Thanksgiving – Never in a million years would I have believed that sharing a culinary cultural tradition in a foreign country would become our family’s new way of life!
Midsommer is a chance to come together, renew ties and friendships, dance around the maypole and eat Midsommar Torta.
Although Ramadan is a great month, I definitely enjoyed it more back in my hometown. I live in Canada but I’m originally from Palestine.
Chinese New Year or the Year of the Dog is on February 16 this year. Read how one Jewish-Chinese family celebrates their Chinese New Year in the United States
A celebration with many names, Makar Sankrati, known variously as Lohri, Pongal, Khichdi, Shishur Saenkraat, Uttarayan, Poush Sangkranti, and others, in different parts of India, is widely celebrated on January 14th.
During the Galette des rois or king’s cake which comes 12 days after Christmas, families come together to “draw the kings”, that is, eat a cake in which a small figurine (a “bean”) is hidden and which will turn the lucky person who gets it, into a “king”.
Read about how one European multicultural and multilingual family simultaneously celebrates their many favorite Christmas traditions. Wish you all a besinnliche Weihnachtszeit, un buon Natale, un joyeux Noël, en gueti Wienachtsziit, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Boas Festas and een vrolijk Kerstfeest!
Kwanzaa begins on December 26th and ends January 1st. It means “First Fruits” in Kiswahili and celebrates the harvest and family values.
The observance of Kwanzaa signifies a time set aside specifically to celebrate the shared heritage and experiences of Black people no matter where they are.
My previous hostile attitude was due mostly to a fear of my childhood traditions being left out. My son’s Christmases and indeed his life are his, not mine.
To strangers, it may not seem like a big deal, but to religious Jews, marrying someone outside of your faith can be devastating to the family.
While the name ‘Chrismukkah’ doesn’t appear in any literature prior to 2003, many Jewish Americans already had embraced secular Christmas.
We both felt strongly about our faiths and didn’t want to do the “Chrismukkah” approach of merging the faiths together.
The purpose of the Advent Wreath is to gather the family so you spend quality time together and light up a candle each of the Sundays preceding Christmas.