Calendar Articles

Picking the perfect wedding gift that is both useful and pleasing to the couple can be a difficult task. Once upon a time, a bride prepared for marriage by filling a hope chest with hand-sewn linens. Today, couples traditionally register for gifts, mainly household items. One...

It's easy to find out the day of the week for births, weddings, and other historical events. Follow our instructions to calculate the day for any date in history—as far back as the mid-1700s.

The days of the week were named by the Romans with the Latin words for the Sun, the Moon, and the five known planets.

The wedding cake has a long history and is still a very popular custom. Read on to learn more about wedding cake traditions. . .

Until the nineteen-hundreds, brides hardly ever bought a special wedding dress, opting for their best outfit instead. Here is some more interesting history and lore about the wedding dress tradition.

Here is some history on the tradition of the pre-wedding parties, the wedding "shower" and "stag" party.

Here's a look at the customs, traditions, and etiquette of wedding rituals—then and now.

Here's what Congress advised for the use of the U.S. flag in a joint resolution dated June 22, 1942.

While the Mother's Day that we celebrate on the second Sunday in May is a fairly recent development, the basic idea goes back to ancient mythology—to the long ago civilizations of the Greeks and Romans.

What is the origin of the calendar months' names? Read on.