Holidays & Events

Pulling crackers on Christmas, trick-or-treating on Halloween, or giving roses on Valentine’s Day are all traditions passed down through the ages, but why do we do these strange things?

Why do we celebrate things like Easter or St. Patrick’s Day? And why on earth do crazy holidays like Put A Pillow on Your Fridge Day even exist?

Here you’ll find facts about your favorite holidays and events, as well as funny holidays you’ve never even heard about.

We do we eat birthday cakes?

Why Do We Eat Cake On Our Birthdays?

Did you know that in Mexico, the first slice of your birthday cake must be given to the person you love the most?

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National Milk Day

National Milk Day | January 11

Did you know that milk is rich in calcium, protein, and vitamin B, which is great for reducing tiredness & fatigue?

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Facts about January's birthstone - garnet

15 Interesting Facts About Garnet, January’s Birthstone

The oldest garnet necklace ever discovered was located in an Egyptian tomb and is believed to be over 5,000 years old.

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Facts about New Years Eve

20 Facts About New Year’s Eve To Know Before The Countdown

A Columbian New Year's Eve tradition is to run around with empty suitcases, to fill the coming year with travel and adventure.

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Is Jesus’ Birthday Really On December 25th?

On December 25, 336, over three hundred years since Jesus' death, the earliest Christmas celebration was recorded.

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A history of Christmas stockings

The Warm History Of Christmas Stockings

There's a five-gift rule to filling Christmas stockings; these five gifts should be: a need, a want, to read, to wear, and to do.

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A history of Hanukkah

Interesting Facts About The History of Hanukkah

The story of Hanukkah does not appear in the Torah, the Holy Book of the Jewish faith, because it happened after it was written.

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Did three wise men really visit baby Jesus?

Did Three Wise Men Really Visit Baby Jesus?

The Bible doesn't mention the names of the wise men that visited baby Jesus. It only states the gifts that they brought.

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Why do we eat turkey on Thanksgiving?

Why Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving?

Did you know that the first Thanksgiving meal included venison, fowl, corn, nuts, and shellfish?

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Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day | November 15

Did you know that the coldest spot in a fridge is at the back, as it's more sheltered from warm air when you open the door?

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Facts about ghosts

5 Spooky Facts About Ghosts That’ll Give You Chills

Did you know that there are over 60 known haunted houses, castles, mansions, and buildings across the UK?

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Independence Day Facts

15 Interesting Facts About Independence Day

Did you know that former US presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe all died on the 4th of July?

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