• A Brief History of New Years Celebrations

    06-17-2016

    As the calendars have changed over the millennia, so has the day on which people celebrate New Years Day. However, the history of the New Years Day is almost as old as the human conception of time itself. More >>

  • History Of The New Years Resolution

    06-17-2016

    Would you believe that the history of New Year's resolutions is rooted in a time period that is well over two millennia? More >>

  • A Brief History of St. Patricks Day

    06-17-2016

    St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, is an Irish holiday celebrating St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick was born Maewyn Succat of an Italian father and a Scottish mother, sometime around 385 A.D., in Scotland. More >>

  • A Brief History of Mardi Gras

    06-17-2016

    Like much of the culture of Louisiana, the modern celebration of Mardi Gras and its manifestation in parties and parades around the United States, particularly in New Orleans, are a direct result of French influence. More >>

  • A Brief History of July 4th

    06-17-2016

    Most Americans know at least most of the larger details about how they came to celebrate July 4th as their Independence Day. More >>

  • A Brief History Of Ground Hog Day

    06-17-2016

    The holiday known as Ground Hog Day had its beginnings in the state of Pennsylvania and is rooted in German and Pennsylvanian customs. This holiday first occurred during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. More >>

  • A Brief History Of April Fools Day

    06-17-2016

    The history of April Fools Day remains unclear today, but some historians and researchers believe that this holiday has its beginnings rooted in sixteenth century France. More >>

  • A Brief History Of Memorial Day

    06-17-2016

    On the final Monday in the month of May every year, Americans celebrate the holiday of Memorial Day. This special day was created so that American soldiers who died while serving in the United States military could be honored and remembered. More >>

  • A Brief History of Valentines Day

    06-17-2016

    St. Valentines Day is known around the world as a day for lovers. We buy valentine gifts, write love poems, and generally express our affection for our significant others. More >>

  • 5 Surprising Facts About Valentine's Day History

    06-17-2016

    Some parts of the history of Valentine's Day remain unclear. Although the holiday clearly has Christian roots, there also seems to be a link between the holiday and pagan traditions. In addition, over time the holiday has become one linked to romance, and it has been greatly commercialized. More >>

  • A Brief History Of Kwanzaa

    06-17-2016

    Kwanzaa is a holiday that was created for the purposes of reaffirming the values and visions of the African community and culture. More >>

  • Quick Kwanzaa FAQ

    06-17-2016

    Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration that allows others to pay honor and to respect and acknowledge one's African American culture, heritage, and roots. More >>

  • A Brief History of Hannakah

    06-17-2016

    Hannakah history began over 2,000 years ago when the Syrian-Greek leader, Antiochus IV, attempted to force the Jews in Israel to assimilate completely and to renounce their religion and culture. More >>

  • A Brief History of Thanksgiving

    06-17-2016

    It took a very long time for Thanksgiving to become an annual event, for it to have a universally accepted date, and for it to be celebrated as a federal holiday. More >>

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