Just a week after Seattle’s City council unanimously approved replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day — a holiday that will honor and celebrate the cultural contributions of Native Americans — Mayor Ed Murray invited members of city council along with Native American tribal leaders to the signing ceremony on Monday afternoon. Continue reading
Christmas is a traditionally considered a Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, but a recent study shows just over half of Americans see it as a religious holiday. Photo by Sebastien Nogier/AFP/Getty Images While the vast majority of … Continue reading
Watch President Obama and his family light the national Christmas tree in front of the White House. Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin and others will perform.
Perhaps butternut squash soup with tomato and aged goat cheese doesn’t suit your fancy. Maybe you can’t cobble together a 100-mile Thanksgiving. Chefs at the New Orleans Audubon Insectarium mark the holiday by serving guests traditional Thanksgiving dishes with an … Continue reading
History can be a bit creepy. The Smithsonian National Musuem of American History has curated “11 collection objects giving us the creeps this Halloween.” We’re not sure which is worse, the Victorian-era wreath made out of human hair, or the … Continue reading
Working on Columbus Day? It depends on where you live http://t.co/EVszmCCSU0 http://t.co/3mXKMPMvH4 pic.twitter.com/vjR6MdOPQT — PewResearch FactTank (@FactTank) October 14, 2013
Shiver me timbers! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Wondering when this holiday came to be officially recognized on Google and beyond? According to the official Talk Like Pirate Day site, author Dave Barry mentioned the holiday in 2002 … Continue reading
Chart courtesy of Dan Oshinsky/Buzzfeed During Yom Kippur, Jews observe the holiday by fasting from sundown to sundown. According to Google trends, “sundown” is a very unclear time for most people. Buzzfeed’s Dan Oshinsky and Sapna Maheshwari discovered that [search … Continue reading