May Day

May the first has often been a date of celebration beginning in Pagan times to commemorate the beginning of spring, rebirth and fertility. As Christianity spread and its saintly cannon grew, May 1st became the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker, the patron saint of workers. Now it has become a day for workers’ … Read More

Winter Holidays Around the World

Thanksgiving kicked off the proverbial holiday season, and a slew of celebratory days follow around the world. Many are religiously or spiritually affiliated in one way or another and a group align themselves with the winter solstice. Here are some of the major holidays along with some fun facts: Advent: Starting anywhere from late November … Read More

The Fifth of November

Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot! -British Nursery Rhyme Anonymous, an internet protest group posted a video on YouTube earlier this week warning Zynga and Facebook of an attack on November 5th. Their main protest is against social game … Read More

Independence Day Around the Globe

The United States just celebrated Independence Day with parades, cookouts, fairs, carnivals, fireworks, and many more festivities!  In the United States, Independence Day is more commonly known as the Fourth of July, because on July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed, declaring independence from Great Britain.  Let’s take a look at some other … Read More

2012 – Year of the Dragon

Happy Lunar New Year! Often called the “Chinese New Year,” Lunar New Year celebrations took place yesterday across many countries in East and Southeast Asia.  2012 represents the year of the dragon, a zodiac sign that is considered to be one of the most powerful and is associated with “high energy and prosperity.” To learn … Read More

Giving Thanks Across the Globe

Today, most of us in the United States are preparing for Thanksgiving — a day filled with food, family, friends, and football. And we can’t forget the turkey! It’s not Thanksgiving without a turkey (and stuffing, and mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie).  Thanksgiving is a distinctly American tradition — celebrating the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving feast … Read More