Last Day of Hanukkah

Last Day of Hanukkah History The last day of Hanukkah celebrates the 8th and final day of this Jewish observance. On this day, the eighth and final candle is lit on a 8 candle holder called a menorah. The candles symbolizes light at an otherwise dark time in Jewish History. Traditions include playing games of

New Year’s Day

New Year's Day History New Year's Day marks the start of a new year on the Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian calendar was first introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 and began to be used in Britain and its colonies in 1751. It is a solar calendar which maintains synchrony with the tropical year. This

CRSPIA Board Meeting January 2020 1pm

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Visitor's Center

CRSPIA Quarterly meeting at the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Visitor's Center at 1:00 pm January 8TH, 2020

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King History Martin Luther King Day celebrates life and accomplishment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK promoted Civil Rights through nonviolent civil disobedience. He is perhaps best known for his 'I have a dream...' speech in 1963. He was assassinated in 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr. day became a federally recognized holiday

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day History Groundhog Day marks the midway point between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox. It is a derivative from the early Christian holiday of Candlemas Day. The holiday is commemorated when a famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, emerges from his burrow and looks for his shadow. The tradition goes that this day, is

David Hernandez Celebration of Life 1-4pm Descanso Town Hall

It is with a profound sadness that CRSPIA share the news of Dave Hernandez's passing. Dave was involved in many volunteer activities that involved giving to the Park system, CRSPIA, communities, friends and family. Here in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, he was our Treasurer, past president, Historian of our Park and trails, and the Trail