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October, the spooky month, Halloween is celebrated. Legend has it that the earth comes very close to the outer plane of the other world of the souls of the dead that may pass over. October’s birthstone is the opal.
November brings Thanksgiving Day. It is always celebrated on the 4th Thursday of the month. It is a national holiday in the United States. In 1621, ( the Pilgrims arrived in 1620 on a ship called the Mayflower) the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Indians shared a feast that is still acknowledged today as the first Thanksgiving feasts in the colonies. The Citrine gem is November’s birthstone, dark yellow in color.
December, Christmas month, birth of Christ, Turquoise gem, blue green in color, sign of friendship. Huge celebration and giving of gifts. Doing holiday gifts online and letting Santa do the work, is the best way to celebrate and enjoy spending time with your family.
January, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Garnet gem for protection, usually dark red in color but can be many.
Beginning of the year with many resolutions with weight loss at top of list.
January 8th, Elvis Presley’s birthday, trips to Graceland still the place to go for fans to celebrate this legend. Considered the musical icon of the 20th century. ELVIS was a Capricorn.
March with celebration of St. Patrick’s Day always on the 17th. Blue or Cyan colored Aquamarine gem is St. Patty’s birthstone with the feeling of serenity. This is the day that everyone is Irish.
April is Easter month, The Quartz or Diamond is April’s birth stone, sigh of strength . Easter celebrates the rising of Jesus three days after his death. Easter is a holiday that welcomes and celebrates Spring. Easter eggs started in ancient Persia, thought of as a symbol of the struggle between good and evil. I’m just not sure why a bunny brings eggs.
May is the month for mother’s. The dark green Emerald is the birth stone and sign of hope. Mother’s Day is 2nd only to Christmas in gift giving.
June is for celebrating Dad. The birth stone is the Pearl or Alexandrite with variable colors of yellow, green, or greenish blues, sign of love. Father’s Day doesn’t go so much for flowers and candy but a mug of beer and a back yard barbecue with friends and family are appreciated.
July is a loud fiery month celebrating the 4th of July, known also as Independence Day. It’s birthstone is the Ruby gem vitality is the meaning. The 4th is a federal holiday in the US commemorating the Declaration of Independence. It’s our birthday!
August with the olive green Peridot as it’s birth stone, beauty as its meaning is the month Elvis passed away at 42 years old.. After 44 years thousands of fans still make the journey to Memphis, Tennessee to pay respects at Graceland Never forgotten. RIP, you were the musical icon of the 20th century. The boy from Tupelo who called Memphis his home and Beale St. was a fixture of his teenage years. It was the music of Beale Street and the style of Beale street that influenced his rise to fame. There is a bronze sidewalk plaque recognizing Elvis on Beale Street.