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The Spanish settlers likely brought the tradition of the cascarones to Nuevo Santander, as this region of Northern Mexico and South Texas was called.
Why are they called the Oscars? And what is the Oscar Jinx?
Celebrations, Cultural Transmission, Language
A village festival in the middle of snowy January in an unheated barn? No problem!
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.