The Origins and Practices of Holidays: Veterans Day and The Birth of Bahá’u’lláh

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a federal holiday which honors those men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It is observed each year on November 11. Veterans Day traces its history back to the end of World War I. Military hostilities ceased at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the…
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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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Military Themed Reads for Teens

In honor of Veteran's Day, develop a greater appreciation for those who have served by reading about their experiences and those of their family members with these great YA reads.  The Mosaic Pacifist Twyla is less than thrilled when she's assigned to the "Help a Vet" program for her required community service hours. Assigned to…
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LGBTQ+ Fiction: November 2018

Welcome to November's LGBTQ+ Fiction blog post! For this month I'm discussing a few science fiction romances as well as some mystery romances. I really enjoyed what I read, and I hope you do too! Books I've Read Recently Title/Author: Taking Shield 01 by Anna Butler Summary: Earth's last known colony, Albion, is fighting an alien…
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The Origins and Practices of Holidays: 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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