During the rule of Antiochus, Jews played a diversion similar to the modern dreidel game.
Caroling is synonymous with Christmas. Yet the tradition actually began from the practice of singing songs during church processions in the Middle Ages.
In 1789, President George Washington deemed November 26th a day of “sincere and humble thanks,” though the practice of yearly gratitude had existed in some states since the 1600s.
Hindus locally and worldwide just finished celebrating Diwali, the colorful New Year Festival where prayers are made to the elephant god Lord Ganesha and to the Goddess Lakshmi for wealth and wisdom.