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Shavuot 2023

Shavuot (meaning “oaths” or “weeks” in Hebrew), sometimes called the Festival of Weeks, is a major holiday in Judaism, taking place seven weeks after the first seder of Pesach/Passover. It is a two-day celebration that this year starts at sundown on Thursday, May 25 and ends at sundown on Saturday, … »
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Mother’s Day 2023

Mother’s Day is celebrated worldwide, in many different ways. In the United States, the holiday falls on every second Sunday in May — this year being Sunday, May 14.The American version of the holiday was first observed in 1908. Commonly observed customs include giving one’s mother or mother figure, such … »
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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (“Fifth of May) is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, its country of origin. Día de la Independencia/El Grito de Independencia (“Independence Day”/“The Cry of Independence”) is a much more important occasion on par with the United States’ Fourth of July, celebrated on September 16 in honor … »
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Tax Day 2023

As a J-1 exchange visitor to the country, you are subject to federal and state income taxes on the wages you earn in the United States.In order to pay these taxes, you must file income tax returns annually with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). You can do this using the … »
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