Mawlid in Africa

Mawlid al-Nabi (Arabic: مَولِد النَّبِي), also called Mawlid, is a festive observance of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by some Muslims. It is a cultural expression, and not a religious obligation or global practice. Due to Islam using a lunar calendar, Mawlid will occur this year on October 29th, 2020. This post will …

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20 Easter Foods Around the World

Easter is coming! On April 21st, people around the world will be celebrating with various traditions. From the Easter Bilby of Australia to Mexican cascerones, each culture has its own unique way to celebrate. However, one commonality is that we all celebrate with food. In Sweden, they eat a Smorgasbord, in the United States, a …

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Passover celebrations around the world

One of the best things about doing a two-week program in Israel when I was in college was meeting Jewish people from all over the world. As expected, there were lots of Jewish women and men from the U.S. But, many of our program participants came from other places like Brazil and South America. Together, …

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