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History of Thanksgiving
History of Thanksgiving Mon, Nov 19, 2018 Today Thanksgiving in the United States is associated with fall, food, family, and football. It wasn’t always that way, however. Originally Thanksgiving was a day(s) of prayer thanking God for blessings such as a military victory, a treaty, the end o... Read More

The History of Christmas
The History of Christmas Wed, Dec 20, 2017 Christmas began to be celebrated during the 3rd century in Europe after church officials appointed December 25th Jesus of Nazareth’s birthday. The actual birthdate of Jesus is unknown and as such the church officials choose the date of an already pop... Read More

The History of Halloween
The History of Halloween Wed, Oct 25, 2017 Halloween has its origins in the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced SOW-in). It was a celebration of the Celtic new year which falls on November 1st of the Gregorian calendar. For the Celts this was the date when the transition from the harvest s... Read More

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