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Different demographics in different regions shaping Holidays with American style.

American Hanukkah: How Pop Culture Created “Jewish Christmas”

This Holiday Season, many who celebrates Christmas might sense something is sorely missing.  Hanukkah. In the store aisles, alongside the rock-and-roll animatronic Santa Claus shaking his belly and fake green wreathes with red glass ornaments, there are none of the… Read More ›

California Oktoberfest: Authentically German, Utterly American

It’s that time of year again. Cincinnati makes sense. Upper Midwestern cities certainly. East Coast bastions of ethnic immigrant history absolutely. But Oktoberfest in Torrance, California? That small city in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County that’s home… Read More ›

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