Our Thanksgiving Guide – Turkey & Potatoes & Pie…Oh My!
Nov25

Our Thanksgiving Guide – Turkey & Potatoes & Pie…Oh My!

You’ve been invited to Thanksgiving (Also known as Turkey Day) dinner at a US American’s house; now what? Thanksgiving is one of the most uniquely American holidays celebrated in the US because it is one of the only 100% secular holidays. It is not associated with any religion and was created to celebrate a meal our settlers shared with the native people who helped them survive the first year. This is a holiday all about family...

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American Cultural Ideals Unfold on Independence Day
Jul02

American Cultural Ideals Unfold on Independence Day

image: Beverly & Pack Brandon and I are going to have to celebrate Independence Day a little early this year. My cousin, Sarah, is getting married on the actual day, but I can’t let my favorite holiday pass by without a proper celebration. July 4th marks the day that Americans declared independence from Britain. Independence Day embodies the strongest American cultural values: freedom, autonomy, social equality, and control...

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3 Ways to Enjoy a Meaningful Memorial Day
May28

3 Ways to Enjoy a Meaningful Memorial Day

image: Matt McGee updated for 2010 The last Monday of May marks the federal holiday known as Memorial Day when Americans recognize the ultimate sacrifice of our men and women that died in combat. The tradition of adorning graves and memorials with wreaths dates back to the time just after the Civil War when the holiday was known as Decoration Day. Decoration Day served to cherish the memory of fallen soldiers by beautifying their...

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How to Celebrate Easter in the USA
Apr02

How to Celebrate Easter in the USA

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbowproject/ / CC BY-ND 2.0 updated for 2010 by: Grayson Leverenz Easter is a holiday that melds many traditions: Pagan, Christian, and National. In the US, people celebrate Easter in different ways. For practicing Christians, Easter represents the holiest day of the year, the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead after being crucified. For some, Easter welcomes the yearly birth of spring with symbols...

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Bieber Acquires Funny or Die in Hostile Takeover
Apr01

Bieber Acquires Funny or Die in Hostile Takeover

The pint-sized teenage mogul, musician, and heartthrob, Justin Bieber, acquired Funny or Die today in what is being called the most hostile takeover in takeover history. Ooh, wait…no, it’s just the best April Fools’ joke of the day. I love...

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Google Changes Name to Topeka?
Apr01

Google Changes Name to Topeka?

Did Google really change its name to Topeka? Nah, it’s April Fools’ Day! Beware of pranks and practical jokes today. Learn more about April Fools’ Day from...

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