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Tanabata

By at December 16, 2014 | 11:20 pm | 0 Comment

  Tanabata (meaning the "Evening of the Seventh") is a Japanese star festival held between July and August celebrating the meeting of the stars Vega and Altair. The two who are usually separated by the Milky Way, are allowed to meet once a year during the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. This celebration, although celebrated in Japan, received its

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Winter Solstice Festival

By at December 16, 2014 | 11:15 pm | 0 Comment

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Celebrated during the 11th lunar month, this festival is also known as the Dongzhi Festival. Traditional foods eaten are tangyuan, the glutinous rice balls with sweet fillings, like the ones eaten during the Lantern Festival. In northern China, wheat dumplings with meat fillings are also eaten. This festival marks the shift to longer daylight hours and usually takes

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A Weekend on the Parkway

By at November 12, 2014 | 6:30 am | 0 Comment

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway, or simply "the Parkway," is in many ways the cultural heart of Philadelphia. Designed in 1917 to emulate the

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Celebrate the Harvest Season at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

By at November 12, 2014 | 6:30 am | 0 Comment

Looking for some autumnal, harvest-y activities to do with friends or family over the next few weeks? Consider paying a visit to the Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester, PA. Each fall, they host a series of weekend festivals. First up is an event that´s part of their Laerenswaert series, this Saturday, September 11th. A German phrase that means

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