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Recipe: Welsh Cakes

March 1 is St. David’s Day, which is celebrated in Wales with daffodils, children dressed in a version of whatRead More

March 1, 2014   No Comments

Working Magic Podcasts: Behind Every Oscar

On the evening of Sunday, March 2, millions of television viewers will have their sets tuned to the annual AcademyRead More

February 28, 2014   No Comments

Keeping Our Words Alive

Editor’s note: International Mother Language Day, established by UNESCO in 1999, is celebrated annually on February 21 to promote culturalRead More

February 21, 2014   No Comments

Beyond Bollywood: Immigration, Culture, and the Indian American Experience

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation opens at the National Museum of Natural History on February 27, 2014, andRead More

February 18, 2014   No Comments

Home for the Spring Festival

As the most important traditional Chinese holiday, Spring Festival is the biggest time for family reunions. People living away fromRead More

February 14, 2014   No Comments

Light the Lantern for Lantern Festival

In fifth grade, in the midst of Lunar New Year festivities, I spent hours and hours after school with myRead More

February 11, 2014   No Comments

Capturing the Folklife Festival: A Student Perspective

Editor’s note: The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage partnered with ARTLAB+, the Hirshhorn Museum’s digital media studio forRead More

February 4, 2014   1 Comment

Staging Bhutan’s First Opera

The Folklife Festival hosted a program on Bhutan in 2008 that was the largest and most comprehensive celebration of BhutaneseRead More

January 29, 2014   No Comments

Remembering Pete Seeger at the Folklife Festival

The world lost a major figure in American arts and activism on January 27. Pete Seeger, who revolutionized through music,Read More

January 28, 2014   1 Comment

Uncle Ng and Chinese Muk’yu Music

The China Folklife Festival program team is deep in the process of preparing for this summer’s activities. Our minds (andRead More

January 23, 2014   No Comments