These days, the Fourth of July seems to be all about the fireworks, poolside barbecues, and picture-worthy dessert plates. But at the beginning of the 20th Century, back when the parade reigned supreme, the celebrations looked a little bit different. Here is a look back at the historical costumes and traditions that helped to define today’s Independence Day celebrations around the United States.
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Father’s Day is just around the corner, along with daunting task of finding the perfect gift. We have tried to make it a little easier this year by putting together a list of our top gifts for every type of dad. The outdoorsy dad and the chef dad. The sports enthusiastic dad and the home-brewing dad. The techy dad and the well-dressed dad. Whatever your dad does or enjoys, we’ve got him covered. Here are 25 thoughtful and unique Father’s Day gift ideas that are suited for every type of dad and that are sure to impress.
Observed on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance that deserves our attention. It is a day where we come together to remember the sacrifice of many for the freedom of many of us enjoy today. See the origins and much more of this wonderful day with these 25 interesting facts about Memorial Day.
With Mother’s Day in the rearview mirror, it’s now time to look ahead to Father’s Day and the daunting task of finding the perfect gift. We have tried to make it a little easier this year by putting together a list of our top gifts for every type of dad. The outdoorsy dad and the chef dad. The sports enthusiastic dad and the homebrewing dad. The techy dad and the well-dressed dad. Whatever your dad does or enjoys, we’ve got him covered. Here are 20 thoughtful and unique Father’s Day gift ideas that are sure to impress.
For most Americans, Cinco de Mayo means an excuse to drink tequila, eat Mexican food, and have a good time. But as it turns out, the holiday isn’t nearly as big a cause for celebration in Mexico as it is in the U.S. Whereas Cinco de Mayo festivities can be found in a multitude of U.S. cities with large Mexican-American populations, such as Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Chicago, the celebrations in Mexico are not nearly as widespread. Before you toss back your margarita, make sure you’re not guilty of any of the common misconceptions many Americans have about Cinco de Mayo.
Mother’s Day is about showing Mom some extra love and letting her know just how much you care about and appreciate her. If aren’t sure what to get her this year, don’t worry, we’re here to help you out. Here are 20 presents all mothers will love and that will make them feel special. They run the gamut, from a fondue set to the perfect weekend bag, a fun monthly book subscription, or a beautiful decorative herb and botanical wreath. These ideas are suited for every type of mom. Whether this is her very first Mother’s Day or her 40th, whether she’s a foodie or a fashionista, there’s bound to be a gift she’ll love on this list.
Easter is here and people all around the world are getting ready to celebrate. And like many other holidays, Easter is celebrated with plenty of unique and delicious food. However, what commonly eaten at these festive meals differs depending on where in the world you live. From a marzipan-topped fruit cake in the UK to a stuffed savory pie in Argentina, here’s what Easter meals look like around the world in 16 different countries.
With Easter just around the corner, it’s time to think about creative Easter egg designs. We’re not talking about dunking your eggs in dye and calling it a day. NO! What we are about to present to you are egg creations that are pieces of art combined with wit, beauty, humor, and all around full of creativity. Check out 35 of some of the most creative and beautiful Easter egg designs this season.
St. Patrick’s Day may be an Irish holiday, but it’s celebrated all over the world. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that the first St. Patrick’s parade didn’t happen in Ireland — it was held in New York City, in 1762. While the NYC parade continues to be the largest St. Paddy’s gathering, people everywhere across the globe dress up and take to the streets on March 17 to celebrate shamrocks, leprechauns, and pints of Guinness. Here are 13 of the world’s biggest celebrations.
If you’re into cute animals, delicious food, beloved figures, or legendary betrayal (yeah), March is the month for you. Here are 15 offbeat holidays that celebrate a wide variety of quirky passions.
Happy President’s Day! This federal holiday is often associated with sales and travel deals, but it’s important to remember that it’s also about patriotism and remembrance. As the country celebrates Presidents Day 2017, here are 10 inspiring things said by some of history’s most influential leaders. They include leadership advice from Thomas Jefferson, confidence lessons from Theodore Roosevelt, and reflections on success from Abraham Lincoln. Their words rang true then and continue to ring true today.
It’s Valentine’s Day, and like a many other various holidays, different countries celebrate Valentine’s Day in different ways. Although in the U.S., shelves have been brimming with teddy bears and boxes of chocolate for the last few weeks, not every country turns to greeting cards and heart-shaped candies to declare love. Some exchange wooden spoons and pressed flowers, while others hold a special holiday for the loveless to mourn their single lives over black noodles. Here is a look at how 14 countries celebrate Valentine’s Day traditions all around the world.