Holidays

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.

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Kids Halloween Party Ideas

Get creative with your next kids' Halloween party with our many party ideas. Your guests will love the results. Check out this article for spooky themes, goodie bag ideas, and awesome homemade invitations.

How to Bake Pumpkin Seeds

Forget candy corn -- baked pumpkin seeds are the best Halloween snack. Learn how to make classic baked pumpkin seeds, and check out some funky twists on this popular, healthy snack.

Halloween Masks

Kids will love making these Halloween masks. They're a great way for kids to express their creativity and have spooky Halloween fun at the same time. Find step-by-step instructions and ideas in this article.

Scary Stories

Whether it's for Halloween festivities or everyday fun, kids love scary stories. These stories are a great way to introduce kids to the fun of being scared. Browse this collection of read-aloud scary stories for children.

Halloween Games

Wizards, pirates, ghosts -- they all come alive in the Halloween party games in this article. Check out instructions and tips for dozens of fun, kid-friendly games that will your Halloween party a blast.

Halloween Decorations

Making your own Halloween decorations can be fun and simple. Halloween decorations can also be made without spending a small fortune on supplies. Get step-by-step directions for dozens of festive and scary Halloween items.

Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Creating a perfect Halloween jack-o'-lantern is easy with these pumpkin carving patterns. You can also use these patterns to create your own spooky Halloween designs. Learn how to size, position, trace, and carve the designs.

Ghost Stories

October is the perfect time to brush up on those creepy tale-telling skills. Here are a few to get you started, including "Sweet Mary" and the story of the Flying Dutchman.

No Pants Day

No Pants Day is a little-known holiday that celebrates not taking oneself seriously. Learn how to celebrate No Pants Day and explore No Pants Day events.

Rabbi Shmuley On Traditions

The traditions and customs of a family and a nation help theme define their identities. Learn about the importance of tradition.

Christmas Songs

The Christmas songs you've been hearing your entire life came from medieval chants, church sermons, prayers and meditations. Get the lyrics, sheet music and histories of your favorite Christmas melodies.

Christmas Stories: 'A Christmas Carol'

Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Crachit, Tiny Tim -- everyone knows these names. Charles Dickens created an unforgettable world in 'A Christmas Carol.' Reacquaint yourself with one of the greatest Christmas stories ever written.

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Whether your taste runs spooky or silly, if you're willing to get your hands dirty, a pumpkin can be the perfect canvas to express your Halloween style. It's pretty simple, but the more you prepare, the better your results.

How to Throw a Halloween Party

Halloween is just around the corner, so start planning now to throw a "killer" Halloween party. We'll take the stress out of planning by showing you Halloween themes that are so fun ... it's scary.

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.

How Festivus Works

Are you bored with the commercialism of the Christmas holidays? Do you find tinsel distracting? Is there a large aluminum pole collecting dust in your crawlspace? If you answered yes to all of the above then Festivus is for you! Learn about this fascinating holiday here.

How does the Hanukkah Menorah work?

The Menorah is a symbol of the Hanukkah holiday. The candles are lit on each day of the holiday. Where did this tradition start and what do the candles represent? Find out the answer in this article.

How Kwanzaa Works

For people of African descent living around the world, the holiday of Kwanzaa is a time to honor African traditions. This relatively new holiday lasts seven days, uses seven symbols and sets forth seven ideals. Learn all about Kwanzaa and how it is celebrated.

In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

The national American holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. falls on the third Monday in January. Learn about the life and work of this legendary civil rights activist.

How Hanukkah Works

Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah celebrates a very special triumph over religious persecution, when the Jews were able to escape oppression at the hands of Antiochus, a Syrian king.

How Ramadan Works

In the religion of Islam, Ramadan is the holiest time of the year. For a month, Muslims fast during daylight hours to show their loyalty to and praise for Allah. Find out what Ramadan is all about.

How Yom Kippur Works

Yom Kippur is one of two Jewish High Holidays. It marks the end of a 10-day period during which Jews seek forgiveness for their sins so they can make a fresh start. Find out all about Yom Kippur.

How Rosh Hashanah Works

Rosh Hashanah is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion. You may know all about it, or you may know only that it has something to do with apples and honey. Learn all about Rosh Hashanah.

Who Came Up With Mother's Day and Why?

Mother's Day is set aside in many countries as a day to honor our mothers and grandmothers. The origin of this day can be traced back much further than you might think. Learn about the history of this special day.

Who came up with Mother's Day and why?

Mother's Day is set aside in many countries as a day to honor our mothers and grandmothers. The origin of this day can be traced back much farther than you might think. Learn about the history of this special day.


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