traditions

No man has even been asked to explain why he should get to keep his surname.
Every year for Mardi Gras, lavish costume balls and bold celebrations are held all around the world. But before you break out your beads and get in your last bites of king cake, here’s how the holiday became a cultural phenomenon.
Chefs and etiquette specialists from around the globe debate the best order for proper digestion.
A look into the history of this teenage rite of passage.
Behind the holiday tradition that parents love to hate and hate to love.
The parasite has a complicated history.
Cinco de Mayo is an important Mexican holiday, so let's not reduce it to an excuse to drink while wearing a sombrero.
Muskrat dinners are the part of New Jersey cooking that is still very much alive. For all the new restaurants, it is sometimes
We look forward to them, and we breathe a sign of relief when they're over. I'm talking about the holidays. We grumble about
While Americans may enjoy Christmas as a day of celebrating the birth of Jesus, caroling, Santa Claus, and exchanging gifts
We found out we were pregnant with our first child just five months after getting married, three days before my husband's birthday, and the day AFTER Mother's Day.
My initiation into Nova Nation began on April 1, 1985. I was awoken by my father's screams and the spray of the champagne. It was April Fools' Day, but the celebratory wake-up call was no joke: Villanova had just upset the Georgetown Hoyas for the coveted NCAA men's basketball title.
In fact, shamrocks initially became important symbols because they had just three leaves; lots of people believed that the
When he returned to Chimayó, he brought a small papier mache doll of Santo Niño (Jesus as a Child). He received permission
They are comfortable within themselves and self confident enough to set sail away from the safety of their harbor. They realize
From India to Colombia, here's how Christians celebrated Ash Wednesday this year.