Category Archives: Culture and Arts

This section contains discussion of topics in Culture and Arts. Art and Cultural pursuits bring great joy to life and enhances our understanding of the world around us and helps build perspective. Truly, the Dividends are emotional in nature and help improve our quality of life.

MLK Day: Engaging in Meaningful Service

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day), and while the day is one that is often closed for schools, it is also a day that many use for service. In fact, it’s become something of the norm to celebrate MLK Day with service projects and community-centered events. In our old community, we didn’t… Continue Reading

What are Your Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions?

My favorite holiday has long been Thanksgiving. To me, this is a holiday that’s all about family and food. What could be better? Every family has different Thanksgiving traditions, and it’s fun to add new traditions as you have your own family. This is a great time of year to remember your family, give thanks… Continue Reading

Diwali, The Festival of Lights

Not too long ago, my son came home from school and asked me about Diwali. His current best friend is the son of immigrants from India, and they celebrate Diwali. So my son wanted to learn a little bit more about this holiday. In general, my son enjoys learning about other cultures, and I encourage… Continue Reading

A Brief Overview of the Hindu Celebration Holi

In my neck of the woods, there isn’t a lot of knowledge of non-Christian religious observations. However, one celebration that has been gaining popularity in my state is the Hindu celebration Holi. Holi, which is sometimes referred to as a festival of colors, features a sort-of fun water fight with colored powder. The result is… Continue Reading

How to Make Time for Cultural Experiences

One of life’s great joys is beauty. Cultural experiences through music, art, dance, and theater, as well as other experiences, can add to your life. Arts and culture may not be immediately “useful” to you, but these experiences can enrich you, and they can even stimulate your inner life. On top of that, these experiences… Continue Reading