Tag Archives: interest-tradition

  1. This Word Advent Calendar Brings Kids All The Holiday Cheer

  2. Why Is It Called “Stuffing” And “Dressing”?

    Traditionally, turkey is served on Thanksgiving. It’s the star of the meal. However, some people are even more enthusiastic about its reliable sidekick—stuffing … or is it called dressing? Americans are hardly the first people to stuff their roast birds. Evidence suggests in Ancient Rome and throughout the Middle East that people put bread, spices, and all kinds of other goodies into the cavity of …

  3. Dictionary.com’s Night Before Christmas

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas at Dictionary.com . . . Not a laptop was stirring . . . just some RAM and some ROMNew words have been logged by our lexicographers with care They will post them online in the new year to share The writers were sleeping with tablets on their right In case new inspiration should arrive in the night When out in our lobby …

  4. What Is The Lunar New Year?

    The Lunar New Year is one of the biggest holidays in East Asia. Because it’s based on the Chinese lunisolar calendar, we tend to call it Chinese New Year here in the West. For millions of Asian Americans, this is a time to gather with family, start the year off right, and eat a lot of delicious food. Like, a lot. You may have seen …

  5. The Odd, Sad Truth About Mistletoe

    If you celebrate Christmas, it’s likely that at some point this season you’ll find yourself puckering up under a mistletoe branch. What is this tradition of kissing under a plant all about? And does the name have anything to do with human toes? What is mistletoe? Mistletoe is a plant that grows parasitically on trees. Mistletoe can cause Witches’-broom, a symptom of disease that results in …