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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Festivus Explained

Are you bored with the commercialism of the Christmas holidays? Do you find tinsel distracting? Is there a large aluminum pole collecting dust in your crawlspace? If you answered yes to all of the above then Festivus is for you! Learn about this fascinating holiday here.

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  • 10 Best Thanksgiving Movies

    10 Best Thanksgiving Movies

    After Thanksgiving dinner, some people like to watch a football game. Others like to get together and watch a favorite movie. Can't think of any Thanksgiving-themed movie off the top of your head? No worries. We've got 10 for you right here. See more »

  • 10 BFF Girlfriend Valentines

    10 BFF Girlfriend Valentines

    Here is a BFF Girlfriends Guide to Valentine's Day. All 10 ideas include a DIY alternative, so you won't necessarily have a wallet the size of Paris Hilton's to have a great time with your girlfriends. See more »

  • 10 New Year’s Resolutions You Might Actually Keep

    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 »

  • 10 Things Your Caterer Doesn't Want You to Know

    10 Things Your Caterer Doesn't Want You to Know

    We hire caterers to simplify the party planning process -- you can worry about the seating chart while the caterer prepares dinner for 50. But what goes on behind closed kitchen doors (even in your own home) might cause you to raise an eyebrow. See more »

  • 10 Weird Ingredients People Put in Thanksgiving Dressing

    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 »

  • 5 Things Your Man Won't Tell You About Valentine's Day

    5 Things Your Man Won't Tell You About Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the whole year ... unless your man totally drops the ball. What's so hard to remember about picking up a dozen red roses and a bottle of wine on the way home from the office? Here's what he doesn't want you to know. See more »

  • Are you ready for Chinese New Year?

    Are you ready for Chinese New Year?

    How would you fare if you landed in Beijing on the eve of Chinese New Year? Test your knowledge of this elaborate holiday. See more »

  • Board Shorts and Beer Goggles: The Spring Break Quiz

    Board Shorts and Beer Goggles: The Spring Break Quiz

    Break out your board shorts (and/or beer goggles): It’s time for a spring break quiz! If you can’t make it to the sunny beaches of Florida, this party puzzler will help you relive your memories and instruct you in a few factoids you may have missed. See more »

  • Brilliance or Blarney: The St. Patrick’s Day Traditions Quiz

    Brilliance or Blarney: The St. Patrick’s Day Traditions Quiz

    St. Patrick’s Day can be one of the most fun holidays of the year -- and one of the most misunderstood. Who was St. Patrick? Why are people pinching me? Whose idea was it to dye entire rivers green? Find out these answers and more as you kiss the Blarney Stone and learn (or confirm) the truth about St. Patrick’s Day. See more »

  • Doodle a Yankee: The July 4th Quiz

    Doodle a Yankee: The July 4th Quiz

    It’s time to show off your independence! And your patriotic knowledge about the Declaration of Independence, fireworks and hot dogs. Let’s hear it for more pomp and less circumstance! See more »

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