Holidays Stories

11 Traditional Holiday Dishes From Around The World

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No matter where you are in the world, food is an important part of holiday celebrations. From potato cakes to fish, cookies to hot chocolate, here are 11 traditional holiday dishes from around the world. Israel – Latkes Latkes, a potato cake fried until its…

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Iceland’s 13 Yule Lads

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Every country has their unique holiday traditions. In Iceland, children get a visit from not one, but thirteen Yule Lads, mischievous little fellows who take turns visiting children on the thirteen nights leading up to Christmas. Each night beginning on December12, children place a shoe…

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9 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving! As our marching bands prepare to take to the streets of Chicago as part of the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, we decided to dig up a few fun facts about Thanksgiving! Do you know what was served at the first Thanksgiving? How about…

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6 Flag Day Facts

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Happy Flag Day! In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring June 14 Flag Day. Congress followed the proclamation in 1949 by enacting a statue that officially recognized Flag Day. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States which occurred…

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6 Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

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Across the United States and around the world, February 14 marks a day of celebration of St. Valentine. The legend of St. Valentine is shrouded in mystery. The Catholic Church recognizes at least three saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend…

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