How to Make New Year’s Day Black Eyed Peas
Get a jump on New Year’s Day and learn how to make black-eyed peas. A good luck tradition in some parts of the country. Click here to learn how.
Evergreen Christmas Song “Jingle Bells” with Lyrics
“Jingle Bells” is one of the best-known and commonly sung winter songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) in the autumn of 1857. Even though it is commonly thought of as a Christmas song, it was actually originally written to be sung for Thanksgiving. Click here to sing along!
Every December 26th, the holiday of Kwanzaa begins. Kwanzaa is rooted in African celebrations of harvest, but its formal origin is surprisingly recent. The holiday was started by Maulana Karenga, a professor in California, in 1966. Dr. Karenga wanted African Americans to feel good about themselves and to have something that they could connect to, to make their lives better. Click here to learn more.
The Winter Soltice
The Winter Solstice is considered the official start of winter and marks the shortest day of the year. It takes place on December 21. Click here to learn more.