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Date: Time Period: 2014
Subject: Religion | Holidays | Divali | Holi | Temples
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21089
Description: Ekta Kaur shares that religion is extremely important in lives of Indians. They celebrate Diwali here as well as Holi. She also does Karva Chauth, the one day fast women perform for their husband's li ... More
Authors: Ekta Kaur
Date: 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:21093
Description: Ekta and her husband pose with a decorated Christmas tree in her sister-in-law's home in Floral Park. Although they follow the Sikh religion, they enjoy other holidays and like to celebrate Christmas ... More
Date: Time Period: 2009
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18213
Description: Mary describes an interesting Mexican custom and celebration, involving a dance performance culminating in the dancers throwing fruit to members of the audience, who catch it. This clip was originally ... More
Date: Time Period: 2009
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18252
Description: When Mary Teresa Giancoli began to immerse herself into Mexican culture in New York City it was a challenge. The patrons at the small Mexican church on 14th Street celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe ... More
Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: Time Period: 2000s & 2010s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19495
Description: Shavetta and her family set up a temple in their own home for the holiday Diwali. They have prayers, offer sweets, and light diyas for this festival. She gives offerings for her children and husband's ... More
Authors: Ken Harris
Date: 1970-2010
Type: black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:17268
Description: Attendees at the Harlem Day celebration walk and dance in the street.
Date: Time Period: 1960s
Subject: Easter | Halloween | Holidays
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19371
Description: Teri Graham shares her memories of celebrating Easter: the outfits, the services, the Easter egg hunt, and the Sunday school parties. For Halloween, instead of trick or treating for herself, Teri woul ... More
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