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!
My grandmother left her entire world behind that allowed me the privilege and freedom to not think twice about doing the same thing some 60 years later.
Midsommer is a chance to come together, renew ties and friendships, dance around the maypole and eat Midsommar Torta.
I am not a religious person, yet I have come to appreciate the role of religious institutions in creating structure to express grief and to provide essential social support systems. Read more as columnist, Cheryl Crippen discusses two cross-cultural (Italian Catholic and Indian Jain) rituals of grief.
I’m not naïve enough to think that a movie can end poverty, injustice, and discrimination. But I am hopeful that the inspiration that this film has induced will continue to drive meaningful thought and action to do what we can in our own ways to uplift those who suffer under the effects of those mentioned struggles.
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.
Curious to know why the Italians celebrate January 6th in honor of an old lady riding a broomstick? We hope you find our Cultural Snapshot helpful.
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!
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.
December 8th is a special date for anyone coming from my hometown of Lyon, in France.