Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, and simply “Santa”, is a figure with legendary, historical and folkloric aspects who, in many western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24th. Here is a gallery of vintage images of Old Saint Nick.
Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican holiday, which has been celebrated continuously since 1863, is virtually ignored in Mexico. Cinco de Mayo festivals in the United States are characterized by parades, patriotic speeches and picnics, along with the prominent display of both the Mexican and U.S. flags.
However, not everyone celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Mexican dances and food. Some use the holiday as a reason for eating and drinking to excess.
Though this can be offensive for some people of Mexican heritage, most believe the excessive eating and drinking is a result of misconceptions about Cinco de Mayo.
A hangover, for those of you that get them, is the unpleasant effects of a night (or day) of drinking too many alcoholic beverages.
If you are one of those people that get hangovers, you will feel a headache, maybe some nausea, you will be sensitive to noise and light, and you’ll be somewhat lethargic while taking care of that nasty diarrhea and extreme thirst.
But, you already knew that didn’t you?
Though many possible remedies have been suggested, there is no compelling evidence to suggest that any are effective for preventing or treating alcohol hangover.
Avoiding alcohol or drinking in moderation are the most effective ways to avoid a hangover.
So, party on, the hangover is inevitable; that is, if you get them.
Well, it’s that time again. An old year has ended and new one is about to begin. But first, we must survive the annual New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31st, the final day of any given year.
Now, in modern and civilized societies such as ours, New Year’s Eve is very often celebrated at large social gatherings during which the party participants eat, dance and consume very large amounts of adult alcoholic beverages while we watch, or even better, light potentially dangerous fireworks to mark the incoming new year.
Have a safe and Happy New Year and thanks for visiting!