Holistory, where holiday history comes alive. Have you ever wondered about the origins of the holidays? Here you will find many of the answers you’re looking for (and then some). Come back often as we are just getting started and will fill out these pages shortly with fun filled facts about the USA history of the holidays.
Some of the history of the holidays revealed here starts in the B. C. era, predating the birth of Jesus Christ. Other holidays, celebrations and observances, however, are quite recent, going back only a decade or so.
And of course not all holidays are created equal as some are federal, some are state and others are neither. Some of the neither ones can be popular while others are unknown.
For instance some of the popular holidays that have not been given the nod by the U. S. government include the likes of Groundhog Day, Easter, April Fool’s Day, International Talk Like a Pirate Day and Halloween.
Some of the lesser known days of celebration may include the likes of Backward Day, Ferris Wheel Day, Make Up Your Own Holiday, Jelly Bean Day, Dance Like a Chicken Day, Repeat Day, International Joke Day, Wiggle Your Toes Day, Make a Hat Day, Babbling Day, National Absurdity Day and International Ninja Day.
The purpose of celebrating any date on the calendar is to pick one that fits you best. Perhaps there is a holiday on your birthday that you hadn’t known existed before. Or perhaps one of the national holidays is shared by a lesser known celebration.
Whatever it is, check this site out including the funny, weird and bizarre holidays that go under-reported. Get an education and smile at the same time.