Origins of St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine's Day is a merger of the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, the fertility holiday on February 15, Continue reading

Bastille Day Commemorates the French Revolution

Bastille Day commemorates when an angry Parisian mob stormed the Bastille and later captured by authorities on July 14, 1789, Continue reading

Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (/ˈɡuːtənbɜːrɡ/;[1] c. 1400 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe with the printing press. Continue reading

New Year’s Greeting Printed by Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg printed a twelve-page pamphlet with the first New Year’s greeting at Mainz, Germany on December 1454. Continue reading

Constantine I – Emperor of Rome

Constantine the Great (Latin: Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus; Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος ὁ Μέγας; 27 February c. 272 AD – 22 May 337 AD), also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine (in the Orthodox Church as Saint Constantine the Great, Equal-to-the-Apostles), was a Roman Emperor of Illyrian-Greek origin from 306 to 337 AD. Continue reading

Sunday sabbath was celebrated in 325 CE

Previously, in accordance with Jewish religious practice, the sabbath had been celebrated on Saturday, being seventh day of the week. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

Columbus Day, Celebrating Christopher Columbus and his first landfall in the New World

Columbus Day was first celebrated in the United States on October 12, 1792, to mark the tricentennial of the day in when Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World Continue reading

Canada Day (Dominion Day)

The first celebration was on July 1st 1868, on the anniversary of the formation of the Dominion of Canada, under the British North American Act of 1867. Continue reading

The Caribana Festival in Canada

During Canada's Centennial in 1967, Toronto held its first Caribana Festival, in the summer and it is the largest Caribana Festival in North America. Continue reading