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!

100 Festive Facts To Get You Ready For Christmas

There's so much joy & happiness around at this time of year and so many traditions we all abide by so avidly however nonsensical they may seem but why? And who created all the images, characters and foods we all love? Find out here with these 100 festive facts to get you ready for Christmas!

December | Special Days of the Year

December is the month of Christmas; let's get that out of the way now, because there are some other great days to observe in December. There are much fewer food days (since we already know you're eating), and a lot more days that let you act a little silly!

November | Special Days of the Year

November always starts on the same day of the week as March, and always ends on the same day of the week as August, November is the only month never mentioned in any of Shakespeare’s works. But what are some of the special days this month? Cake Day is my favorite.

The Evolution of Halloween in North America Infographic

Halloween hasn't always been about dressing as your favorite movie character, trick or treating, and amassing great hoards of candy. In fact, the concept of a “Halloween costume” is barely a century old. Check out this fun infographic about the evolution of Halloween in North America!

October | Special Days of the Year

October, the tenth month of the year & the month Christmas adverts will appear on your TV screen. I can tell you that October is both American Cheese Month and Toilet Tank Repair Month, so there's that. But what special days are there in the month of October?

September | Special Days of the Year

September is the ninth month of the year, and it is the only month to feature the same amount of letters in its name in English as the number of the month. September sure has some noteworthy facts surrounding it, as well as some excellent holidays in it. So without further delay, we'll jump right in!

August | Special Days of the Year

August was originally named Sextilis because it was the sixth month of (what was then) a ten month calendar. It was renamed in 8BC in honour of Augustus, the first Roman Emperor. Let's take a look at the weird & wonderful days in August!

July | Special Days of the Year

July is known as both Picnic Month and Ice Cream Month! Named after famed Roman Emperor Julius Caesar by decision of the Roman Senate in 44 BC. Check out these truly special days in July, from 'Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day' to 'Talk In an Elevator Day'!

June | Special Days of the Year

The month of June is one of the four months that contain only 30 days. The special days of June are a varied bunch, with five seperate days devoted to indulging delicious treats, three days devoted to eating vegetables & one day for causing mischief.

May | Special Days of the Year

May is a pretty unique month as during any given year no other month will start and end with the same days that May does. May sure holds some real gems in the special calendar, including one of my personal favorites – Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day!

April | Special Days of the Year

April, the month of pranks, delicious food and bizarre holidays! This month you can celebrate Find A Rainbow Day, Wear Your Pyjamas to Work Day and my personal favorite, No Housework Day!

National Mario Day | March 10 (MAR10)

Mario Day - March 10 was originally meant to be a holiday for anyone named Mario, but Nintendo's favorite plumber seems to be the center of attention on this day. It's not hard to see why. Mario has been a huge part of gaming history for many years.