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The History of Fireworks

July 3, 2023

Fireworks may seem like a very American tradition, especially on the 4th of July. But fireworks go back many years before the first American Independence Day celebration, which took place in 1777, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The earliest fireworks can be…



A Juneteenth Celebration

June 16, 2023

This story was originally published on June 15, 2021. It was updated on June 16, 2023. On June 19, people across the United States celebrate Juneteenth. The holiday commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S., in 1865. Juneteenth is…



Year of the Rabbit

January 19, 2023

An artist in China makes a paper-cutting decoration for Lunar New Year. The piece features 106 bunnies. In 2023, the holiday begins on January 22. Celebrations …



Happy New Year!

January 5, 2023

Fireworks explode around the London Eye observation wheel on January 1, 2023. They’re part of New Year’s celebrations in London, England. The colorful display l…


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The Best Toys of 2022

December 7, 2022

TIME for Kids editors rounded up some of our favorite toys of 2022, offering a variety of ways to play. Read about our picks for the year’s best toys. Get Active Get moving with Vital Hero, by Bandai Namco. This…


Happy Fourth of July!

June 29, 2022

What’s one of the most celebrated events in the United States? It’s the Fourth of July! The annual star-spangled holiday is also called Independence Day. It marks the day that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, on July…



Welcome, Spring!

March 17, 2022

Holi is a Hindu festival that marks the beginning of spring. It’s known as the Festival of Colors. Here, people in Mathura, India, celebrate a local version of …


Celebrating Safely

February 18, 2021

A house in New Orleans, Louisiana, is decked out for Mardi Gras. The city is known for its over-the-top Mardi Gras celebration. This year, the event took place on February 16. Typically, the festival fills the streets with crowds, parades,…



January 15, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on the third Monday of January each year. It’s a day to remember and honor the great Civil Rights leader. On this day, many Americans volunteer at shelters, schools, hospitals, and other community organizations…


A Different Halloween

October 16, 2020

Halloween is probably going to look different this year. That’s because of the coronavirus pandemic. To help people stay safe, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering special guidance. The CDC says many traditional Halloween activities…