Modern Identity

Modern identity is influenced by many things. While folklore is often still deeply embedded to most cultures and faith can play a large role in social and individual identity, both are expressed in the modern world, where reactions to more recent national history, such as WWII, and reaction to the increasingly global world of ideas also have strong cultural influences.

Nowruz: A Spring New Year of Modern National Pride

Nowruz is a spring solstice celebration that marks the beginning of the New Year according to the traditional Persian calendar. It has been a beloved holiday for some 3,000 years, surviving cultural change caused by centuries of tumultuous history. It is now celebrated on the set date of March 21st. The holiday has long been […]

Read more
1 2 3