Ramadan is a time when Muslims all over the globe unite to celebrate their faith by fasting from dawn (fajr) until dusk (maghrib), praying five times a day and giving alms. The fast is broken after sunset by consuming “iftar,” that is, drinking water or eating dates while chanting prayers. … [Read more...] about Ramadan 2018: Customs From Around The World For Islamic Fasting Month [Photos]
2018 lantern festival
The Chinese New Year festival is marked with red lanterns, fireworks and parades. People clean their homes and decorate them with red posters containing poetic verses. The New Year’s Eve dinner, called the “reunion dinner,” is said to be the most important meal of the year for the Chinese. In the first five days of the New Year, people eat long noodles to symbolize long life. As the festivities end, round dumplings shaped like the full moon are shared as a sign of family unity and perfection. … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year 2018: Greetings, Traditions, History Of The Annual Spring Festival
On the Saturday before Christmas, the city of San Fernando holds the annual Giant Lantern Festival (Ligligan Parul Sampernandu). The tradition began in 1904, and now there are eleven villages in the area that take place in the celebration by building the best and most elaborate lantern, according to the City of San Fernando website. … [Read more...] about The History of Christmas and Holiday Traditions Celebrated Around The World
A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Berent community. From October 1 the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free, Find a new hobby at Wembley Park's newest community centre. Image: The Yellow … [Read more...] about Vibrant new community centre opens in Wembley Park.
As tourists traveled down the river on barges Saturday, they were greeted by a crowd that filled the Arneson River Theatre, clapping for Indian dancers performing on stage. … [Read more...] about PHOTOS: Diwali lights up downtown San Antonio with music, dance and culture