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Transcript On the 24th of December every year children around the world put out milk and cookies in the hopes of luring a magic fat man into their home who will leave presents behind before sneaking into the house next door. How did such an odd tradition begin? You can pretty much blame Northern Europe, where the winter weather is cold and dark and depressing. And the coldest and darkest and depressingest day is the Solstice on December 21st or 22nd when the sun only gives a
by History Channel VOTE ON S.I.A. HOLIDAY POLLS ~ LEARN ABOUT OTHER HOLIDAYS For many people of the Christian faith, Easter is the most important holiday of the year. It is the culmination of the religious season of Lent and the day on which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
In addition to it’s religious importance, Easter is also a popular secular holiday thanks to it’s association to the Easter Bunny, colorful decorated eggs, and, of course, all that candy.
by History Channel VOTE ON S.I.A. HOLIDAY POLLS ~ LEARN ABOUT OTHER HOLIDAYS There's no doubt about it, Valentine's Day is one of Americas most popular holidays. More than 62% of Americans celebrate by sending greeting cards and flowers, giving candy or other gifts, enjoying romantic dinners, or all three. But, the history behind Valentine's day turns out to be somewhat surprising. For example, the roots of Valentine's day go all the way back to a raucous ancient Roman fertil
by Anthonism Bet You Didn't Know: Christmas Did you know Christmas wasn't always celebrated on December 25th? Get the whole story behind the holiday. VIDEO: History of the Christmas Carol Get the facts on the tradition of Christmas carols, and find out how "Jingle Bells" came about. Christmas Unwrapped - The Origins of Christmas The celebration of Christmas as we know it today stems from the traditions of several different cultures. VIDEO: The Christmas Tree From millions of
by Anthonism Exploring the pros and cons of the real vs artificial Christmas tree debate For those concerned with being "green," this debate may have grabbed your attention every year during the holiday season. According to two separate Comparative Life Cycle Assessments, PE Americas (pdf) and ellipsos (pdf), for the most part, at least within the criterion for the studies performed, there is no debate because choosing either tree has a negligible impact on the environment.
by Anthonism Ever ponder the story of Thanksgiving beyond food, family, and football? Well, here is some food for thought; while you sit down to celebrate the Pilgrim's point of view of Thanksgiving, Native Americans will be honoring their arrival on Plymouth Rock with what they've deemed a National Day of Mourning. Now, let us honor them by understanding their perspective of this rich, yet bloody holiday. It's the least we can do to give a little more depth of meaning to
by Anthonism Bet You Didn't Know: Halloween This may come as a surprise to you, but Halloween is about more than just costumes and candy. It has evolved from the Celtic holiday, Samhain, which began roughly 2,000 years ago. It was believed that during the transition out of harvest season into winter, a bridge was created into the world of the dead. To protect themselves, the living spawned a few pagan rituals to keep these roaming ghouls and ghosts at bay. From these orig