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New Year Traditions Around the World

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

In America, most of us celebrate a new year on January 1, according to the Gregorian calendar. But some parts of the world have different traditions.

Easter: A Moveable Feast

William Grassie | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
William Grassie

This year Easter will be celebrated on March 31, but in 2014 it will occur on April 20. The reason has to do with the mismatch between the periodicity of the sun and the moon and the long history of human efforts to create a reliable and consistent calendar.

On The Prophet's Birthday: Old Guards, New Guards And Rear Guards

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

A centuries-old worldview is always ready to condemn change as being against the will of God. What I came to understand is that this worldview has its reasons for being.