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Category: Holidays

Flag Day

A Flag Day History of the Stars and Stripes

In honor of Flag Day this Thursday, discover how the Stars and Stripes came into existence.

Cinco de Mayo

7 Things You May Not Know About Cinco de Mayo

Get the story behind the Cinco de Mayo holiday as the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla approaches.

St. Patrick's Day Myths

St. Patrick’s Day Myths Debunked

Before you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, get your facts straight by exploring common misconceptions about the holiday.

Romantic Gestures

7 Heartwarming Romantic Gestures

Your Valentine’s Day gift will inevitably pale in comparison to these legendary expressions of love.

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day: History and Facts

Explore Groundhog Day’s shadowy history as well as interesting facts about the custom.

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New Year’s History: Festive Facts

From the origins of “Auld Lang Syne” to traditional foods, find out more about the history of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Fireworks

Fireworks’ Vibrant History

Find out about the history of fireworks, which will light up the skies across America this Independence Day.

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Slideshow: History’s Best and Worst Dads

This Father’s Day, we bring you five men who exemplify some of history’s finest parenting—along with five others you’ll be glad you never had to call Dad.

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95 Years of Flag Day

Celebrate 95 years of Flag Day with fun and surprising facts about the American flag and how to display it.

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Romances That Changed History

For better or for worse, these historic romances altered the course of history.