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Pumpkins and Halloween: Jack o’lantern origins

When you start seeing pumpkins showing up in unusually copious amounts everywhere, you can safely bet that Halloween is round the corner! But what’s with all the pumpkins? And how did the whole Halloween pumpkin carving / Jack-o’-lantern tradition start?

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History of Valentines Day: Why do we celebrate Valentines day?

Valentine’s Day is almost a worldwide phenomenon, celebrating romance and love every February 14th. In spite of celebrating it, many of us don’t really know the origins of Valentine’s Day nor why it’s celebrated. What is the history of Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Why do we celebrate Boxing Day?

As December 25th draws to an end, many of us  have another day to recover from all that Christmas excitement: Boxing Day. Why do I have the day off on Boxing Day?

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Why do we have the New Year’s Kiss?

You’re at a New Year’s Eve Party about to ring in the New Year. It’s almost midnight. You look around for who you’ll be kissing at midnight… but wait! Why do we have this tradition of kissing someone at midnight … Continue reading

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