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The Curious Tradition of Hanging a Christmas Pickle Ornament on Trees

Happy holidays. This Valentine’s Day, don’t just do the standard flowers and chocolates. Instead, get your sweetheart something that you can enjoy together. From ravioli-making kits to date-night game... read more

History of Valentine's Day and Martyr Valentine It's Named After, Who Was He?

Stores have had aisles lined with Valentine’s Day candies and cards for weeks as the holiday approached but the history of the holiday can get ... to be know as a celebration of love that includes gif... read more

Lonely hearts and holiday flings: a brief history of dating

In the 1950s, the first package holidays opened up the possibility of a ‘holiday ... language of hand fans… Nichi Hodgson is a journalist and the author of The Curious History of Dating: From Jane Aus... read more

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A Curious History of Christmas in Great Britain

Christmas Day became an official holiday in Scotland, for example, only in 1958. For a period of time, Christmas was officially banned throughout the British Isles. The history of the celebration ... ... read more


A general and personal history of Valentine's Day

My favorite holidays are the ones when I don't need to buy gifts: Fourth of July ... Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be negative about this day. I have my own history. In the first grade, Jane L... read more

From gifts to dining to Fayetteville's take on Sweetheart candies

Valentine's Day 2019 is almost upon us, so check out everything you need to know about the holiday, from unique gifts for your special someone ... Here are 5 things to know about the history of the ho... read more

What date is Mother's Day 2019 and what is the history behind it

Mothering Sunday is not a bank holiday. Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate mothers ... A special effort is made on this day when children or daughters and sons-in-law buy cards, flowers or gifts for t... read more

How much are you spending this Valentine's Day? We look at the price of a dinner in each state

Valentine’s Day is an ancient holiday, believed to have roots as far back as the third century in Rome. Though the holiday’s precise origin has been lost to history ... cards, and gifts for family mem... read more

A trip to Olvera Street: The heart of Los Angeles’ Mexican heritage

Christmas — with the Las Posadas candlelight festivities — and All Souls Day (El Dia de los Muertos) are two favorite holiday ... are curious to learn more about Olvera Street’s history ... read more

Valentine's Day Is Ruining the Environment

In fact, most modern symbols of love in American culture have a troubling history rooted in antiquated ... no matter how you choose to celebrate the holiday, consumers should be aware of the impact tr... read more

Ten Of The Best Books About Astronomy, Physics And Mathematics Of 2018

Whether you are giving gifts to others or to yourself this holiday season, this list of the best popular ... and will be enjoyed by any scientifically curious person, as well as by physicists and by t... read more

A brief history of Valentine’s Day – from the patron saint of epilepsy to Chaucer’s love tales

The murderous history of Bible translations Christianity’s rocky ... While they composed verses to honour the holiday, others exchanged gifts. In rural communities, meanwhile, men and women got togeth... read more



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