Valentines Day first started on Rome. There was a festival every year in February to celebrate the God of Fertility. That time of year is was come for marriages to occur. You can find more information here:
Valentines Day first started on Rome. There was a festival every year in February to celebrate the God of Fertility. That time of year is was come for marriages to occur. You can find more information here:
The date can change. It is generally celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. It is also different in other countries.
Summer is when it gets so hot you can barely breath! Summer really starts on June 21 and ends on Sept 20. It is just enough time to bake your brain!
Caring for a Christmas Cactus need the right conditions in order for it to bloom for you. It need a bright filtered light near a window away from drafts, vents and fireplaces. Look here for more information:
In the Northern Hemisphere winter solstice for 2009 is on December 21st. This is the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere and marks the beginning of winter, sleet and rain!
Diwali is an Hindu holiday or festival celebrated for 5 days in many countries. It is the Festival of Lights that celebrates the victory of goodness over evil. The Festival of Diwali varies for year to year. For example, in…
In Puerto Rico, it is customary for a pig to be cooked on a spit during Christmas festivities! This is a big part of their culture, and the holidays feel incomplete without it! Look here for more information:
The first Thanksgiving celebration was held in the New England area in 1621, nearly a year after the Pilgrims had settled in America. Many Indians joined in the feast.You can find more information here:
Veterans Day is also known as Memorial Day. It goes back to the Civil War. People celebrate the courage and sacrifice of combat veterans who served their country.
People gather together with there friends and family to give gifts. Also, they cook meals together and sing christmas carols around a fire.
The first Mardi Gras celebration took place in the 14th and 15th centuries in Europe. The first modern Mardi Gras parade was in 1857 in the city of New Orleans. Mardi Gras is always celebrated on the Tuesday before Ash…
Yes, in Brazil Christmas is celebrated. Christmas in Brazil is called Papai Noel meaning Father Christmas. The traditional Christmas meal includes turkey, chicken, ham, pork, fresh and dried fruit. Look here for more information:
Cupid always carries a bow and arrows tipped with little hearts. He often is cherub cheeked and dressed much like a human infant in a diaper.
The day of the dead is now celebrated as Halloween. It is thought to be the day that souls can return to our realm and walk among the living.
Yes of course you can! You can see a calendar and even print one out using your own images. Some sites offer calendars for sale with your photos for each month. You can find more information here:
Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is celebrated in New Orleans every year. If you are planning to go the day in 2010 is February 16th. Hope you enjoy!
Thanksgiving was first celebrated in 1621. The Pilgrims and the Wampanog Indians shared a bountiful feast to celebrate the sucessful harvest they had.
In Italy Santa Claus is called Babbo Natale. Babbo Natale means Father Christmas. The day before Epiphany is when children put a pair of shoes by the door. The next day they will find them filled with candy and small…
Take care of Christmas cactus by fertilizing it in October or November to promote the blooms. Water the soil when the first inch feels dry. Look here for more information:
Halloween got its name from All Hallows Eve and was shortened to Halloween. It is the end of All-Hallows-Day which is All Saints Day. It is a day when spirits could walk the earth and communicate with the living.
Trees come from other trees. The seeds of trees are shed and carried away by wind and small animals to take root away from the original tree, thus preserving the tree line.
The rule of thumb is 100 lights per foot of Christmas tree. Therefore, if you have a 8 foot Christmas tree, you should have at least 800 lights. Christmas lights are often sold in packages of 35’s, 50’s,100’s and 200’s.…
Australian summer is in fulls swing for Christmas time. Despite the heat a grand dinner is served on Christmas. It is generally made up of turkey, ham, and pork with flaming plum pudding for desert. The meal is eaten at…
There are many things you can buy your wife for Christmas. If she has asked for something specific, your best bet is to purchase what she asked for. If not, jewelry is always nice. Also, massages or trips to the…
In 2004, Easter Sunday was on Sunday April 11th. Easter is a day that we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Good Friday is always celebrated the Friday before Easter Sunday.
Thanksgiving, a day to stuff yourself with turkey, is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every year. In 2007 Thanksgiving was on Thursday, November 22.
The first day of winter in the northern hemisphere is the day when the Sun is the furthest south, usually on December 21st or 22nd. It is also known as the Winter Solstice. Look here for more information:
What to get your mom for christmas depends on what she likes and what you can afford. Get her something that she could wear like a nice dress, a coat, or an appliance she dosen’t have like an omelet maker.…
Your boss would probably enjoy a nice giftcard to his favorite store or his favorite place to eat. Place the giftcard is a nice card and that should be nice.
You might assume it’s the people living in Ireland that celebrate St. Patrick’s day. Actually, it is anybody who is Irish or just wants to be Irish for that day, March 17th.
There are approximately 25-30 million real Christmas trees sold each year. Christmas trees are actually gown in all 50 states and Canada with Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pensylvainia, Wisconsin and Washington being the biggest producers. When a tree is cut…
It was not until about 50 years ago that Scotland celebrated Christmas as a public holiday. Although a quiet event, Christmas activities begin as early as shortly before Halloween, with stores stocking gift items and decorations and lights being put…
Actually about 89 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas. That is a large percentage that loves to give gifts and spend time with loved ones on that day.
You can find free pumpkin stencils on various websites online. If you have a character in mind, try going to the character or show website to find free stencils to print.
You can print calendars from many website, including Google. Yahoo also has a calendar feature built into their web browsing home page, as well.
Kissing balls are beautiful and very easy to make. If you want it to last indefinitely, use silk or artifical flowers and greenery. Start with a 10′ diameter foam ball, and spray paint it green. Select the flowers you want…
Christmas falls on a Sunday during the regular intervals you just need to account for the leap years. Coming up soon, 2011, 2016, 2022, 2033, 2039, 2044 and 2050. Look here for more information:
What would you like to do on your birthday? Are you a child or an adult? There are many things to do on your birthday such as spending time with family or friends, going out to eat, if your a…
For Christmas you can ask for whatever it is you’d like that you wouldn’t buy for yourself. I always ask for books or gift cards. Then I can shop at my own leisure and get exactly what I want. I…
Punxsutawney Phil is the name of the groundhog that lives in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He comes out every year on Groundhog Day, to let the citizens of the town know if he seen his shadow or not.
I remember making artificial snow when I was a child for Christmas decorations. Now there are step by step instructions available online. You can find more information here:
Technically, there is no such thing as a national ‘I Love You Day’. This came about through chain emails and blogs, where people posted that the following day was I love you day.
The Chinese New Year of the year 2010 fall on February 14th. While they are celebrating their New Year we will be celebrating Valentines Day with Hearts and chocolates. Look here for more information:
What to get your wife for Christmas is a common question. Luckily, this online gift guide is full of ideas that are sure to please your lady love! Look here for more information:
Auld Lang Syne is an old Scottish song and the most common song sung when ringing in the New Year; Auld Lang Syne translates to ‘Times gone by.’
There are many verses that you can write in a Christmas card, like Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays. You can wish the recipient warm wishes for peace, or wish them luck in the new year. Look here for more information:
Easter was on Sunday, March 27th in 2005. You can also find other past Easter dates as well as future Easter Sundays online. Some calendars show both Catholic and Greek Orthodox dates. For more information see here:
Thanksgiving landed on the 25th of November in the year of 2004. It’s not the same every year because Thanksgiving is the last Thursday of the month of November.
In Germany, December 6th is the night when children place a shoe or boot in front of the fireplace in hopes that Saint Nicholas will fill them with goodies! Look here for more information:
Unfortunately, there is no way for one to make Christmas. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is celebrated yearly on December 25th. Look here for more information:
To say ‘Happy New Year’ in Greek you would say ‘Eftecheezmaenos o Kaenooryos hronos’. In Greece, New Years Day is an important holiday as they also celebrate St. Basil’s Day. A forefather of the Greek Orthodox Church, he was kind…
The state tree of Illinois is the white oak. White oak trees commonly grow to over 100 feet. These are beautiful trees and provide excellent shade.
Deciding when to take down a Christmas tree is a matter of personal taste. Some people enjoy taking the tree down the day after Christmas, while others prefer to wait until after the first of the new year.
There is not specific code on how the American Flag should be folded. However, the American Legion outlines a traditional way of folding the flag with precision and respect. Look here for more information:
You can tie, tape, or use a hanger to pin a ribbon on a Christmas tree. I have found that either tying it or using a twist tie hanger works the best.
To make christmas crackers you will need to start with a basic recipe. Allrecipes.com is a great web site that offers thousands of recipes as well as reviews for each one. Look here for more information: allreciepes.com
In England they celebrate Christmas almost exactly as the United States does. The only real difference is there is usually more of a focus on caroling and music in England.
The original Pledge of Allegiance was different than the one that exists today. It was written by a Christian socialist and Baptist Minister named Francis Bellamy in 1892. Look here for more information:
Hawaii celebrates Christmas a little differently than the rest of the United States. If they really want a live Christmas tree, you purchase one that has been imported across the Pacific. If not, decorating your palm trees will work. Santa…
In 2005, Memorial Day was on May 30. Memorial Day always falls on the last Monday in May. Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day and it commemorates members of the Armed Services.
Christmas lights work by consuming electricity and producing light. The mini lights are strung together on a circuit. They are basically just a wire and a bulb. If one goes out it breaks the circuit and all of them go…
In Switzerland, Christmas is widely celebrated with Advent, which is celebrated on the fourth Sunday before December 24, signaling the start of the activities. Most of the festivities are done on Christmas Eve, including the decorating of the tree by…
Mardi Gras masks were worn so no one knew who you were. The masks have been worn for generations. The masks started out in the secret organizations and the upper class.
In the package of Christmas lights there usually is a special bulb for flashing lights. Generally you just replace the first bulb on the strand nearest the plug with that bulb.
Mardi Gras can start on any Tuesday between February 3rd and March 9th. The festival will always be on the day before Ash Wednesday. It will begin on February 16th for 2010.
According to an official U.S. Government web site, Veterans Day fell on Tuesday, November 11th in 2008. Hopefully this information will help you if you’re ever playing a trivia game. For more information see here:
Columbus day is celebrated on October 12th by many countries in the New World. This is to celebrate the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. Look here for more information:
Mardi Gras is a carnival celebration starting on January 6th and ends on Ash Wednesday. For 2010 Mardi Gras day is on February 16th. Purple, green and gold are the colors of Mardi Gras where purple is for justice, green…
Making a wooden Christmas manger can be as simple as a wooden box. A manger was just to hold hay for the animals. Most nativity scenes have a wooden box with X shaped supports at each end to keep it…
On Halloween my kids and I play bobbing for apples, we play hide and seek in the dark and we also play flashlight tag. We have a great time on Halloween.
There are many places online where you can find and print out a blank calendar that you can fill in, however only a select few are quality websites and calendars. If you need a totally blank undated calendar I would…
Merry Christmas is not actually said in India. Instead you say good New Year. Good New Year is said like this: Shub Naya Baras. They also decorate mango and banana trees instead of evergreens on Christmas. Look here for more…
In order to provide you with names of people born on your birthday, that information would have to be made known. However, one thing for certain, You were born on your birthday.
You can track Santa through the NORAD website. Every year beginning on December 1st, the site begins tracking Santa’s journey around the world. To find more information click here:
Midnight Mass is an important Christmas tradition in Mexico where lullaby’s are sang for baby Jesus. On Christmas Day, children gather to free the candy from a hanging pinata! Look here for more information:
It is an island that is about 1600 miles north of Australia (actually a territory of Australia), and 310 miles south of Jakarta in Indonesia.
In 1905, Albert Einstein proposes the Theory of Relativity. The first movie theater opens in Pittsburgh. The Russian Revolution of 1905 begins on ‘Bloody Sunday’.
In latin communities a young girls fifteenth birthday is celebrated with a quinceanera. It is a religious celebration comemorating her becoming a young woman and leaving childhood behind. There is a religious ceremony usually followed by a large party with…
Jamaica is a part of North America. It is a Island sitting in the Caribbean Sea about 90 miles south of Cuba. It is the third most populated in North America. Look here for more information:
Halloween occurs on the 31st of every October. This Halloween, for the year 2009, will fall on a Saturday. Many people celebrate Halloween on a Saturday no matter what day it really falls on, so that children won’t be out…
Dia de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead is a holiday honoring the souls of the dead in Mexico. It is celebrated on the 1st or 2nd of November and usually has a parade and feasting. Look here…
The wearing of green on St. Patrick’s Day began as early as the 17th century, which included wearing shamrocks and green ribbons. The three-leafed green shamrock is a symbol of Ireland. For more information look here:
All of the malls will be open on Christmas eve. I would suggest that you check online for the hours of operation because normally on Christmas eve the mall hours are reduced.
APR means annual percentage rate. The easiest way to calculate it is take total of all the money you paid in interest and divide it by the amount borrowed. If you paid $243 in interest and borrowed $1765: 243 divided…
You can find black Friday ads in the Newspaper or you can also look online at the stores websites. Just make sure you are up bright and early to get the greatest deals.
The best homemade fog machine I saw was an old fashioned foam cooler filled with dry ice. To make the fog, add hot water and stand back. The billows are spectacular.
Mardi gras is the day before Lent. It is celebrated in some cities with partying, drinking, and carnivals. It is celebrated largely in New Orleans and Paris.
To find if a celebrity shares your birthday you can search online for a database of celebrity info including birthdays.
To find out the perfect gift for your boyfriend, find out his style. Does he love name brands, or does he prefer cheaper prices? Get him a nice wallet or a pricey watch, like Rolex.
St. Patrick’s day is an Irish feast day celebrating the patron saint, Saint Patrick. It is traditionally celebrated on March 17. Remember to wear green that day!
Earth Day began in 1970 as a celebration similar to a birthday party for the Earth. Earth Day is celebrated every April 22nd.
Halloween originated from the Celtic ceremony of Samhain. It was believed that during Samhain, wicked spirits and souls, condemned to living as animals came together on the night of October 31, so they would make sacrifices to keep these spirits…
Black Friday in 2009 will be held on November 27th. It’s the biggest retail shopping day of the year. I can’t wait for the sales. I’m ready with my list already!
In 2006, Thanksgiving was celebrated on Thursday, the 23rd. As a rule of thumb, Thanksgiving is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
The first calendar was actually created by the Romans. At first, it only had 10 months and 304 days. Later on, 2 more months were added bringing the total number of days to 355. Julius Caesar is the one who…
A real Christmas tree might last up to around 30 days. If you want your tree to last longer be sure to take good care of it. Avoid places where it is in direct sunlight and make sure it has…
There is no set formula for determining how much of a Christmas bonus you should give. If you are giving money to service personnel such as the mailman or trash collector then a gift of $20 is usually appropriate. If…
There are many top 10 Christmas gifts. If you are shopping for your kids you can buy them games, a new tv, radio, MP3 player, a new cell phone for them to text. For your wife, diamonds and a gift…
Valentine’s day is the day of love. Don’t rewrite some old love poems, write something from your hearth. Write something with your own words.
Santa Claus is known as Santa Claus all over the world. However, he has multiple names that other countries use, as well. For example, Chris Kringle or St. Nick.
There are a countless number of people that celebrate Christmas. Although everyone does not celebrate in the same manner. It is still a widely celebrated holiday.
Costumes are worn on Halloween because it is perceived as a day that spirits walk amongst the living. Ghosts were the original costume of this event and it grew into all the costumes we see today.
There isn’t a specific date of when the calendar was invented. Every ancient society had their own calendar. Over 5000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians invented a calendar based on the phases of the moon. Their calendar was divided into…
The most widely accepted explanation for the start of April Fool’s Day is that on the old Julian calendar, in France, New Years fell on April 1. Pope Gregory, in 1852, replaced the Julian calendar with the Gregorian calendar and…
Christmas Day in 2009 falls on a Friday. So this will be really nice for some becuase they will be off for 4 days. Wow a mini vacation. What a time to enjoy family.
There are many places online where you can find a yearly calendar of 2008, however only a select few are quality calendars. If you would like to view a quality yearly calendar of 2008 I suggest visiting:
The Chinese New Year is not celebrated on the same day of the western calendar every year. It is celebrated on the same day in the lunar calendar which is the first day of the first month. The month is…
That all depends on where you live. If you’re in Charlotte, North Carolina like I am, don’t count on it! Keep your eyes on your local weather for updates throughout the season. Look here for more information:
There is really no reason to why Easter falls eailer some years than other. It is just how the holiday falls. Many holidays dates change and there is really no reason.
Leprechauns are little people with top hats green clothes and tights that sit at the end of the rainbow and guard the pot of gold. They are actually an fairy in Irish folklore. They like to get into mischief. For…
You would be the one to know what to get your best friend for Christmas. Give them an MP3 player with their favorite songs on it. Give them a photo album with funny pictures of the two of you. Give…
Texas independence day is observed on March 2nd. The Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted on March 2nd, 1836. This date marks the when settlers officially broke from Mexico creating the Republic of Texas.
Here is a site that lists the flags of the world in alphabetical order. Each country’s page includes a picture of the flag and some information about that particular country. To find more information click here:
A leap year is something that happens every four years. It occurs during even number years beginning with the turn of the century to the next one.
In Portugal you would say Feliz Natal instead of Merry Christmas. It is very similar to the Spanish Feliz Navidad. Christmas there does not end until the 6th of January. Look here for more information:
What to write in a Valentine’s day card depends on who you’re giving it to. If it’s for a family member such as mother, father, sister or brother, a simple ‘I love you,’ should suffice. If you’re giving it to…
Labor Day means another Annual holiday! It is celebrated on the first Monday in September every year. It is celebrated as a result of labour union movements. It is celebrated all over the world as May Day.
An online gift guide can help you decide what to get someone for Christmas. You can enter the persons age, gender and relationship to you to receive a list of suggested gift items! Look here for more information:
People carve pumpkins for several reasons. To make pumpkin pie, the inside has to be carved out and pureed. For Halloween, pumpkins are carved to make faces on the outside.
Good party games depends on the age of the group you are entertaining. For small children a good game is pin the tail on the donkey. For a teenage group a game of paint ball or laser tag will do…
In England Santa Claus is known as Father Christmas. In the earliest days, he would go from door to door eating with different families. He did not bring gifts. He now brings gifts in the same manner as Santa Claus.
We celebrate independence day to commemorate the anniversary of the nation’s assumption of independent statehood, usually after ceasing to be a colony or after the end of a military occupation.
To say Merry Christmas in Australia you would simply just say, ‘ Merry Christmas!’ The reason is most people in Australia speak English so the greeting does not change..
In 2006, Good Friday was observed on Friday April 14th. Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday and the day before Holy Saturday. Holy Week ends on Holy Saturday.
Learning to say Merry Christmas in Switzerland isn’t as hard as you think! In Switzerland, the term is said Frohlichi Wiehnacht, or Joyeux Noel! Look here for more information:
March 20 was the first day of Spring in 2004. This day is also known as Earth Day, which is the only time in the year that the day and night are equal in length. Also, March 20 marked the…
Parson Brown is not a real person. It is a term used to refer to Anglican Priests from the 18th and 19th centuries. It is similar to the term John Doe. The word Parson means minister.
North American mistletoe is a semi parasitic plant found growing in forest trees like oak, hickory, pecan and mahogany, and can be found on some shrubs, and can cause harm to the plants causing them deformities.
15 year old boys wants video games. Get him the play station or Xbox games and he will be happy. Get him a gift card to buy more games at his favorite game shop store.
Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus three days after being crucified. In 2004 Easter fell on April 11th. The date of Easter varies each year and usually falls between March 22nd and April 25.You can find more information here:
To decorate a house for christmas, you can purchase decorations at walmart or at your local dollar store. Decorating a mantle is a great way, add stockings and lighted garland.
There are 31 days in December. December is also the twelfth month of the year, and a big USA holiday month such as Hanukkah and Christmas. On December 31, 2009, we’ll be celebrating New Years Eve of 2010 new year.…
In Brazil they speak Portuguese and the translation for ‘Merry Christmas’ in Portuguese is ‘Feliz Natal’. One Christmas tradition is Brazil is the Presepio or nativity scene.
In 2004, we celebrated Memorial Day on Monday May 31st. Was this a very special Memorial Day celebration for you? Why do you want to know that far back?
The Chinese calendar follows a lunar cycle. Chinese New Year is a public holiday that falls on the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar.
ARDS is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome is a lung condition that related to oxygen levels in blood. It can be extremely life threatening.
In 2005, Easter was on March 27th. Easter is always on a Sunday. This is a very important Christian date and also a celebrated holiday for children all over the world.
The message that you can write in a Christmas card can be religious or not. You can simply say Merry Christmas, or just Happy Holidays. You could wish them luck in the new year. Look here for more information:
Children who are going to school and long for a break often wonder when the first day of summer is coming. Sometimes parents dread it because they know they will have bored children on their hands part of the time,…
Halloween began with the Celts celebrating the sun god and the god of the dead on November 1. Halloween is considered a pagan celebration. You can find more information here:
The earliest version of the violin were used in the Middle East and Inner Asia, having just two strings. The European violin came into existence in the mid sixteenth century. For more information see here:
The pilgrims did, when they shared with indians in 1861. Then President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday in 1863. We have a lot to be thankful for. For more information see here:
In 2007, President’s Day was on Monday February 19th. President’s Day is always observed in February on the third Monday. In 2010, President’s Day will be celebrated on February 15th.
Great question! It all started back in 1955. Sears Roebuck printed a phone number in an ad where kids could reach Santa Claus; however, the phone number was misprinted and the kids ended up reaching CONAD (now NORAD) instead. The…
The first day of spring begins around March 21 every year. The first day of spring centers around Vernal Equinox. Vernal Equinox is where the time between day and night is the same in length.
Boxer Day is celebrated on December 26th. The holiday began in England. Gifts were given to people, who worked for you on Christmas. Gifts are still given in boxes. Families still get together on this day. You can find more…
Cinco de Mayo is a special event celebrated in the country of Mexico. They celebrate the victory against the French in the 1800’s. Mexico’s tradition is to celebrated every Cinco de Mayo.
While there are many different ways to greet someone in Hebrew for Passover, the most common is probably Chag Pesach. Chag means happy and Pesach is Passover.
The Vernal Equinox, also known as the Spring Equinox, is the moment that the Sun crosses directly across the Earth’s equator. This normally takes place on March 20th, but sometimes it happens on March 21st. Look here for more information:
How fun it is to make Halloween decorations! You can find Halloween clipart on the web at several locations. Black cats and jack-o-lanterns abound there! You can find more information here: