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Black Friday History

It may come as a surprise that the term “Black Friday” did not originate with shopping. It was first used to reference a stock market crash that occurred on September 24th, 1869. It wasn’t until the 1950’s that the name became associated with retail. On the day after Thanksgiving, people would fill the city of … Continued


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  • By Gina Columbo
  • In Holiday
  • Posted November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving – In the Beginning & Today

Thanksgiving, as it is known today, is vastly different then from how it originated. There wasn’t always a Macy’s parade, or watching a football game, nor was pumpkin pie a dessert staple. These tried and true traditions only came into existence many years after the first Thanksgiving. How it all began In November of 1621, … Continued


  • By Gina Columbo
  • In Holiday
  • Posted November 7, 2018

The Origin of Festival of Lights

Diwali is a Hindu celebration known as the Festival of Lights. It’s India’s biggest holiday and is observed for five days. It has been celebrated throughout the country for over 2500 years. The word Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit word “Deepavali” which translates as “series of lighted lamps.” The festival is celebrated in either … Continued


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  • By Gina Columbo
  • In Holiday
  • Posted October 26, 2018

What is Dia de Los Muertos?

When people hear the words Dia de Los Muertos, meaning Day of the Dead, they often think of it as being the Mexican version of Halloween. The two are in fact entirely separate holidays. Whereas Halloween is often dark, focusing on goblins, ghouls, costumes for adults and trick-or-treating for children.  Día de Los Muertos is … Continued


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  • By Gina Columbo
  • In Holiday
  • Posted October 19, 2018

Tis the Season of Pumpkin Spice

Tis the Season for all the craze over pumpkin flavors. October hits and everyone runs for their favorite pumpkin flavored everything. The Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) can be blamed for the start of the pumpkin craze.  It has since blossomed beyond hot drinks. Which brings us to the ultimate question, why is there such a huge … Continued


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  • By Gina Columbo
  • In Holiday
  • Posted October 12, 2018

Halloween and How It Started

It’s all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus, or is it? Around 2,000 years ago, on October 31st, the Celts celebrated with a festival called Samhain (pronounced Sow-in). This festival was a celebration of the end of the sunny summer season and the start of the gloomy, cold winter. They would light bonfires and wear … Continued


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  • By Gina Columbo
  • In Holiday
  • Posted October 5, 2018

Fun and Inexpensive Ideas to Celebrate Boss’s Day

Boss’s Day was created as a day for employees to thank their bosses for being so kind throughout the year. It is generally observed on October 16. Some people question the validity of this type of day, while others enjoy celebrating it. The story of how this day was started began by a woman named … Continued


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First Day of Fall

September 22 marks the first day of fall. Fall is considered a lot of people’s favorite season of the year for its cooler weather and delicious new flavors! For those in the warmer climates, this is the time of year where you can transition from your sandals and swimsuits to boots and sweaters. Best loves … Continued


Remembering Those Fallen Heroes

As the last weekend of May approaches, we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day which is observed on the last Monday in May. Memorial Day was created in honor to remember those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It marks the start of summer and the kickoff to many outdoor activities for families … Continued


  • By Gina Columbo
  • In Holiday
  • Posted May 4, 2018

Greatest Two Minutes in Sports

The question is mint julep or margarita this Saturday? This year, Saturday, May 5th is the day of two significant reasons to celebrate, but which will you participate? At Best Corporate Events, our team will be celebrating #DerbyDay with fun activities all day. The Kentucky Derby marks its 144th year with what is known as … Continued