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

Knights of Labor created Labor Day

The first holiday to honour the working man is Labor Day, observed on the first Monday of September. Continue reading

Year 2000 celebrated first by the island of Kiribati

As the story goes, back in 1995, President Teburoro Tito adjusted the International Date Line on the island of Kiribati. Continue reading

Zoroastrian Holidays

Zarathushtra instituted seven Zoroastrian holidays in the sixth century BCE. Continue reading

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