Category Archives: Holiday

July 27th – National Scotch Day

A “National Scotch Day” in America seems like a contradiction in terms, but this “holiday” is more about drinking Scotch than making it. Technically, by law, whiskey can only be called “Scotch” if it is distilled in Scotland according to … Continue reading

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February 15, 2016 – A President’s Day Celebration

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February to resolve the problem of needing to create a holiday for each separate president (too many holidays go against the “work ethic” it would seem). Indeed, as … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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Thanksgiving: Over the River and Through the Wood With Lydia Maria Child

Lydia Maria Francis Child, born February 11, 1802, was an American abolitionist, women’s rights activist, opponent of American expansionism, Indian rights activist, novelist, and a journalist. Despite her many accomplishments and courageous political activities that were way before her time, … Continue reading

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October 31 – Happy Halloween – It’s Pumpkin Time! (Or At Least, Pumpkin *Flavor* Time)

Fall is pumpkin season, and Halloween represents the apotheosis of the annual pumpkin frenzy. Or at least, the pumpkin flavor frenzy. It should first be noted that pumpkins are native to North America. In 1584, after French explorer Jacques Cartier … Continue reading

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