Several weeks ago one of my clients asked me to arrange a trip for him. For the most part, it was a pretty clear-cut domestic trip to arrange. But my curiosity started to awaken and take over. I call it my “OCD” factor, my imagination started running away with me.
As I said, it is a domestic trip, and I discovered that my local library had a copy of the Federal Writers Project book for that particular state. The Federal Writers Project was started as part of the New Deal established by President Franklin Roosevelt.
Over 6,600 writers from all over the nation were contracted to document local written and oral history, attractions, and folklore (my particular favorite) of the regions within the State.
The more I researched and delved into this book, and similar books dedicated to other states, the more impressed I became that we really do indeed live in an incredible Nation.
We just celebrated our 233rd year of Independence; we are a nation of immigrants of all races, religions and nationalities. While it is very true that we are only 233 years old, because we are comprised of immigrants from practically every country in the world, our collective history goes back many centuries.
Each and every state celebrates in many different ways, with festivals for Community Pride, Music, Art, Food, Crafts and Folklore, some of which are unique to their region. Our population is intertwined in a glorious crazy quilt of cultures in which we can all partake and enjoy.
I do hope that you take some time to explore the events and festivals for each state and the United States Territories, for there is so much being offered for your enjoyment and education.
Should you find something of interest I would be most pleased to help you in planning your experience.
Here are links to each of the 50 states and some US Territories, where you can find all kinds of events and festivals
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