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Most city, county, state, and federal governmental offices will be closed Monday, including post offices and courts. Most banks and credit unions will be closed. Read more»

Chihuahua in sombrero

South of the border, Cinco de Mayo is no big deal. Read more» 1

What better place to celebrate this 'holiday' than Tucson.

Fun trivia fact: Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, as European troops invaded the country. El Día de la Batalla de Puebla remembers that spirit of resistance. Read more»

A sunny spring day in Sabino Canyon.

While preserving the planet should be a daily aspiration, Earth Day brings renewed inspiration to be a superhero for nature. There will be several community events taking place in Tucson; here are some of them. Read more»

The Haggadah is a guide to Passover’s central ritual, the Seder meal traditionally celebrated on the first and sometimes second evening.

For many people who celebrate it, Passover brings to mind memories of Seder meals with family and reading from the Haggadah, a holiday with remembrance and tradition at its core - but that doesn’t mean it’s unchanging. Read more»

In Christianity, the donkey becomes almost a symbol of Christ himself, given how it patiently suffers and bears others’ burdens.

For the Catholic Church and many other Christian denominations, the Sunday before Easter marks “Holy Week,” the beginning of the most important week of the year – and the donkey Jesus rode on Palm Sunday is a symbol for Christians, associated with quiet humility. Read more»

Tucsonans in the César E. Chávez March in 2011.

Today, we honor César E. Chávez by carrying on the cause — “La Causa” — to which he dedicated his life: championing the dignity and rights of every worker, using nonviolence to fight for justice, and standing with organized labor to build an economy that rewards work and not just wealth. Read more»

Joel Levine via Wikipedia Chavez, in a cropped and retouched 1974 photo.

All city of Tucson offices, except for emergency services, will be closed Friday, March 31, in observance of César Chávez Day. Read more»

Muslim students may request special accommodations during the Islamic month of fasting.

Muslim students are a part of a 60% majority of students in public schools who say that religion is important in their lives, and Ramadan – the Islamic period of fasting – and public schools are moving toward greater recognition of the sacred month. Read more»

St. Patrick's Day 2015, Dublin, Ireland

The Festival of St. Patrick began in the 17th century as a religious and cultural commemoration of the bishop who brought Christianity to Ireland. In Ireland, there’s still an important religious and cultural component to the holiday, even as it has simply become an excuse to wear green and heavily drink in the rest of the world. Read more»

Stay up all night to get lucky at Tucson venues for St. Patrick's Day 2023.

If you have no idea where to go for St. Paddy's Day, well you're in luck. Here's a list of Tucson places to visit — responsibly. Read more»

Las oficinas de Tucson y el Condado Pima estarán cerradas por el Día de los Presidentes el lunes juntos con la recolección de basura. Los servicios de emergencia como la policía y los bomberos y Sun Tran continuarán con normalidad. Read more»

Banks and government offices for the city of Tucson and Pima County will be closed Monday for Presidents' Day. Emergency services such as police and fire and Sun Tran will continue as normal, however. Read more»

Many singles have close friendships which are just as valuable as romantic partnerships. But assumptions that friendships are less significant than romantic partnerships hide their value.

There’s nothing wrong with celebrating romantic love, but the focus on such celebrations drowns out the voices of those who are fine as they are - single and happily so. Read more»

Love is in the desert air with many fun things to do with a valentine.

The day in which lovers and friends express their affection to each other through candy hearts and red roses is coming up. Here are some date ideas to enjoy with a valentine. Read more»

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