We, white people, feel entitled to don the garb of any and all cultures, but it's often inappropriate. Here's a list of racist Halloween costumes that we absolutely should not wear.
Looking for cute, inexpensive Halloween decorations to make? Learn how to make this pretty, fluffy Halloween wreath for a couple dollars at most!
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?
How is Christmas in Singapore celebrated? Simply put, it is a season of festive lights, hearty celebrations, yummy food, and yuletide sharing.
This article is filled with great, and sometimes gross, party snack ideas. Find recipes for appetizers, desserts, snacks, and party ideas for kids.
How do you make Christmas-themed rock decorations with decoupage art? Napkins, glue, and rocks are all you need to make these holiday decorations. They can be placed around the Christmas tree and also make great gifts.
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!
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!
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.
This article explores the origins of Halloween costumes as well as their social and religious significance throughout history.
A collection of stunning-looking Thanksgiving appetizers, side dishes and desserts that taste just as good as they look. These ideas will take your holiday dinner menu to a whole new level.
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.
Christmas comes around only once a year, but Christmas jewelry trees can be made all year long. Then when Christmas does come, they make great gifts and decorations for your own home.
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!
The fascinating history and origin of Halloween. Trick or Treat, Jack-o-lanters, and Halloween itself.
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.
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 for everyone. Check out this article for ideas, recipes and trivia.
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.
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.
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!
Learn about some common Chinese New Year business customs for those new to working with the Chinese. Everything begins with the auspicious colour of red.
Examples of sweet messages you can write in a card to show affection and gratitude to your mom on Mother’s Day.
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.
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.
Navratri (Durga Puja) is an Indian festival held twice a year and probably the most widely celebrated Hindu festival. Dedicated to Goddess Durga, it's a nine-night festival. Learn more about it.
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.
In the spirit of the upcoming spooky holiday season, here are some great and easy DIY costumes for your dog this Halloween that hopefully won’t end up shredded on the floor.
In the Victorian Era, ideas of pilgrims, women, and turkeys at Plymouth were created by one widow in her ladies' magazine. Her 40 years of campaigning changed Thanksgiving for the next 150 years.
Decorating ideas for a mad science-themed event with fun experiments. Great for Halloween, kids birthdays, or theme parties.
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.
Do you know all of the reindeer names? How about the 10th reindeer name? Join me on this fun adventure to learn all the names and to get an inside peek at all the reindeers' personalities.
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.
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.
Painting windows in Las Vegas has been my favorite way to celebrate the holidays. Find out what materials to use and how to create these beautiful window paintings yourself!
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!
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.
Chinese New Year in Singapore is always a dazzling display of lights, food, and auspicious well wishes.
Memorial Day is more than just a three-day holiday. Learn the meaning and facts behind this day, as well as some ways you can celebrate with family and friends.
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.
Some of the meanings and traditions of Christmas, from a secular family that loves the magic and wonder of the holiday.
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.
Sharing a personal Psalm of Thanksgiving is just one impressive way to make the occasion special. Need some help? Psalm 100 makes a good sample.
Are you looking for something different in Christmas music this year? Celebrate the season with fresh, new offerings from contemporary Christian music artists.
The shamrock is a plant that is known as the unofficial symbol of Ireland. Kids and adults can discover some fun facts on this popular Irish motif in time for St. Patrick's Day.
Christmas is a time for decorating, enjoying delicious winter treats, and filling your home with fun crafts. With these 16 easy Christmas ornaments to make with your kids, you and your family can all get into the Christmas spirit together as you decorate your home with love.
Tutorials on how to create exceptional DIY Christmas ornaments out of items you have around the house.
What are the most important Chinese New Year legends to know? Here are the top 5 myths and stories associated with the Lunar New Year.
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.
Santa's "Elf on the Shelf" sidekick is back with funny Christmas gift ideas for kids of all ages. Here are 9 humorous holiday gag gift ideas for what to get kids, tweens, teens, and the young at heart.
Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire, prides itself as England's mistletoe capital. An annual event in the run-up to Christmas celebrates this festive plant which grows in abundance in this region.
Wearing a costume to work is a fun way to celebrate Halloween at the office, but it's important to follow a few simple guidelines when dressing up to ensure everyone at your workplace feels safe and respected.
Holiday crafts and decorating projects don't need to be fancy or expensive. This festive patchwork Christmas tree is made from magazine photos, glue, some simple trimmings, and some holiday spirit!
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!
Christmas is filled with all kinds of traditions; but where do they come from, and what do they mean?
Is Santa Claus real? This is a question on every young child's mind and dilemma for many a parent. But why destroy the fun and magic of Christmas in the interest of total transparency?
Add a little fa-la-la-la to your holiday party with these Christmas songs—romantic, risqué, naughty, and just plain fun to sing along with. Mistletoe, Santa, and spiked eggnog not included.
"Midsummer," the Summer Solstice, is a very fun and light-hearted Sabbat on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year! Learn about correspondences, associations, and traditions to help you plan celebrations!
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.
Here are some helpful tips to help you survive Christmas, from buying gifts to cleaning up after all the fun is over.
Learn how you can help those in need during the Christmas season or all year around. Great tips and information that will help you in your planning.
Every child's Halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy Halloween games!
Flying flags, picnic dining, parades, patriotic songs, and fireworks are just a few of the ways that we celebrate the 4th of July in the U.S.
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.
Autumn equinox is a celestial event and a pagan festival. Michaelmas is a Christian festival. Both occur in September and are connected to the harvest in some way.
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.
Alternative film choices to get you through the long months of xmas season. These movies are not necessarily about Christmas, they are just set around the holiday season.
Most people don’t want to be alone for the holidays. Here are some thoughtful ways you can reach out to people you know or suspect will spend the holidays alone.
Tutorial for making an easy and beautiful wreath out of inexpensive Christmas ball ornaments. Perfect for indoor or outdoor decorative wreaths.
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.
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.
This list of resolutions is a little different from the average lineup. Take a look and consider being mindful of these twelve long-term goals for the new year.
The International Day of Peace is September 21st of each year. Many around the world gear up for this day in many ways—there are many ways to celebrate!
The New Year's celebration in Russia is a unique event that encompasses more than just the marking of the new calendar year.
Every year, my family gets together to celebrate Halloween. Here are seven of our favorite Halloween party games and activities with instructions and pictures.
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.
Christmas is the busiest time of year. Remember to take time out to remember the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Christmas holiday is a special, magical time of year. I've searched out some wonderful images that perfectly conjure up that warm, cosy feeling of anticipation and celebration.
When the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, they were taught how to survive by the Indians, who had lived in the area for a very long time. However, at the time of contact, the world of the Native Americans was very complex and diverse.
The history and origins of Christmas are neither plain nor clear, but much can be found with patience. This article explores one researcher's conclusions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate Halloween with this song list of spooktacular rock, pop, and country favorites. From haunting tales to fun sing-a-longs, this list includes both perennial favorites and lesser known tunes.
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.
Here are seven spooky fused-bead patterns you can use when crafting this Halloween. Making Perler and Hama bead designs is a fun Halloween craft activity for kids and adults alike.
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.
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.
If you want to stay on the "nice" list, you'd better play nice and bring a great gift to your dirty Santa party! Check out our list of the 25 best dirty Santa/white elephant gift ideas under $25!
Create a luxurious spa-like candlelight bubble bath experience to relax, unwind, indulge yourself and perhaps set a romantic mood for your partner. Follow these 10 steps to a perfect soak in the tub.