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Your Guide To The Most Raucous Religious Holidays All Year

Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion

With Carnival here and Mardi Gras right around the corner you might be wondering how a religious holiday could be so fun. Turns out, Carnival isn'...

Iran's Latest Fatwa: A Fiery Fury

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Despite the Supreme Leader's outright ban of the fire festival with a fatwa, Norooz, a New Year's celebration with pre-Islamic roots, will prevail in Iran.

Nowruz: A Holiday Rich in Culinary Symbolism

Megan Baaske | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Megan Baaske

Today marks the start of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Observed throughout parts of the Middle East and Asia, the thirteen-day celebration is particul...