Holidays

Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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Who Has the Most Valuable Signature on the Declaration of Independence? (It’s Not Who You Think)

This document contains the signatures of John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin...and then there's that really valuable one!

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Memorial Day: When Is It and Why We Celebrate It

It's not just the unofficial beginning of summer.


What Is Pride Month and How Did It Begin?

Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQ community or an ally, here’s everything you need to know about Pride Month.


The Meaning Behind 24 LGBTQ Pride Flags

Somewhere over the rainbow...there are a bunch of different LGBTQ flags. Here's what their colors and symbols represent.


The Surprising History of Mother’s Day You Never Knew

A day of thanks and appreciation for the most important and influential women in our lives seems like a no-brainer....

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April Fools’ Day: How Did It Start and Why Is It April 1?

The origins of the prank-lovers' favorite holiday are murky. In fact, it's possible that the entire concept of April Fools'...


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15 Moments That Changed Women’s History Forever

In honor of Women's History Month, a look back at the single moments in history when, for women, doors of...

Why Black History Month Is More Important Than Ever

While it's important to celebrate Black culture and contributions, it's equally important to acknowledge how society still oppresses and discriminates...


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16 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Here are just some of the things to do, read, and see to immerse yourself in the rich history of...


11 “Facts” About the Civil Rights Movement That Aren’t True

Separating fact from fiction isn’t just important from a historical perspective—it’s also essential in winning today’s fight against racial injustice.


18 Facts You Didn’t Know About Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, here are some facts about Black history in America that even history buffs may...

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15 Things About Black History Month You Didn’t Learn in School

From the first African American to fly across the country to the first Black presidential candidate, there's a lot you...


14 Rarely Seen Photos of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by...


12 St. Patrick’s Day “Facts” That Are Actually False

How much do you know about the history of St. Patrick’s Day traditions? Many of these popular St. Patrick's Day...


I Think Black History Month Should Last All Year

We know about Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther 
King Jr., of course. But our American history lessons skip 
over so...


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The History Behind Chinese New Year

The Year of the Ox kicks off on February 12th!

What Thanksgiving Looked Like 100 Years Ago

Turns out turkey, football, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are only a few of the Thanksgiving traditions that have...


Finally! Here’s How Cyber Monday Even Became a Thing

There's a reason shoppers started doing more online shopping after Thanksgiving, but it had nothing to do with sales.


10 Things You Might Not Know About Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa, a time for people around the world to celebrate African-American history and culture, lasts from December 26 to January...


11 Veterans Day Facts You Didn’t Learn in School

That November date has a major significance. Find out the history of Veterans Day and more facts that'll help you...


13 Things You Never Knew Were Invented by Hispanic People

From your bathroom to your doctor's office, you'll find some of the greatest innovations of science, technology, and imagination. To...


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Why Do We Bob for Apples on Halloween?

The classic Halloween game has deep roots in history.


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This Is the Real History Behind Why We Carve Pumpkins

Our country's pumpkin-carving history began with a spooky tale.


12 Real-Life Exorcisms That Actually Happened

The belief that evil spirits can possess humans has been terrifying people throughout history. That's probably why the history of...

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The History of Halloween: The Chilling History of 14 Halloween Traditions

Now a night of frolic for children, this autumn holiday is actually a mashup of old rituals remembering the dead...


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12 Questions People Still Have About 9/11

Many Americans believe we'll never know everything there is to know about the 9/11 attacks. Here are some of the...


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100 Things Turning 100 in 2020

2020 has been a tough year for us all, but these milestones are something to celebrate! Happy Birthday to the...


35 Black Americans You Didn’t Learn About in History Class

It's about time these incredible Americans get the acknowledgment they deserve.


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The Real History of Cinco de Mayo (It’s Not a Celebration of Mexico’s Independence)

Before you start making margaritas, let's settle what the holiday is really celebrating, shall we?


13 Heroes of Space You Didn’t Learn About in School

These astronauts and scientists deserve to be household names.