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Roots Day

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About Roots Day

When is Roots Day? This holiday is always observed on December 23

Are you who you think you are? What exciting and fascinating people are in your family tree!? Celebrate your genealogy, as today is Roots Day. This December 23 holiday is a great day to celebrate your heritage. Many of us are returning to our roots today, as we head home for Christmas. Returning to our roots is a warm, cozy and comfortable feeling, a sense of belonging.

A hobby and a quest: Many people get caught up, and become captivated, with researching and uncovering their family roots. This hobby is the study of Genealogy. Genealogy can take interesting twists and turns. We often discover our ancestors come from exciting and fascinating places. We find we are related to famous people in history. Sometimes, we come upon dead ends in our genealogical family tree. Other times, we find a distant relative, who has performed some of the very same research. The result of the encounter could be huge sections of the family tree, literally handed to you.

Be prepared to find amazing facts about your roots. Some will be wonderful, like having a World War II hero in your family tree or discovering and corresponding with distant relatives. Sometimes, you find disturbing things like a murderer or criminal among your ancestors. Either way, use Roots Day to learn about your roots. And find out more about who you are and who your ancestors were.

Today’s Reading: Roots, by Alex Haley

How to Celebrate Roots Day

  • Were you switched at birth!? Take an ancestry test to determine your true ancestral roots.
  • Explore your roots. research your ancestors. There is a wealth of information online. And, you will likely find some fascinating things about people in your family tree.
  • Share your discoveries with other members of your family.
  •  Give an ancestry test kit as a holiday gift to family members.

Thought for Today

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture, is like a tree without roots.” – – Marcus Garvey

The History and Origin of Roots Day

We all can certainly relate to the importance and the need of finding our roots. It’s a sense and a need of belonging, that is ingrained in our being. So, we fully understand why this special day was created. But, we have yet to uncover the roots of “Roots Day” – – who created it and when?

We will continue to dig and explore this day until we have uncovered and exposed the roots of this very special day.

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