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Korean American Day

Korean American Day, celebrated annually on January 13, commemorates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States. The day also honors Korean Americans’ incredible contributions to society. The commemorative day was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate and House in 2005.

In 1882, the United States and …


World Braille Day – January 4

World Braille Day is observed every January 4, to celebrate the invention of this unique reading and writing system and also to raise awareness of Braille’s importance as a means of communication for blind and partially sighted people around the world.

This day was chosen as it is the birthday …


New Year’s Traditions Around the World

Happy New Year! Bonne Année! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! 新年快乐! Manigo Bagong Taon!

Whether you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve with family or friends at home or from an exotic location, you probably have a few New Year’s traditions of your own. You might be familiar with some US traditions like singing …


Holiday Traditions Around the World

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — the Holidays! For a couple of weeks every year the world takes on a cozy glow as people celebrate a number of different holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza. Let’s take a look at some the holiday traditions around the world.


Arabic Language Day at the UN

As-salam-aleykum! With more than 290 million people around the globe speaking Arabic each day, it should come as no surprise that the United Nations created Arabic Language Day “to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout …