César Chavez Day | March 31

Among American holidays, César Chavez Day is a new kid on the block. Chavez was a Mexican-American farm worker, labor leader and community organizer who co-founded, along with Dolores Huerta, the National Farm Workers Association, now known as the United Farm Workers of America (UFW). President Obama first proclaimed a federal commemorative holiday in his… Continue reading César Chavez Day | March 31

Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Day) | March 3

Doll’s Day is a lovely Japanese tradition that resembles a highly symbolic version of afternoon tea. In what began as a tradition in the imperial court, beautiful dolls representing members of the imperial family as well as musicians, courtiers and samurai are displayed in a careful order on tiered shelves lined with red fabric. Girls… Continue reading Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Day) | March 3

St. David’s Day | March 1

Sometimes the beauty of a holiday is its traditions, but sometimes it’s the way it leads you down unexpected culinary paths. March 1st has been, for hundreds of years, the most important Welsh holiday. Marking the day its patron saint died in 569–yes, wrap your heads around that date, America, you young whippersnapper–St. David’s Day… Continue reading St. David’s Day | March 1