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Holiday History

From the unusual to the popular, the information behind the holiday.

April Fools Day History and Origins (April 1) star
April 1st has become the day for pranks and practical jokes, but, why? Was it because of a Christian celebration or was it due to a change in calendars? Or was it something else entirely...

Battle of Puebla (May 5, 1862) star
Cinco de Mayo--the Fifth of May. The day that Mexico's patriotism was reborn. Let's take a look at the setting and the events of this historic day...

Father's Day star
This article is about the first Father's Day celebration and how the holiday was made possible by women.

Ides of March (March 15, 44 BC) star
Julius Caesar's political prowess helped to influence most of the known world. The Roman empire expanded greatly under his leadership--so why was it that sixty members of his senate chose to assassinate him?

Inauguration History (January 20, 1937-2009) star
Since 1937, the inauguration of the President of the United States has been January 20th. Why this date? We´ll examine the why´s and the ´firsts´ this date has seen throughout history.

Nylon Stocking Day (May 15, 1940) star
Prior to 1940, women's hosiery consisted of wool, cotton, or silk stockings. But, with an important discovery made by Julian Hill and Wallace Carothers, the legs of American women were changed and the developments have not slowed down.

Unusual Holidays for 2008 star[offsite link]
Should you be celebrating today? This site features validated holidays/awarenesses/observances of the unusual kind for 2008.

Wacky August Holidays star
Ever wonder just what to celebrate on August 1st? What about August 14th? This article highlights some of the more...creative holidays, as well as some of the historic ones for the month of August.

Zany April Holidays star
Make sure to celebrate International Moment of Laughter Day as well as Take a Chance Day. April has some pretty crazy holidays from a day of lies to a day of truth and little bit of shrimp scampi on the side!

Zany July Holidays star
July is hot, and to prove it, July is National Ice Cream Month. Some other monthly honors for July are National Blueberry Month, National Anti-Boredom Month, and National Hot Dog Month! But, whatever you do, do NOT get married in July! July is known as an Unlucky Month for Weddings!

Zany June Holidays star
Ever wonder what to celebrate? How about National Pink Day? Or Dare Day? Or even Paul Bunyan Day! Don't know when these holidays are? They're all in the month of June--and there are plenty more...

Zany October Holidays star
October is choked full of fun celebrations! Most famous for Halloween and Oktoberfest, this month also sees such celebrations as Sweetest Day, Boss's Day, and Leif Erikson Day. October is also a month for awareness. What should you be aware of? Read on and find out!

Zany September Holidays star
We already know about Labor Day and VJ Day, but what about National Beheading Day? Or National Cheeseburger Day? These holidays get very little attention, so we bring them to the fore front!

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