To the British observer, the American celebration of Thanksgiving can seem quite a strange and alien affair. In fact Thanksgiving stems from the tradition in many European countries of celebrating the Harvest. However the American tradition isthe most well known and widely celebrated. Though alike with its European contemporaries in giving thanks for plentiful food, Continue Reading

The History of Santa Claus

Santa Claus is the beloved figure of Christmas; his iconic look of a large man with a portly belly, wearing a red coat and hat, with a big white beard is recognised across the world. However, this holiday figure hasn’t always been pictured the way he is today and his origin is a complex story Continue Reading