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Holidays and Observances Articles

At sundown on December 2, Hanukkah begins. It’s the Jewish winter holiday celebrating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. According to tradition, pure olive oil was required for the menorah in the T ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion, Judaism

The Native American community is the oldest ethnic population in the Kansas City area. While Kansas City, Missouri, might be called the “BBQ Capital of the World,” “Cowtown” and “Paris of th ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

There are a lot of expectations around the holiday season. Christmas commercials remind you that it’s the season to be with family and loved ones. Buy lavish gifts and enjoy the food and parties. When you’re ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances

There’s no shortage of things to do on Thanksgiving. If you’re like a lot of families, mom or dad is in the kitchen cooking dinner while the kids play on their cell phones or watch TV in another room. Thanksg ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

In a previous article, the documentary “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” was recommended. Let’s celebrate Native American musicians and their contributions to pop culture and music. Here are si ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

It seems as if the Christmas carols begin earlier and earlier each year as merchants try to get shoppers in the holiday-buying mood. If you're tired of Christmas music, but want some seasonal favorites to play in the ba ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

If you're not into football and not ready for Christmas movie favorites, it might be hard to find something for your Thanksgiving party. We've put together a list of fun Thanksgiving classics you can find on DVD or stre ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

Since 1990, Americans have recognized November as Native American Heritage Month. It was President George H. W. Bush that issued the first proclamation, but even without a presidential declaration, it’s important t ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

Thanksgiving is a time when many get together with family, spend time together, and reflect on what they are thankful for. As Thanksgiving week comes to a close, you are likely reflecting on the blessings in your life. ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Morality

Once Halloween is over, many people start focusing on Christmas. You might hear Christmas music playing on the radio, see Christmas displays in stores, and watch Christmas commercials on television. This is also the ti ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Superstitions