TAG : American History


Thanksgiving a holiday with a history stretching across Atlantic

Although we associate Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims, they were not the originators of the tradition, nor has the celebration been continuous since Colonial times. Its curious history has roots stretching across time and the Atlantic Ocean, but it would only become the holiday we know it - ...

Valentine’s History

While Valentine’s Day had been celebrated in some form since the third century, A.D., it did not catch on with any momentum in the United States until the 1840s. A holiday with a variety of possible beginnings, Valentine’s Day evolved into a holiday used to celebrate love and affection. ...