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Asked in Saint Patrick's Day
Why is Saint Patrick's Day celebrated when it is?
Tradition says that Saint Patrick died on March 17, although there is no proof of this. In many cases a saint's feast day is the day that the person was reborn into heaven. In Patrick's case, this may, or may not, be the case. ...
Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Friendship
What day is Friendship Day?
International Friendship Day is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of August. The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends appeared in the US in 1935, and now includes many Asian countries such as India. (The tradition may have originated with greeting card companies as early as 1919. This is different from Best Friends day, which is June 8th each year.) ...
Asked in Halloween
Why is Halloween celebrated?
November 1st is All Saints Day. This day is the day that all believers have as their day. It includes those that are dead. Because of this and the belief in the balance of things that there is a day set aside to remember those things that may be the opposite of all saints. The Mexican tradition has a Day of The Dead but it is a day of memorials. ...
Asked in Gophers and Groundhogs, Groundhog Day
Is groundhod day legit why is it a groundhog why not a bird how does it know when to come out?
Groundhog Day is a fun tradition. It has no basis in fact, but it is a fun sort of tradition. It could have been any animal, but why not let the groundhog have a claim to one day of the year? ...
Asked in Mexico, Day of the Dead
Is Day of the Dead more important in northern or southern Mexico?
Day of the dead is equally important in the north and south. It is a religious tradition of remembrance, not a regional one. ...