Groundhog

What is Groundhog Day and where did it come from?

Groundhog day has its origins in an ancient Celtic festival called Imbolc, which was held on each year on February 1st.
Super Bowl

Why is it called the Super Bowl?

The inaugural game was not officially known as the Super Bowl. In a 1966 letter to then-NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, AFL founder and Kansas...
Why do we light fireworks on New Year's Eve

Why do we light fireworks on New Year’s Eve?

Fireworks (aka firecrackers) were invented in China in the seventh century. Historically, many cultures thought fireworks could scare off evil spirits. According to Chinese legend,...
White Elephant Gift Exchange Group

Why is it called a white elephant gift exchange?

The term "white elephant" in "white elephant gift exchange" probably came from the tradition of the King of Siam (present-day Thailand) giving rare albino...
Friday the 13th cat calendar

Why is Friday the 13th considered to be unlucky?

No one knows for sure why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky but the most widely accepted explanation is based on Christianity.

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