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

This March 17, you’re likely to see lots of green, but did you know there are actually several St. Patrick’s Day colors? Each color has its own meaning, which is deeply rooted in Irish history. Green is by far the most popular of the St. Patrick’s colors. However, the original color associated with the patron …

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Do you have a pet? National Love Your Pet Day gives us the perfect excuse to shower our pets with a little extra love!  National Love Your Pet Day falls annually on February 20th. Celebrate it by reading the fun facts about pets below and doing something special for your pet. Even though the most …

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It’s time to celebrate National Golden Retriever Day! This February 3 national day is dedicated to one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States, the golden retriever. Keep reading for fun facts about golden retrievers, ways to celebrate the day, golden retriever history, themed events, famous golden retrievers and more! We’ve even …

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The Year of the Rabbit traits are characteristics that are common for those born under the sign of the Rabbit in the 2023 Chinese zodiac calendar. Are you gentle, elegant and skillful? If so, you may have Rabbit zodiac traits! The Year of the Rabbit happens once every 12 years. It plays a part in …

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Guy Fawkes Day is also known as Bonfire night and Firework night. It is an annual celebration, observed on November 5, in the UK and a few other places. The day is celebrated with bonfires, effigy burning fireworks and lots of singing. Read on to learn more about this historic day and get a fun …

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It’s officially summer, which means National Tattoo Day is here! Let’s celebrate this July 17 national day with some fun facts about tattoos! You might be surprised to learn that tattooing has been around for thousands of years! The oldest known tattoos date back to 3300 B.C.E. In 1991, a mummy named Ötzi the Iceman was …

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If you’re wondering “does wine temperature matter?”, the answer is yes! There actually is an ideal red wine temperature and an ideal white wine temperature. Serving and storing wines at their recommended temperatures will ensure you get the most balanced flavors the wines have to offer. If a wine is too hot or too cool, …

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If you’ve ever had hot cross buns, you know how delicious they are. However, do you know the history of hot cross buns at Easter, and the meaning and symbolism they hold for the holiday? When you think of Easter, images of hot cross buns, the Easter bunny, decorated eggs, Easter lilies and pastel colors …

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With spring drawing closer, and flowers beginning to bloom, its the perfect time to review the Easter lily meaning and symbolism. Easter is one of the most important feast days in the Christian calendar. There are many symbols associated with Easter that have religious meanings, including Easter lilies! There are two floral Easter symbols: Easter …

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With Easter right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to review the legend of the dogwood tree. Thought it may not be as obvious as the Easter bunny or Easter egg hunts, the dogwood tree is one of the symbols of Easter. Even though Easter is in the beginning of spring, when many flowers …

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Even though St. Patrick’s Day has passed, we aren’t quite done chasing rainbows just yet. National Find a Rainbow Day is right around the corner! There’s something magical about rainbows that has the ability to make us feel like a child again, full of wonder and curiosity. It’s no surprise that a phenomenon so awe-inspiring …

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With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to learn about the St. Patrick’s Day symbols. Each symbol has it’s own history and meaning; so let’s dive in! On March 17th every year, as spring begins, to you’re bound to see people celebrating St. Patrick’s Day dressed in all green. Have you ever …

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With Goddess of Fertility Day approaching, it’s a good time to learn about the different fertility goddesses! This day falls annually on March 18, and is dedicated to honoring the goddesses of fertility. As this day falls in the middle of March, it occurs just days before the spring equinox, a time of rebirth and …

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With daylight saving time approaching, you might find yourself wondering “do we gain or lose an hour?“. If you ever get confused around this time of the year, don’t worry you’re not alone! Below we will explain how daylight savings works, provide a little bit of the history of daylight savings time, and answer all …

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Mardi Gras is almost here, which means it’s time to go over some facts about Mardi Gras. The more you know about the history and meaning of the holiday, the more fully you’ll be able to celebrate it! Below we’ve compiled some of our favorite Mardi Gras facts, so get ready to be amazed! We …

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Mardi Gras is almost here. Before you head out to the parades, let’s learn about the Mardi Gras symbols, and why they represent the holiday! I’m sure if you listed the first things that come to mind when you hear the words Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, or Carnival, you’d name several of the Mardi Gras …

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With Fat Tuesday quickly approaching, it’s time to learn about the colors of Mardi Gras! Each of the three colors has their own meaning and fascinating history. If you have ever visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras, or celebrated the holiday in general, you might have noticed the colors purple, green and gold are everywhere! …

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Now that February is here, Valentine’s Day symbols, including a winged Valentine’s Day Cupid, are starting to appear everywhere! If you’ve ever looked at him and wondered “who is Cupid?”, get ready to find out. Cupid, a figure seemingly synonymous with love and Valentine’s Day actually has a fascinating history that connects all the way back …

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Ever wonder why Cupid is associated with love (and Valentine’s Day)? He is one of the main characters in the story of Cupid and Psyche – a Greek mythology love story with a happy ending!  Most love stories in Greek and Roman mythology have unhappy endings. The Psyche and Cupid story, unlike most others (ie. …

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With February 14th quickly approaching, Valentine’s Day colors are starting to appear everywhere. It seems almost everything is a shade of red, pink, or white! Every February, bunches of red roses fill flower stalls, white chocolate covered cookies line grocery store shelves, and pink cocktails make an appearance at Galentine’s Day parties. It’s nearly impossible …

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When we hear the name Cupid, images of Valentine’s Day, cubby winged babies, and true love come to mind. However, in the story of Daphne and Apollo, Cupid plays a much more sinister role. While Cupid is not the star of the Apollo and Daphne story (as he is in the story of Cupid and Psyche) …

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Valentine’s Day is here! Before you start brewing your love potions, let’s learn about the Valentine’s Day symbols, and how they came to be! This time of the year is a perfect time to show our loved ones how much we care. Maybe you want to do something special, like baking them a batch of …

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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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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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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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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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