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Holiday History

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The History Of July 4th

4th of July means barbeques and fireworks. But it’s also arguably the most important day in our country’s history. Learn why.

06/18/2012

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The History Of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. See what the holiday really means and why it falls on the last Monday in May.

05/13/2012

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The History Of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is all about breakfast in bed, handmade gifts and fresh flowers. But how did this holiday get its start?

05/02/2012

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The History Of Earth Day

Earth Day gets more and more important each year. See where this international event got its start and what’s happening this year.

04/09/2012

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The History Of Valentine‚Äôs Day

Ever wondered how Valentine’s Day started? We’ve got the answer for you…

01/29/2012

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History of Father’s Day

Father’s Day, the holiday set aside to celebrate dad, has been an institution for 101 years. But what is the evolution of Father’s Day? How did it become the holiday it is today? One Father’s Day historian offers his unique perspective on the third Sunday in June and after you read this, you too will be a Father’s Day expert.

06/01/2011