Holidays and Seasons

If you want to learn more about Christmas, Easter or other non traditional holidays from around the word check out your national holiday section at the Professor' s House.

Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Flowers on Valentine’s Day is one of those romantic traditions that simply will not die, and for good reason. It makes people happy. Flowers are an immediate sign of love and honor, an emotional...

History of Father’s Day – Interesting Trivia and Information

Both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day honor parents, but the latter holiday has a much shorter history. Celebrations in honor of mothers date back to the ancient Greeks, through Roman times and on down to...

Those Who Believe Receive – A Christmas Story

There she stood. 4 years old, with her hair up in pig tails, a red taffeta dress and a sparkle in her eyes that only belongs to the young. Her older sisters at her...

Easter Mass – Celebrating the Resurrection of Christ

Easter Mass is a timeless tradition that dates back almost to the death of Christ. It celebrates the resurrection and offers hope and glory for millions and millions of Catholics throughout the world. As...

Canadian Thanksgiving

It is true that Canadians are more low key than their American cousins; this is why celebrations for Canadian Thanksgiving are more subdued. Thanksgiving in the US is welcomed with much hoopla as it...

Birthday Traditions – Celebrating Another Year of Life

Children love a birthday. Not only do they get to be one year closer to the ever desired adulthood, but they are their own queen or king for just one day. The countdown starts...

Winter Solstice – The Shortest Day of the Year

The winter solstice is the “shortest” day of the year. It is the day that the northern hemisphere experiences the least amount of daylight and the most amount of darkness. Most religious holidays have...

What is Boxing Day?

On a typical American calendar, the day after Christmas is clearly marked with Boxing Day, typically with Canada written in parenthesis to explain that this holiday is not celebrated in the United States. About...

The Nativity – The Christmas Story

Our nativity scene always went under the Christmas tree, usually with a backdrop of whatever we had created that year for scenery. The nativity figurines were made in my brother’s scout group. And for...

The Meaning of Christmas – It’s Not Just About Getting Gifts

Each year around this time of year, the whole world gets sentimental. It becomes habitual and kind to wish perfect strangers well and to carry our hearts on our sleeves as we smile giddy...

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