Start Some New Thanksgiving Traditions with Your Family

Most of us inherit our Thanksgiving traditions from our family. For the most part, Thanksgiving involves getting together with family and sharing a turkey (and/or other Thanksgiving dishes we learned from our parents or other family members). This Thanksgiving why not establish some Thanksgiving traditions that are uniquely yours? Something your kids or friends can pass down from Thanksgiving to Thanksgiving for ... who knows? ... may a generation or two. Here are a few … [Read more...]

Fun and Interesting Facts About Easter

For some people, Easter is a holiday for coloring eggs, Easter egg hunts and chocolate Easter bunnies. However, there is much more to Easter than just chocolate and colorful eggs. Some people consider the holiday as strictly a religious occasion, while others see it as the official beginning of Spring. There are many fun and interesting facts surrounding the holiday, and some of Easter's origins even occurred before the advent of Christianity. The word, Easter, … [Read more...]

Why Does the Date of Easter Change?

Shouldn't Easter be a fixed date on the calendar? Especially if Easter is meant to celebrate the day of Jesus' resurrection, shouldn't the date remain the same every year? So why does the date of Easter change every year? The modern-day calendar used throughout the Western World was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in AD 1582. It adapted and replaced the Julian calendar, which had been in use since the time of Julius Caesar. The Gregorian calendar accounts for a … [Read more...]

Fun, Family Thanksgiving Activities

If you're hosting a family thanksgiving, you want to create a fun family environment that helps children understand the importance of Thanksgiving and is fun for adults as well. Since Thanksgiving comes just before Christmas, when shopping becomes the primary activity, games designed to remind people of the bounty in their lives is very helpful. For example, you might help children understand that while they don't have everything they want, they do have everything … [Read more...]

History of Some Christmas Traditions

Christians celebrate Christmas to observe the birth of Jesus Christ, which is an event and not a tradition. But many other activities related to celebrating the Christmas season evolved from certain traditions, many of which are from other countries, particularly from peoples in Europe. Among common items used in Christmas decorations are the holly and the mistletoe. Both are used primarily in wreaths and garlands. The Druids started the tradition of using the … [Read more...]