By Alicia Diaz Dennis on
As I've drifted further and further away from my childhood, my family has started slowly dispensing with the traditions we once held so dear (I'm the youngest kid; the Santa jig is up). Perhaps it's the result of my general Christmas apathy, but I feel a little jealous of some of these Christmas traditions. Many of them are wacky, some downright scary, but all of them make sense within their context - and it's something lovely, to have a society so unique its traditions would fail elsewhere...Read Full Story
Does Friday the 13th create a little fear or anxiety in the back of your mind? The thought of camping with friends and some random hockey mask wearing guy chasing you with a machete is definitely a product of watching one of the scariest movies of all time. Here is a list of little known facts about Friday the 13th and why it has become one of the strangest days on the calendar: · If the month starts on a Sunday then Friday the 13th is on the way · Many superstitions believe...Read Full Story
The observance of Memorial Day is special to almost every family in the United States due to the service of family and friends over the years. Traced back to the decorating of graves after the Civil War, remember our fallen is essential to keep perspective when we feel that armed conflict is our only solution. So as many families fire up the grill and gather around the pool, keep in mind that at Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, DC, the grave of the Unknown Soldier will...Read Full Story
Where will you be on the 4th of July or otherwise known as Independence Day? The official steps of independence were taken around the 4th of July by the founding fathers of the United States of America. Many will travel to Washington, DC to see the fireworks at the nation’s capital. Here are a few facts to amaze your friends this coming 4th of July: The Second Continental Congress actually voted to approve a resolution of independence on July 2, 1776. John Adams wrote that he...Read Full Story
With all the latest big government nonsense, so big that they even literally have their hands down your pants now, it's nice to read about how this great country REALLY started. Thanks to Rush Limbaugh for this story. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now, the real story of Thanksgiving: "On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. It carried a total of 102 passengers, including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract, that...Read Full Story
Weird Holiday Traditions compiled from around the globe, from La Befana to Black Peter.