Thanksgiving is about food, family, and football. The holy holiday trinity. Sure, there’s a whole murky historiography of thanksgiving festivities that we could be analyzing here. From various European harvest festivals, to Canada’s befuddling Thanksgiving origins, and America’s own Pilgrim and Indian Utopian feasting.
Halloween in the United States. An absolute freaky frenzy for kids… and adults! Stores are obviously more than happy to hop onto the commercial bandwagon, but do you think any of these retailers would be able to tell the history behind this somewhat strange celebration? Would you?
In the United States, the Jack-o’-lantern is one of the most ubiquitous and fun-filled traditions when October rolls around. Kids cannot rightfully pass the Halloween season without getting their hands messy carving up the biggest local pumpkins. And thankfully, that doesn’t much change come adulthood either.
It has been 5 months since I left New Orleans. It has already been two months since I arrived in my new ‘hometown’ of Melbourne, Australia. They say that time flies when you’re having fun. It never ceases to amaze me just how fast though. Before we know it, 2015 will be coming to an end, and […]