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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Here’s Why the President Pardons a Turkey Every Thanksgiving

Every year, the U.S. has an official Presidential turkey pardon ceremony, saving a live bird from a Thanksgiving table. Why does the Commander-in-Chief do this, where did the tradition start, and what happens to the turkey afterwards?

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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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This Is Why We Celebrate Presidents’ Day

Newsflash: It isn’t even technically called “Presidents’ Day.”


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United States Trivia Your History Teacher Never Taught You

When was Christmas illegal in America? Which state did Congress forget to officially add to the Union for 150 years?...