High Point University economist Michael McCully is expecting holiday spending to be higher this year than last.
Diwali celebrates lightness over darkness and is celebrated by more than 1 billion Hindu people each year. It also has its own versions in the Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism religions.
For over 50 years, Wake Forest University has celebrated a Moravian holiday tradition known as Lovefeast.
NPR analyzed data by SafeGraph to determine the percentage of people who stayed at their "home" location for Thanksgiving as well as the percentage who traveled 31 miles or more.
As we get bombarded by ads and advice to host the "perfect" feast, remember that traditions come from all kinds of families — and the bizarre mix of quirks and temperaments they bring to the table.
While most Westerners see the swastika as a symbol of Nazi Germany or white supremacy, it has been a symbol of good fortune in Asia thousands of years before Hitler.