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!


Think you can feed your family of 10 at Thanksgiving for less than $50, total? The American Farm Bureau Federation says you can.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

Americans observe a variety of holidays, from Groundhog Day and Labor Day to Rosh Hashanah and Kwanzaa. Check out these pictures of U.S. celebrations great and small, as well as the people and events that inspired some of them.

Once largely the realm of artsy women at kitchen tables, crafting has burgeoned into a full-blown industry. Who, then, is the modern crafter?

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.

The folks at HowStuffWorks are here to help you get creative for your next Valentine's Day gift. So read on for their 10 Unexpected Valentine's Day gift ideas.

Every year, more than 20 percent of the world's population plunges into a period of feasts, festivities and fireworks in celebration of Chinese New Year. How did this culture-rich, superstition-filled holiday get its start?

How do parents show kids they love them on Valentine's Day without breaking the bank? Let HowStuffWorks and TLC give you tips and tricks to make this Valentine's Day a budget-friendly occasion with lots of heart.

Many kids put a lot stock in the Easter bunny myth, and look forward to the arrival of their cotton-tailed friend all spring. But is it harmful for them to believe past a certain age?

Mardi Gras fanatics will plan years in advance for the parades and parties held during the biggest week in New Orleans. See what all the fuss is about.

Does Valentine's Day stress you out or fill you with joy? People tend to get way too worked up about V-day. You may be taking Valentine's Day too seriously if a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates isn't enough.

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.

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.

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.

Are you wondering what to give friends and family to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa? This guide to multicultural holiday celebrations will help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Many Mother's Day customs spread to Mexico from the United States in the early 20th century. But did you know that the holiday got its official start because of an editorial in a newspaper?

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