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Easter traditions in America

Each spring, American Christians celebrate Easter in their homes and churches with time-honored activities including prayer and feasting.
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U.S. joins Latin American countries to protect Incan heritage

Learn how the U.S. has been helping three Andean countries ensure that their Incan and pre-Incan heritage sites will endure for generations to come.
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American Christians find renewal during Lent

Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, is a time of spiritual renewal for Christians that includes prayer and giving to others, even in a pandemic.
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While keeping Holi, some Americans will welcome spring in summer

This year, Americans are adapting their Holi celebrations to the realities of a pandemic, but festivities are still being planned — carefully.
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Online Nowruz connects Americans to the world

Mindful of the ongoing pandemic, U.S. museums and cultural centers are helping Americans celebrate Nowruz safely and joyfully in 2021.
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National Museum of African American Music debuts in Nashville

A new museum chronicles the ascent of Black American music in the United States and its wider influence over 50 different music genres.
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Chinese Americans plan traditional New Year’s feasts

A food editor, a cooking teacher, a cookbook writer and a blogger share their thoughts about traditional Lunar New Year feasts.
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U.S. copyright law makes thousands of classics free for all

Thousands of songs and stories entered the public domain on January 1, 2021, allowing anyone to freely enjoy or adapt classics from 1925.
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Report: China uses big data to identify Uyghurs for detention

New evidence shows China's Communist Party is using big data to target Uyghurs for detention based on lawful activities, a rights group says.