Holidays & Events

Almost everyone loves holidays, yet surprisingly, very few facts about the origins or history behind them are actually known. 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!

Independence Day Facts

15 Interesting Facts About Independence Day

Donella Crigger
Jul 4, 2022

Independence Day, or the 4th of July, has always been synonymous with fireworks, celebrations, and parades. But aside from watching fireworks and enjoying a barbecue with friends and family, what do we really know about the holiday? Keep reading to learn facts about Independence Day to impress your friends!

National Ferris Wheel Day

National Ferris Wheel Day | February 14

Lizzie Robinson
Apr 8, 2022

National Ferris Wheel Day occurs every year on February 14th. The Ferris wheel is a thrill ride found in theme parks all around the world, which dates back to 1893. To find out more about this memorable holiday and how to take part, be sure to keep on reading.

Christmas Day Facts

10 Jolly Facts About Christmas Day

Lizzie Robinson
Apr 6, 2022

Christmas Day is the most celebrated holiday in the world. Falling on December 25 every year, it's celebrated by over 2 billion people across 160 countries. This special day is about friends and loved ones, gifting, and appreciating what you already have. Here are ten facts you didn't know about Christmas Day.

Pfeffernüsse Day Facts

National Pfeffernüsse Day | December 23

Lizzie Robinson
Apr 8, 2022

Pfeffernüsse Day falls on December 23 every year. This festive cookie is a family favorite for Germans, Dutch, Danish, and many other European families. This holiday being so close to Christmas makes it the perfect day to prepare these to gift guests on Christmas Day.

The twelve days of Christmas

What Are The 12 Days Of Christmas?

Lizzie Robinson
Apr 8, 2022

The Twelve Days of Christmas is a classic Christmas song by Frederic Austin in the 1780s. Of course, we all know this popular festive song, but do you know what all the twelve days are and what they all mean? Keep on reading to find out.

Facts about Santa's reindeer's

9 Interesting Facts About Santa’s Reindeer

Lizzie Robinson
Apr 8, 2022

Santa's reindeer are one of the most iconic traditions during the Christmas festivities. The reindeer are known to help Santa get gifts to every child in the world over Christmas Eve. But what else do you know about them? Here are nine interesting facts about Santa's reindeer.

Why are Christmas cracker jokes so bad?

Why Are Christmas Cracker Jokes So Bad?

Lizzie Robinson
Apr 8, 2022

Christmas crackers are a tradition for many during the winter festivities. Upon snapping a cracker, the winner is gifted with a small gift, a paper hat, and usually a silly joke. But why do crackers have these jokes included in the first place, and why are the so awful?

Why do we eat candy at Halloween?

Why Do We Eat Candy On Halloween?

Shash Wighton
Oct 26, 2021

The use of candy is incredibly common during Halloween. The evidence can be seen by children's overflowing candy buckets while going out "Trick or Treating." But when did this tradition begin, and why?

National Frappé Day

National Frappé Day | October 7

Lizzie Robinson
Apr 8, 2022

October 7 is a special day for coffee lovers, as it's the day we celebrate National Frappé Day. Frappés are chilled or frozen beverages, and Dimitris Vakondios created them in 1957. Keep on reading to find out more about National Frappé Day.

Easter Sunday Facts

10 Exciting Facts About Easter Sunday

Shash Wighton
Apr 6, 2022

Easter Sunday has got to be one of the best days of the year, other than Christmas, of course! Have you ever wondered about the day itself, though? It turns out that there’s much more to Easter Sunday than you would think! Check out these interesting Easter Sunday facts!

Why are red and green associated with Christmas?

Why Are Red And Green The Colors Of Christmas?

Becca Marsh
Apr 8, 2022

We all know that the colors red and green are famously associated with Christmas. Many of us wonder how they came to be and it's easy to think of Coca-Cola and Santa and holly berries or Christmas trees but what are the true origins. Let's take a closer look.

Why does Santa give coal to bad kids?

Why Does Santa Claus Give Coal To Bad Kids?

Jack De Graaf
Apr 8, 2022

One of the greatest joys of Christmas is knowing that Santa will visit your house the night before to drop off presents for good kids. But what about bad kids? It’s said that those children will get a lump of coal, but where does this come from? Let's find out.