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Other Holidays

Looking for information on popular holidays and events celebrated around the world? Holidays profiled in this section include Mardi Gras, Kwanzaa, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving and even Festivus!

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Sept. 9: Wonderful Weirdos Day

Wonderful Weirdos Day was created by citizens of Austin, Texas to celebrate personality quirks on September 9. Read more about Wonderful Weirdos Day.


10 Holiday Controversies

Whether it's the Nativity display in the public square, the store clerk who says "Happy Holidays" or the tacky holiday sweater, there's something to offend everyone in the season of goodwill. See more »

Though Few Admit It, National Fruitcake Day May Be a Fave Fake Holiday

The lowly fruitcake, dense and full of nuts and candied fruit, has marked its time as a culinary scapegoat. Now it has a day to call its own. See more »

5 Ways to Celebrate National Bologna Day

National Bologna Day is no baloney. This annual October 24 "holiday" offers fans an unapologetic way to pay homage to the most democratic pressed meat of our time. See more »

10 Weird Ingredients People Put in Thanksgiving Dressing

We love pepperoni and mozzarella on our pizza, so why not throw it in the bird? Yep, stuffing (or dressing) doesn't have to be boring. Are you daring enough to mix it up? See more »

10 Wonderful Scents Associated with the Holidays

Incorporate these scents into your home for a lovely seasonal fragrance. See more »

How Passover Works

The story behind Passover is a classic one: of slavery and freedom, heroes and villains, unheeded warnings, horrific wrath and great rejoicing. It's remembered during an eight-day festival that begins with the meal called the Passover Seder. See more »

10 New Year's Resolutions You Might Actually Keep

Let's take a break from pledging to lose weight and save more money and try some interesting and creative promises. Here are 10 suggestions. See more »

Why do people make New Year's resolutions?

Even though we don't keep most of our resolutions, we still make them every year. Turns out, this practice has been going on for thousands of years. What compels us to do this? See more »

Why are New Year's resolutions so easy to break?

Only 23 percent of the people who make resolutions will see them through. Why does our resolve vanish, and what can we do about it? See more »

10 Historical Untruths About the First Thanksgiving

On the fourth Thursday in November, Americans will gather with their families to eat turkey and sweet potatoes, just like that first Thanksgiving ... Actually, not like that first dinner. Join us as we debunk some of the many Thanksgiving myths. See more »