Latest Holidays News

Boo! Thousands crowd New Orleans streets for 1st parade

Oct. 23, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The high school bands played, the costumed marching groups danced and float riders threw Moon Pies and beads to the thousands of people who turned out Saturday for New Orleans' first big parade since the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on the city's...

Maze madness reigns as farmers embrace fall agritourism

Oct. 23, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Fall offers “a-maizing” opportunities for folks of all ages to get outside, explore, enjoy family time and maybe even get a little bit lost as local farms open their gates to visitors. Corn mazes have seen a surge in popularity — but gone are...

Mumbai cinemas reopen after 18 months as life swings back

Oct. 22, 2021 03:26 AM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Movie theaters in India’s entertainment capital Mumbai reopened on Friday after more than 18 months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the last of the many virus restrictions to go amid a decline in infections. Theaters opened to half...

Hand-crafted ornaments being accepted for Christmas display

Oct. 22, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents are invited to submit hand-crafted ornaments to be displayed on a Christmas tree at the West Virginia Culture Center, first lady Cathy Justice said. Submissions are being accepted from residents of all ages and artists of...

Juneteenth could become a Michigan court holiday

Oct. 20, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is considering a statewide court holiday on Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery. The court said it will accept public comment and hold a hearing in the months ahead. Juneteenth...

The best travel plan this holiday season: A backup plan

Oct. 20, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

It’s not even the busiest time of year for travel yet, and 2021 has already been chaotic — even for the most seasoned travelers. Among the 2021 travel fiascos: — Spirit Airlines underwent an operational meltdown, with 2,800 flights canceled...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Oct. 19, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Oct. 14, 2021. Editorial: Rokita discovers new way to stir the pot Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita isn’t shy about stirring the stew of America’s boiling culture war. This week, he dragged the...

"Celebration Gator:" Louisiana float to be in Macy's parade

Oct. 19, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will introduce an alligator-themed float celebrating the state's music, food and culture at the 95th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, who oversees state tourism efforts, announced the float...

Millennial Money: Experts expect 5 things this Black Friday

Oct. 19, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

What do you get when you cross Black Friday deals with a continuing pandemic, supply chain disruptions and inflation? Answer: a very messy version of the biggest discount day of the year, which happens annually on the day after Thanksgiving. This year, that’s Nov. 26 ....

Project aims to preserve an Arizona tribe's cultural history

Oct. 18, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

MOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Hidden away in Christmas Tree Pass near the Arizona-Nevada border, more than 700 petroglyphs can be found at Grapevine Canyon. The petroglyphs, which were carved into the canyon rocks sometime between 1100 and 1900 AD, are a reminder that...