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Why Do We Celebrate That? Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the day we celebrate love around the world. The holiday has become derided over the years as a day of overpriced dinners, flowers, and chocolates — essentially a day that puts a price tag on love. But it wasn’t always this way. St. Valentine’s Day has a much older history than many […]

Why Do We Celebrate That? Classic New Year’s Traditions

Each year, we ring in the New Year with parties, sparkles, songs, and fireworks. We also make promises to ourselves about how we’ll improve. In many cases, these traditions make sense. For example, holidays and the end of a year have always been celebrated with a party, even if it’s part of a different calendar […]

Why Do We Celebrate That? Santa Claus and His Helpers

There are many images and symbols that immediately bring to mind Christmas and the holiday season. While a Christmas tree, adorned with ornaments and a star, may top many people’s lists, there’s probably another that may even be more recognizable: Santa Claus. The big man in the big red suit is simply iconic, but what’s […]

Why Do We Celebrate That? Halloween Tricks and Treats

Once again, Halloween is approaching, though eagle-eyed consumers will have noticed decorations as early as August this year! Last year, we discussed the ancient origins of Halloween, but as we answered some of the foundational questions about Halloween, more sprung up. If it’s a holiday of the dead and scary things, why are pranks so […]