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What Are the Ides of March?

In William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar was warned to “Beware the Ides of March.” That phrase might sound vaguely familiar. But if it doesn’t, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered—we’re going to delve into the […]

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Why Is February Black History Month?

February is Black History Month (African-American History Month) in America. A tradition since around 1976, Black History Month is an annual celebration of African-American achievement and history. Similar observances are also held in Canada, Germany, […]

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What Is Chinese New Year?

After the prosperous year of the pig, we are now entering 2020 — year of the rat! In western cultures, rats are nothing but bad news, but, in Chinese tradition, rats are connected closely to […]