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Across the country this weekend, Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated with festivals, music, Mexican food and plenty of bar specials.

But south of the border, the holiday merits little more than a parade in the city of Puebla, east of Mexico City. There, in 1862, outgunned Mexican troops defeated an invading French army.

Editor's note: In this story from April 2017, NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Professor Andrew McGowan, Dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, about theological and liturgical intersections between the Easter and Passover holidays. As in 2017, the two holidays overlap again this year: The eight-day celebration of Passover beings Friday, March 30, and Easter falls on Sunday, April 1. 

March 21 Is The Busiest Day On The U.N. Calendar

Mar 21, 2018

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on March 21, 2016 and has been updated.

March 21 is making headlines for its fierce spring snowstorm. But that's not the only distinction on this day. It's also the busiest spot on the United Nations' calendar of international observances, with five different U.N.-declared "Days." Here's a rundown:

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The holidays are considered a special time of bonding and celebration with friends and family. However, for some families, it’'s a bit more complicated. 

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Greater Cincinnati knows how to have fun, especially at this time of year, with holiday trains, plays and concerts, dazzling lights, Santa and his elves, ice skating and Christmas markets. 

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Ray Cappel has seen a lot of changes in how people celebrate Halloween.  He's the co-owner of Cappel's Costumes and says when he started in the family business in the mid-70s, the children's holiday was growing to include adults.

Holiday recipies from Amy Ott

Oct 19, 2013

Robyn Carey-Allgeyer welcomes Amy Ott, director of marketing for Cincinnati’s Klosterman’s Baking Company, in the studio to talk about some fun recipes, including healthy ones, for the upcoming holiday season.

Gluten-Free Baking

Dec 7, 2012

With holiday baking comes the awareness of people’s food allergies and dietary restrictions. Jeanne Sauvage has a new cookbook to help bakers navigate one of those restrictions. She tells Mark Perzel about her new cookbook, Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays: 60 Recipes for Traditional Festive Treats, which allows those avoiding gluten to still enjoy a tasty holiday season.