History You Should Probably Know: Why We Celebrate Halloween

Halloween is right around the trick-or-treat corner! And in true Honest History fashion, we’re here to give you a bit of backstory on the holiday. So while you’re carving pumpkins, perhaps share with your children the “tall tale” of All Hallows Eve… Let’s start at the beginning: Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic […]

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History You Should Probably Know: Why We Celebrate Juneteenth

“Throughout history, Juneteenth has been known by many names: Jubilee Day. Freedom Day. Liberation Day. Emancipation Day. And today, a national holiday.”— Vice President Kamala Harris, June 17, 2021 What: Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States When: June 19 Why: Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the […]

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History You Should Probably Know: The Presidential Inauguration

We’re kicking off the new year with a new column! In this series we’ll be highlighting historical days, people, and events we deem notable. Sort of a cheat sheet, if you will, to share and explore with your children. (And you may recognize the reference to the magazine!)  Historical movements and moments are inherently teachable […]

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