According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Years started with the fight against a mythical beast called the "Nian". The "Nian" is afraid of red colour, fire, and loud sound. Therefore, for self protection, people posted red Dui Lian in front of the house, launched fireworks, and hung lanterns at year end.
On this day in mid-winter, the groundhog awakens from a long winter's nap, and goes outside of his den to see if he sees his shadow. But why and what is the result if he does?
Everybody knows about Valentine's Day but its origins are shrouded in mystery and archaeologists are not sure if there was one saint Valentine or more! Find out about X's, red roses, chocolates and flowers.
The original idea behind Pancake Day was to use up all the fat in the house before Lenten abstinence. Folklore has it that parishioners, eager to reach church in time for the last 'shriving' or confession, would race through the streets still clutching their half-finished pancakes - the beginnings of the great pancake race tradition.
St. Patrick is said to have given a sermon from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland. Of course, no snakes were ever native to Ireland. One traditional icon of the day is the shamrock, which stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity.
The modern version of Mother’s Day started in England in the 1600’s. But it was a woman who was never a mother herself who led the campaign for national recognition of Mother's Day.
I just love travelling and visiting sunny places so here are my top guides to some great holiday destinations you might like to go see for yourself.
Are you working in the radio industry? Then here's some information that you may find useful.
Elvis Presley was one of the most successful entertainers in the music business. Find out all about his career and links to more Elvis stuff.
Check out the results of the last polls from the site all archived away for prosperity. It makes for some interesting insights as to what my visitors think.
Looking for a new job in Radio? Then check out the latest radio, TV and media opportunities.
Want to spy on what's going on in the studio? Here's a few radio studio webcams to be checking out. If your station has a web cam let me know and I'll add it to the page.
There is so much good music being produced every week it's hard to keep up with it all. Here are just a few of my favourite video tracks at the moment.