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Learn more about various national, state and provincial holidays from around the world

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 months ahead, little reminders start...

Valentine’s Day – A Day to Express Your Love to Your Partner

The month of romance is fast approaching, but some probably aren't looking forward to February 14th rearing its ugly head. Valentine's Day, or the “hallmark holiday,”is embraced by couples who exchange love letters and candy hearts and singletons who...

History of Mother’s Day – Interesting Facts and Trivia

Mothers have been venerated for centuries. The tradition continues today, with Mother’s Day being one of the most celebrated occasions of the year. Ancient Greeks held a spring festival in honor of Rhea, the mother of gods and goddesses. The...

St. Patrick’s Day – Celebrating the Irish

For those who have never realized the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day, it is simply a day set aside in the middle of March that it'’s perfectly acceptable to drink too much and be boisterously joyous. St. Patrick'’s Day...

Valentine Traditions from Around the World

In America, Valentine’s Day traditions are fairly basic. A thoughtful card for your lover and perhaps a sweet gift of flowers, candy, or jewelry and the typical man’s Valentine’s Day celebrations are completed. Women are starting to jump on...

Mother’’s Day Gift Ideas – Get Something Nice for Mom

It’s just a week away and while dads across the world think they have a whole week or more to shop- its time the truth is revealed. Everywhere you look online there are lists and tips about what mom...

Mothers Day versus Fathers Day – Moms Get a Lot More Love

Fathers Day is right around the corner. And apparently, according to some research out of Huffington Post, Mothers are worth 8 billion more dollars than fathers are? At least when it comes to how much money is spent on...

New Year Resolutions

The up and coming New Year is a perfect time to reflect on the year before and to make plans for the year ahead. This is a time when people become excited about change and are more than willing...

What Happened to Sunday – The Day of Rest, Religion and Relaxation

The first day of the week (or the last day depending upon how you look at it) has traditionally be a day of rest. A day of visiting with families, going to church, strolling by grave-sites to visit loved...

Different Names for Santa Claus

In the United States, he is known as Santa Claus. He is the Jolly old elf who traverses down chimneys to bring all the little boys and girls of the world gifts and good cheer. He is legendary, immortalized in song and book and seen in shopping malls everywhere....

Should you get a Second Mortgage

The words “second mortgage” actually sends chills down our spine, but then we’ve always been fiscally conservative. And boring. And not one to take risks. That’s why someone teased us one day that we would be forever poor. Perhaps it’s about time we take a few risks in life...

Christmas Lists – Who Are you Buying for This Year?

Do you think that slow economic times would make people think twice about writing and sending out their Christmas lists to family and friends? Where children are concerned, the answer is obvious. They are not aware of what’s happening to the economy, nor are they too concerned that the world...

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