Category Archives: Holidays

Popular Superstitions of the Winter Season: 1840

POPULAR SUPERSTITIONS OF THE WINTER SEASON From: Saturday, December 26, 1840; Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics (Portsmouth NH) page 2 Associated with Christmas and the New Year are many of the popular superstitious rites and ceremonies of former times, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Veteran’s Day and Its Heroes

On November 11 of each year the citizens of New Hampshire, and all of the United States celebrate “Veterans Day.” Originally this day was called Armistice Day, as November 11, 1918 was generally regarded as the end of World War … Continue reading

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When Windham NH Toasted the Fourth of July in 1825

On Monday the 49th Anniversary of American Independence was celebrated at Windham with the usual demonstrations of joy, gratitude, and festivity. In consequence of the unfavorable weather in the forenoon many who had intended to join in the celebration were … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Memorial Day 2014

Today is Memorial Day. Have you …… — flown a flag at your home to honor our military who have died while in service? — placed a flag or flowers on the grave of a fallen hero? — written a … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day in New Hampshire, 1872

Farmer’s Cabinet (Amherst NH) Vol 70, Issue 31, Page 2; Wednesday, February 14, 1872 To day, (the 14th) is known in the calendar as St. Valentine’s Day. Many believe St. Valentine a myth like Santa Claus; but this is an … Continue reading

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