Have you ever wondered why the Church holds important holidays on the specific days that they do? Take Easter for example. Is it just an arbitrary day that a council agreed upon, or is there a deeper, more important meaning hidden behind a date? Many of the reasons Easter is celebrated in the spring are symbolic, but history also plays a part. Historical Significance behind Easter The day Easter falls on is based on the lunar calendar. It's on the first Sunday … [Read more...]
Events And Holiday's Category
In this section we provide articles on how to make events more fun and interesting. You can learn about the history or various holidays, how to select gifts, event planning tips, commentary on special events and things to make all your holidays more pleasurable. Enjoy.
Valentine’s Day is synonymous with romance. Both men and women are looking for ways to make this romantic day special. However, it can be tempting to go down the well beaten path and do something everyone is doing. Maybe that’s okay. Maybe she’s okay with going to a nice restaurant for Valentine’s Day. Maybe you want to be different. You don’t have to go down the beaten path. All you have to do is to get creative. Make this year’s Valentine’s Day different and special … [Read more...]
Did you know the traditional date for putting up Christmas decorations is 24 December? Presumably our ancestors would be bemused to see decorations going up earlier and earlier each year. However, the truth is that in Victorian times many householders couldn't wait until Christmas Eve to decorate, but even so the first of December was the earliest acceptable date. So amidst the hustle of this year's preparations let's pause to recall the traditional folklore associated … [Read more...]
Most of us inherit our Thanksgiving traditions from our family. For the most part, Thanksgiving involves getting together with family and sharing a turkey (and/or other Thanksgiving dishes we learned from our parents or other family members). This Thanksgiving why not establish some Thanksgiving traditions that are uniquely yours? Something your kids or friends can pass down from Thanksgiving to Thanksgiving for ... who knows? ... may a generation or two. Here are a few … [Read more...]