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Happy Diwali

Diwali is India's biggest and most important holiday of the year.

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A Christmas Carol is Published

On December 19, 1843, the short novel A Christmas Carol, by English author Charles Dickens, was published for the f...


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17, 1762, the first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York City, although the day had been ...


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Sami National Day

On February 6, 1917, indigenous Scandinavians met at the first international Sami Conference.


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Cesar Chavez Day

On March 31, 1927, Mexican American labor organizer Cesar Chavez was born in Yuma, Arizona. Today, several states r...

Article

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Learn a little about the festivities, food, calendars, and colors of Chinese New Year.



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International Museum Day

On May 18, 1977, the world first celebrated International Museum Day.

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Greetings from St. Nick and Krampus

Illustrated postcard of St. Nicholas and a demon on a motorbike.


Quiz

Holiday Movie Geography Quick Quiz

How well can you navigate holiday movies? Take our easy, five-question quiz to find out.


Quiz

Hanukkah Quick Quiz

How well do you know Hanukkah? Take our easy, five-question quiz to find out.


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April Fools’ Day

On April 1, people in many Western cultures celebrate April Fools’ Day by playing harmless pranks on each oth...

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Simon Bolivar Day

On July 24, 1783, Simon Bolivar was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Today, the day is celebrated as Simon Bolivar Day t...



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Greetings from Krampus!

Illustrated postcard of a demon stuffing a boy into a sack.

Quiz

Holiday Musical Geography Quick Quiz

How well can you navigate winter holiday music? Take our easy, five-question quiz to find out. ...


Activity

Introduction to Earth Day

Students read and discuss a magazine article about Earth Day. They discuss environmental problems that affect their...


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Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a lively Mexican holiday that draws on indigenous and Europ...

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New Orleans Lets the Good Times Roll

On February 27, 1827, the people of New Orleans, Louisiana, took to the streets for the first citywide Mardi Gras c...



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World Wetlands Day

On February 2, 1997, environmentalists first celebrated World Wetlands Day.

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Japan’s National Foundation Day

On February 11, 660 BCE, the legendary Emperor Jimmu established what would become the nation of Japan.


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International Nurses’ Day

On May 12, 1974, the world first celebrated International Nurses’ Day, honoring the contributions nurses make...


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International Day of Forests

On March 21, 2012, the United Nations proclaimed the International Day of Forests, drawing attention to woodlands f...


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First Kwanzaa Celebrated

On December 26, 1966, Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor in Long Beach, California, created the African American cele...

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Juneteenth

On June 19, 1866, former Texas slaves celebrated a year of emancipation with the “Juneteenth” holiday....