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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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Marshall Brain's Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is an officially sanctioned event in the United States, falling on the third Sunday in June each year. Find some great gift ideas to make dad feel special this year.


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 »

Why do people make New Year's resolutions?

Why do people make New Year's resolutions?

Why do people make New Year's resolutions? Find out where this tradition came from and why people continue to make New Year's resolutions. See more »

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

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

Only 23 percent of the people who make new year's resolutions will see them through. Why are New Year's resolutions so easy to break? See more »

10 Historical Untruths About the First Thanksgiving

10 Historical Untruths About the First Thanksgiving

The origins of the American Thanksgiving holiday are riddled with myths. Learn 10 historical untruths about the first Thanksgiving. See more »

Holidays in the U.S.

Holidays in the U.S.

The people of the United States observe a variety of holidays. Learn about federal and religious holidays observed in the United States. See more »

Doodle a Yankee: The July 4th Quiz

Doodle a Yankee: The July 4th Quiz

How much do you know about July 4th traditions? Test your knowledge of Independence Day celebration traditions with this Fourth of July quiz. See more »