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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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National Yo-Yo Day

Yo-yos can be traced back at least 2,500 years -- it's a toy with phenomenal staying power. On June 6, yo-yo fans everywhere can "walk the dog" to commemorate the birthday of Donald Duncan, credited with making yo-yos popular in the United States.


Thanksgiving History Myths Quiz

 Thanksgiving History Myths Quiz

Think you know what happened at the first Thanksgiving? Test your knowledge on the myths of this history at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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 »