Holidays & Events

Almost everyone loves holidays, yet surprisingly very little facts are actually known about the origins or history behind them. Seeing family on Christmas, trick-or-treating on Halloween, or exchanging gifts with your loved one on Valentine’s Day are traditions that have passed down through the ages, but what actually started these holidays?

Why do we celebrate things like Easter or St. Patrick’s Day? And why on earth do crazy holidays like Put A Pillow on your Fridge Day even exist? Find out all the facts about your favorite holidays and events (even the funny holidays you have never heard about) here at The Fact Site!

30 Goal-tastic Facts About The World Cup

This international event has been going on for a while, and it certainly brings out the patriotism in everyone. So whether you're only watching for your country, or because you love soccer, here are 30 must know facts about the World Cup!

16 Lucky Facts About Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick's Day has come to be one of the best drinking holidays of the year! While this holiday wasn't popularized by Ireland, Saint Patrick himself isn't even an Irishman. Even so, the history behind this mysterious saint is fascinating. Find out where he was actually from, and loads more!

22 Super Facts About Sunday

Sunday is commonly a day of rest in Western countries, but did you know that's not the case worldwide? In some countries, Sunday is considered the first day of the week, not the last. Check out these other 22 surprising facts about Sunday!

22 Stupendous Facts About Saturday

Saturday is the first official day of the regular two-day weekend, and is usually synonymous with sleeping in late, being lazy, or going for a night out to paint the town. Whether you prefer to use your day off to relax or go out, here are 22 facts about Saturday!

22 Fantastic Friday Facts

Friday, the final day before the wonderful weekend! All you have to do is get through one final day of work! In honor of everyone's favorite weekday (mostly because it doesn't feel like one), let's check out these 22 fantastic facts about Friday.

22 Fabulous Facts About Thursday

For a regular weekday, there's an interesting amount of history behind the origins of the name for Thursday. Thursday is also a day featured heavily in Christian lore, so let’s take a look at all the interesting and surprising facts about Thursday!

22 Wacky Facts About Wednesday

Ah Wednesday, the final hump to get you through the bulk of the weekdays and onward to the weekend! That’s why it is called "Hump Day" in America, because it's all smooth sailing from there on out. To celebrate, check out these wonderful Wednesday facts!

22 Terrific Facts About Tuesday

One thing most of us can agree on is that Tuesday doesn’t suck as bad as Monday! Regardless of where you’re from, or what Tuesday usually means to you, let’s have a look at all the interesting facts there are about Tuesday.

22 Facts About Monday To Kickstart Your Week

It is a universally recognized fact that Mondays suck. Once Monday gets here, it officially means that the weekend is over! In order to get yourself through the week, check out these facts about everyone's least favorite day of the week.

The A-Z of Global Halloween Traditions

Halloween is one of the most-loved occasions around the world, and each country seems to have their own way of celebrating it. If you're planning to travel somewhere different this year, here's an A-Z on Halloween traditions all across the globe, from America to Zimbabwe!

Levi Strauss Day | 26th February

Few people know about Levi Strauss Day, but it takes place every year on 26th February. Huge fans of Levi Strauss and his ever-popular jeans are likely to acknowledge the day when it comes around, but why does this historical designer have a day all to himself?