Source: Snibbe, Kurt, Here is a primer for Hanukkah 2018, which begins Dec. 2, The Press-Enterprise, The Orange Country Register, December 2, 2018, https://www.pe.com/2018/12/02/here-is-a-primer-for-hanukkah-2018-which-begins-dec-2/. Hanukkah, also referred to as the Festival of Lights, began at sunset yesterday. Hanukkah is celebrated for 8 days so we will be celebrating, eating latkes, and lighting candles until December […]

Source: Janise, Hope, INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC: Traditions and significance of Diwali, University of Houston- Clear Lake, November 6, 2018, https://uhclthesignal.com/wordpress/2018/11/05/interactive-infographic-traditions-and-significance-of-diwali/.  

Readers: Today is the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It begins at sundown tonight. It is the year 5779 in the Hebrew calendar. The Hebrew or Jewish calendar is a lunisolar calendar used today predominantly for Jewish religious observances. It determines the dates for Jewish holidays and the appropriate public reading […]

Source: Heling, Paul, INFOGRAPHIC: ‘By The Numbers’ Look at How America Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, WHBL Radio, Sheboygan, WI, March 13, 2018, http://whbl.com/blogs/life-hacks/711/infographic-by-the-numbers-look-at-how-america-celebrates-st-patricks-day/. 60% of Americans plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend.  It’s also the 4th most popular drinking day in the USA behind New Year’s Eve, Christmas, and July 4th, so remember the […]

Readers: Most of you don’t know it, but I am a vintage Santa Claus collector. I cannot explain why or how, but I always felt looking at photos of the vintage Santa Clauses was like drinking hot cocoa on a cold Winter day. It warms you up inside. My Christmas present to you are images of […]

Happy New Year! May 2017 be a happy, joyous, prosperous and healthy year for you all. Michael