As the name suggests, a Maypole is a tall pole erected on May Day (May 1st) or Pentecost (in many European countries), or on the first day of summer (in Scandinavian countries). READ MORE
Why is this gorgeous baby girl smiling from ear to ear? She is happy because March 3rd is Hina Matsuri (Girls’Day) in Japan! (Special thanks to Kunie Hiyamizu for this photo via Flickr.) READ MORE
Like tourists in our own city, we put on our brightest red shirts (it’s considered lucky) and trekked to Seattle’s Chinatown/International District to join in the Lunar New Year Celebration. READ MORE
China’s most important and longest festival, Chinese New Year marks the end of winter and welcomes spring with 15 days of festivities. READ MORE
From blowing fluffy dandelion seeds in Ireland to wishing on a fallen eyelash in Mexico, cultures worldwide project their hopes and dreams into the universe with unique and wonderful wishing traditions.
We celebrate the Festival of St. Lucia every December 13 with our Swedish friends, bringing light to the darkness of winter with candles, music, and fun. Experiences like these are precious for teaching my children about the world and respecting other cultures. READ MORE