Origin of April Fools’ Day

Origin of April Fools&#...

Every year, people come together to join in to play practical jokes and spread hoaxes and get away with it Scot free. Why? It’s April Fools’ Day – the favorite day of all pranksters around the world! The origin of April Fools’ Day is a bit of a puzzle, as there are...
Origin of Boxing Day

Origin of Boxing Day...

Most people celebrate Christmas without second thoughts because of the hype and merry-making surrounding the actual day- 25th December. However, not many people are aware that the day after is called Boxing Day and that this is a unique day which commemorates goodwill and kindness. The...
Fourth of July Origin

Fourth of July Origin...

Independence Day in the United States of America marks the day the American colonies finally became legally separated from the government of Great Britain. However, the Fourth of July origin of festivities celebrated by the people of America does not accurately reflect when the USA...
The Origins of Black Friday

The Origins of Black Fr...

The Friday after Thanksgiving is commonly known as Black Friday. It is an occasion unique to America and, as far as retailers are concerned, marks the first shopping day after Thanksgiving and beginning of the Christmas shopping season. This day can fall between the 23rd and 29th of...
Origin of Valentine”s Day

Origin of ValentineR...

It is largely accepted that the 14th of February is a day to express your affection. The origin of Valentine”s Day has been traced back to the ancient Roman Empire. It may surprise you to know that Valentine”s Day began in the Roman Empire as a celebration held in honour of...
Origin of Mardi Gras Beads

Origin of Mardi Gras Be...

The term Mardi Gras is synonymous with revelry and excess. It actually means Fat Tuesday in French and marks the end of the Carnival season that begins on January 6, or the Twelfth Night, of which feasting and celebration are mainstays. Ash Wednesday follows Fat Tuesday and this is when...
Origins of the Christmas tree

Origins of the Christma...

Every year, while out Christmas shopping, Christian families are ensured to purchase a fine looking pine, in order to be displayed in the living hall. The price is usually depending on the quality of the leaves and size but one might wonder about the origins of the Christmas tree, and its...
Origin of All Hallows Eve

Origin of All Hallows E...

All Hallows Eve derives from an ancient Celtic celebration of the dead. Also known as Halloween, All Hallows Eve is held during the Samhain festival. The Celtics acknowledge this day as the official Celtic New Year. On this day, they look forward for the rewarding prospects of the future...

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