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When is Rose Day and What are the Other Days of Valentine’s Week?

Rose Day is finally here! This special day, which occurs at the start of Valentine’s Week is worth celebrating. There’s nothing that brightens a room more than a bouquet of flowers! Did you know that each month has a corresponding flower? Poinsettias and narcissus belong to December, snowdrops and carnations belong to January, and while it …

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Facts About Roses – Learn Rose Colors, Rose History & More Rose Facts…

Roses come in many colors, and each color has its own meaning. Check out these fun facts about roses to learn more rose trivia. Ever wondered “how many rose colors are there”, or “what is the oldest rose”? You’re in luck, we’ve got the answers for you below. Fossil evidence shows varieties of roses have …

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First Christmas Card – Sir Henry Cole and The History of Christmas Cards

With Christmas quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to learn about the history of Christmas cards. Who would have guessed that the first Christmas card ever sent by mail would spark a tradition that is still going strong over 175 years later! Sending Christmas cards has become an integral part of Christmas, just like making …

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Christmas Card Day – Learn Facts about Christmas Cards & Their History

Christmas Card Day is finally here! As we get closer to December 25, it’s time to celebrate one of the traditions of Christmas – sending holiday cards to your loved ones! There are so many things that make Christmas magical – the scent of fresh pine, decorating for the holiday, hanging ornaments on the Christmas …

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Celebrate Santa’s List Day – Find Out Who Is On The Nice List This Year…

It’s time to celebrate Santa’s List Day! As the weather is getting cooler and Christmas is getting closer, Santa is writing a list and deciding who is naughty and who is nice. He writes his list on December 4, and there is no better time than the present to learn more about this special day! …

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Facts About Poinsettias – Learn the Poinsettia Meaning, History, Origin &…

As Christmas is quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to talk about poinsettias. Let’s celebrate this beautiful plant by learning facts about poinsettias, and discovering more about the history, origin and symbolism and meaning of the poinsettia. During this time of the year, poinsettias are all around! They’re featured on Christmas cards, painted on ornaments, …

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National Poinsettia Day – Poinsettia Colors, Symbolism, Facts & more!

December is finally here, and with it comes cooler weather, holiday cheer and National Poinsettia Day! Learn more about poinsettias, and ways to celebrate this national day. Poinsettias are a special part of Christmas. Just like cooking holiday meals, giving presents to loved ones, writing letters to Santa (or even calling Santa’s phone number), and …

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Santa’s Address – Plus Information on How USPS Operation Santa Works

The Christmas season is back, and that means it’s time to write your letter to Santa, but first you need Santa’s address! Make sure you’re sending your letters to the right address to be considered for USPS Operation Santa. Christmas is a magical time filled with mistletoe kisses, baking gingerbread cookies, spending time with family, …

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The Symbols of Thanksgiving Guide – History, Meanings & Recipes

When you think of Thanksgiving, what are the first things that pop into your mind? I bet without even trying, you’d name at least one of the symbols of Thanksgiving! Maybe you think of spending time with friends, or sharing gratitude on Thanksgiving. Maybe you associate the holiday with cooking meals for family, decorating, or …

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25+ Cranberry Facts – Interesting History, Trivia & Facts About Cranberries

Let’s talk about cranberry facts. Other than being the main ingredient in a Thanksgiving side dish, what do you know about this tasty fruit? Get ready to brush up on your facts about cranberries! Have you ever wondered things like “how do cranberries grow”, “can you eat raw cranberries”, and “where do cranberries grow”?  If …

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National Cranberry Relish Day – Fresh Cranberry Relish Recipe & More…

Did you know that there’s a National Cranberry Relish Day? Celebrate this day by reading on to learn interesting cranberry facts, and get our fresh cranberry relish recipe at the bottom of the post. National Cranberry Relish Day is a day that occurs annually on November 22nd. Fittingly, this day falls right before Thanksgiving.  If …

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Cat Pumpkin Carvings – Photos, Ideas & Tips to Carve Cat Jack o Lanterns

Are you a cat lover? You’re in luck, below we’ve compiled some of the best cat pumpkin carvings to inspire your next pumpkin carving! Whether you want to make a realistic looking cat, a cuddly kitten pumpkin, or a cat jack o lantern, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for tips to make these cute …

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15+ Interesting Facts About Pumpkins to Celebrate Carve a Pumpkin Day

As we enter the Halloween season, you’re going to notice pumpkins are everywhere! Check out the interesting facts about pumpkins below to learn more about this symbol of Halloween. Pumpkins are so popular, they have not just one, but several national days of the year dedicated to them! In addition to learning some fun pumpkin …

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Pumpkin Carving Ideas – Jack O Lantern Faces, Creative Designs & More…

Looking for a fun DIY project to do this Halloween? Try making one of these pumpkin carving ideas! They are creative and cute. There are pumpkin carving designs for various skill levels listed below. Maybe you want a scary jack o lantern, a ghost pumpkin carving or even a Jack Skellington pumpkin carving – not matter your …

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What is All Saints’ Day? When is All Saints’ Day? – An All Saints’ Day Guide

Have you ever found yourself wondering , and “what is All Saints’ Day” and thought “when is All Saints’ Day”? If so, you’re in luck. We’re going to answer all your questions about this holiday, and provide you with some fun facts too! There are so many holidays with historical significance at this time of …

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Halloween Spirituality and Samhain – How to Have a Spiritual Halloween

When you think of Halloween, you probably think about Halloween parties, pumpkin carving and fun costumes. Let’s dive a little deeper and learn more about the meanings behind Halloween spirituality. I love all of the fun things that come with how we celebrate this holiday, but I was curious to find out more about the …

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Samhain Traditions – What is Samhain and Why is it Still Relevant Today

As we draw closer to Halloween you’re probably going to hear the term Samhain often. Let’s do a deep dive on what it is, and which Samhain traditions are still practiced today. Halloween isn’t all about carving pumpkins, parties, making DIY costumes, mixing spooky cocktails and taking your kids trick-or-treating for candy. In fact, historically …

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Celebrate National Vodka Day with Vodka Facts & Vodka Cocktail Recipes

If your favorite spirit is vodka, then you’re in luck! October 4th is celebrated annually as National Vodka Day. While the history of the day is unknown, it’s definitely a day worth celebrating! No matter how you enjoy your vodka – in a cocktail, or over ice – make sure you enjoy responsibly! Keep reading …

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Who Invented Chocolate Milk? – The History of Chocolate Milk

Are you a chocolate milk lover? If so, you’ll be interested in the history of chocolate milk! We will go over who invented chocolate milk, and where it was invented.  Chocolate milk is a popular childhood drink. When you were a kid, did you ever find yourself wondering how chocolate milk came to be? Believe …

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National Chocolate Milk Day – Plus a Recipe for Homemade Chocolate Milk

Are you a fan of chocolate milk? If so, you’ll be delighted to know that there’s a day called National Chocolate Milk Day dedicated to celebrating this delicious chocolate beverage. Did you have chocolate milk as kid? If so, I encourage you to use today to be like a child again and pour yourself a …

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National Rescue Dog Day – Ways to Celebrate and Shelter Dog Facts

Are you a dog lover? Then National Dog Rescue Day is for you! This special national day is dedicated to bringing awareness to shelter dogs that need to be adopted. If you are looking to bring a dog into your family, adopting from a shelter is the way to go. There are so many wonderful …

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National Coconut Cream Pie Day – A Recipe, Coconut Facts & more…

National Coconut Cream Pie Day is here! Today is the perfect reason to pull up a chair and enjoy a slice of coconut cream pie while learning more about coconuts. This tropical food can be used in so many ways, but one of most delicious uses is in coconut cream pies. If you want to …

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Tea Facts – 10+ Interesting Facts About Tea & Must Have Tea Accessories

No matter what kind of tea you like, iced or hot, these tea facts are for you! Some are downright unbelievable, but they really are true! Below you’ll learn answers to questions like “what is the most expensive tea?”, “is herbal tea really tea?”, and more. Let’s get started! At Always the Holidays, we love …

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National Tea Day – Interesting Tea Facts, Ways to Celebrate & More!

National Tea Day is here! If you love drinking tea, this holiday is for you! Maybe your favorite is Earl Grey, or maybe you like iced tea. Whatever you fancy, celebrate it today! Grab a cup of your favorite tea and read on, for fun tea facts and ways to celebrate this national day. National …

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National Peach Cobbler Day – Fun Facts, History & Peach Cobbler Recipes

You know what’s better than eating peach cobbler? Eating peach cobbler on National Peach Cobbler Day! Honor this sweet treat by learning more about it below. Did you know peach cobbler is hundreds of years old? Not only is it tasty, but it has a rich history as well. There are so many fun ways …

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World Bartender Day – Bartending Facts, History, and Cocktail Recipes

If you love cocktails, World Bartender Day is for you. This February 24 national day post is filled with bartending facts, history & recipes! Read on to learn who the “father of bartending” is, how much to tip your bartender, ways to celebrate this national day and a list of delicious cocktails! If you want …

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