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Holi: The Festival of Colours

Happy Holi Festival of Color

Holi is a Hindu festival, also known as the Festival of Colours. It is celebrated to welcome the spring season in India, and typically takes place in March (depending on the full-moon day of Phalguna). It symbolizes the victory of good over evil. The day before Holi, pyres, or mounds of combustible materials, are lit on fire to signify the burning of evil spirits. The day… read more >>

Mars 2021 Landing

Planet Mars Landscape

Have you been following the Mars exploration program?  Did you catch the launch from Cape Canaveral in July?  You will be able to catch the Mars landing on February 18 at 3:55 p.m. ET.  If you missed the lift off, you might not have realized the significance of this event.  Let’s discover what this is all about with some… read more >>

Dreidel Game

dreidel

The 8 days of Hanukkah are under way! One of the most fun ways to celebrate is by playing the dreidel game and hoping luck is on your side. During Hanukkah, children (and adults!) spin four-sided tops, or dreidels, and play a game for delicious chocolate coins, known as gelt. You can have as many people play as you want and the… read more >>

Celebrate Diwali

Diwali oil lamp

 This November 14th marks the start of Diwali! Diwali is a 5-day Indian holiday known as the Festival of Lights. The word comes from Sanskrit dīpāwali meaning “row of lights.” This celebration is significant for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Newar Buddhists. Each religion has different teachings surrounding the holiday, but for all it is a time to celebrate the light of… read more >>

Hispanic Heritage Month

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What is Hispanic Heritage Month?  Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the Hispanic Culture, and recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic-Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. When is Hispanic Heritage Month?  Hispanic Heritage Month runs annually from September 15 through October 15. September 15 was selected as… read more >>

Bacon! Bacon! Bacon!

bacon-day

Who doesn’t love bacon? There is a whole day dedicated to this tasty food. International Bacon Day is the Saturday before Labor Day. This year’s Bacon Day is September 5th. The back story is that college students from Colorado University came up with this idea back in 2004. According to awarenesdays.com, Bucknell students call themselves ‘Meatheads,” since they… read more >>

National Lighthouse Day

Lorain Lighthouse at night

Have you ever been to a lighthouse? Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside one? Lighthouses have provided safety to ships for many years, preventing them from crashing into shorelines.  This led to National Lighthouse Day on August 7th. According to the American Lighthouse Foundation, August 7th, 1789 was the day that Congress approved an… read more >>

The Mahoning Valley Has Talent!

music vlogger streaming a live video

Can you sing? Dance? Tell jokes? Whistle, ride a unicycle, or walk on your hands? Did you teach your hamster to do tricks? Whatever your talent is, we invite you to share it as part of our virtual talent showcase. Send us a video of your talent during the month of July, and we will… read more >>