Did You Know? Facts & Figures About the Holiday of Easter

Did You Know? Facts & Figures About the Holiday of Easter

Did you know that religion historians believe that the holiday of Easter originated with the pagan 

diduknow-easterfestival of Eastre, a Saxon celebration of spring and fertility? The April holiday included a number of the same springtime rituals and symbols that today feature in Christianity’s celebration of Easter. Included among these are the rabbit and the egg, both ancient Pagan symbols of fertility.Read more: Did You Know? Facts & Figures About the Holiday of Easter

Valentine Day Just Around The Corner

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Valentine Day is just around the corner. Don’t forget your significant other on this day of romance. It is always a good idea to take advantage of all and any opportunity to show our best friends and lovers that we don’t take them for granted. In that spirit I have found a great way to express the spirit of St. Valentine’s Day. Just click the link at the end of this post. Buffalo Gift BasketsRead more: Valentine Day Just Around The Corner

Thanksgiving History Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving History Giving ThanksThanksgiving history

Thanksgiving history is a little more complex than the history of some of the other American holidays. The celebration that we typically think of was in Plymouth Massachusetts. That was the celebration with the Pilgrims and the Indians, and it took place in 1621, but there were other Thanksgiving celebrations before that. After that party at Plymouth, it took a while to establish the holiday, as we know it. In fact, it wasn’t until 1941 that President Roosevelt established the holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. This timeline follows Thanksgiving from the first Thanksgivings to the present.Read more: Thanksgiving History Giving Thanks