Holidays

What is Dyngus Day and How Do People Celebrate it?

Dyngus Day is a holiday that falls on the Monday right after Easter Sunday. Historically, it is a Polish holiday celebrated across Eastern Europe and within the U.S. by Polish Americans. It is a day that not only celebrates Polish culture but is also a day for many to enjoy themselves after the restrictions imposed by Lent…. continue

Holidays

Everything You Need to Know About Marching in a St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Every year on March 17th, people from all around the world celebrate the history of the Irish culture. One event in particular is the St. Patricks Day Parade. The parade features an exciting mix of entertainers, local Irish associations, politicians, elaborate floats, school marching bands, police, firefighters, and other locals looking to join in on… continue

History Lessons

The History of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The tradition of holding a parade on St. Patrick’s Day Parade began in its most famous annual location—New York City—where Irish soldiers brought a taste of their homeland to colonial Manhattan. Hundreds of years later, parade-watchers decked in green continue to line the city’s streets every March 17th for the popular event. The world’s first… continue

Veterans

Top 6 Holiday Gifts for Veterans from Gettysburg Flag Works

Looking for unique holiday gifts for the Veterans in your life? We searched high and low for the best gifts out there. We made a list and checked it twice! Here are our top 6 best-selling military themed Christmas gifts that vets will actually love: 1. Christmas Edition Battle-Tough American Flag Our Christmas Edition Battle-Tough… continue

Flag Information

Snakes on Flags: As American As Apple Pie

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There’s a long history of flags with snakes pictured on them, particularly in the United States, where snakes on flags were a very common sight during the era of the American Revolution. Those designs remain popular iconic flags today, due to their striking imagery and symbolism. Several flags with snakes emerged in the colonies between… continue