History of Election Day: Why we Vote on a Tuesday in November

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HISTORY OF ELECTION DAY Why does the U.S. vote on a Tuesday in November? Historically, the United States was an agrarian society where much of the calendar revolved around farming. In 1840, Congress set voting day on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November. This time provided a convenient month for farmers, who…

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History of All Saints Day

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HISTORY OF ALL SAINTS DAY November 1 is All Saints’ Day, more commonly known as All Hallows’ Day. The night before is known as “All Hallows’ Eve,” or Halloween. This day is also known as the Feast of All Saints, the Feast of All Hallows, the Solemnity of all Saints, and in the strictly religious…

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