Holidays

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Celebration Ideas and Fun Facts for National Coffee Month

Did you know that August is National Coffee Month? As a coffee lover, I celebrate my favorite caffeinated beverage every day, but August is a great time to get creative and share my coffee connoisseurship with all of you other coffee lovers out there. Let's raise our mugs to National Coffee Month!

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Clues for a Halloween Candy Hunt

Creating a candy hunt for your children instead of trick-or-treating allows them to find candy safely. However, between getting costumes together, hiding candy, and working, you may not have time to make clues. These ready-made clues will help make your candy hunt a snap to put together.

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Australian Christmas Songs and Slang

Australian Christmas songs are often playful, reflecting the humor of the land down under. Enjoy listening to the samples featured here. I've also provided the meanings behind some common Aussie slang terms to help you interpret the lyrics.

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Non-Candy Trick-or-Treat Goodies for Halloween

Some children have food allergies, dietary sensitivities, or picky taste, and others simply aren't fond of sweets. This can make Halloween tricky. The following is a list of the miscellaneous items I have made, grown in the garden, or accumulated at sales that can be offered to trick-or-treaters.

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The Christian Meaning of Easter

Easter is celebrated each year during the month of April. Where and when did it all begin? This article includes some background and fun facts about the holiday as well as a description of the Christian meaning of Easter with examples and illustrations.

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The Complete Guide to a Vegan Messianic Passover Seder

This one goes out to all the people who think that Passover is only for Jews and meat-eaters. In this article, I'll show you how to veganize a traditionally non-vegan feast, and we'll also discuss the importance of Passover for believers in Yeshua. Bonus vegan Passover recipes are also included!

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A Brief History of Mardi Gras in America

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.

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Twelfth Day of Christmas Traditions

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.

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A Family History Christmas Tree

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.

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Vidyarambham: The Beginning of Learning in Hinduism

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.

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A Short History of Christmas Music

When most of us think of classic Christmas tunes, songs like "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," and "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" come to mind. Have you ever wondered why we play these songs and so many more during the holiday season? How do Christmas songs come to be?

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December 15th Is National Cupcake Day

In the United States, National Cupcake Day is celebrated every year on December 15th. These elegant, beautifully decorated sweet treats are one of my favorite desserts. Learn more about cupcakes and try out my recipe to celebrate this special day with your family or friends.

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November 28th Is National French Toast Day

Each year on November 28th, breakfast enthusiasts across the United States celebrate National French Toast Day. Learn more about this sweet and eggy breakfast food and try out my recipe to celebrate this special day with your family.