Cultural traditions include events, rituals and customs that a society shares. Read about the wide variety of cultural traditions in these articles.
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What Does the Poinsettia Have to Do with Christmas?
The Joy of the Holiday Poinsettia
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West Point's 'Goat' Isn't the Greatest, It's the Last in Class
Can You Get in Trouble for Not Flying the U.S. Flag at Half-staff?
What Are the Most Common Last Names in the World?
Who Keeps the Ring if the Engagement Ends in a Breakup?
Is Sleeping in Separate Beds a Relationship Buster?
There's More Than One Way to Be Monogamous
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Chaldean Numerology: Unlocking the Secrets of Personal Destiny
Harnessing the Power of the Master Numbers
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Afrofuturism: Where Technology, Culture and the Black Experience Meet
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Pipes have a long history for Native Americans, and they're still revered and powerful. Just please don't call them peace pipes.
The Chautauqua Institution, where Salman Rushdie was attacked Aug. 12, 2022, was founded nearly 150 years ago to promote the free exchange of ideas and learning to benefit individuals and society.
In today's world of endless self-promotion, this beautiful little memorial celebrates those who gave their lives to save someone else.
By Muriel Vega
The hamsa, a depiction of a human hand, often with a central eye motif, is a protective symbol meant to ward off evil.
By Robert Lamb
Seemingly everywhere in the barrage of photos out of Ukraine is the letter 'Z' – on tanks, T-shirts, signs and buildings. But how did it become a political symbol?
The pink and white blooms of the cherry blossom tree often herald the arrival of spring. But in Japan, the cherry blossom is also a well-loved symbol of fleeting beauty, nostalgia and loss.
By Dave Roos
Ancient Greeks and Romans used thin strips of lead to vent their frustrations or write messages to the gods.
There are some 50 Chinatowns in America and hundreds more in other countries. What led to their creation and will they survive into the next century?
Asian Americans continue to challenge injustice and a rising tide of hate crimes directed at them, while mainstream narratives fail to address their bravery, history and struggles.
Recognized by its bright colors and rows of bold, woven patterns, kente cloth is more than a piece of fabric. Each kente cloth has meaning, which is conveyed through its colors, patterns and symbols.
Floriography — the association of flowers with special virtues and sentiments — has been a practice from antiquity to the present day.
By Carrie Tatro
Today's gospel and blues music and the freedom songs of the civil rights movement all have historical roots in traditional slave spirituals, which were songs of sorrow, but also jubilation at the promise of freedom.
Every year, the city of Santa Fe collectively shouts "Burn him!" and sets fire to Zozobra, the enemy of all that is good.
June is Pride Month, when the LGBTQ community comes together to celebrate their struggles and to raise awareness of issues they still face.
Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery or just another way of causing offense.