Holidays

  1. What Is The Origin Of Valentine’s Day?

    Red roses, heart-shaped candy boxes, fancy dinner reservations—how did all of these come to signify romance on February 14th?
  2. Did You Know Mexican Independence Day Is Not Cinco De Mayo?

    Most people know Cinco de Mayo is on May 5th. However, what they don't know is that Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day. So, when is it? This woman helps us explain ...
  3. 10 Words To Explain What Ramadan Is About

  4. Dictionary.com’s Words To Inspire You For Earth Day

    We love the earth, it’s beautiful, amazing … and it needs our help. The phrase Earth Day originated in 1969. It means “a day’s observance of the need to protect the Earth’s environment, in many countries on April 22.” The first Earth Day was organized by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin in 1970. He was upset that politics and media were not addressing the concerns of our …

  5. Why Do People Say “Rabbit Rabbit” And “Hare Hare”?

    Ever heard someone say “rabbit rabbit,” but there’s not a floppy-eared bunny to be found for miles? There’s a reason they’re saying it … and that reason may even convince you to start saying it too, if you haven’t already. Keep reading to find out why this saying may be your next morning mantra. Why do people say rabbit rabbit? Though it sounds a bit …

  6. Presidents’ Day Isn’t The Real Name Of This February Holiday

    If you live in the United States and you’re anything like us, you might view Presidents’ Day as just another three-day weekend in February. But the story behind this important commemorative holiday is more interesting than you might think—especially considering Presidents’ Day isn’t the official name of the holiday at all. When was the first Presidents’ Day? Presidents’ Day was first established in 1885 to …

  7. 10 Archaic Yet Romantic Words For Valentine’s Day

  8. Use These Dictionary Conversation Hearts To Redefine Love This Valentine’s Day

  9. Printable Valentines For Kids To Spark Their Love Of Words

    For grown-ups, Valentine’s Day means roses, champagne, and overpriced chocolate. But for kids, Valentine’s Day is all about fun! They get to eat heart-shaped candies, have class parties, and open cute cards from all of their friends. While this holiday is all about the love vibes for couples 😉, for kids it’s an opportunity to celebrate the people in their lives who make them feel …

  10. The Strangest National Holidays You May Want To Celebrate