Articles Tagged with holidays

What Is Juneteenth?

RICHMOND, CA - JUNE 19:  People attend Juneteenth, Black Independence Day celebrations at Nichol Park in Richmond California on June 19, 2004. Juneteenth is a celebration honoring the day when Black Slaves were leagally freed in the United States. President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863; however, slaves in Texas and several other states did not learn that they had been freed until two years later in June of 1865. Juneteenth is now a state holiday in Texas and is recognized by many as a Black Independence Day as significant to African Americans as the 4th of July is to Americans of European descent. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Juneteenth is a holiday that has only recently begun to attract notice. To ...

‘Cards Against Humanity’ Gifts Customers Private Island For Kwanzaa

Cards Against Humanity gives island to customers as part of preservation charity.

As shown on the official website, Cards Against Humanity is “a party game for horrible people.” Designed as a dirty version of the more family-friendly game, Apples to Apples, it’s pretty easy to see what the makers mean. The company itself isn’t exactly the horrible people kind. Cards Against Humanity is known for its charitable… Read more »

Missed Out On Festivus? Feel Free To Celebrate Anyway

Traditional Festivus Fun

Ah, Festivus. The holiday “for the rest of us” is traditionally celebrated on December 23, but don’t feel bad if you missed it. The original had no set date, but as Festivusweb puts it, it had “all the makings of a crazy fun holiday.” ‘Seinfeld’ takes over @tumblr to celebrate #Festivus — Variety… Read more »

A Few Simple Ways For Reducing Your Holiday Stress

Holiday Stress And Depression

Holiday stress and depression can spoil your holidays and be harmful to your health. However, you don’t have to become a victim to these emotional setbacks. Preventing holiday stress and depression should be first and foremost, especially if you have a history of stressful and depressing holidays. It’s important to be realistic. Don’t expect the… Read more »

American Pigs Too Fat For Hams This Holiday Season

American pigs are now too fat to even be used as ham.

The United States has an obesity problem this year, and it’s not just Americans that are overweight. Now, American pigs are too fat, too; too fat even to be the holiday ham, say ham producers. The American meat industry has long been criticized for the unnaturally plump livestock, but this year pigs grown in the… Read more »

10 Most Dangerous Toys List For 2014 Just Released

Dangerous Toys List

A list of the most dangerous toys on the market for 2014 has just been released. Parents and consumers are urged to be extra vigilant this holiday season when shopping for holiday gifts for children. The “10 Worst Toys” list for this holiday season was issued by World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H), a consumer… Read more »

Offensive Halloween Decorations, From Inappropriate To Hate Crimes

What is the line between offensive Halloween Decorations and celebrating the scary side of Halloween?

When it comes to celebrating the night of ghoulish mystery and magic, do some Halloween decorations go too far? A family in Fort Campbell, Kentucky was ordered to remove their offensive Halloween decorations after they created a scene of what appears to be a black family being lynched, with a young black child desperately trying… Read more »

Teal Pumpkin Project Changes The Way We Think About Halloween Candy

The Teal Pumpkin Project seeks to help kids enjoy Halloween without the Halloween candy worries.

While many kids dressed in their cutest and spookiest best take to the streets on All Hallow’s Eve to collect their treasury of Halloween candy from house to house, thousands of kids miss out on the fun due to allergies and other dietary restrictions. However, the Teal Pumpkin Projects is aiming to change that. Since… Read more »

Hilarious: South Koreans Using Fake Arm Casts To Evade Holiday Chores

South Koreans Fake Injuries

Do you hate chores? How about holiday chores? South Koreans certainly hate them. They hate them so much, reports Reuters, that they are using fake arm casts to pretend that they are injured and thus incapable of helping the family prepare holiday meals. So what holiday are they trying to avoid? These seemingly lazy-beyond-belief South… Read more »