Winter Holidays: Yule, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa

Vibrant Facts

Many holidays and festivals are observed in the winter months, ranging from the ancient celebrations of the Winter Solstice to the modern Kwanzaa. Learn a bit more about the origins and traditions of these fun celebrations below. And from Vibrant Pittsburgh, have a very happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year!   Information taken Read More

Human Rights Day

Vibrant Facts

Human Rights Day was instituted by the United Nations in 1950 to observe the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which occurred on December, 10 1948 in Paris. This year’s campaign is “Stand up for someone’s rights today,” and you can contribute to their cause and learn more about the Declaration and Human Read More

Pittsburgh’s Melting Pot Mission

Diverse Communities

WQED recently aired a half hour program about Pittsburgh’s immigrant community and what they’ve called Pittsburgh’s Melting Pot Mission. The documentary looks at contributions immigrants have historically made to our region, as well as the social, economic and cultural benefits today’s immigrants bring. View the documentary here.

International Autumn Holidays

Vibrant Facts

This time of years sees the celebration of several popular international holidays, including Diwali, Samhain (Halloween), and Dia de los Muertos. These holidays have rich histories and have spread far beyond their originating culture and country. Scroll down to learn more!  

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