On June 26, 1870, the Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States. The annual festival, which is observed on December 25 and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, has also evolved into a cultural celebration for many Americans of all faiths. (Photo: The Capitol Christmas tree illuminated at night in December 2017.)
VIDEO: Fendi for Fido? Hollywood’s rich and famous often deck themselves out in top designer fashions and want the same for their beloved pets. Costume designer Yana Syrkin decided to make clothes for her own dog after she couldn’t find what she was looking for in stores. That led to a request to design pet clothes for the smash hit movie ‘Legally Blonde,’ and the Ukrainian immigrant’s career as a designer of high-fashion doggie duds took off.