A Beginner’s Guide to American Football

A Beginner’s Guide to American Football

“In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use shotgun. With short bullet passes...
An Introduction to Diwali

An Introduction to Diwali

What comes to mind when you hear Diwali? Also known as the “Festival of Lights,” Diwali is a cherished Indian festival full of vibrant colors and glowing lights. It brings together loved ones in a time of unity, joy, and renewal. Let’s explore all the reasons that...
Coffee Across Cultures

Coffee Across Cultures

One beverage effortlessly transcends geographical borders and cultures around the world: coffee. From the fast culture of to-go coffee in the US to the slow savoring of espresso at Italian bars (which, contrary to their name, sell coffee and food, not just alcohol)...
A Guide to Mawlid al-Nabi

A Guide to Mawlid al-Nabi

Bringing together Islamic communities around the world in celebration of the Prophet Muhammad, Mawlid al-Nabi (مَولِد النَبي) is a lesser known–yet very significant–Muslim holiday. It is a profound and joyous time, combining spiritual reflection, religious devotion,...
An Introduction to Juneteenth

An Introduction to Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a US holiday that has garnered increasing recognition in recent years. It serves as a time to acknowledge the challenges of history while also celebrating the resilience and contributions of Black communities. The observance of the Juneteenth has evolved...
Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo has taken off in the United States as a fun time to get together, party, eat tacos, and drink margaritas. How much do you know about the Mexican holiday’s origins and traditions though? Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla, the Mexican...
The Japanese Festival of Hinamatsuri

The Japanese Festival of Hinamatsuri

Have you ever heard of a holiday that revolves around dolls? If not, then you need to know about Hinamatsuri – the annual Japanese festival also known as Girls’ Day. The name Hinamatsuri is a combination of the word hina, which refers to the special dolls...