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Understanding Ramadan, the Muslim Holy Month

For the world’s two billion Muslims, Ramadan is the Holy Month of each year. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, beginning when the new moon appears and ending when the next new moon appears. This year, ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

Celebrate Jewish-American Heritage Month Remembering These Women

Donald Trump’s 2018 Proclamation for Jewish American Heritage Month included these words: “The contributions of the Jewish people to American society are innumerable, strengthening our Nation and making it m ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Politics Religion

Donate Life in April

National Donate Life Month was first celebrated in 2003 to focus on organ, eye and tissue donation. This year’s theme, “Life is a beautiful ride,” is inspired by bicycles and the circle of life. Tissue ...

Category: Health and Wellness Holidays and Observances Science

8 Great Kids’ Books for Arab American Heritage Month

Understanding other cultures helps children learn empathy for others. Books are a great way to introduce traditions and culture. April is Arab American Heritage Month. Here are some great books to open a dialogue with yo ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Morality Politics

Sacred Spaces in National Parks

Saturday, April 20, kicks off National Park Week by waiving entrance fees to let anyone enjoy the scenery and beauty of their favorite park. Even though the week is half over, the themed days for the rest of the week loo ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

8 Books for Children for the Season of Nonviolence

January 30 marked the beginning of the Season of Nonviolence, a 64-day international campaign that begins on the anniversary of the death of Mohandas Gandhi and ends on April 4, the anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Human Rights Politics

6 Authors To Read for Black History Month

If you’re looking to diversify your reading list, Black History Month is a great time to pick up a book by an African American author who you may not have heard about. Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison and Alex Haley ar ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

Religion on the Wall Calendar

While human societies throughout history have marked time by the passage of the sun and the change of the seasons, modern global society has come to agree on a civil calendar by which nearly all people in the world are u ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

7 Pioneering Black Musicians for Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Get out your streaming app and find some new tunes to listen to this month to appreciate the people who changed the music industry. Mamie Smith Mamie Smith recorded the first blues song ...

Category: Freedom Holidays and Observances Human Rights Politics

Epiphany, Twelfth Night and the Christian Calendar

Practically everyone remembers the song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." What a lot of people forget is that the 12th day is an important date in the Christian calendar. It's the day that remembers the Wise Men's visit ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion Christianity