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Friday, March 14, 2014
Fast Five Friday: Purim, Holi, and St. Patrick's Day
long played host to a variety of diverse immigrant groups, each bringing their
own unique culture and celebrations with them. March 16th -22nd happens to
host three such cultural celebrations: the Jewish festival of Purim, the
Hindu celebration of Holi, and the Catholic observance of St. Patrick’s Day.
YOUR Alexandria campus is highlighting these holidays and linking you to the
information you need to learn more about these notable days and the immigrant
groups that brought these celebrations to the American mixing pot.
World Religions Online is an excellent
resource to research the rites, beliefs, notables, and observances of global
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resource to learn more about the history, culture, and beliefs of one of the
fastest growing segments of the American population. Explore the culture
contributions made by these Americans of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri
Lankan, Nepalese, and Afghan origin.
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might not be able to tell from the American embrace of St. Patrick’s
festivities and the current romanticism of Irish culture, Irish Americans were not
initially widely welcome in the United States.Learn more about this immigrant group’s struggle for acceptance and
identity through this anthology.
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Americans have a long, complex, and important place in the history of the
United States. Use this text to learn more about Jewish contributions to the social,
artistic and political life of the U.S. by learning more about notable Jewish
American leaders, the hostility and misunderstanding they faced, and how well
established communities of Jews were able to assimilate into their surroundings
while maintaining their unique religious and cultural practices.
database can be used to search for information on how and why immigrant groups
came to the United States, how they fared in American society, and how well
their social and cultural practices were integrated into the culture as a