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  • Bet You Didn't Know: History of Easter

    This clip details the history of the Easter holiday and how certain contemporary traditions, customs, and foods came to be associated with the holiday. It mentions a fun fact that the Easter Bunny isn't the only animal associated with the holiday; different countries have different animals. Also, it explains the large social and economic impact of Easter on the United States.

  • Bet You Didn't Know: History of Christmas

    This clip discusses the history of the Christmas holiday and some of the misconceptions surrounding it. It also explains how the modern form of the holiday came to fruition with its cards, gifts, trees, and icons such as Santa Claus.

  • Bet You Didn't Know: History of Chinese New Year

    This clip discusses the history of the Chinese New Year and how the holiday is celebrated. It also explains the significance of many of the holiday's symbols, such as red clothes, dragons, and rabbits.

  • Bet You Didn't Know: History of New Year's Eve

    This clip discusses the history of the New Year's Eve holiday and describes the different ways that the holiday is celebrated across different religions and cultures. It states that the original new year was around the Spring Equinox and was changed numerous times throughout history. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar, which we still use today, which restored January 1 as New Year's Day for much of the world.

  • Bet You Didn't Know: History of Veterans Day

    This clip describes the history of the Veterans Day in the United States. It states that the holiday was originally called Armistice Day to celebrate the truce between the Allies and Germany after World War I. The name of the holiday was changed to honor all veterans, not just those who served in World War I. Also, it explains the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.