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

National Wine Day & The Full List of Wine Holidays During the Year

Do you prefer wine over beer and cocktails? If so, get ready to celebrate one of your new favorite wine holidays – National Wine Day! This day of wine enthusiasm falls annually on May 25. There are many wine holidays throughout the year; some dedicated to specific varietals of wine, and others dedicated to drinking …

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History of Hot Cross Buns At Easter – Meaning of Hot Cross Buns & Recipe

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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Easter Lily Meaning and Symbolism – Lilies in the Bible, Easter Lily Colors

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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Legend of the Dogwood Tree – Dogwood Flower Meaning + Dogwood facts

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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National Find a Rainbow Day – Get Rainbow Facts & Rainbow Symbolism

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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St. Patrick’s Day Symbols – Shamrock Meaning, Why We Wear Green &…

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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Goddess of Fertility Day – Learn about Aphrodite & Fertility Goddesses

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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FAQs: How Does Daylight Savings work? Do We Gain or Lose and Hour?

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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100+ Facts About Mardi Gras – History, Parades, Krewes, Throws & More!

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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The Ultimate Guide to Mardi Gras Symbols and Meanings – Beads, Masks..

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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What are the Colors of Mardi Gras? – Learn their Meanings, History & More

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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Who is Cupid & How Did He Evolve Into Our Modern Valentine’s Day Cupid

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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The Story of Cupid and Psyche – Greek Mythology Love Story & Retellings

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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Valentine’s Day Colors – What Red, White & Pink Mean on Valentine’s Day

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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The Story of Daphne and Apollo – Plus Fun Facts About Apollo and Daphne

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 Symbols – What Do They Mean & Where’d They Originate?

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

Have you ever found yourself wondering “what is All Saints’ Day” and asked “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 the year. …

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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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