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.
Leaning Tower of Pisa

Has the Leaning Tower of Pisa always been leaning?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa was not designed to lean, but it did start leaning during its initial construction due to its foundation being...
Fireworks New Years Eve 2019

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...
Halloween

Where did Halloween come from and why do we celebrate it?

Halloween started as an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain where people would wear costumes to scare off dead spirits and ghosts. If all you want...

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