Category: Holidays

Celebrate Diwali with traditional Hindu foods

Celebrate Diwali with traditional Hindu foods
A beautiful celebration even if you are not Indian Diwali, aka, the Festival of Light is being celebrated throughout India and other parts of the world today Wednesday, November 7, with other  celebrations spanning from Monday, November 5 to Friday, November 9. Diwali is the time to celebrate new beginnings. Diwali or Deepavali means “row of... Read more »

A Chicago Holiday Tradition: the Great Tree at Marshall Fields 110 years later

A Chicago Holiday Tradition: the Great Tree at Marshall Fields 110 years later
This year celebrates the 110th year of the ‘Great Tree.’ It was a very different Chicago 110 years ago. Horse-drawn vehicles were de rigueur, people dressed up to go ‘downtown.’ Women and children wore white gloves, fine clothes and fancy hats. Men wore suits, ties and hats called bowlers–sometimes even top hats. During the holidays regions... Read more »