The idea of a feast of thanks certainly wasn't invented by the settlers at Plymouth.
Costumes, candy, and kids (carefully) accepting candy from strangers. Sounds like Halloween! How did this longstanding, and now lucrative, tradition begin?
Pumpkin carving, like Halloween itself, has its roots in Celtic traditions.
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?
Latino comedians skewer Americans' tendency to get drunk on Cinco de Mayo without knowing, or caring, what it's about. Continue reading →
Don't feel bad if you're not observing Waffle Iron Day. But do check out our list of unusual holidays that have a traceable origin.
As we look to honor fathers this weekend, it's time to check in on some Dad Science. Turns out dads are staying home in greater numbers than ever.
Some holidays seem to have been created just to sell greeting cards, but not these...
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