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July 1st: Canada Day Facts

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada), formerly Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), is the national day of Canada celebrating the anniversary of the July...

Origins: Mother’s Day

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood occur throughout the world; many of these have histories can be traced back to ancient festivals, like the Greek...

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and...

Origins: Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs

There is some disagreement on the origins of the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs.  Some claim that the original Easter eggs are Pagan symbols...

Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs

The House of Fabergé made thousands of jeweled eggs  from 1885 through 1917. The majority of these were miniature ones that were popular gifts...

Earth Day

Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Co-ordinated by environmental activist Denis Hayes,  20...

Origin: April Fool’s Day

There are numerous stories on the origin of April Fool’s Day. The most widespread theory originates from 1564 when France formally changed its calendar...

Groundhog Day: February 2

Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated on February 2 in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a...