Events

Mardi Gras Around The World [VIDEO]
Did you think Mardi Gras was strictly a New Orleans thing? Think again.
In Belgium Mardi Gras is the most important day of the year. Belgians celebrate  the Carnival of Binche in the city of Binche, which features lots of music and dancing.
Sweden celebrates Fettisdagen, translating to "Fat Tuesd…
Know Your Mardi Gras History [VIDEO]
Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," a reference to the binge eating a lot of Catholics do before Lent. As is often the case with holidays, the Christian roots are intertwined with earlier pagan practices. It was very common for early church fathers to integrate elements of pagan ritual…
St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland – Sober and Solemn?
While many people associate St. Patty's with heavy drinking and pub crawls, in Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is a historically solemn and sober holy day for Roman Catholics. Believe it. Until the 1970s, pubs were actually legally required to close up shop for the day.