When is Father’s Day? The most common question that is asked about this holiday for dads. But did you know that Father’s Day was not an official federal holiday until 1972? Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June, however, the idea for Father’s Day had been around long before that. The first… Read More >
Why Do We Give Easter Baskets?
Have you ever wondered why we give Easter gift baskets? The holiday wouldn’t be the same without them! Parents have been giving their children baskets in the spring for centuries. How did they become linked to Easter?
The History of Valentine’s Day
Each year on February 14th, people all over the world celebrate love. Whether you have a date with someone special or acknowledge the people you love the most in your life. Valentine’s day gives us a chance to recognize these unique relationships. But how did our current-day traditions begin? Following is a brief history of… Read More >
Why Do We Give Red Roses on Valentine’s Day?
Why do we give red roses on Valentine’s Day? For centuries, flowers have symbolized fertility, love, marriage, and romance. During the Victorian era, it became popular to use flowers to send secretive messages. Known as floriography, sending flowers became a commonly used way for lovers and admirers to express secret messages that Victorian etiquette deemed… Read More >
Crazy Valentine’s Day Facts
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and that means candy hearts and cuddly teddy bears are everywhere! Single or coupled, there is no escaping Valentine’s Day until February 15th. Here are some crazy Valentine’s Day facts about how we celebrate Valentine’s Day along with some crazy Valentine’s Day facts…. Read More >
The History of Halloween in the United States
Every October 31st, people all over the United States celebrate Halloween. Children and adults dress in costumes and attend parties, visit haunted houses, and eat Halloween candy. Most kids spend the night “trick-or-treating,” going door-to-door to collect sweets from their neighbors. Although we consider Halloween to be a night of fun, it wasn’t always perceived… Read More >
The History of Mother’s Day in the United States
Ever wonder what the history of Mother’s Day is? Each year, people worldwide set aside one day to celebrate their moms. They send their mothers flowers and cards, take them out to dinner, and help with the household chores. Even though most people love and cherish their mothers throughout the year, it’s nice to set… Read More >
Strange Easter Traditions
I was under the illusion that we didn’t have any strange Easter traditions in America. But then I started thinking about it – about the strange things we do around the holidays – and I realized we have some really bizarre rituals. Basing warm weather on a groundhog’s shadow? Come on. Who are we? So,… Read More >