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Dec 30, 2015 03:55 PM ET // Discovery News
Two Johns Hopkins professors hope we’ll all be using a new calendar soon.
Dec 22, 2015 08:34 AM ET
Since ancient times, the winter solstice has been celebrated by different cultures. Why do so many holidays occur during this time?
Nov 24, 2015 09:38 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
The idea of a feast of thanks certainly wasn't invented by the settlers at Plymouth.
Nov 25, 2015 09:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Turkeys were raised by ancestral people of the American Southwest, but not for reasons that most might think.
Nov 26, 2015 07:11 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Parsnips, turnips, carrots, onions, garlic, beans, leeks and venison was likely on the table of the feast (which was in September).
Oct 31, 2015 05:00 AM ET
Costumes, candy, and kids (carefully) accepting candy from strangers. Sounds like Halloween! How did this longstanding, and now lucrative, tradition begin?
Oct 30, 2015 04:15 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Pumpkin carving, like Halloween itself, has its roots in Celtic traditions.
Oct 12, 2015 04:55 AM ET
Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World in 1492, and more than 500 years later the holiday that bears his name is mired in controversy. Some think the explorer and his bloody life should not be lauded with a holiday. Are they right?
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