by Yeganeh Rezaian Growing up, I looked forward every year to the celebration of Shab-e Yalda, an ancient Iranian holiday that falls on the longest and darkest night of the year: the winter solstice. The holiday, also known as Shab-e Chelleh (Night of Forty) falls on either Read more »
Powwows – a longstanding tradition in Native America
Powwows are a longstanding tradition in Native America, celebrating and honoring many tribes. In this story, we get a powwow education and learn that even though powwows aren’t traditionally a part of Cherokee culture, they are a good way to share intertribal bonds. Image by Read more »
Greeting Spring by Celebrating Nowruz
On March 20 or 21 each year (depending on the year), Nowruz (also spelled Norooz or Norouz) marks the vernal equinox and commences the Iranian new year. Nowruz (pronounced “no-rooz”) is a 3,000-year-old tradition, which is spread across many days and events. Behind the culture Read more »
Lunar New Year of The Fire Rooster is Here!
Lunar New Year is a vibrant celebration steeped in layers of myths and traditions. The holiday falls on Saturday this year and marks the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. Although it’s commonly known as Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, in China, it’s celebrated in Read more »