cultural preservation

Charred remains of staircase in theater that was bombed (© Alexei Alexandrov/AP Images)

War in Ukraine damages major cultural sites

Russia's bombs are hitting civilians and sites important to Ukraine's history and cultural identity. Find out which sites are damaged.
Men in costumes reenacting fight in battle (© Andrew Winning/Reuters)

Cinco de Mayo: A celebration of Mexican — and American —...

In 1862, the Mexican Army pushed back a French invasion. Today, it's celebrated as Cinco de Mayo in the U.S. Why? Read more here.
Men sitting with prayer rugs outdoors (© Seth Wenig/AP Images)

Eid traditions in the United States

Many Muslim Americans gather for special prayers and feasts with family to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.
Three children in old photograph (Courtesy of Ambassador Michèle Taylor)

U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor, descendant of Holocaust survivors

Ambassador Michèle Taylor, U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council, shares her family's history during the Holocaust.
People gathered at a food truck (© Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Muslim Americans celebrate Ramadan

See how some foods that Muslim Americans prepare for Ramadan reflect their diverse cultures and traditions.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan walking through doorway (© Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/VIEWpress/Getty Images)

Easter traditions in America

Each spring, American Christians celebrate Easter in their homes and churches with time-honored activities including prayer and feasting.
Three people moving a large painting down stairs in a museum (© Bernat Armangue/AP Images)

Racing to protect Ukraine’s cultural heritage

Across Ukraine, hundreds are scrambling to save priceless artworks, monuments, buildings and cultural sites from destruction.
Still image from game showing child with backpack in forest approaching tall figure (© Purunmachu)

Apps for a better world, from the U.S. State Department

Through programs and mobile applications, the U.S. Department of State offers new ways to celebrate diversity and protect cultural heritage.
Three people standing beyond tree branches (© Alexia Webster)

U.S. embassies launch music collaboration in the Sahara

North African and U.S. musicians are gathering in the Sahara desert for a musical collaboration sponsored by the U.S. State Department.