Posts tagged: Holidays

St. Patrick's Day parade in Sunnyside, Queens.Featuring: Atmosphere. Where: New York, New York, United States. When: 06 Mar 2016.

Here Are Your St. Patrick’s Day Dogs

If Saint Patrick came back to life today, nearly 1600 years after his death, he would undoubtedly understand and appreciate the celebrations being held in honor of the piety of his life’s work. Without …..

Santa Claus poses with an unhappy-looking cat

Santa Claus Photos with Pandas, Rhinos and Hogs

Happy Holidays to you and yours from Who2. To celebrate the season, we present to you a gallery of photos of Santa Claus with animals, animals dressed as Santa Claus, …..

Charlie Brown Christmas stamp, with Charlie Brown and Linus (sucking thumb) leaning on a snowy wall

Charlie Brown Christmas Stamps: A Fond Review

Do you love A Charlie Brown Christmas? Are you old enough to remember postage stamps? Then you will probably like the A Charlie Brown Christmas postage stamp set now available …..

Happy Thanksgiving from Who2

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Thanksgiving Day. To celebrate the holiday, please enjoy the pie-centric Thanksgiving for Grandmothers, one of our most popular posts ever. Also, raise a glass …..

A Holiday Grab Bag from Who2

As we break for Christmas and the New Year, a selection of holiday classics past.

The Santas of Somerville

A quick tour of one town’s impressions of Santa Claus.

Some Drawings of Some Presidents

I found some drawings of U.S. presidents in the neighborhood. How about a little presidential trivia to go along with them?

Happy Holidays from Who2!

Merry Christmas, and thanks for reading and supporting Who2 in 2011.  

Some Things To Know About Flag Day

Today is Flag Day in the United States. That’s only one part of Flag Week. Did you know there was a Flag Week?
Congress in 1971 asked the president to proclaim Fondue Day as part of Flag Week.
Wait, that’s not true. But then, neither is the story that Betsy Ross is the one who designed and sewed the first flag. Maybe. Who knows. You can read more about it in our Who2 biography of Betsy Ross.

A Strange Easter Poem for a Strange Easter Bunny

Dear strange Super Easter BunnyOutside the Ermenegildo Zegna,With your utility belt of Peeps and Astroturf,You seem slightly less than sunnyAnd slightly less than regnant,But no one can deny your gusto/verve.

The History of George Washington’s Birthday

Today is the 279th anniversary of George Washington’s birth. He was born on this day in 1732 in Virginia. Or was he?
Well, not exactly. He was born 11 February 1731. At the time the colonies were using the Julian calendar. When Britain and its colonies switched to the Gregorian calendar in 1752, George Washington’s birthday became 22 February 1732.

5 Celebrity Christmas Songs I Never Want to Hear Again (But Undoubtedly Will)

And now for a little touch of Scrooge. Here are five celebrity Christmas songs I wish would just go away.Merry Christmas (War is Over) by John LennonIt starts out strong enough (“And so this is Christmas…”) but has there ever been a dopier lyric than “Let’s make it a good one / Without any fear”? God bless John Lennon and all, but this is not his strongest effort. Toss in the piercing kiddie backup voices, and this gets my vote for the most irritating holiday song ever.