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The author talks about the different New Year’s celebrations held in North Carolina’s past. The Cherokee’s ‘Great New Moon Ceremony,’ colonial Christmas, Watch Night, Hogmanay, Rosh Hashanah, and numerous other celebrations that still bring people together for New Year’s festivities.
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36649
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The author gives the history of the early beginnings of North Carolina Christmas flotilla’s and the Ocean Isle Beach Christmas Flotilla and what it takes to build a display for a boat in the flotilla.
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36646
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The author talks about her helping young Karen immigrants from Burma (Myanmar) who worked at Transplanting Traditions Farm. By creating a children’s book, they could tell their story of their culture, their transition from Burma to America, and learning to transplant their farming traditions in North Carolina. Using her writing skills and the art of nine members of the Karen Youth Art Group, the book entitled ‘Transplanting Traditions: The Story of a Community Farm” was published in June 2016.
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36638
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The author explains that though the Day of the Dead is celebrated the same time as Halloween, they are very different. The Day of the Dead is a time to remember family and friends who have died. She tells of how the American tradition of Halloween has blended with the Central American traditions to create a huge party.
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36639
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The author talks about all the cultural and religious holidays celebrated by people from all over the world who have settled in North Carolina. The celebration of the Moravian Lovefeast, Diwali, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Winter Solstice, all celebrate the darkest time of the year with light.
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Celebrating the Centennial of North Carolina State Parks by Charlie Peek The article celebrates the history of the many North Carolina State Parks and with the Centennial, the renewed interest to visit new parks and rediscover old ones.
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36644
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The author reminiscences about holiday food in the North Carolina mountains such as ramps (wild onions), sweet potato pies, ham and wild game, coconut cakes, fruit and red rice.
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36640
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The author talks about the slave tradition of ‘Jumping the Broom’ to symbolize their marriage commitment. Jumping the Broom has now been popularized in books and film.
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36643
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The story of the creation of the Wooten Family Reunion in Maysville, NC and its celebration for over 50 years.
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36641
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A small article about the inauguration of the President or the Governor of North Carolina.
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36647
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The author gives an early history of the Decoy Festival.
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36635
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Article about the eight North Carolina recognized Indian tribes in North Carolina, who meet in April every year in Hollister, NC to have a Powwow. The Indian people gather to express their culture with dance, song and music. The American Indian Heritage Celebration his held each November at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, NC.
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36637
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The author talks of being a Lumbee tribe cultural liaison and reconnecting with the Indian youth to keep the teachings alive of the culture, like unity, sobriety and respect. He talks of working within the native communities in North Carolina to promote cultural rejuvenation and fellowship, selflessness and duty.
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36634
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Article about folklife and the celebration of birthdays, Thanksgiving, graduation, rites of passage and festivals. How food and tradition vary in different populations.
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36642
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About objects associated with Christmas long ago such as images of Santa Claus and elves; noisemakers like cannons, and holiday gifts such as clothes, a hat and a watch.
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