Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa 2018 Lady 3-01Kwanzaa will be celebrated from 26 December to 1 January in the United States and in other nations of the West African diaspora in the Americans. Kwanzaa is celebrated to honor African heritage in African-American culture. Maulana Karenga, an African-American professor and a major figure in the Black Power movements of the 1960s and 1970s, created Kwanzaa in 1966. Continue reading

Ho ho ho!

Christmas 2018 Santa-01Do you hear the bells ringing? Yes, Christmas is around the corner! It is a celebration to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, a central figure in Christianity, and is commonly celebrated on 25 December by majority of Christians, as well as, culturally, by non-Christians. Christmas day is also a public holiday in many countries. Continue reading

Sister’s Day

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On 5 August 2018 sisters in the United States will celebrate National Sister’s Day! The National Sister’s Day is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of August. Sister’s Day is established to celebrate the bonds of love and friendship and the special relationship that only exists between sisters. Initially National Sister’s Day is established to acknowledge the relationship between biological sisters, but over the years, more and more people are celebrating “sister-like” relationships that may exist with their friends or coworkers. Continue reading

Splashes of Colors

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This year, Holi, a Hindu spring festival, is celebrated on 1-2 March. It is also known as the festival of colors. In the Vikram Samvat Hindu Calendar, Holi starts at the Purnima (full moon day) of month of Phalguna. Holi signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and end of winter. It is also the festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. Continue reading