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About the Blog
A curated collection of legends, superstitions, customs, and delicacies of traditional holidays.
Culture need not deprive your wallet for a pricy vacation, an elaborate “ethnic” five-course meal, or a full credit class. Culture is so accessible, so much fun. Want to learn? Celebrate.
Holidays celebrate unity. They are one-part history, one-part grandma’s ambitious storytelling. They are as much food as they are intergenerational respect. They reflect more about the core cultural values than any textbook. They are enough to keep you satiated but still wanting more.
Holidays All World Round invites guests of diverse backgrounds to write about their traditions.
What do I do, and what do I advocate for?
- Journalist & editor
- Women’s rights’ activist
- Indigenous’ rights activist
- Amateur Chef
- Food Writer
- Stuffed animal mom
Who is she?
About Michaela Wang
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Holidays All Year Round
As a girl from Northern NJ, the everyday culture I find is that of the deli across the street from the 7-Eleven, which also sells Pokemon cards, Top Ramen, and instant taco powder. A writer and advocate of free knowledge, I believe that there has always been a more accessible, a priceless way to engross yourself in culture: celebration. As my Nai Nai (grandma) steamed zongzi, she told me the sensationalizing tale of the radical poet Qu Yuan and the villagers’ means to save his body rom the river. As we hung up red packets on the fireplace, I recognized the intergenerational respect passed from children to elders, and elders to children.
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My Latest Blog Posts
- Addressing Anti-Asian American violence: resourcesWhile this blog customarily celebrates Chinese culture as a way to advocate for a broader understanding of our cultural richness, I can’t find myself posting DIYs and recipes––celebrations of my culture––without confronting that my culture is right now not beingContinue reading “Addressing Anti-Asian American violence: resources”
- Sticky Business: Worshiping the Kitchen God 祭灶王爷On the 23rd or 24th of the twelfth month, the most important holiday of the lunar calendar commences in the kitchen, enshrining a color print out with candy and wine. Chinese New Year gathers everyone in the kitchen, not onlyContinue reading “Sticky Business: Worshiping the Kitchen God 祭灶王爷”
- Laba Garlic 腊八蒜The 8th of the twelfth lunar month––or this year, January 21–– is known as the Laba Festival, Labajie. While we last year covered the rich bean porridge that often masquerades the breakfast table, a lesser known but highly superstitious delicacyContinue reading “Laba Garlic 腊八蒜”
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