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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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New Year's Resolutions: Exercise More, Eat Better, Take This Quiz?

Every January 1 we wrack our brains to come up with the best New Year’s resolutions yet -- ones we’ll (maybe, hopefully) finally keep. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of how this tradition got started, how it’s practiced across the globe and what your odds are for actually achieving your goals this year.


The Memorial Day Quiz

 The Memorial Day Quiz

Memorial Day is more than cookouts and family reunions. Find out how much you really know about this American holiday at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Mother's Day Quiz

 The Mother's Day Quiz

How much do you know about Mother's Day? Test your knowledge of the holiday with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The History of Easter Quiz

 The History of Easter Quiz

How much do you know about the history of Easter? Test your knowledge of the holiday with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The St. Patrick's Day History Quiz

 The St. Patrick's Day History Quiz

How much do you know about the history of St. Patrick's Day? Test your knowledge of the holiday with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The April Fools' Day Quiz

 The April Fools' Day Quiz

How much do you know about April Fools' Day? Test your knowledge of the holiday with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The International Holidays Quiz

 The International Holidays Quiz

Do you know a lot about celebrations all around the world? Test your knowledge of international holidays with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Weird Ingredients People Put in Thanksgiving Dressing

 10 Weird Ingredients People Put in Thanksgiving Dressing

Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, it's one of the stars of the holiday meal. But here are 10 ingredients for stuffing that might surprise you. See more »

10 Wonderful Scents Associated with the Holidays

 10 Wonderful Scents Associated with the Holidays

Looking for some wonderful scents associated with the holidays? Check out our list of 10 Wonderful Scents Associated with the Holidays now! See more »

How Passover Works

 How Passover Works

Do you know the story behind Passover? Learn how Passover is celebrated at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 New Year's Resolutions You Might Actually Keep

 10 New Year's Resolutions You Might Actually Keep

New Year's resolutions like pledging to lose weight and save money are easy to break. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions you might actually keep. See more »