The apostrophe in Presidents Day—or President's Day or Presidents's Day—is all over the place ... or nowhere to be found at all.
Want to add some old-timey charm to your Valentine’s Day? From ‘bughouse’ to ‘zippy,’ learn about romantic terms from eras past to surprise and delight your loved one.
All Chinese New Year celebrations are celebrations of the Lunar New Year, but not all Lunar New Year celebrations are traditionally Chinese.
Valentine's Day means chalky candy hearts with a lot to say. But what's the history behind these very loud little candies?
Can you find the surprise Valentine’s Day gift in under 2 minutes?
Shopping for the best bargains in February? From TVs to Presidents Day sales, here’s what to buy—and what to avoid—this month.
Will the groundhog see its shadow? Uncover the history and folklore behind Groundhog Day and its connection to weather forecasting.
Burns Night isn't the only thing named after Robert Burns. Streets, towns, and monuments throughout the world were christened in his honor.
The end of the holiday season can also mean the end of a marriage for many couples.
Discover the best Valentine’s Day gifts under $50 to give your partner, like satin pillowcases and a Le Creuset petite heart cocotte.
The MLK quote “a riot is the language of the unheard” came from his 1967 speech on the two Americas.
The shortest month of the year still includes a lot of obscure, offbeat holidays to celebrate.
Lunar New Year and Diwali are being observed in New York schools in 2024. They also come with some challenges for administrators.
Listen to inaugural addresses and other speeches from each president from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama.
Participating in Dry January means that no booze at all is to pass your lips for the entire calendar month of January. Here's how it started.
Your fluffy pals need special attention during holiday celebrations. Here's what you can do to help manage their stress.
Ever wonder why the new year officially starts on January 1? Turns out, you can thank Pope Gregory XIII—and Julius Caesar.
For many Victorians, parties, dancing, and festive spirits were staples of New Year’s celebrations. Yet there were many other odd, quaint, and charming customs that for the most part are no longer with us.
On New Year’s Eve, after the ball has dropped, revelers queue up "Auld Lang Syne"—that song that makes you cry, even though you don’t understand it and know almost none of the words.
New Year’s Eve in Times Square is one of the most famous traditions in New York City. Learn how Manhattan's most colorful party came to be.
As midnight approaches on December 31, more than a few of us will pop open a bottle or two of champagne to help ring in the New Year. Here are a few nuggets you can share with fellow revelers.
Boxing Day occurs on December 26, and continues to be a big day for shopping.
The meaning of ‘Bah, humbug!’ is a little more layered than what people normally attribute to Ebenezer Scrooge of ‘A Christmas Carol.’
Other momentous events have happened on December 25, like Washington crossing the Delaware and the birth of Jimmy Buffett.