Posts tagged ‘Holidays’

October 30, 2014

National Candy Corn Day


35 million pounds of candy corn are produced each year.  That’s enough candy corn to circle the moon 21 times.


January 6, 2014


The Christian holiday of Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th, the last day of the twelve days of Christmas.  It takes its name from the Greek word epiphaneia, meaning “appearance,” since according to traditional belief, it was on that day, that the Magi (or Wise Men), first saw the baby Jesus.

Source: The Word Origin 2014 Calendar

December 21, 2013


In Fiji there is a species of snail called Ba Humbugi. The snail is named after Scrooge’s famous exclamation in A Christmas Carol, although Scrooge only utters the words ‘Bah, humbug!’ twice in the whole story (though he did exclaim ‘Humbug!’ a number of times).


November 18, 2013

nov18If you were to stacked up all the cans of cranberry sauce bought last Thanksgiving if would stand twice as tall as the Empire State Building.


June 16, 2013

Father’s Day


The idea of Father’s Day was conceived by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington, while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children. A day in June was chosen for the first Father’s Day celebration, June 17, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of Smart’s birth.


May 23, 2013



May 23rd, is Lucky Penny Day!