Happy Valentine’s Day from AntiquityNOW! Check out the links below to put an ancient spin on this day of love.
The five days of Diwali began on Wednesday, November 11th and will continue through this Sunday, so there’s plenty of time to celebrate this ancient festival of lights.
Click here to read our kids’ blog post about Diwali, complete with a Diwali toolkit from the Hindu American Society and delicious recipes for seven Diwali desserts.
And take a moment to browse through this slideshow of the festival of lights being celebrated around the world.
Happy Diwali! We wish you a year full of prosperity and opportunity!
Whether you’re celebrating a religious holiday or vying to win the egg hunt, it’s important to know where our holidays come from and how ancient are the roots that bind us all together. Below you’ll find our previous posts about the history of Easter, its origins and its traditions.
Also, we’ve included two delicious recipes for Passover, which begins tomorrow and ends next Saturday, April 11th.
And, for a bit of fun, check out this beautiful slideshow of Easter eggs around the world, courtesy of the The Huffington Post.
Have a wonderful weekend!
History of Easter
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It’s time to put on your green and celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick! Whether you plan on traditional festivities harkening back to the original religious holiday of the 17th century, or you want to party USA style by enjoying some corned beef and cabbage and green beer, at Antiquity NOW we say, “Éirinn go Brách!” Here are some links to help you celebrate the green isle: Continue reading
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The name “Kwanzaa” comes from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza”, which means “first fruits.” Though the holiday wasn’t created until 1965, it has ties to the first fruits celebrations throughout ancient Africa. In fact, Dr. Maulana Karenga, the professor who created Kwanzaa, researched the festivals of several African cultures such as the Ashanti and Zulu in order to “form the basis of Kwanzaa.” Continue reading
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