Just recently learned that next Thursday, Dec 23rd, is National Roots Day! Had seen it mentioned on a calendar and looked it up. It did appear on quite a few sites! What a nice promotion for the holidays - summarized from a couple of websites:
The holiday season is full of family functions & get-togethers. Many of us are returning to our roots today as we head home for Christmas, so what better time than now to celebrate your roots!
Take the time to learn about the struggles and triumphs of your ancestors and the history of your family name. Sit down with your older relatives & talk with them about their pasts. You may hear some funny stories & learn a few things about your family that you never knew before!
Returning to our roots is a warm, cozy and comfortable feeling, a sense of belonging.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all!