Maegan Kasteler | May 28, 2020

Celebrate Family in Spring

Springtime comes with its fair share of holidays and celebrations, and many of them can help bring your family closer together. Here are a few you and your family can celebrate:

May = Mystery Month

What better way to celebrate Mystery Month than solving some of the mysteries in your family tree? Have that brick wall you can’t seem to get past? Dedicate some time in May to solve the problems!

May = Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Do you have Pacific Islanders in your family tree? Did you know that May is Pacific Islander Heritage Month? Well, now you don’t have an excuse not to know. May is the perfect month to celebrate your Islander heritage or to do more research into your Pacific Islander progenitors.

Cinco de Mayo

Over the years Cinco de Mayo has become synonymous with Hispanic and Mexican pride and a time to celebrate the rich culture. It is a time of song, dance, partying, and sharing pride in your Hispanic descent. This is a great day to celebrate if you have Hispanic heritage.

Mother’s Day; Birth Mother’s Day (USA)

Birth Mother’s Day and Mother’s Day are celebrated on the second Saturday and Sunday in May, respectively. These days are perfect to celebrate the mother figures in your life and celebrate where you came from.

Visit Your Relatives Day

Visit Your Relatives Day is celebrated on May 18 each year. This is a day intended to give us the opportunity to mend family relationships or get closer to our relatives. We know this is a little harder to do, given the current state of the world, so how about connecting virtually? Have a video chat or send an e-card, email, IM, or text.

Memorial Day (USA)

Officially, Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May. This is a day dedicated to all servicemen and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. The roots for this holiday go clear back to the end of the Civil War in 1865, and it was formerly known as Decoration Day. This is a perfect day to honor those in your family tree who served in the military.

Father’s Day (USA)

Although Father’s Day is officially during summer this year (by just one day), we wanted to include this celebration for fathers. Whatever your relationship with your father, Father’s Day is the day to celebrate fathers, grandfathers, and all father figures in your life. They are part of your story and where you come from. Use this day to research your paternal lines in your family tree!

Whatever you are celebrating in the spring, share your family celebrations with us on social media! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and using #RootsTech.

Maegan Kasteler

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