National Roots Day
Many people don’t care about their ancestors until they begin to research the subject more deeply. Then suddenly, their family history is long and fascinating. They become so obsessed with learning everything about their forefathers that they will talk to anyone who asks. Perhaps they are related to someone who was a pioneer in history or participated in an important battle. Your life is shaped by their choices. If they had made different decisions, it wouldn’t have been just their lives that would have been affected. Sometimes questions that have plagued our lives for years can be answered by doing solid research on our family history. Even a short amount of time might uncover valuable information about our grandparents and parents. Their decisions have shaped you into the person you are today. If they had made different choices, it wouldn’t have been just their lives that would have been affected. Root Day falls right before Christmas. This highlights the importance of family and the meaning it holds. Holidays are typically spent with all types of family. Therefore, it makes sense that an ancestral heritage holiday or holiday celebrating is held during the same time period. Many people have been celebrating National Roots Day for more than 40 years. It is best to start by looking into your roots. Nearly everyone who lives in the “New World,” is related to thousands and thousands of European immigrants who left their homelands for various reasons. If you have the opportunity to talk to these relatives in person, you may learn a lot about your family’s past, including how it was decades ago. You may also hear interesting stories about their experiences learning the language and their journey to the new country. Are your ancestors from Europe, for example, who came to America on the Mayflower, or other similar ships, hundreds of years ago? You might also find interesting information about your relatives, and the blood flowing through your veins. You can also celebrate your roots by having a dinner with your family and learning how to cook traditional dishes from the country you come from. You might like wild mushroom pierogi! Cassata alla Siciliana? Perhaps some shepherd’s pie.