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.
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.
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.
Every year, my family gets together to celebrate Halloween. Here are seven of our favorite Halloween party games and activities with instructions and pictures.
The fascinating history and origin of Halloween. Trick or Treat, Jack-o-lanters, and Halloween itself.
Tutorial for making an easy and beautiful wreath out of inexpensive Christmas ball ornaments. Perfect for indoor or outdoor decorative wreaths.
Review this New Year's trivia quiz to test your knowledge of the history and facts surrounding the New Year and New Year's Eve.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas is filled with all kinds of traditions; but where do they come from, and what do they mean?
Examples of sweet messages you can write in a card to show affection and gratitude to your mom on Mother’s Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you solo this Valentine's Day? Is your significant other out of town for the day? Whatever the reason, if you are going to be alone, here are 25 ideas to make the day special.
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.
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.
What are you agreeing to when someone asks, "will you be my Valentine?" What do you do when someone demands, "be mine?" Find out what these sentences actually mean by analyzing their syntactical form.
Do you want to teach your children the meaning of Christmas? Here are good resources and an advent plan to use with small children.
Christmas is the busiest time of year. Remember to take time out to remember the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to repurpose an empty plastic chip canister as a cute Easter Bunny candy holder using a few simple craft supplies.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Although Easter is celebrated much the same everywhere, Honduras does Semana Santa in her own traditional and colorful way.
"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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Here are some helpful tips to help you survive Christmas, from buying gifts to cleaning up after all the fun is over.
Every child's Halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy Halloween games!
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.
Get in the Easter spirit with this adorable denim bunny craft! All you need are a few household items and some basic craft supplies.
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.
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.
Many photos show my cousin's prize winning Shih Tzu dogs in all kinds of costumes & poses. They are dressed for every occasion & season of the year.
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.
Have you ever wondered why we kiss under the mistletoe? What does the plant symbolize, and is the custom Pagan, Christian or something else?
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.
Chinese New Year in Singapore is always a dazzling display of lights, food, and auspicious well wishes.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Enrich your Christmas spirit by celebrating Advent, four weeks leading up to Christmas: a time of penitence and hope. Calendars, colors, and candles enrich the season.
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.
Learn everything there is to know about celebrating Christmas in Ireland from customs and traditions to festivities and Irish holiday fare.
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.
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!
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.
"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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Find out the history of Black Friday and why it's called "black." You will be surprised to learn the simple reason.
Some of the meanings and traditions of Christmas, from a secular family that loves the magic and wonder of the holiday.
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?
Tutorials on how to create exceptional DIY Christmas ornaments out of items you have around the house.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The New Year's celebration in Russia is a unique event that encompasses more than just the marking of the new calendar year.
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.
Learn how to make beautiful, non-traditional Easter egg decorations that last long after all the jelly beans are gone. Get instructions for blowing out the eggs, silk dyeing, hand painting, and making decoupage hanging egg ornaments.
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!
Some Celtic people may or may not be making crop circles in the middle of the night, but Celts and their descendants have surely made outstanding films to enjoy on St. Patrick's Day.
Groundhog Day is a holiday that is thousands of years old. What is its ancient meaning? Groundhog Day, the movie, delivers another spiritual message as well.
Are you looking for something different in Christmas music this year? Celebrate the season with fresh, new offerings from contemporary Christian music artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contains over 25 easy, printable templates for dog crafts for Chinese New Year celebrations. Busy teachers, librarians, and parents can print these decorations for kids.