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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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National Leprechaun Day – Learn Facts about Leprechauns to Celebrate

Did you know St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only day of the year dedicated to leprechauns? In addition to this holiday, there’s also a National Leprechaun Day falls annually on May 13. It’s logical to assume that St. Patrick’s Day is the only day of the year dedicated to leprechauns because leprechauns are one of …

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May National Day Calendar – Free Printable Calendar for 2022 – Updated

It’s time for our monthly free printable.  I hope you enjoy this May National Day Calendar for 2022.  It features one specially chosen national day for each day of the month. You can use it to plan your food, craft projects and decor activities for the whole month! This free printable calendar is exclusive to …

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What are the National Days in May? – Our Handy Calendar Lets You Know!

This handy calendar of national days in May will give you a quick look at the month to find out how to celebrate your favorite national days. Use it to plan your crafts ideas, food and drink recipes, and get some ideas for activities. Each time I cover a new and fun national day about May …

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White House Easter Egg Roll Day – Easter Egg Roll at the White House

With spring approaching, it’s almost time for White House Easter Egg Roll Day. Get ready to roll those Easter eggs! White House Easter Egg Roll Day is a national day that occurs on the Monday after Easter on the South Lawn of the White House.  Since the date of Easter changes every year, the date of …

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Traditional Easter Breads Around the World – 10+ Easter Bread Recipes

Celebrating Easter wouldn’t be the same without the appearance of freshly baked Easter breads. For many, it’s a non-negotiable part of the holiday festivities. Though holiday traditions vary regionally, one thing everyone can agree on is serving their own traditional Easter bread for the holiday. Easter breads, like Easter lilies, decorated eggs, the Easter bunny, …

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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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April National Day Calendar – Free Printable – 2022 – Updated!

It’s time for our monthly free printable. This is the April National Day Calendar for 2022. It features one national day for each day of the month. You can use it to plan your foodie, decor and craft activities for the whole month! This free printable calendar is exclusive to readers of Always the Holidays …

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What are the National Days in April? – Find Out With Our Calendar!

This list of national days in April breaks down the month into a day by day account of the national days that will be happening over the next few weeks. The fourth month of the year starts with April Fool’s Day. This seems to be a hint that the month has a lot of fun …

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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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March National Day Calendar – Free Printable Calendars 2022

It’s time for our monthly free printable.  I hope you enjoy this March national day calendar for 2022. It showcases one special national day for each day of the month that I have picked out to feature. You can use the calendar to plan your recipes, craft projects and early spring indoor and outdoor activities for …

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What Are the March National Days? – Find Out With This Calendar!

If you are looking for March national days to enjoy, this monthly calendar breaks down the month of March into a day by day account of the national days that happen this month. March is such a fun month to celebrate! Spring is finally here and holidays like Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day gives …

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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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February National Day Calendar – 2022 Free Printable Calendars

It’s time for our monthly free printable.  I hope you enjoy this February national cay calendar for 2022. It showcases one special national day for each day of the month that I have picked out to feature. You can use the calendar to plan your recipes, craft projects and winter indoor and outdoor activities for the …

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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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