Outkast, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Tyler the Creator, Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Alabama Shakes, The Flaming Lips, The Avett Brothers, Widespread Panic, Cage the Elephant and many more. The festival was held annually starting the second Friday in July until the pandemic. Pre-pandemic, the 2019 line-up (July 12–14) featured The Killers, high-energy folk rockers, The Avett Brothers and 2019 Grammy-winning hip-hop, funk and soul performers Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals. Due to the pandemic, the festival wasn't held in 2020 and 2021. The 2022 lineup featured Jack Harlow, Tame Impala, Tyler the Creator, Phoebe Bridges, Porter Robinson, Rufus Du Sol and many more. It drew a record attendance of more than 75,000 to Louisville’s Waterfront Park. It was reported they were "taking a pause" in 2023 to "strategize and determine the best path forward for the festival."
Grease (is 1978's biggest summer blockbuster. Grease is an American musical romantic comedy film directed by Randal Kleiser (in his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Bronté Woodard and an adaptation by Allan Carr, based on the stage musical of the same name by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The film depicts the lives of greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Australian transfer student Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John), who develop an attraction for each other during a summer romance. Grease was released in the United States on June 16, 1978, by Paramount Pictures. The film was successful both critically and commercially, becoming the highest-grossing musical film at the time. Its soundtrack album ended 1978 as the second-best-selling album of the year in the United States, only behind the soundtrack of the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever (which also starred Travolta), and the song "Hopelessly Devoted to You" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 51st Academy Awards. The film also received five nominations at the 36th Golden Globe Awards, including for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and two for Best Original Song, for "Grease" and "You're the One that I Want". In 2020, Grease was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant")
Calling it a night............................
Happiness Happens Month - is celebrated annually in August. It is dedicated to celebrating things that make you happy. It’s a known fact that happiness is contagious and sharing your happiness can bring a smile to someone’s face. The month reminds us that happiness can be found in even little things that we might not notice and that spreading the same joy amongst others can help make the world a better place. Happiness Happens Day is celebrated on August 8 every year.
So this one is unique.................when I searched for summer festivals I came across this website (travelchannel.com) and this was the description: Summer Festivals Around the World-Warm weather sparks thousands of people to converge outdoors and celebrate for various occasions and events. From the celebration of the King of Rock 'n' Roll to a bizarre baby-jumping tradition, here are a few fun and unique festivals you should travel to see this summer. This was on their list...........
Inti Raymi Festival (or "Festival of the Sun," (Quechua for "Inti festival") is a traditional religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the god Inti (Quechua for "sun"), the most venerated deity in Inca religion. It was the celebration of the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year in terms of the time between sunrise and sunset – and the Inca New Year, when the hours of light would begin to lengthen again. In territories south of the equator, the Gregorian months of June and July are winter months. It is held on June 24. During the Inca Empire, the Inti Raymi was the most important of four ceremonies celebrated in Cusco, as related by Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. The celebration took place in the Haukaypata or the main plaza in the city. The 9-day winter solstice celebration is held in the great square of the Sacsayhuaman fortress and includes large banquets, festive music and thousands of people dressed in colorful costumes)