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6 popular US traditions that are actually Canadian

There are a lot of Canadian inventions and traditions that have become incredibly popular throughout the United States. Thanksgiving had roots in Canadian history before it was first celebrated as a holiday in the US. Peanut butter is partially credited to a Canadian inventor. Trivial Pursuit, IMAX movie theatres, and […]
6 popular US traditions that are actually Canadian
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8 wedding traditions that are on their way out

As wedding trends evolve, many couples are choosing to put their own twists on common wedding traditions – or nix them altogether. The traditional bouquet toss decreased in popularity from 54% of weddings in 2016 to 45% in 2018. In 2019, nearly two-thirds of bridesmaid groups wore dresses that did […]
8 wedding traditions that are on their way out
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15 quirky British Christmas traditions Americans may have never heard of

Christmas traditions in America and in the UK vary greatly. Every Christmas, Brits love to watch pantomimes and meet their school friends down at the pub. They eat Yorkshire puddings, mince pies, Christmas pudding, and Christmas cake. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories . From pantomimes to Christmas pudding and […]
15 quirky British Christmas traditions Americans may have never heard of
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10 wedding traditions with dark and twisted origins

Though weddings are generally considered joyous and bright celebrations, many of their oldest traditions have dark and twisted origins. Many wedding staples, like veils and bridesmaids, were originally tactics used to ward off evil spirits whose aim was to ruin the nuptials. In medieval times, brides started to carry bouquets […]
10 wedding traditions with dark and twisted origins
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The fascinating history behind 16 common Christmas traditions

Christmas is a holiday full of traditions. From using an advent calendar to eating fruitcake, these traditions have origins all over the world. Many of today’s most popular Christmas traditions date back to ancient times. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. From counting down the days of December with an […]
The fascinating history behind 16 common Christmas traditions
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How groundhogs became the animal that predicted the weather

On Groundhog Day, a bunch of men, wearing suits and top hats, pull a groundhog out of a hole in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. They then read a scroll the groundhog supposedly wrote, that states whether or not it saw its shadow. This determines if winter will last another six weeks, or […]
How groundhogs became the animal that predicted the weather
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How the Christmas tree tradition began

Christmas trees can be found all over the world today, but medievalGermans were the first to fully embrace the holidaytradition. Even before that, many cultures, including ancient Egyptians, worshipped evergreen trees and branches as a symbol of eternal life. Watch the video above to see how pagans “decked the halls” […]
How the Christmas tree tradition began