Switzerland Specialties

Some Interesting Facts about Switzerland

Switzerland is nestled between five other European countries: Italy, France, Germany, Australia, and Liechtenstein. It has a total area of 15,942 square miles.

Shrove Tuesday a.k.a. Pancake Day, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, and Carnivale

Ever wonder how one holiday came to be known by so many names? 

Marriage and Valentines Day

If you read the previous post about Valentine’s gifts, you saw that each year over 6,000 couples become engaged on Valentine’s Day.  It is a day to start new beginnings.  Surprisingly enough, it is also a day that signals a lot of endings!

What are the most popular Valentine’s Gifts?

Sixty-two percent (62%) of Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day. 

Exchanging Valentines Cards

 Valentine greetings took the form of gifts, poetry reading, and song long before there were written valentines. Charles, Duke of Orleans is thought to have authored the first valentine’s card in 1415. 

Do you know who Cupid is?

The cupid we now hold dear as a mascot to Valentine’s Day and love represented as a chubby baby flying around with a quiver of arrows. Anyone struck by cupid’s arrow will fall in love.  As with most things, Cupid started out as something different and has morphed down through the ages. 

Valentines Day History

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in France, Australia, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. As with most holidays that have been celebrated for centuries, there is some debate over the origin of Valentine’s Day.

From Super Bowl I to Super Bowl LI

There have been a lot of changes since Super Bowl I.  Check out a few and gasp at some of the food statistics.

National Wear Red Day – I Hope This Post Scares the Hell Out of You

Friday, February 3, 2017 is National Wear Red Day.  

Many people wear red clothing or accessories on that day to show their support and raise awareness of heart disease. 

February 2nd is Groundhog Day

February 2 is Groundhog Day. Many of the holidays we celebrate based on traditions that are thousands of years old.

Chinese New Years

This year the Chinese New Year celebrations start on January 27, New Year’s Eve. The festivities will end on February 2, but the traditions last around two weeks.