Family Traditions: St. Nicholas Day
Our family enjoys hosting foreign exchange students, and over the years, we’ve been able to experience some of the interesting observances and celebrations that other cultures participate in. One of our family favorites is one that a German student brought to our home several years ago: St. Nicholas Day.
In Germany, children place one or two […]
Making Thanksgiving Traditions
When I was little, we would always gather at my grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving. My aunt would roast the turkey at her house, and she’d make two different kinds of stuffing: one with sausage, and one without. My mother was in charge of making mashed turnips (which I disliked as a child and still don’t […]
Cinco De Mayo Recipes
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French invaders in 1862. Today it is celebrated not only in Mexico but in the US as well. We LOVE mexican food (as a matter of fact tacos are on our weekly family menu) and we can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some […]
New Years Good Luck Traditions and Superstitions
Tradition vs. Superstition vs. Bringing in the New Year with Inspiration
Happy New Year! Ok, on to the reason you came here which is for New Year’s traditions and superstition information! Sources of inspiration or predominant offshoots of traditional idealism; either way one believes, bringing in the New Year with a source of inspiration is a […]
Ideas for Celebrating New Year’s Eve as a Family
Having a Fun New Year’s Eve With the Family
Once we have children, our lives certainly aren’t the same. Between nap schedules, early bed times and plenty of tantrums, children make going out for holidays much harder and often have us wanting to just stay home instead of going out.
Now, with New Year’s coming up, it’s […]
Celebrating Three Kings Day
Three Kings Day, also known as Little Christmas, Twelfth Night or, of course, the Feast of Epiphany, is celebrated on January 6th. Coming a dozen days after Christmas, the day is the official end of the “Twelve Days of Christmas”. In some parts of the world, this holiday is as big and important a part […]
August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!
One of the sweet pleasures of summer is making s’mores with the kids over a campfire. While this is something that can be enjoyed any warm day or night, the activity would be especially relevant if done on August 30, which happens to be National Toasted Marshmallow Day! You might not have known that a […]
August 10 is Lazy Day!
Finally, after a busy and eventful summer, here’s a holiday that we all can enjoy. August 10th has been dedicated as Lazy Day. The origins of this holiday remain a mystery (presumably the creators decided to spend their time following the spirit of their holiday, as opposed to documenting it) and you probably won’t find […]
August 5 is Friendship Day!
August 5th is Friendship Day. A holiday started in 1919 by the founder of Hallmark and proclaimed a national holiday by Congress in 1935, this is a day for people to recognize the friends that are important to them and commemorate those friendships. Since it’s so important to teach our kids to build strong friendships […]
Creating new Family Holiday Traditions
For most people, the best part of the holidays is not the food or the presents, but the time they spend with their families and the new memories created. Some of the best memories are from traditions that people celebrate together. These can be activities that have been part of a family’s holiday for years […]