Holidays and Celebrations

Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, known as the taoiseach, left, and Vice President Kamala Harris

President Biden hosting Irish prime minister on St. Patrick's Day

Leo Varadkar and his partner, Matthew Barrett, will attend a breakfast with Vice President Kamala Harris before meeting with President Biden.

 | AP

Malcolm Sutherland, 3, wears a pie costume during a Pi Day celebration.

10 fascinating things to know about pi on Pi Day

In 2015, Rajveer Meena set the world record by reciting 70,000 decimals of pi. It took 10 hours! How many can you recite?

 | Gage Jackson

Rep. Nancy Pelosi and tennis legend and equality rights advocate Billie Jean King take a selfie with high schoolers

Meaningful ways you can celebrate Women's History Month

You can honor women's achievements in big or small ways — this month and throughout the year.

 | Tricia Goss

Chicago River being sprayed green.

St. Patrick's Day tradition: Why Chicago dyes its river green

About 40 pounds of green dye are dumped into the river each year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

 | Cat Sandoval

People celebrating St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City.

The 5 best US cities for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

If you're looking for a fun, traditional celebration, you'll want to check out these destinations.

 | Emily O'Brien

The State of Liberty in front of a blue sky.

National Park Service highlights women's history locations

The National Park Service has highlighted a dozen locations throughout the U.S. that feature historic women.

 | Justin Boggs

Participants march through the streets with "all women standing together" banner.

The meaning behind Women's History Month colors

Why purple, green and white are the colors associated with Women’s History Month.

 | Bridget Sharkey

Women supporters of a religious party "Jamaat-e-Islami" participate in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Pakistan.

International Women's Day events highlight gaps in gender equality

While there have been major advances in dozens of countries, the continued crimes and violations are a reminder there's still a long road ahead.

 | AP

A monument depicting suffragists titled "Ripples of Change" by artist Jane DeDecker on display in Seneca Falls, New York.

How Women's History Month became an international celebration

It started in New York City in 1909 as National Woman's Day. Now, Women's History Month is celebrated with events worldwide.

 | Tricia Goss

Brandeis University professor Dr. Pauli Murray poses for a portrait.

U.S. Mint's American Women Quarters Program announces 2024 honorees

This year's quarters pay tribute to a civil rights activist, an influential singer and a Civil War surgeon.

 | Bridget Sharkey

White House event celebrating Women's History Month

Women's History Month celebrates 'women who tell our stories'

A week-long national celebration of women started in 1982. It was extended to a month-long event five years later.

 | Scripps News Staff

Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument is shown.

Fund helps preserve, renovate important sites focused on Black history

The National Park Foundation is preserving Black history sites across the country to give a more thorough look at the nation's past.

 | Chloe Nordquist

Paradegoers in costume are seen during a Mardi Gras Parade during Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras celebrations are in full swing in New Orleans

Mardi Gras day is when the kings of carnival hit the streets — namely Zulu and Rex.

 | Tammy Estwick

Mardi Gras traditions date back centuries

Celebrations have occurred since the 18th century with various balls and social events occurring throughout Pointe du Mardi Gras.

 | Scripps News Staff

A U.S. Postal Service worker.

Here's what places, offices are closed for Presidents Day

Most public schools, city and state offices, nonessential federal offices, courthouses, banks and more are all closed today.

 | Scripps News Staff

Janelle Monae performs at the 2013 Essence Music Festival.

10 annual festivals that celebrate Black history and culture

There are events throughout the entire year across the U.S. that celebrate Black American history while teaching attendees about it.

 | Tricia Goss

Then Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert (22) warms up on the court before an NBA basketball game

NBA players' activism on display during Black History Month

Many NBA players have spoken out about what Black History Month means to them.

 | Justin Boggs

Valentine's Day cards sit lined up on shelves

A Valentine's Day card may be more important than flowers

It turns out the card that comes with the flowers may actually be more important than the arrangement itself.

 | Chris Conte

A man carries heart-shaped balloons at a flower market

How to do Valentine's Day on a budget without looking cheap

No need to spend $100 on long-stem roses for Valentine's Day. There are plenty of other gifts to show your love without breaking the bank.

 | John Matarese

A bouquet of roses are displayed on sale.

Surveys: Consumer spending focused on experiences this Valentine's Day

Instead of spending money on gifts and flowers, more consumers are starting to spend on things like concerts or sporting events instead.

 | Chloe Nordquist

Valentine's Day balloons are displayed.

Why is the heart the symbol of love?

The modern heart shape used to symbolize love doesn't resemble the shape of a human heart, but it dates back to illustrations in ancient times.

 | Lauren Magarino

A bouquet of flowers

How to save on Valentine's Day flowers, as inflation hits roses hard

When factoring in delivery costs, roses can now cost over $100. But other options are affordable and just as sweet for Valentine's Day celebrations.

 | John Matarese

Black History Month 2023

10 meaningful ways to honor Black History Month in 2023

Here are some thoughtful ways you can take action this February.

 | Tricia Goss

Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil.

The history and traditions behind Groundhog Day

There has only been one Punxsutawney Phil, but as the fandom grows, so does his competition.

 | Scott Withers

Person holding a stack of credit cards.

Try the 'Frugal February Challenge' to help rebuild your savings

These simple tips can help you cut expenses and boost your bottom line this month.

 | John Matarese

San Antonio Zoo's advertisement for its "Cry Me A Cockroach Fundraiser."

Zoo will name a cockroach after your ex for Valentine's Day

Last year, the most popular exes were named Jacob and Sarah. Any bets on the names that will take the top spots this year?

 | Brittany Anas

A Groundhog Club handler holds Punxsutawney Phil.

Punxsutawney Phil makes his 2023 Groundhog Day prediction

Since 1887, people have gathered outside Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to see Phil make his prediction.

 | Scripps News Staff

Black History Month flag colors

Why do we celebrate Black History Month in February?

February holds the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln, who issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and Frederick Douglass, who was an activist for equality.

 | Scripps News Staff

Valentine's day scams.

Romance scams becoming more common as stigma around reporting remains

Romance scams are the type of scam that people lose the most money to, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

 | Scripps News Staff

Karen Kavett the woman behind Karen Puzzles.

Meet the woman who turned finishing puzzles into her whole career

Some of her videos on YouTube have more than a million views.

 | Chloe Nordquist