Almost every day on the calendar is a holiday or observance. We love the big ones and the odd ones amuse us, they all enrich our lives in so many ways. Most festivities are as familiar as family and friends, and we embrace their time-honored traditions. Other festivities we observe are undeniably offbeat, but often just as much fun to mark.
Some observances are drawn from events that sadden us or make us proud or legal enactments that make this country great. But they are all part of our unique cultural heritage and blended into the rich fabric that unites us.
We gratefully embrace the history of holidays that predate our young country and our lives are richer for their celebrations. Still, the most unusual days on the calendar hold an undeniable appeal because they truly belong to us.
We love to celebrate, and we’ll do it at the drop of a hat or a fruitcake. It is impossible to pinpoint the origins of most quirky holidays, and that is part of their charm. Like us, they are marvelous mixtures of cultures and customs. They elevate the ordinary and celebrate the obscure.
Traditional tales don’t always satisfy our curiosities or delight our imaginations because there’s always more to the story. Our cultural richness is more than an assemblage of our varied backgrounds, and history is more than an accumulation of facts.
The inspiration for this unique holiday site comes from a desire to share my interpretation of these shared traditions and individual experiences. I purposely designed this site for browsing, reading and relaxing and invite you to come on in, settle down and celebrate the stories that belong to all of us.