Happy National Poetry Month, Sporclers! From haiku to Greek epics, jazz poetry to Shakespearean sonnets – poetry has a little something for everyone. And ever since 1996, all kinds of people and organizations have celebrated National Poetry Month. Librarians and teachers, politicians and bloggers… even the US Post Office has gotten in on it, issuing […]
Who Was Saint Patrick? Planning to wear green, drink beer, and earn your Luck of the Irish badge this St. Patrick’s Day? Before you do, make sure you know what all the celebration is about in the first place! St. Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious holiday held […]
What is Pi Day? March 14th is Pi Day, an annual celebration of all things pi (π)! In Mathematics, pi is a specific ratio – the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. In other words, you can take the circumference of any sized circle, divide by its diameter, and you will always […]
March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global event which celebrates the achievements of women all over the world. Emerging from the labor movements of the early 20th century, International Women’s Day brings women together across borders. It is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender equality, with no one government, […]
Want to know a little bit of trivia? Did you know that January 4th is National Trivia Day? Of course, here at Sporcle, every day is National Trivia Day. We pride ourselves on being the leading provider of trivia entertainment on the web, on mobile apps, and at live shows. Still, holidays like this only […]
Each year on Christmas Eve, young boys and girls all over the world are able to follow Santa’s journey from the North Pole through the official Santa Tracker. Using United States Military radar, the Santa Tracker operates under the guidance of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Why does the US government care so […]
What is Boxing Day all about? Celebrated the 26th of December, Boxing Day began in the United Kingdom, and is observed in countries previously or currently a part of the British Empire. Now a bank holiday, when Boxing Day falls on a Sunday, it is observed the following Monday. Mark HealdMark Heald is an Associate […]
What Does Hanukkah Mean? Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts eight nights. It commemorates the second century B.C. re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Commonly, the word “Hanukkah” is translated as meaning “dedication.” Mark HealdMark Heald is an Associate Product Manager and Sporcle Admin. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and […]
With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to start pulling out the decorations, turning up the Christmas songs, and enjoying a few of your favorite, classic Christmas movies. If White Christmas is one such film on your yuletide list, you’re in luck.
There’s nothing quite like Christmastime. When the cold, snowy season comes, what better time to curl up on the couch and watch some Christmas classics? It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen Kevin hit those burglars with paint cans to the head. You laugh every…single…time.
“On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… 12 holiday trivia team names…” If you are a fan of Sporcle Live Trivia, you know just how important it is to have that perfect team name. This is true all times of year, but especially during the holidays. The right holiday-themed name […]
Movie-lovers everywhere, unite. It’s time to talk about one of everyone’s favorite festive films, The Nightmare Before Christmas. With it’s unique animation style, incredible music, and fantastic visuals, this stop-motion fantasy can easily be defined as one of the most iconic holiday movies of all time. Unfortunately, while it’s obvious that everyone loves the magic […]
Since 1907, New York City has been celebrating New Year’s Eve by dropping a giant ball in Times Square. Aside from being seen in-person by countless wide-eyed New Yorkers, millions across the world tune in to their TVs each year to watch the ball being dropped. The New Year’s Eve ball drop is cemented so […]
May Day According to T.S. Eliot, “April is the cruelest month.” Maybe he was onto something. After all, a lot of crappy things have happened in April: Lincoln’s assassination, the sinking of the Titanic, and the birth of Hitler, to name a few. To top it all off, taxes are due. So, as far as […]
Going Green Today is April 22nd, which means that people all over the world will plant trees, learn about recycling, and get outside to enjoy nature. It’s Earth Day, the annual holiday created to celebrate the planet and to raise awareness about environmental issues. In honor of this occasion, we here at Sporcle decided to […]