The Mid-Autumn Festival is an East Asian tradition that celebrates the end of the fall harvest. It's a time to visit family, give thanks for the past year, and pray or hope for good fortune in the coming year. Like most human culture, many of the traditions began as rituals of faith, but evolved into secular folk traditions. This is a Pan-Asian tradition. It has Chinese … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival, the East Asian Harvest Tradition
Our Lady of Regla is a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary venerated in: Virgin of Regla in Cuba In Cuba, the Virgin is venerated at the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Regla, (Church of Our Lady of Regla) in Regla, Havana, Cuba. Regla is an Afro-Cuban neighborhood famous for its music. Her feast day is September 7. Every year the faithful gather for a procession. … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Virgin of Regla!
Lunar New Year 2023 in New York, sometimes called Chinese New Year, is an important spring festival celebrated across East and SouthEast Asia. It is the big family festival in the Asian world with family gatherings, house cleanings, gift-giving and firecrackers to scare away evil spirits. Today Lunar New Year is one of the great human migrations because everyone who can … [Read more...] about Lunar New Year 2023 in New York, Year of the Rabbit
Day of the Dead NYC 2022 (Día de los Muertos) is a family tradition of remembering ancestors and tending their graves. There is nothing bad or scary about it. As a blend of American and European traditions, the celebration takes many forms around the world, including in Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Philippines, and Spain. Depending on the country, … [Read more...] about Day of the Dead NYC 2022 Día de los Muertos is a Three-Day Family Celebration of Life
The Philippines has two independence days: one from Spain and another from the United States. Philippines Independence Day celebrates the Filipino declaration of independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. The Philippines gained independence from the United States on July 4, 1946. The Story of Philippine Independence Day The Philippines is a rich mix of Pacific, East … [Read more...] about Celebrate Philippines Independence Day!