Posts in category Holidays

Bihu, Assamese New Year – Guest Post ...

Bihu, Assamese New Year Guest Post by Pranjal Borthakur Bihu is a set of three cultural festivals celebrated in the Indian Province of Assam and other regions of the Indian subcontinent. The most popular, Rongali Bihu, celebrates the onset of the Assamese New Year in mid-April (around April 15). The second, Kongali Bihu, occurs in mid-October [...]

Boomslang Barry: Zambia’s Answ...

Boomslang Barry:  Zambia’s Answer to Groundhog Day
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today and foreshadowed six more weeks of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.  Phil is an interesting meteorological barometer, and I would enjoy spending February 2 someday in Phil’s home, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, watching him predict the change of season.  Watching the Bill Murray film “Groundhog Day,” one [...]

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  If you are Mexican or of Mexican descent, I hope you have a chance to enjoy what is one of Mexico’s most prominent fiestas.  Cinco de Mayo honors Mexico’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.  I should be down the National Mall in Washington, D.C. [...]