Memorial Day quickly approaches as we slide into the home stretch of May. But what do you really know about the Memorial Day Holiday, which should not to be confused with Veterans Day? All I know is that most get a three day weekend and the school year is just about over. So, let's test your holiday skills and see if you are smarter than a 5th grader.Go ahead and see if you can answer the following 7 questions, no peeking at the answers.When is Memorial Day? What was the original name of this Holiday called? What year was the name changed to Memorial Day? What president proclaimed Waterloo, NY the birthplace of Memorial Day in 1966? What is the nation's largest national cemetery? What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day? In what year was Memorial Day declared a national holiday by an act of Congress? Here are the answers:Memorial Day is the last Monday in May. The original name of the holiday was Decoration Day. The name was changed in 1882. President Lyndon … [Read more...] about Memorial Day Holiday – Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
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Mothers do so much for everyone, but there is one special day we can give something back to the one who does so much for us, and a Mother's Day Holiday Party can be the key to showing Mom how much she means to the ones for whom she does the most. Whether you are an only child, from a huge family, or one of many adopted by a loving surrogate mother, it is always nice to come up with a way to show the mother figure in your life how much she means to you.Mother's day is that one special day of the year that comes around each May, and the one day you want to be sure to let your mother know what she means to you. Of course, your Mother's Day holiday party should depend on one thing: Your mother. Of course, you know your mother and her situation. Consider her likes and dislikes when planning your Mother's Day holiday.Some things to consider:o Consider whether your grandmother is alive. If she is, your mother's day celebration should coincide with whatever your mother has planned for her … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day Holiday Party, Fun Involving The Whole Family
Two motorbike riders were severely injured in a traffic collision with a tire-exploded car when driving through Tan Hoa Canal, HCM City on May 1 (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The numbers of traffic accidents and fatalities during the four-day holiday from April 28-May 1 decreased remarkably from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Public Security. The ministry’s office reported that 79 were killed and another 79 injured in 113 traffic accidents nationwide in the period, year-on-year decreases of 19 deaths (19.4 percent), and 12 accidents (9.6 percent). Most of the accidents occurred on the nation’s roads (112 cases with 78 deaths), with only one accident and one death related to the railway. May 1 alone saw 37 accidents, killing 27 and injuring 33. Khuat Viet Hung, Vice Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, noted that the reduction is remarkable in the context of surging traffic. The committee said the main reason for the … [Read more...] about Traffic accident fatalities drop during four-day holiday
79 people have been killed and 79 others injured in 113 traffic accidents during the four-day holiday from April 28 to May 1 according to the National Traffic Safety Committee. A container truck falls on a car, killing two people in Phu Yen Province on April 30 The figures showed a fall of 12 accidents,19 fatalities and 11 injures from last year's numbers, the committee said. The last day of the holiday on May 1 saw 37 accidents which killed 27 people and injured 33. According to the committee, most of the accidents occurred on roads and were caused by speed and alcohol violations. Traffic police dealt with a total of 25,904 violations on roads and seized 4,531 vehicles during the holiday. 759 other vehicles were also seized on waterways. … [Read more...] about 79 killed in Reunification Day and Labour Day holiday
Many of Hanoi’s main streets suffered from severe congestion on April 28 as thousands of people packed to travel or return home during the Reunification Day and International Labour Day extended holiday. Hanoi's streets jammed before four-day holiday Bus stations were full of passengers waiting. At 5pm, people started flocking to My Dinh Bus Station to buy tickets to Yen Bai, Lao Cai and Quang Ninh provinces. My Dinh Bus Station's Deputy Head Nguyen Manh Tuan estimated that the station would serve 15,000 to 20,000 passengers a day. Most people want to travel from the afternoon of April 27 or April 28. "We've added up to 200 more trips and worked with the traffic police, the NA Committee of Traffic Safety to regulate the traffic and deal with violating passenger buses that randomly pick up passengers," Tuan said. On April 28, main streets leading out to the city such as Giai Phong, Ngoc Hoi and the Ring Road 3 experienced traffic jams. Traffic Police Team 14 said about 100 … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s streets jammed before four-day holiday