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At age 26, I was fortunate to have been hired by a major electronics company to travel the world and buy companies on their behalf. On one trip, I traveled with my boss, a proud man of Spanish descent who… Continue Reading…

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Nowrouz (otherwise known as Persian New Year) is a tradition that goes back to the Persian Empire over 3,000 years ago. Today it is celebrated by people from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Albania. Nowrouz literally… Continue Reading…

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Is it Persia, or Iran? Often the words “Persia” and “Iran” are used interchangeably, but they mean different things. The word Persia comes from the Greek word Pars, which was used to describe the lands that stretched from the Indus… Continue Reading…

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Nowruz (pronounced no-rooz) is a combination of two Persian words. The first word “now” means new and the second word “ruz” means day; together they mean “New Day.” Nowruz is the name for the celebrations that observe the New Year… Continue Reading…

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This year, Margi Gras will be celebrated on March 5, 2019. But what is Mardi Gras? The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the… Continue Reading…

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The celebration of Black History Month is credited to Dr. Carter G. Woodson who was born to parents who were former slaves. Woodson spent his childhood working in the Kentucky coal mines and enrolled in high school at age twenty…. Continue Reading…

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The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history and is the longest holiday of the year. In the 21st century, the national holiday begins on the first of the Lunar Calendar and lasts until… Continue Reading…

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Enjoying Norooz together begins with creating your Haftseen or the “7 S’s.” In every home, the haftseen table is decorated and presented with seven items – since seven is considered a lucky number. Each item begins with the letter sin… Continue Reading…

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Perhaps the most accurate description of Dr. King’s contribution to the word has been written by the foundation that works to keep his legacy alive. Here is what The King Center wrote: During the less than 13 years of Dr…. Continue Reading…

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