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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.
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?
Jul 2, 2015 02:11 PM ET // Discovery News
Latino comedians skewer Americans' tendency to get drunk on Cinco de Mayo without knowing, or caring, what it's about. Continue reading →
Jul 3, 2014 02:30 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
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.
Jun 13, 2014 12:42 PM ET
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.
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