Spring Holiday Traditions


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Cleveland’s diversity is its chief strength and it is during holiday seasons such as Easter and Passover that we can truly sense how well multiple cultures come together to make a whole. 

With over 100 different ethnic identities represented in Northeast Ohio, what might be seen as a common holiday takes on a variety of hues. Learn more about some of these celebrations in a selection of articles exploring the history behind the traditions.

St. Michael Archangel Catholic Church

Read a brief history of this historic church and how it evolved to fit the community’s needs over time.

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Passover Traditions

Learn more about the important role of matzo in this holiday celebration.

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Cleveland and the Rise of Gospel Blues

Learn how this beloved music genre got its roots in Cleveland.

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Making Lamb Cake

Learn the history of the little cake that has been an integral part of many families’ Easter tables for decades.

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Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs

Dye your eggs the natural way with this how-to guide from Hale Farm & Village!

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