The Origins and Practices of Holidays: Diwali, Bandi Chhorh Divas and Annakut

This is a new blog series we're doing on religious and cultural holidays/celebrations that are commonly celebrated in Massachusetts to help create awareness for these traditions and their origins. If there's a particular religion or celebration you or someone you know participates in that doesn't appear on this list, let us know by leaving a…
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The Origins and Practices of: Samhain, Día de los Muertos, and All Saints Day

This is a new blog series we're doing on religious and cultural holidays/celebrations that are commonly celebrated in Massachusetts to help create awareness for these traditions and their origins. If there's a particular religion or celebration you or someone you know participates in that doesn't appear on this list, let us know by leaving a…
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The Origins and Practices of Holidays: Birth of the Báb and Halloween

This is a new blog series we're doing on religious and cultural holidays/celebrations that are commonly celebrated in Massachusetts to help create awareness for these traditions and their origins. If there's a particular religion or celebration you or someone you know participates in that doesn't appear on this list, let us know by leaving a…
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The Origins and Practices of: Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Navaratri, and Dussehra

This is a new blog series we're doing on religious and cultural holidays/celebrations that are commonly celebrated in Massachusetts to help create awareness for these traditions and their origins. If there's a particular religion or celebration you or someone you know participates in that doesn't appear on this list, let us know by leaving a…
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Fall Foliage Photos

Many people travel from all over to see the brilliant fall colors New England has on display. Here are some digitized photos and drawings of fall foliage. These photos and images are available through the Digital Commonwealth, which is made possible through digitization services from the Boston Public Library. Click on any of the images to view them…
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Summer in the City!

While many people head to the beach for summer, those of us still in the city can have some fun! Here are some digitized photos of people spending their summer in Boston in years past. These photos are available through the Digital Commonwealth, which is made possible through digitization services from the Boston Public Library. Click…
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