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New Years Traditions Celebrated Around the World

Written by Meghan Dunster, Lainey Lynch, and Ryan Wright

December 20, 2019

Whether it’s watching the ball drop in Times Square or eating twelve grapes in Spain, each culture celebrates New Year’s Day as a time to start fresh with a clean slate. Around the world, New Year’s Day is enriched in different cultural activities with unique food, festivities, and traditions. Although...

Mardi Gras, A Party to Remember

2017 Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, LA.

Written by Sarah Murtaugh and River Stone

March 28, 2017

The festivities of Mardi Gras are familiar around the world, but there’s more to this holiday than sparkly beads and outlandish masks. The celebration of Mardi Gras dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries in Medieval Europe. Originally a celebration of the coming Spring and fertility, this Roman...

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