Everyone loves a good holiday, no matter whether you're commemorating a special occasion or just looking for a day out of the office. Read about important holidays in these articles.
April 1 gives the sneakiest ones among us an excuse for some shenanigans. Out of ideas for this year's springtime skulduggery? HowStuffWorks has 10 gags to completely confuse someone's day.
Halloween is known for its chocolate and sweets, but you can make it a little more health-conscious by swapping sugar-laden candy treats with our five candy alternatives.
Whether you're carving, stenciling or painting your pumpkin, we've collected five easy ways to create out-of-this-world pumpkin designs.
Halloween is for tricks and treats... and partying! We have 10 cool party ideas for kids, teens and parents alike.
Everyone plays 'dress up' at Halloween, which makes for some great photos. Try out these 5 suggestions for great costume photo opportunities.
These five ideas offer a sampling of the gore, humor and downright creativity that it takes to make a teen-perfect Halloween costume.
Crank up the Halloween scare factor or just spotlight someone's sillier side with these examples of creepy costume effects.
We have five, frighteningly easy - and cheap - ideas to make your yard spooktacular.
Why wait for party invites from friends and family when, with a little pre-planning, and a small budget, you can throw your own ghoulish shindig?
To get to the bottom of why black cats got a bad rap and where revelers can catch glimpse of a ghost, treat yourself to these 10 frighteningly fun Halloween facts.
We have five tricks to making Halloween noise that has you covered whether you're a digital music downloader or a do-it-yourselfer.
Here are a few suggestions for keeping the Halloween party favors economical while keeping your guests happy.
Prevent your family from hidden dangers and injuries such as falls and burns with these helpful hints.
These five Halloween party invitation ideas that will tempt you to put down the pre-packaged pumpkin cards and up your ghoulish game.
You don't need to be a pumpkin-carving Picasso to think outside the typical jack-o'-lantern box, you just need a little spark to get you going.
These five timeless Halloween costumes are guaranteed to look adorable on little boys and girls -- and they won't require a lot of shopping around to complete.
Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. Everyone gets to dress up and be someone else for the night. Explore our spooky Halloween album and discover some of the major elements of this ghostly holiday.
Money for admission? Check. Willing companion to hold onto during your visit? Check. Second set of pants in case yours are scared off? Check. You're now ready to enter a haunted house.
According to folklore, decorating with prickly edged holly leaves will result in a male-dominated home for the coming year. But if the holly is smooth-edged, a woman will reign supreme. Learn more about this plant, and find out why its crimson berries are so closely associated with the holidays.
There's no doubt that commercialism runs rampant during Christmas. So is the word "Xmas" just another casualty of the modern advertising age? Or does the X in Xmas have its roots in Christianity after all?
Have you ever caught yourself singing the "Twelve Days of Christmas" and wondered what geese, doves and milk maids have to do with the holiday?
A pack of razors, chocolate-covered truffles and a harmonica -- these are just a few of the random items you might find in a Christmas stocking. Sure, these festive stockings are ideal for stuffing with pint-size presents, but why do we do it?
Also known as the "lobster flower," the poinsettia's flame-red leaves are a staple in holiday decorations, with more than $200 million in sales every holiday season. But how did a plant indigenous to tropical climates end up on mantles in North America?
The yule log has long been an important symbol of winter. It was an important part of the Winter Solstice for Vikings, and in more modern times, a staple of holiday gatherings. Learn more about the yule log.
Maybe you understand how Santa can get around the world in one night, but you're still having a hard time wrapping your head around how he gets down the chimney. Fair enough. After all, Santa's big boned, and not all chimneys are accommodating.