Happy Kwanzaa!

Kwanzaa falls from December 26, 2022 to January 1, 2023.Kwanzaa is a very unique holiday, celebrated exclusively in the United States, the Caribbean, and Canada. It has its origins in pan-African tradition, and is observed primarily by African-American communities. The word is Kiswahili and comes from the phrase “matunda ya … »
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Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah (which means “dedication” and which you may also see spelled Chanukah due to the translation from Hebrew to English) is a winter holiday in Judaism. While you may hear some people refer to it as “the Jewish version of Christmas” because both holidays fall towards the end of the year, … »
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Winter Solstice 2022

Winter is officially here on Wednesday, December 21!You’ve already felt the cold coming on, and you might already be considering it winter already. However, officially, the first day of winter is the winter solstice, which falls on Wednesday, December 21 this year.The winter solstice is the shortest day of the … »
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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

You can view the famous Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center through the holiday season.One of the most ubiquitous symbols of Christmas is the Christmas tree: an evergreen tree decorated with ornaments, lights on strings, and a star or angel on the top. This custom began among observers in sixteenth-century Germany, … »
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