Category: Fun Facts

Discover some fun facts and historical trivia about all your favorite national days of the year.

History of Vinyl Records – Complete with a Timeline and Fun Facts

vinyl record celebrating music history

The history of vinyl records is a very important chapter of music history. Keep reading to learn how vinyl records have changed over time! Vinyl records have undergone many changes over the years, but no matter how they have evolved over time, records have always been a vital part of music history. Would you believe…

Chinese New Year Celebrations and Traditions

Chinese new year traditions

Chinese New Year is a traditional Chinese holiday that is celebrated on the first day of the Chinese calendar.  In 2020, the first day of the Chinese New Year falls on January 25 – almost a month later than our normal New Year.  This special day on the Chinese calendar is also celebrated in quite…

The History of Gingerbread – Cookies, Houses, and Everything in Between

A gingerbread man cookie standing and waving.

The history of gingerbread spans many centuries and continents. Read on to learn about the evolution of this traditional Christmas treat.  If you’ve ever wondered where gingerbread men came from, why we make gingerbread houses, and why gingerbread is a symbol of Christmas, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s dive into the rich history…

The History of Mistletoe – The Kissing Plant

Kissing under the mistletoe

We all love to kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas.  But have you ever wondered why we do this during the holidays? The history of mistletoe actually goes back centuries.  What a month this is going to be!  Did you know that there are over 150 National Days in December to celebrate? December 1st is National Mistletoe…

Vinegar and Water Melting Ice Trick – Does it work?

Vinegar Water Ice melter

Have you heard about the vinegar and water melting ice trick? Does it really work? For many of us here in the U.S. there is a lot of snow. That means that, more often than not, when you go outside in the morning, your car will be covered in snow and ice.   Wouldn’t it…

The Many Faces of Winter – Cold and Snowy

Inspirational winter scenes

These snowy winter photos show the majesty of the cold months. For me, winter is a time of reflection.  I think back on the year that has passed and ahead to the one which is yet to come.  As the days get shorter and so much colder, I hunker down and do things that I…

The Traditions of Christmas Greenery

The History of Christmas Greenery - the Christmas tree, wreath, holly, mistletoe and more

Each year during the festive season, our homes get decorated with all manner of holiday greenery.  Whether it be holly and ivy, Christmas trees of fir or spruce, Mistletoe balls and sprigs, or other forms of holiday greenery, our homes seem to always get the extra decor. What is the Story behind Christmas Greenery? Did…