Posts Tagged ‘traditions’

Can Thanksgiving Traditions Survive a Four-Year Pause?

SHARE | PRINT | EMAIL For decades, I enjoyed Thanksgiving. Each year, we traveled to my parents’ or one of my brothers’, or in-law’s, houses. Twelve to fifteen people sat around two, age-defined tables and ate a hearty, redolent, mid-afternoon meal of turkey, stuffing, homemade, tangy, locally (New Jersey bogs!)-sourced cranberry sauce, yams, vegetables and […]

Palestine envoy: Ramadan traditions inherited from Ottomans, shared values with Turkish people

Palestinian Ambassador to Turkiye, Faed Mustafa, told about the Ramadan traditions of Palestine inherited from Ottomans and shared values that bring Turkish and Palestinian people together in an exclusive interview with Anadolu. "I think the most beautiful aspect of the holy month (Ramadan) is that it brings families together," he added, Anadolu News Agency reports. […]

Xiongnu Princesses Shaped Mongolian Traditions, New Study Shows

Princesses have played crucial roles in the organization and structure of empires throughout history, yet their contributions have often been overlooked. From the Greeks to the Mughals to the Mongols, princesses have played important roles by solidifying alliances, influencing architectural policies, and upholding the empire’s values. A new study sheds light on the nomadic elite […]

How Five of The Oldest Cooking Traditions Survived Centuries (Video)

At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exist countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained. The goal […]

Traditions and Recipe for Vasilopita

The recipe for Vasilopita differs from region to region across Greece. Mostly it is sweet, whereas in parts of Macedonia the New Years’ Cake is salty and made with cheese and filo dough. What all Vasilopita’s have in common, is that they have a coin hidden inside somewhere, that can not be seen from the… […]

Wearing of the Veil Traditions Throughout History

There is perhaps no piece of clothing in history that has caused more controversy than the veil. Currently, protests to raise awareness of the tragic death of Mahsa Amini Read more Section:  News History Ancient Traditions Read Later  Source

From Western Traditions to Political Indoctrination: A Cultural History of Education

Commentary Parts 1, 2, and 3 of this series can be read here, here, and here. The renowned American philosopher John Dewey led a long and prolific life as a writer, teacher, and political activist. With the publication of his dual treatise, “The School and Society” and “The Child and the Curriculum” in 1899 and 1902, […]

The Myths, Legends and Traditions of Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day

Every year, the Chinese celebrate the historic Qingming Festival. Fondly known as Ancestors Day or Tomb Sweeping Day, it is a day that commemorates the onset spring and the occasion when families show their respects to their ancestors by visiting and cleaning their graves. Tomb Sweeping Day takes place on the 15th day after the Spring […]

Christmas Before Christ: Yule & Other Northern European Traditions

A look at Slavic, Baltic, Celtic & Germanic Christmas-time traditions and their similarities and origins, with an especial focus on Yule, as well as the nature of Santa Claus. [embedded content] Share now! Source

Orange County Holiday Traditions Return After Nearly 2-Year Hiatus

After nearly two years of COVID-19 pandemic closures, many beloved holiday traditions, such as concerts, plays, and Christmas tree and menorah lightings, are back in abundance this holiday season. The Epoch Times has compiled a list of just a few of Orange County’s most iconic and traditional Christmastime favorites by city. Anaheim Anaheim Ballet and […]

3: The Perfect Number – Trinity Symbolism in World Religious Traditions

“In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit…” The concept of a Trinity or triadic nature of the divine has been a part of our psyche for thousands of years, and has appeared in creation tales, myths, religious writings and holy texts the world over. Yet to this day, the Trinity […]

Do Akhenaten’s Links with Yom Kippur Traditions Shed New Light on Moses?

The holiest day of the Jewish year,  Yom Kippur,  means “Day of Atonement”. Marked by confession, repentance, and forgiveness, it takes place ten days after the Jewish New Year. Its origins remain to this day cloaked in mystery. I believe that Yom Kippur traditions connect all the way back to ancient Egypt and the period […]

Right Wing Round-Up: Anglo-Saxon Traditions

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Central Asian Mountain Jews preserve centuries-old Passover traditions

Ahead of his first Passover in Azerbaijan, Rabbi Shneor Segal stocked up on kosher food for the holiday, when Jews are prohibited from eating foods made from leavened grains. Segal, an Israel-born emissary of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement who immigrated to Azerbaijan in 2010 to run the largest synagogue in the capital Baku, ensured that his […]

Is Secularism a threat to Traditions of India?

India got independence from British colonial rule on 15th August 1947 after a long struggle which was inclusive and had plural dimensions. Foundation of Indian Constitution is Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and Justice. The values of secularism are deeply ingrained all through and particularly in Articles 14, 19, 22, and 25. It gives us freedom of […]

Amazing New Year’s Traditions Around the World

In many countries around the world, New Year’s Day is celebrated on January 1st with fireworks and festivities the evening before. But this is not the only type of New Year’s celebration and not everyone celebrates on January 1st. Here we look at New Year’s traditions from around the world to understand the way different cultures […]

First female Chinese-American rabbi: ‘Two peoples, two traditions’

Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin, originally from San Francisco, is known as the first ever rabbi to share the double culture: Jewish and Chinese.  Growing up between the two traditions, studying in both Hebrew and Chinese schools as a child with her siblings, she said in an interview for LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project. that for her, […]

Traditions of Twelfth Night: Dismantling the Christmas Tree

Counting from December 25, using the  Julian calendar , Twelfth Night – January 6 – takes place on the last night of the ‘ Twelve Days of Christmas’ , marking the coming of the Epiphany, celebrating the revelation (theophany) of God manifesting as Jesus Christ.  Superstition also has it that this is traditionally the date to […]

How Have Ancient New Year’s Traditions Influenced Festivities Today?

January 1st, New Year’s Day, is often ushered in with fireworks and festivities beginning on December 31st. Although this practice is the norm in many places around the world, not every culture has celebrated the start of a new year in this way, or necessarily on January 1st. There are many ways to honor the […]

Few people remain in India’s Jew town, but traditions, landmarks remain

KOCHI, India  — Take a walk down this coastal city’s “Jew street” today and you’ll find bustling Kasmiri storefronts selling Persian antiques, pashmina shawls and traditional Islamic handicrafts — a stark contrast to the neighborhood’s heyday when every household was Jewish. “There are only two people left in Jew Town. One very old, who spends […]

How Two Rabbis From Cincinnati Stole Christmas Traditions To Invent Hanukkah As A Competing Jewish Holiday

Two Cincinnati rabbis — who felt that Jews in America needed a holiday of their own to compete with Christmas — are responsible for contriving and popularizing Hanukkah in America, according to Dianne Ashton, a professor of religion studies at Rowan University: In an editorial published by the independent media website, The Conversation, Ashton explains […]

Norsemen Reviving Viking/Pagan History, Traditions and Music

There are some Scandinavian men with JewTube channels that have interacted with each other to bring new light to the history, traditions and music of Viking/Pagan culture. Of course they are meeting resistance from the usual culprits, but their positive message is spreading. Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen has the greatest following and is a novelist, youtuber, […]

Halloween CAN Go on With These Fun Ancient Traditions

It’s official. Ireland – the home of Halloween traditions – has banned Halloween parties and traditional trick-or-treating festivities this year as tackling Covid-19 remains top of government’s priorities. Many other countries around the world are placing similar restrictions for fear that going door-to-door may aid transmission of the virus. But Halloween can go on. Many […]

The Music of A.C.T.U.S. – Archaic Cultural Traditions United in a Society

The band was founded in 1987 in Budapest, Hungary, and the group is led by Attila Kulcsár . The music is often electroacoustic and makes use of choirs and repetitive rhythms. Their music is a bit hard to find on Youtube, so I have embedded their SoundCloud songs. The featured image is from their Facebook […]

Putin ~ "The traditions of mutual trust, accord and neighborhood are the bases which fill unity of the Russian nation with special inner power."

Russia’s priceless heritage is the many-centuries’ experience in peaceful relations between people of different ethnic groups, noted Russian president      The traditions of mutual trust and accord among the Russian peoples fill the national unity with special power, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said. “Keeping the diversity of the Russian peoples, their ethnic cultural features are […]

German police pepper-spray parliament VP, while protecting far-right rally from leftist activists

Over 500 leftist activists gathered near the town’s central station to picket a far-right rally that was scheduled to take place later on Saturday.  The counter-demonstration was called by the Goettingen branch of “Alliance Against the Right.” The participants of the leftist anti-fascism rally were chanting “Go away! Go away!” as police tried to prevent […]

Iran’s top general congratulates Iraq on liberating Ramadi

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi hailed the victory of Iraqi army and popular forces in recapturing the city of Ramadi from the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group, saying efforts should now be made for the liberation of Fallujah. Iraq’s counter terrorism forces raised the Iraqi flag […]

Pure Coincidence

PureCoincidence™ happening at a Hillary rally when she discusses gun control. Anyone who thinks that jews are trying to take guns away from the United States is an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist. Schumer, Boxer, Feinstein, etc. just happen to be jews. Source Article from

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