Winter Solstice: First Day of Winter

The winter solstice, marking the onset of winter, stands as an astronomical marvel and a cultural celebration across various traditions worldwide. Falling typically on December 21st in the Northern Hemisphere, it represents the shortest day and longest night of the year. As the Earth’s axial tilt reaches its furthest point from the sun, this pivotal…

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day has been designated on January 27th. This international memorial day honors the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides. In addition, this day puts light to the history of Auschwitz concentration camp being…

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Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is among the most significant and widely observed holidays in China. Millions of people engage in a diverse range of cultural events and traditions to mark this joyous occasion. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is celebrated annually on the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar,…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. Martin Luther King Jr. Day honors the life of a fighter for racial justice and equality. It celebrates this equality in a society…

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Celebration Of Life Week

Celebration of Life Week, which is observed every January for the first week, has gratitude as its guiding principle. The purpose of this week is to let us unplug from our schedules and start the new year with hearts full of appreciation. It inspires us to embrace life and all of its amazing blessings.  A…

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Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023

2023 is here, and this is the time to reflect on the past year we have all had in 2022 and take those lessons with us into the new year.  This year has had trials and tribulations for us all. We can all look back on the year we’ve experienced, appreciate all of the wonderful…

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Merry Christmas

Christmas, being a Christian festival, is celebrated each year in order to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. People from all over the world observe this religious and secular tradition on December 25.  The popularity of Christmas surged a lot during the Middle Ages as many liturgical celebrations took place. It was the 15th century…

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Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Rededication, commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem following its desecration by Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE. Despite being a late addition to the Jewish liturgical calendar, the eight-day Hanukkah festival has become a cherished and cheerful holiday. It is also known as the Festival of Lights,…

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Rosh Hashanah 2022

Rosh Hashanah this year is held from September 25-27.  This holiday begins on the first day of Tishrei, and it marks the beginning of the civil year. It also marks the beginning of a 10-day period of soul searching and contemplation that concludes with Yom Kippur. Traditionally, this period of 10 days, the Days of…

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