Halloween is celebrated across the U.S. on October 31. Children dress up in fancy costumes of witches, wizards, and ghosts, knocking door to door, asking adults to either give them yummy treats or face some mischievous pranks. (Image:  Steven Depolo via  flickr  CC BY 2.0 )

A Brief History of Halloween

Halloween is celebrated across the U.S. on October 31. Children dress up in fancy costumes of witches, wizards, and ghosts, knocking door to door, asking adults to either give them yummy treats or face some mischievous pranks. But despite being…

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A Brief History of Halloween

Halloween is celebrated across the U.S. on October 31. Children dress up in fancy costumes of witches, wizards, and ghosts, knocking door to door, asking adults to either give them…

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Meet the Sexist Matriarchal Khasi Tribe of India

India is often criticized for having a patriarchal society by liberals. Interestingly, there is a tribe in India that follows matriarchal practices where women hold a higher status than men.…

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There are many sayings from ancient times. One is: “When going about one’s business, one must abide by heavenly principles.” Another is: “To expand one’s field of fortune, one must…

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A Virtuous Mother From the Three Kingdoms Era

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The Most Important Holidays in India

Since India is a vast country with thousands of communities, several religions, and a history dating back thousands of years, it has one of the largest numbers of holidays in…

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A Father Who Had No Fear of Ghosts

A public official named Ji Xiao Lan described what happened when he was appointed as the supervisor of the Office of Education and Examination in Fuzhou City during the Ming…

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Huiyun was a monk from a monastery in Luoyang during the Tang Dynasty. In the first year of the Linde era of Emperor Tang Gaozong’s reign (A.D. 664-665), Huiyun at…

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Cheered on by thousands and accompanied by the loud sounds of drums, gongs, and firecrackers, long and narrow boats decorated with colorful dragon heads, tails, and scales race in rivers…

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ANZAC Day in Melbourne

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