Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day, and it is honors US men and women who died in the military Service. The first Memorial Day was celebrated to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War 1. It is important to take a moment and reflect on all those who gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy.
If you happen to find yourself in Santa Barbara, here is an annual event that is fun and benefits children in Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo Counties.
"I Madonnari, or street painters will transform the Santa Barbara Mission Plaza using pastels on pavement to create 150 vibrant and colorful, large scale images. The festival benefits the Children's Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education offices. The project serves 50,000 children in more than 100 schools with visual and performing arts workshops and performances throughout."--from the website," This event is in partnership with Santa Barbara's sister city in Italy, Grazie di Curtatone.
You can view the art work on the 26, 27, and 28th. Admission is free.
We wish you a wonderful relaxing long weekend, Cheers, Ron & Alexandra
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