The Thrifty Wedding: 3 Ways to Save on Your Invitations & Save the Date Cards

This is a new series focused on how any couple headed to the altar can find ways to cut back on spending without sacrificing their vision for the big day. Stay tuned for upcoming posts in this series. The next one will be on wedding photography.  Wedding invitations can be quite the sticker shock for couples…
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The Origins and Practices of Hijri & Pehla Parkash Guru Granth Sahib

Hijri/Hijra/Al-Hijra/Hijrah –August 31, 2019 Hijri is a Muslim holiday. This date marks the beginning of a new year for Muslims. Unlike the recent festivals, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, this day is not celebrated as much. The Muslim calendar is based on lunar cycles, so the date on the Gregorian calendar shifts every year. The…
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The Origins and Practices of Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan – August 15, 2019 Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi (pronounced R-AH-K-REE) is a Hindu festival. This festival celebrates brother-sister relationships and sibling love. The term Raksha Bandhan originates from Sanskrit, and translates to “bond of protection.” Raksha Bandhan is observed on the full moon in the holy Hindu luni-solar month of Shravana…
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The Origins and Practices of the August Moon Festival/Mid-Harvest Festival

August Moon Festival/Mid-Harvest Festival - August 11 - October 13, 2019 The August Moon festival is an East Asian cultural celebration. Though this celebration started in China, many people who are ethnically Taiwanese, Japanese, South Korean, Malaysian, Vietnamese, and Filipino also celebrate it. This year, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England (CCBA) is…
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