Easter Traditions in America

By Mary Jane Maxwell This year on April 1, many American Christians will celebrate Easter — the oldest and most important holy day of the Christian calendar. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe Jesus was raised from the dead
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Russian Orthodox Christmas Tradition

Thirteen days after Western Christmas, on January 7th, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates its Christmas, in accordance with the old Julian calendar. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, January 7th has become an official national holiday. This is the date of the Russian Orthodox Christmas – Nativity of Christ. In the Roman (more...)

Alexa, Where’s Santa?

Amazon's diligent, computerized know-it-all is the latest technology to enlist in NORAD Tracks Santa, the military-run program that fields phone calls and emails from children around the world eager to ask when Santa will arrive. Now entering its 62nd year, NORAD Tracks Santa will go live Sunday, with about 1,500 volunteers (more...)

First Lady Melania Trump Unveils Christmas at the White House 2017

The First Family will celebrate their first Christmas in the White House with a nod to tradition. This year's theme, “Time-Honored Traditions” was designed by First Lady Melania Trump to pay respect to 200 years of holiday traditions at the White House. In the East Wing, visitors find a tribute to (more...)

Russian Orthodox Christmas Tradition

Thirteen days after Western Christmas, on January 7th, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates its Christmas, in accordance with the old Julian calendar. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, January 7th has become an official national holiday. This is the date of the Russian Orthodox Christmas (more...)

Rosh Hashanah Welcome the New Year!

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the year. On that day Adam, the first man, and Eve were created. Although creation began six days before Adam and Eve were created, the 10th day is nonetheless considered the beginning of the world and Rosh Hashanah was set on that day. (more...)

Pastors Network Alerting Residents About Two Dangerous Bathroom Bills

The Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN, www.papastors.net) is alerting residents about two dangerous and disturbing “bathroom bills” in the Keystone State—HB1510 in the House and its sister bill, SB974, in the Senate. According to the Pennsylvania Family Institute (PFI), the bills are among Gov. Tom Wolf’s (more...)

Pope Presides Over Prayer Service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

When the motorcade stopped at the cathedral where throngs cheered and yelled greetings at the pontiff, who shook hands with people, and met with assembled New York brass as he made his way into the vast and grand cathedral that recently underwent a $177-million renovation. Three days into his historic first (more...)

Obama on Hanukkah

Over the eight nights of Hanukkah, Jews across America, Israel, and the world will remember an ancient triumph of freedom over oppression, and renew their faith in the possibility of miracles large and small. Even in the darkest, shortest days of winter, the Festival of Lights (more...)

Chanukah:Festival of Lights & Menorah Car Parade

This year Chanukah begins at sunset on December 16, and ends on December 24. Chanukah, or the Festival of Rededication, celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its defilement by the Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE. Although it is a late addition to the Jewish liturgical calendar, the eight-day festival (more...)

May You Be Inscribed And Sealed For A Good Year

" The Jewish new year is not just a time to renew our resolve to lose another fifteen pounds. Rather, it’s the time when our fate stands in the balance as G‑d reviews our past year and decides whether or not to renew our lease on His planet," Rabbi said. In (more...)

Easter 2014: Time For Reflection And Renewal

Easter is one of the oldest festival in christian church. It is the memory of recursion of Jesus Christ. Easter days may come in between March 31 and April 25. Easter 2014 is celebration on April 20 Sunday. Like Christmas and other Holidays Easter won't come (more...)

President Obama’s Message on Passover

Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Passover in the United States, in Israel, and around the world. On Tuesday, just as we have every year of my presidency, my family will join the millions taking part in the ancient tradition of the Seder. (more...)

New York Persian Parade

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, has been celebrated for 3,000 years and remains an important holiday in Afghanistan, Iran and the countries of Central Asia. It is widely celebrated in the United States as well. The New York Persian Parade has been celebrating Nowruz in downtown (more...)

Top 10 Best Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

With Christmas and New Year just behind us, we are right in the middle of winter. The short days, dark nights and cold weather often brings around a bout of winter blues. There has been a lot of attention on the festive season, but once turns up, many of us sink (more...)

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