Greek Orthodox Easter – Touchstone to a Culture

Greek Orthodox Easter – Touchstone to a Culture

For Greeks throughout the world, Easter Sunday is the most important holiday of the year.

Greek Orthodox Easter

Greek Orthodox Easter

In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, this is Holy Week, culminating in Easter Sunday.

Ceremony at a Sacred Cave

Ceremony at a Sacred Cave

Every Spring in Mexico’s Cueva de Villa Luz, descendants of Zoque and Mayan Indians hold a rather remarkable ceremony.

Edible Insects – Culture

Edible Insects – Culture

What you consider food has a lot to do with where you come from.

Edible Insects – Termites

Edible Insects – Termites

A group of women in Botswana offer a lesson in termite cuisine.

Edible Insects – Weaver Ants and Crickets

Edible Insects – Weaver Ants and Crickets

In Cambodia, this month is high season for weaver ants and crickets.

Patriot’s Day – Old North Church

Patriot’s Day – Old North Church

Celebrating Boston’s historic role during the early days of the Revolutionary War.

Patriot’s Day – Lexington Green

Patriot’s Day – Lexington Green

A company of British Regulars is squaring off against a small but determined group of colonial minutemen.

Marathon – Jock Semple

Marathon – Jock Semple

Remembering one of the driving forces behind the marathon.

Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

This year’s Marathon will take place in October, but its legacy lies on Patriot’s Day. “It’s a long way from Hopkinton to the Pru!”

Thingyan

Thingyan

In Myanmar, will the new year bring a temporary reprieve from societal taboos?

Edible Insects –Silkworms

Edible Insects –Silkworms

Silkworm pupae, fried and served with onions, is a popular snack in some parts of China.

Edible Insects

Edible Insects

Insects are an important source of protein for many societies around the world.

New Blossom, New Music, New Year

New Blossom, New Music, New Year

Today’s Japanese Cherry Blossom festival sounds somewhat different than it used to.

Cherry Blossom Fest – Old and New

Cherry Blossom Fest – Old and New

In the US, the annual Cherry Blossom festival has come to include both traditional and modern Japanese art forms.

Cherry Blossom – Spirit of the Samurai

Cherry Blossom – Spirit of the Samurai

In Japanese culture, the blossoming of the Cherry Tree represents an ancient code of honor.

The Great Leveler

The Great Leveler

In India, Holi heralds the coming of spring with color, mayhem and a sense of cultural solidarity.

Lock up the Priests, Don the Goat Hair

Lock up the Priests, Don the Goat Hair

Northern Bulgaria’s traditional fertility festival heralds the coming of spring.

Persian New Year’s

Persian New Year’s

Noruz means “new day” and it’s celebrated with new clothes, gift-giving and bonfires.

A Tale of the Irish Fairy Folk – Part Two

A Tale of the Irish Fairy Folk – Part Two

How would you referee a match between two warring teams of other-worldly beings?

A Tale of the Irish Fairy Folk – Part One

A Tale of the Irish Fairy Folk – Part One

You never know what might happen late at night near a fairy fort.

Drawing Water From a Sacred Well

Drawing Water From a Sacred Well

At the conclusion of the Omizutori Festival in Japan, showers of glowing embers rain down on spectators.

Istanbul – Blue Mosque

Istanbul – Blue Mosque

Istanbul’s most famous mosque is a delight for the eyes and ears. Headphone listening recommended!

Mystery of Maple Syrup

Mystery of Maple Syrup

Sap is flowing in sugar maple trees, if we only knew why. A program from our archives!

Tickling Society

Tickling Society

In the rural Cajun communities of south Louisiana, Mardi Gras is organized mayhem.

As Long as There’s Been an Earth..

As Long as There’s Been an Earth..

Basile, Louisiana has its own unique Mardi Gras song.

Donnez-moi Un Petit Sou

Donnez-moi Un Petit Sou

In the bayous of Louisiana, costumed revelers beg for food and money from their neighbors, to support a communal gumbo.

The Biggest Day

The Biggest Day

“Forget about your job, your worries, your bills..”

Feast Before Fast

Feast Before Fast

The roots of Mardi Gras run deeper than Christianity.

Chinese New Year in Malaysia

Chinese New Year in Malaysia

A time for new clothes, gifts, and no sweeping!