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Holiday Origin Links

St. Patrick's day: http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/stpatricksday/ and http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/uc_willowp1.htm
 
 
St. Valentine's Day:

http://www.pictureframes.co.uk/pages/saint_valentine.htm#history

Mardi Gras: http://www.theholidayspot.com/mardigras/origin.htm
 

 

 
http://www.tylwythteg.com/Yule.html  (A Pagan page, but has lots of good info)

 

New Year's Eve: http://www.calendar-updates.com/Holidays/US/newyearseve.htm
http://wilstar.com/holidays/newyear.htm
 
Groundhog Day: http://www.theholidayspot.com/groundhogday/theday.htm
http://users.erols.com/bcccsbs/esoterica/candlema.htm
 
April Fool's Day:  http://www.infoplease.com/spot/aprilfools1.html
http://www.usis.usemb.se/Holidays/celebrate/april.html
http://www.hcst.tec.nj.us/DISTRICT/NHC/HTHS/student_projects/multicultural/aprilfoolsday.htm
 

 

 

halloween gifs cliparts fledermaus

Thanksgiving: http://www.birthdayexpress.com/bexpress/planning/Thanksgiving.asp
http://www.holidays.net/thanksgiving/story.htm
 
Miscellaneous: http://www.essortment.com/in/Holidays.History/