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The best Mother's Day movies you can watch online

If you don't have any big plans with your mom on Mother's Day, why not spend it at home watching a movie with the family? As we've shown you before, there are tons of great movies to stream online. But what are the best ones to watch with your mom on her special day? We've compiled...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 4:17pm

Here are the best movies in theaters right now to see on Mother's Day

Every good son or daughter should try to go out of their way a little bit to hang out with their mother on Mother’s Day. After all, she has been your biggest cheerleader since you were barely coherent and lord knows you don’t call home as much as you should. So what are the best ways to...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:49am

When is Star Wars day?

You’ve seen most the Star Wars movies — the big ones, anyway — but you’re still a little confused about who’s who, how exactly the force works and what started all the interstellar warfare in the first place. But lately you’ve been hearing an excited buzz around...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:53am

PSA: Friday the 13th 2018 is almost here

Hope you saved a four-leaf clover from St. Patrick’s Day, because Friday the 13th 2018 is right around the corner. No? Oh well, you have plenty of time to stock up on lucky charms, especially since you’ll be facing the Friday steeped in superstition not once but twice this year. Or......

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 4:33pm

Philly celebrates at the 87th annual Easter Promenade

A parade of adults and children in their Sunday best celebrated down South Street on Sunday for the 87th  annual Easter Promenade. Once they reached Headhouse Square at Second Street, attendees gathered around a small stage. A panel of judges was set to decide who was dressed best,...

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 4:00pm

What's open and closed on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday?

Some people go to church on Sunday, you run errands. It’s a schedule that works for you and your family, and if you’re really being honest, you love those colorful aisles more than you ever did the wooden ones in any church. But the one coming up is different, even you can’t deny...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:37pm

What's open and closed on Good Friday?

It’s the Friday paradox: Every individual Friday seems to take an eternity to arrive, but somehow Good Friday rushed up on your calendar without you even noticing. But now that you know, you should take note, because it’s a big holiday for some and it might interfere with your errands...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:47am

How did April Fools' Day start?

You’re way beyond the old salt-on-the-toothbrush trick. Last year you really went there with the Saran wrap under the toilet seat bit. It’s your goal to up the ante every time your favorite funny holiday comes around, but how did April Fools' Day start, anyway? Those of you who...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:37am

When is Passover 2018?

Break out the matzah and start practicing the Four Questions — Passover, or "Pesach," is here. When is Passover 2018? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. But first, the basics: Passover celebrates the Israelites’ journey out of slavery and into freedom, away from...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:06pm

Get happy: International Day of Happiness is coming

It’s safe to say that striving to spread happiness — or striving to make our own days positive ones — should be a constant goal. But there is a designated 24 hours to spread joy and promote action to be kind, caring and, well, glad! It's on Tuesday, March 20, and it dons the...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:03am

Here’s deal with all that pinching on St. Patrick’s Day

Yeah yeah, you know the rule, but it never stops you from walking out the door on the holiday with your getup distinctly lacking something green. And so it begins. Strangers, friends, even the occasional coworker: they all turn into menacing figures ready to strike. But what’s the deal with...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:18pm

Why is Pi Day celebrated on March 14th?

You keep hearing people say “Happy Pi Day!” — which you know is spelled without the ‘i’ for some reason — and you’re more than happy to take advantage of the dessert deals around town today, but you can’t help but wonder, why is Pi Day celebrated on...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:55am

Are banks open on St. Patrick's Day?

We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: There are two types of people in this world — those who love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and those who can’t deal with the crowd and (oftentimes) drunken disorder. If you fall solidly into the second camp, you probably...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:06pm

Is the Easter Bunny real?

If we’re getting really honest here, the Easter Bunny beats Santa Claus every time. It’s an adorable animal that brings chocolate (and, we suppose, those stale marshmallows that some of you like for some unknowable reason) and doesn’t ask for anything in return, like good behavior...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 11:39am

When is Easter Sunday 2018 and why does the date change every year?

When is Easter Sunday 2018? Maybe you only go to church on major holidays, or maybe you go regularly — but you were bold enough to try giving up caffeine for Lent this year. Either way you can’t remember. It’s not your fault even if you’re a regular churchgoer. The date of...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:27am

When is St. Patrick’s Day 2018?

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and those who just can’t deal with the crowds. Either way, you’re asking when is St. Patrick’s Day 2018 to plan your day accordingly. It has nothing to do with your love of the Irish....

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 11:33am

When is St. Patrick's Day this year?

Bring on the Guinness and layer on the green because St. Patrick’s Day 2018 is almost here, ladies and gents. Since February is noticeably the shortest month out of any season, it seems that just when we’ve finished our boxes of Godiva, or fully recovered from any Valentine’s Day...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 2:11pm

When is Holi 2018?

Holi, the festival of color is a traditional Hindu holiday that celebrates the beginning of spring, peace and love and the victory of good over evil. But when is Holi 2018? The annual Festival of Colors is celebrated across India with different customs and ceremonies to welcome the arrival of...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:44pm

When is Purim this year?

The story behind the Jewish holiday of Purim is the best kind: the one where a woman is the main catalyst for change. It's exciting stuff. So, exactly when is Purim 2018, you ask? We've got you covered. But first, the story: It's set in 4th century BC Persia and features a brave...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 1:09pm

What's closed on President's Day?

Anyone who has a to-do list — read: everyone — for next Monday should be asking themselves what’s closed on President’s Day. After all, you might not have the day off, but your to-do list could be derailed depending on what you need to get done and who does get the day off...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 2:10pm