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  • Santa Claus is the iconic image of Christmas, instantly recognisable to children and adults alike. Yet Santa Claus has changed and transformed over the years, leaving behind a few skeletons in his cupboard.

    Five Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Santa Claus

    Five Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Santa Claus

    by Sophie Jackson2

  • Here are some messages, wishes, sayings, and greetings to share with others on Independence Day. They can be used in texts, cards, or social media posts for family, friends, colleagues, or bosses. Use them as-is or adapt and personalize them to create your own unique 4th of July greeting.

    Happy Independence Day Messages, Wishes, and Quotes for July 4th

    Happy Independence Day Messages, Wishes, and Quotes for July 4th

    by Oyewole Folarin11

  • Do you celebrate Pagan Christmas traditions? Your first instinct would probably be to say 'No!', but you might be surprised. We can thank the Romans and Celts for most of our modern Christmas traditions.

    Twelve Christmas Traditions With Pagan Origins

    Twelve Christmas Traditions With Pagan Origins

    by Expat Mamasita16

  • These excerpts from Christmas lyrics by Caribbean singer/songwriters are from the secular part of their celebration. The common theme is contentment with and pride in what is distinctly Caribbean.

    Christmas Lyrics and Laughs From the Caribbean

    Christmas Lyrics and Laughs From the Caribbean

    by Dora Weithers59

  • Alone for Thanksgiving? Don't feel left out! Follow these tips for having a great solo Thanksgiving from one who knows the ropes. You deserve to have a wonderful holiday.

    How to Enjoy Being Alone on Thanksgiving

    How to Enjoy Being Alone on Thanksgiving

    by Roberta Kyle44

  • Christmas trees are a tradition in most homes and the White House is no exception. Beautiful trees decorated in unique themes chosen by the First Ladies are endearing to the public but also have stirred controversy, such as Melania Trump's red trees for Christmas 2018.

    White House Christmas Trees: Special Themes Selected by the First Lady

    White House Christmas Trees: Special Themes Selected by the First Lady

    by Thelma Raker Coffone10

  • Thanksgiving Dinner was a big deal when I was growing up. I’m going to share recipes for family Thanksgiving favorites such as potato salad, baked mac & cheese, sweet potato pie, and banana pudding.

    Thanksgiving Southern Family Feast Recipes

    Thanksgiving Southern Family Feast Recipes

    by rmcrayne28

  • Here are 10 tips that can make it easier to cope when you are sick on a holiday. Whether you are sick for New Year's Eve, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Diwali, Easter, Valentine's Day, or Christmas, these tips can help you deal with your predicament and make your situation easier to navigate.

    Sick on a Holiday? 10 Tips to Help You Cope

    Sick on a Holiday? 10 Tips to Help You Cope

    by Jule Romans0

  • Haunted houses can be elaborate commercial ones, homemade basement events, or even set up at a campground. Big or small, all haunted houses need fresh ideas to scare the guests. Here you'll find many ideas!

    101+ Ideas to Create a Scary Haunted House

    101+ Ideas to Create a Scary Haunted House

    by Virginia Allain62

  • This article explores the origins of Halloween costumes as well as their social and religious significance throughout history.

    The History of Halloween Costumes

    The History of Halloween Costumes

    by Larry Slawson28

  • Fathers are extremely important, especially to their daughters. The instrumental role he plays in the life of a daughter leaves a mark that can't be changed. Those with great fathers are truly lucky.

    10 Reasons Fathers Are so Important to Their Daughters

    10 Reasons Fathers Are so Important to Their Daughters

    by Kathleen Odenthal32

  • These ideas for how to keep Christ in Christmas explain the meaning of the Christmas symbols, wreaths, and colors, the Christian symbolism of candy canes, and how you can all give Christian meaning to holiday activities.

    Ten Ideas for How to Keep Christ in Christmas

    Ten Ideas for How to Keep Christ in Christmas

    by Dora Weithers61

  • Here are some fun New Year's Eve trivia questions and answers for those of you who like to play games on New Year's Eve. Let's see how much you know about the history of January 1st through the years. Topics include birthdays, rituals, parties, and more.

    New Year's Eve Trivia Questions and Answers

    New Year's Eve Trivia Questions and Answers

    by HalloweenRecipes0

  • Find out how Christmas in France is celebrated. Learn all the French Christmas traditions, customs, and everything else there is to know about celebrating the holidays!

    Christmas in France: Traditions & Customs

    Christmas in France: Traditions & Customs

    by Melanie Palen40

  • Halloween party dessert recipes include fun and frightening roach-infested popcorn, gory cake ball brains, chocolate cookie dough rats, zombie and spider cupcakes, cute werewolf snack cakes, and more.

    11 of the Best Scary Halloween Dessert Recipes

    11 of the Best Scary Halloween Dessert Recipes

    by Margaret Schindel25

  • If Santa photos are a holiday tradition, then why are some tiny tots so terrified of the jolly old man in red? Learn the answer and see lots of funny photos of kids who can't get away from Santa fast enough.

    Terror in Toyland:  Why Are Kids Scared of Santa?

    Terror in Toyland: Why Are Kids Scared of Santa?

    by FlourishAnyway80

  • Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season. Here is a simple plan to build your own manger to display in your yard. It fold down and stores flat.

    How to Build an Outdoor Manger

    How to Build an Outdoor Manger

    by Eric Cramer50

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been a Christmas staple for almost a century. This is the story of how Rudolph's modest origins as a simple store give-away in 1939 became a Christmas classic.

    The Origin of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    The Origin of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    by Chuck Nugent55

  • Decorate your Christmas tree with a family history theme. This theme is perfect for a genealogist or anyone wanting to honor their ancestors. Here are some tips for creating one with photos and other special decorations.

    A Family History Christmas Tree

    A Family History Christmas Tree

    by Virginia Allain0

  • Don't throw away those old holiday greeting cards. Instead, save them for future craft projects. Learn three ways to make crafts with Christmas cards.

    Three Ideas for Recycling Christmas Cards

    Three Ideas for Recycling Christmas Cards

    by Deborah Neyens77

  • Appalachian traditions that include Christmas trees and natural decorations sprang from the mountains that range from lower New York all the way south to northern Georgia and Mississippi. Some of these forgotten tradition are making a welcomed comeback.

    Popular Christmas Traditions in Appalachia

    Popular Christmas Traditions in Appalachia

    by Patty Inglish MS9

  • The Internet was the vehicle by which the holiday called Kwanzaa gained national and international notoriety. By the twenty-first century, the seeds of Kwanzaa had been sown across North America and had germinated in Africa and Europe.

    Dr. Karenga and the History and Origins of Kwanzaa

    Dr. Karenga and the History and Origins of Kwanzaa

    by Robert Odell Jr8

  • This article is filled with great, and sometimes gross, party snack ideas. Find recipes for appetizers, desserts, snacks, and party ideas for kids.

    23 Easy Halloween Party Recipe Ideas

    23 Easy Halloween Party Recipe Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer32

  • The Carnival of Venice is an extravaganza of color, masks and entertainment. Held each year, this Italian celebration brings back to life renaissance Italy. Read on to find out more.

    City of Masks: The Carnival of Venice

    City of Masks: The Carnival of Venice

    by Nell Rose62

  • Get personal this Valentines & win his heart by crafting special things like a bouquet of his favorite chocolate bars or a box filled with his favorite liquors.

    DIY Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas for Him

    DIY Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas for Him

    by ezzly43

  • How do you plan to celebrate Groundhog Day on February 2nd? Here are 10 fun ways for kids and adults alike to celebrate this holiday. From the naturalist to the movie buff to the gourmet cook, there's something here for everyone. Check out this article for ideas, recipes, and trivia.

    10 Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day With Activities, Movies and Food

    10 Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day With Activities, Movies and Food

    by Stephanie Henkel115

  • This article contains numerous examples of messages you can write in your wife or girlfriend's Valentine's Day card. Use these as inspiration to help you figure out the best sweet and romantic message to write to her on this special holiday of love.

    40+ Valentine's Day Messages for Your Wife or Girlfriend

    40+ Valentine's Day Messages for Your Wife or Girlfriend

    by music love7

  • Vidyarambham, also known as Ezhuthiniruthu, is a Hindu ceremony performed to introduce young children to the importance of education. In some regions, it is celebrated on a particular day of the year, while in others, the day the ceremony is performed varies depending on each child's astrology.

    Vidyarambham: The Beginning of Learning in Hinduism

    Vidyarambham: The Beginning of Learning in Hinduism

    by Eesha0

  • This article includes a description of the Christian festival of Christmastide and the customs, old and new, associated with the last day of the celebration: Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night marks the visit of the three kings—Caspar, Balthasar, and Melchior—to the newly born Christ.

    A History the Twelfth Day of Christmastide and Its Traditions

    A History the Twelfth Day of Christmastide and Its Traditions

    by GlenR7

  • Different versions of Santa Claus and his companions including the real St Nicholas, Sinterklaas and Black Peter, Pelznickel, the Krampus, Ded Moroz and Old Father Christmas.

    7 Versions of Santa Claus: Saintly and Dark

    7 Versions of Santa Claus: Saintly and Dark

    by Marianne Sherret0

  • Are you looking for something different in Christmas music this year? Celebrate the season with fresh, new offerings from contemporary Christian music artists.

    10 Contemporary Christian Christmas Songs

    10 Contemporary Christian Christmas Songs

    by Annette Smith23

  • If you don't can't or don't want to carve a pumpkin, try these easy, inexpensive, and last-minute ideas for decorating real or artificial pumpkins. Get inspiration for what to do with your pumpkin. None of these ideas require carving or gutting a pumpkin.

    No-Carve Halloween Pumpkins: Quick Pumpkin Decoration Ideas

    No-Carve Halloween Pumpkins: Quick Pumpkin Decoration Ideas

    by Heather Rode28

  • You don't have to spend a lot of money to get your home ready for Christmas. I've collected a few tasteful and inexpensive holiday decoration ideas to help you get inspired, with photos and links to step-by-step instructions.

    18 Ideas to Decorate Your Home for Christmas on a Budget

    18 Ideas to Decorate Your Home for Christmas on a Budget

    by Jamie Brock79

  • Many people have never heard of the fun Halloween event "trunk or treat." Read on to learn more about a delightful evening full of chocolate, creativity, and contests!

    What Is Trunk or Treat?

    What Is Trunk or Treat?

    by Amanda9

  • How do you make awesome handmade Christmas tree ornaments on a budget? This article includes step-by-step instructions for making Christmas tree decorations and ornaments with air-dry clay. They are budget-friendly, and the kids can personalize them with their name and the date.

    How to Make Christmas Tree Decorations With Clay

    How to Make Christmas Tree Decorations With Clay

    by L M Reid33

  • Every Christmas season for 48 years, a coconut was anonymously delivered to the home of Ed Clinch. The prank eventually received international attention. Here is a look at the rest of the story.

    The Saga of the Christmas Coconut

    The Saga of the Christmas Coconut

    by KT Dunn7

  • The Manx holiday Hop-tu-Naa is an October 31st holiday that pre-dates modern Halloween. It has connections to the old Celtic pagan holiday Samhain, the New Year in the Celtic calendar.

    Hop-tu-Naa: Halloween on the Isle of Man

    Hop-tu-Naa: Halloween on the Isle of Man

    by Carolyn Emerick8

  • Many Americans spend holidays with their friends and family, enjoying food, parades, and games (both televised and otherwise). Though this country is still less than 250 years old, it has made up for its youth with an assortment of holidays.

    List of Holidays and Celebrations in the USA

    List of Holidays and Celebrations in the USA

    by Holiday Girl27

  • Throwing a Halloween party isn't hard, but throwing a GREAT Halloween party? Now that takes effort! Read on to find out how to throw the perfect spooky party for your guests.

    How to Throw a Halloween Party

    How to Throw a Halloween Party

    by John Bullock1

  • All over the world, humans celebrate the cycle of life: birth, adulthood, procreation, and death. However, death has always been of particular interest to people worldwide. How we deal with death is sometimes manifested through celebrations. This article will take a somewhat jaunty look at this.

    Countries That Celebrate Day of the Dead, Hungry Ghost Festival, or Halloween

    Countries That Celebrate Day of the Dead, Hungry Ghost Festival, or Halloween

    by JC Scull4

  • Each February, a month-long observance known as Black History Month is celebrated in the US. It might be a surprise to some that not all Black Americans are on board with the idea of designating an official month to celebrate the accomplishments of people of their race.

    Not All Black People Believe There Should Be a Black History Month

    Not All Black People Believe There Should Be a Black History Month

    by Margaret Minnicks4

  • Trick-or-treaters hoping for a gift of candy might be surprised to be given these soul cakes instead. Baking and giving them observes a Medieval Catholic tradition of payment to the poor to pray for the souls of the dead. Find out more in this article. Read on for a recipe!

    Soul Cakes and Halloween's History (Recipe Included)

    Soul Cakes and Halloween's History (Recipe Included)

    by GlenR0

  • Looking for some Thanksgiving-themed words to use in vocabulary games with family and friends this holiday season? Check out this list of 100 Thanksgiving-related terms and phrases. These are perfect for charades, word-searches, crosswords, bingo, and more.

    100 Happy Thanksgiving Vocabulary Words and Phrases

    100 Happy Thanksgiving Vocabulary Words and Phrases

    by Tatiana5

  • Do you have bells in your craft room and have no idea what to do with them? Turn them into beautiful ornaments, wreaths, garlands, elves, and more!

    44 Best Jingle Bell Craft Ideas

    44 Best Jingle Bell Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer5

  • Every child's Halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy Halloween games!

    Fun Halloween Party Games for Children

    Fun Halloween Party Games for Children

    by Angela Michelle Schultz8

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