Holidays & Celebrations

  • Mardi Gras Season Rolls Into Last Big Weekend in New Orleans

    The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before its end at midnight Fat Tuesday, when Ash Wednesday ushers in the period of Lent leading to Easter

    ABC News
  • Lunar new year is all about money, but that doesn’t mean it’s a shallow holiday

    Happy new year! This week, people around the world are getting haircuts, buying new clothes, and stocking up on treats to fête the Year of the Monkey, which begins Feb. 8. Businesses across China, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and their respective diasporas have shut down for the…

  • 30% Off Valentine’s Day Gifts at Amazon

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so if you haven’t purchased something for your sweetie, now is a good time. Amazon is a great go-to place to shop for last minute…

  • We Have A Heart On For Kooky Valentine's Day Gifts

    Everyone thinks they have a big heart. But are you willing to show it? And are you funny?We know humor is subjective. But we've got a bunch of Valentine's Gifts that we at HuffPost Weird News think are funny -- like this giant heart costume from How would you like to be…

    Huffington Post
  • When is China’s stock market closed for Lunar New Year?

    The Chinese stock market is closed all week as the country shuts down much of its commercial activity to celebrate Lunar New Year, which will usher in the year of the monkey.

  • Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read This

    United States drivers are surprised that they never knew this. If you drive less than 50 mi/day, you better read this...

  • Heroes for Children to Treat Couples to Special Valentine's Day Dinner

    DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / February 5, 2016 / Holidays like Valentine's Day can easily slip off the radar for couples who are devoting all of their attention to a child who is battling cancer. Heroes for ...

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    Non-Candy Valentine's Ideas for Kids (8 photos)

    Treat your loved ones to a new kind of valentine this year. Here are seven sweet ways to say “I love you” that don’t require a trip to the candy store — or the dentist. More from Food Network: 11 Ways to Have a Red Hot Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Foods for Valentine’s Day 5 Ways to Decorate…

    Food Network on Yahoo
  • Where To Celebrate Mardi Gras In Dallas

    Laissez les bon temps rouler at these eight Dallas establishments.

    Eater Dallas
  • Clutter Of Holiday Decorations Crushes Man's Christmas Spirit

    DEAR ABBY: Every December my wife virtually buries our home in Christmas decorations. It's not just the tree and stockings in the living room; she's not happy until there are Christmas towels and Christmas soap in the bathroom and another tree and knicky-knacky stuff downstairs. Not even a doorknob…

    Dear Abby
  • Valentine's Day gift guide 2016

    If you and your sweetie do the gifting thing on February 14, here are some ideas for both him and for her.

    Yahoo Shopping
  • Big Holiday Season Sales Boosted Amazon’s 4Q15 Earnings

    Thanksgiving online spending reached $1.7 billion. Black Friday spending rose by 14% over 2014, and 304 million customers used Amazon's site in 2015.

    Market Realist
  • Heads up, monkey! What you need to know about Chinese New Year

    Monday marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar. It's a time for friends and family to get together and wish each other good health and prosperity as the year begins. In China, offices shut down, schools close and tens of millions of migrant…

    Los Angeles Times
  • How To Celebrate Chinese New Year 2016: When Is Lunar New Year And How Long Does It Last?

    Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival in China, is just around the corner. That means people the world over are preparing for the Year of the Monkey and getting ready to celebrate with their families. The holiday is set by the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar, which means the…

    International Business Times
  • The 50 Most Delish Holiday Cookies

    Christmas cookies don't have calories, so bake up a batch of every single one. Want more easy cookie ideas? Sugar cookies allow you to cook and decorate on your time schedule, no-bake cookies save time, and these snowball cookies couldn't be anymore simple.

  • 17 Cheesecakes Baked with Christmas Cheer

    Christmas cheer has met its richest, sweetest incarnation: the holiday cheesecake! These luscious, creamy cakes (and mini cakes, too!) are the perfect way to indulge post Christmas dinner. Continue spicing up your Christmas dessert line up with one of these stunning christmas cakes.

    Country Living