Joy, luck, and prosperity await us as we enter into Tibetan Losar and the Year of the Earth Pig. Originally, Losar was a festival that celebrated the good fortune of a fruitful harvest, but over time, as Buddhism seeped into Tibetan culture, the holiday took on a different meaning. Tibetans will celebrate Losar for two… Continue reading Happy Tibetan New Year!
Happy Dashain 2018!
Wishing all of our family, friends, students, and collaborators a very beautiful Dashain Festival! May goddess Durga bless everyone with health, success, happiness, and love.
We had an epic day at the One Journey Festival held on the lawn outside the impressive National Cathedral in Washington DC. The weather was on our side, the artists were amazing, the food delicious, the music terrific, and the message clear: Welcome Refugees. Thanks to all of our beautiful and talented dancers who… Continue reading Celebrating Refugees
Celebrate Refugees at Washington National Cathedral June 2
Join us tomorrow, rain or shine, at the One Journey Festival at the Washington National Cathedral! Enjoy dance, music, food, fashion, activities for children and more! The event is free. We hope to see you at our performance of Himalayan and Indian dances and at our workshop. Come celebrate the talents and contributions of… Continue reading Celebrate Refugees at Washington National Cathedral June 2
One Journey Festival Kicks Off on June 2
Come be a part of the #1journeyfest on the lawn of Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC. next Saturday, June 2. Join familiar faces from the world of fashion and cuisine as well as the arts. We’ll be there sharing #Himalayan and #Indian dance and storytelling #withrefugees. Plan to spend the day with us… Continue reading One Journey Festival Kicks Off on June 2
The Multidimensionality of the Refugee Issue
Refugees are often seen as a burden on society, however, we tend to ignore the multidimensionality of this issue. Refugees have a wealth of life experience, talents, skills, as well as resiliency. They can be, and are, contributors in so many areas. To ignore that potential is to bypass an opportunity to show our humanity,… Continue reading The Multidimensionality of the Refugee Issue
UNHRC/U.N. Refugees Goodwill Ambassador Ger Duany at 1 Journey Festival June 2
Former child soldier – one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan”, and refugee turned actor/model, Ger Duany has given his support to the 1 Journey Festival. His work for the UNHRC and the plight of refugees is vocal and focused on creating dialogue and positive change. Join us as we take part in the… Continue reading UNHRC/U.N. Refugees Goodwill Ambassador Ger Duany at 1 Journey Festival June 2
Celebrate Refugees at the One Journey Festival on June 2
Join us as we take part in the One Journey Festival, to be held on June 2 at the Washington National Cathedral. Come celebrate the contributions, talents, and stories of refugees from around the world. More than 65 million people have been displaced due to war and persecution, but no matter their country they… Continue reading Celebrate Refugees at the One Journey Festival on June 2
UMW Multicultural Festival 2018
Mark the date on your calendar – April 14, 2018 – for the next University of Mary Washington Multicultural Festival to celebrate the richness of diversity. Utpalasia will be performing a varied cultural program of Buddhist, Classical Kathak, Bollywood, and Folk dance on the promenade of Lee Hall between 2:15 and 2:45pm. The performance participants… Continue reading UMW Multicultural Festival 2018
Celebrating Bhai Tika!
Wishing all brothers and sisters a very happy, auspicious, and wonderful Bhai Tika! Sisters offer tika to their brothers and wish them a long life, health, and prosperity. In a special ceremony, they are garlanded and given sweets, walnuts, breads, and spices. The brothers, in turn, offer tika to their sisters and give them gifts.… Continue reading Celebrating Bhai Tika!