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Celebrations, Religion & Spirituality
For Tibetans, Losar (ལོ་གསར་ or “new year”) is the biggest celebration of the year, with sixteen days of feasting, gift-giving, and traditional song and dance.
Each winter, Catalan towns celebrate Christmas with a production of Els Pastorets, or “The Beloved Shepherds.”
Celebrations, Cultural Transmission, Foodways
I can’t remember a year in my life where my Grandma Lucille laid out the smörgåsbord and the korv was missing.
For us, the tamalada, a tamale making party, goes back several generations to San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
It’s Hanukkah and time to dig out the three-by-five index card with my mother’s recipe for latkes.
Has the tradition changed? Of course. Has it left behind the indigenous roots or the Catholic meaning? Not entirely.
D.C. restaurateur Jennifer Selman offers stories and recipes for two Trinidadian Christmas staples: black cake and sorrel drink.
Art & Design, Celebrations
“Ever since the beginning, I’ve wanted my pictures to look back at people.”
Mischief Night, Devil's Night, or Cabbage Night—whatever you call the American regional folk tradition, better keep your pumpkins safe.
As the air turns crisper, the cherished scent of roasted green chile fills the air.