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  • Juneteenth is a holiday that celebrates the anniversary of the day Texas slaves learned of their freedom in 1865. This article discusses Juneteenth, the slow process of emancipation, and how one artist uses his work to keep the memory of Texas slaves' emancipation alive in the modern day.

    Juneteenth, Emancipation, Ashton Villa, and Charles Criner's Art

    Juneteenth, Emancipation, Ashton Villa, and Charles Criner's Art

    by Peggy Woods4

  • 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

  • Dyeing eggs is an easy and rewarding craft project that is fun to do with kids. Once dyed, the eggs make a vibrant addition to the Easter table. Use up those leftover boiled eggs and give the kids some kitchen skills in the process. Instructions for an egg-cracking game are also included.

    How to Make Dyed Easter Eggs: An Easy Craft to Do With Kids

    How to Make Dyed Easter Eggs: An Easy Craft to Do With Kids

    by Amanda Moraitis0

  • Most people have heard of Mother's Day, Christmas Day, and Memorial Day, to name just a few, but how many know about Global Beatles Day, or International Beer Day. In this article we will look at 12 lesser known observances that you probably never heard of.

    12 International Observances You've Probably Never Heard Of

    12 International Observances You've Probably Never Heard Of

    by Stephen Barnes3

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Today, New Orleans is the host city for the largest Mardi Gras celebration in North America. Still, few people realize that the first American Mardi Gras actually occurred in Mobile, Alabama. This article includes a brief history of how the popular pre-Lenten holiday developed here in the states.

    A Brief History of Mardi Gras in America

    A Brief History of Mardi Gras in America

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Halloween, in its various forms, has been around for many centuries—especially in Northern Europe, where it originated. Here are ten fun facts that you might not know about the popular fall holiday.

    Ten Fun Facts About Halloween

    Ten Fun Facts About Halloween

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • "Silent Night"—one of the most popular Christmas carols—is now more than 200 years old. This article includes origin theories and other trivia pertaining to the classic holiday poem.

    The Origin of the Christmas Carol "Silent Night"

    The Origin of the Christmas Carol "Silent Night"

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • Try making these unique homemade Christmas cards for your friends and family. They are the perfect scrap buster for all of those leftover fabrics you have in your sewing room, and they're a snap with this easy step-by-step tutorial.

    DIY Fabric Scrap Craft Tutorial: Christmas Tree Greeting Card

    DIY Fabric Scrap Craft Tutorial: Christmas Tree Greeting Card

    by Claudia Mitchell10

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The start of a new year is a great opportunity to redesign your life. Provided are 100 process questions to help you figure out what is most important to you in the year to come. Use these as inspiration for mindful and realistic New Year's resolutions.

    100 Reflection Questions to Help Guide Your New Year's Resolutions

    100 Reflection Questions to Help Guide Your New Year's Resolutions

    by Carly Sullens14

  • While there are a number of traditional and formal holidays we celebrate. There are also a number of unofficial holidays that can make your March more fun. Celebrate some of these days and see how your mood improves and your days seem more enjoyable.

    Celebrate These Fun, Unusual, and Unique Holidays in March

    Celebrate These Fun, Unusual, and Unique Holidays in March

    by Natalie Frank6

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Polish Easter traditions in a Polish American family are a blend of old and new. Baking babka and chrusciki (bow tie cookies), spring cleaning, hot-cross buns, and traditional Polish Easter eggs (Pisanki) are some of the Polish traditions that pass from grandmother to granddaughter.

    Polish Easter Traditions From Babka to Polish Easter Eggs (Pisanki)

    Polish Easter Traditions From Babka to Polish Easter Eggs (Pisanki)

    by Stephanie Henkel28

  • We all learn about Saint Patrick's Day from the time we're little kids. From the beginning, we're cutting shamrocks from construction paper, wearing green, singing Irish songs, and (for some of us) drinking beer. But what do we really know about Saint Patrick and the holiday that bears his name?

    10 Fascinating Saint Patrick's Day Facts

    10 Fascinating Saint Patrick's Day Facts

    by George Johnson6

  • 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 Odenthal34

  • I guarantee this day, a mother you know is faking a smile, hiding tears, or torturing herself by reading all the sappy callouts on social media about other wonderful mothers. She dreads this day every year. Don't t forget her or the other amazing women who played a positive role in your life.

    Dreading Mother's Day? 5 Reasons It Needs to Be Gone for Good

    Dreading Mother's Day? 5 Reasons It Needs to Be Gone for Good

    by Debra Roberts30

  • Are you stuck at home on Halloween? Celebrate the holiday by dressing up, decorating the house, carving pumpkins, telling ghost stories and more! You don't need to go out to have fun on Halloween!

    8 Fun and Spooky Ways to Celebrate Halloween at Home

    8 Fun and Spooky Ways to Celebrate Halloween at Home

    by Jessica Peri2

  • Getting kids excited for the holidays is a perennial problem. Here's a fun way for kids who love arts and crafts to prepare for Sukkot if you don't have a real sukkah for them to decorate.

    How to Build a Model Sukkah (Sukkot Craft for Kids)

    How to Build a Model Sukkah (Sukkot Craft for Kids)

    by Brainy Bunny22

  • The American Thanksgiving passes its legacy of national thanksgiving to Caribbean regions through its 3.5 million Caribbean immigrants. From a Caribbean point of view, the event is worth imitating.

    Thanksgiving From a Caribbean Point of View

    Thanksgiving From a Caribbean Point of View

    by Dora Weithers47

  • Dirty Santa is a game like White Elephant, except you can scheme to avoid gag gifts and steal all the good ones. It's hugely entertaining, especially if you are anticipating a significant number of adults to gather for Christmas celebrations.

    How to Play Dirty Santa: Rules, Variations, and Gift Ideas

    How to Play Dirty Santa: Rules, Variations, and Gift Ideas

    by Richard Parr15

  • 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 Melanie40

  • 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

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  • This article lists 13 creative ways to turn ordinary Easter eggs into special ones once you've dyed them. Why settle for simple, colored eggs when you can adorn them with jewels, textures, ribbons, and patterns?

    13 Ways to Bling Out Your Easter Eggs

    13 Ways to Bling Out Your Easter Eggs

    by Rebecca Mealey4

  • 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 Sherret1

  • 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

  • Get in the spirit of spring with these cute Easter decor crafts! Each craft is accompanied by a full supplies list, step-by-step instructions, and a photo gallery to helo guide you through the process. Enjoy!

    3 DIY Easter Decor Projects to Make This Spring

    3 DIY Easter Decor Projects to Make This Spring

    by Alyssa15

  • 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

  • The BEST date ideas for Valentine's Day. You'll find creative, romantic, and fun Valentine's Day date ideas, plus gift ideas. You can also learn about the history of this holiday.

    Romantic and Cute Valentine's Day Date Ideas

    Romantic and Cute Valentine's Day Date Ideas

    by Laura Writes13

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 traditional Christmas holiday is expensive and not very "green." Here are a few suggestions on how to make your holidays more eco-friendly while creating some new and fun traditions.

    7 Eco-Friendly Ideas for Going Green at Christmas

    7 Eco-Friendly Ideas for Going Green at Christmas

    by Cynthia Calhoun30

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Minnicks5

  • 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

  • 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

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