The Significance of Passover

Read on to learn about Passover and how it is celebrated around in Israel and around the world.

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Window showing the Nativity Scene above the altar of the Church of St. Catherine, this is the church where the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem celebrates Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

What Day is Christmas Day?

Differing calendars among Christianity’s various faiths and sects means Christmas Day isn’t always celebrated on the same day... or even month! Here are...

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Christmas Decorations in Stockholm, Pilot Productions

Season’s Greetings: A Short History of...

Today's Christmas is essentially a very fine amalgamation of hundreds of years worth of jubilant and extravagant traditions from all over the Christian world!

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Festival of Lights, Robert Couse-Baker, Flickr Creative Commons

Season’s Greetings: A Short History of...

Hanukkah has exploded into a major commercial phenomenon, largely because it falls near or overlaps with Christmas. From a religious perspective, however, it...

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Autumn Farm, Doubbt Official, Flickr Creative Commons, The Origins of Thanksgiving

The Origins of Thanksgiving

Though today's Thanksgiving is celebrated as a secular holiday for all, this North American holiday has its roots in a major religious schism in England that...

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Alekseyevskaya Cathedral Church, David Stanley, Flickr Creative Commons, (Countries that don't celebrate Christmas)

No Christmas Here!

As the biggest festival of the largest religion in the world, Christmas is celebrated in some form in pretty much every corner of the world. Here are the...

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The Food of Israel, Pomegranate

The Food of Israel

Since the creation of the nation state of Israel, Jewish immigrants from all over the world have created a melting pot of cultural traditions and cuisines from...

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Hajj 2008, Al Jazeera English, Flickr Creative Commons

Muslim Pilgrimages: Hajj

Hajj - that is, the pilgrimage to Mecca - is one of the five pillars of Islam and is considered a duty for all Muslims who are in good health and can afford...

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WOW: What’s On Where In April

From the birth of Buddha to the death of Christ, get ready to experience a roller coaster of ancient traditions and bizarre rituals in April.

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Plague of Athens by Michiel Sweerts, c. 1652–1654

Study Guides: Epidemics Throughout The Ages

In an increasingly interconnected and peaceful world, disease remains one of the greatest fears of the modern age, especially the outbreak of a ‘superbug’.

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