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What is Easter?

In the Christian world, Easter represents the day when Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead. Based on the writings of the Holy Bible, Christ’s supposed resurrection occurred three days after he was put to the cross by the Romans and died in Calvary. For many Christian denominations around the world, Easter represents the fulfilment of […]

What Is The Goddess Of Athena

Introduction:- Athena is considered to be the goddess of wisdom as well as military victory in the Greek mythology. She was the half-sister of Hercules and the patron of a city which is also named after her. Zeus, and metis who were a nymph are considered to be her parents according to the mythology. Explanation:- […]

What is Epiphany?

Epiphany refers to a Christian celebration that commemorates the revelation of Jesus Christ as a human being. The word “epiphany” is synonymous with “revelation” or “manifestation” and Christ’s moment of revelation is typically associated with the visit of the three Magis or Kings after his birth in Bethlehem. January 6 is a common day of […]

What is folk music?

Folk music refers to music that is a representation of a particular community. Folk music is easy to sing and can be performed by any individual even if these individuals are not trained musicians using any instrument within their reach. Folk music also has evolved over time. Some folk music was created during times when […]

What is Maundy Thursday?

Maundy Thursday is the other name used to refer to Holy Thursday. These are the initial three days where the events that preceded the Jesus’ crucifixion are remembered solemnly. The term Maundy is derived from Latin language word, ‘mandatum’ which implies commandment. During Easter holidays, Maundy Thursday is the Thursday that comes just before the […]

What is Material Culture?

Material culture refers to a study discipline that looks into the relationship that exists between people and the things they own. It looks at the making, preservation, interpretation and history of objects. It is the philosophy and history of objects and countless relationships that people have with things. Material culture draws heavily from the practice […]

What is Jehovah Witness?

Jehovah Witness is a denomination that has varied beliefs different from the normal Christianity. They are popular for their rigorous evangelism and distinct Biblical translations. Members of Jehovah Witness hold that Jesus Christ was perfect as a man and He, as a person, is different from God the Father. They also hold that prior to […]

What is Ethnography?

Ethnography refers to an assortment of qualitative approaches used in social sciences to study social interactions and practices. These approaches allow researchers to construct theories and interpret how social processes happen and why they happen. These approaches are specifically important in elucidating steps involved in social processes that are yet to be fully understood and […]

What is heritage?

Heritage pertains to a wide range of topics that is inherited such as monuments, culture, traditions and objects. Heritage also deals with the different meanings, behaviors and contemporary activities that each draw from the inherited idea or item. Heritage also includes preservation, excavation, display and restoration of old items, and they may be either intangible […]

What is Mesoamerica?

Mesoamerica is a cultural region consisting of several states from Central Mexico to Northern Costa Rica. It is one of the six pioneer areas in the word of ancient civilization where most of pre-Columbian societies have settled before the Spanish colonization in 15th and 16th century. Mesoamerica is exceptionally diverse in terms of its geographical […]

What is Kwanzaa?

Kwanzaa is a celebration of the African-American that pay tribute to the values and culture of Africa and their ancestors. The Kwanzaa was created by the chairman of the Black Nationalist Organization, Maulana Karenga back in 1966. The term Kwanzaa is taken from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which is a Swahili phrase that pertains […]

What is a sonnet?

Introduction: English poetry has taken its origin from a very ancient time, and as the time passed, it became more and easier to understand it with the introduction of its categories and types. Sonnet is actually a poem containing fourteen lines, and each line contains ten syllables in it. Sonnets are further divided into groups […]

What is Hautue Couture?

Introduction: Fashion differs as we move from one country to another. Its importance, taste, trend and worth vary with respect to the region. Hautue Couture is a particular term that is used for high class fashion; this term was introduced in French as the French fashion is considered to be the highest class. The dresses […]

What is Liberal Arts?

Introduction: The term Liberal arts can be taken in several meanings. It is can be used to refer to different disciplines of history, art and literature. In ancient days liberal arts were those skills that were considered necessary in order to be an active citizen. Those skills included public speaking, self-defense in court, military service […]

What is Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest is a huge festival held once every year in Germany’s Munich, Bavaria area. The festival runs for 16 days starting late September and ending in early October. Oktoberfect is among the most popular city events and the largest fair in the world. It is estimated that the event is attended by 6 million people […]

What is gypsy?

A gypsy is an individual that comes from an ethnic group referred to as Romani. Research indicates that Romani people left India for Europe around 1500 years ago. Individuals and groups with dark skin and lead a nomadic life are often referred to as gypsies. Gypsies have dark skin as Romani populations have a high […]

What is Art Deco?

Art Deco or “style moderne” is a movement in the field of architecture and decorative arts that started way back 1920s. It was developed to be a major style in the United States of America and the western part of Europe in1930s. The name Art Deco is derived from the “Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs […]

Who is Jay’s Treaty?

Jay’s Treaty was also known as Treaty of Commerce and Navigation which was established on November 19, 1794. This agreement was made to relieve the conflicts between America and Great Britain that were not resolved since the American independence. This also gave way for America to build a sound economy and assured its commercial prosperity. […]

Who is Hassan Sheheryar Yasin?

Hassan Sheheryar Yasin or also known as HSY is a Pakistani fashion designer who is affiliated with La Chambre Syndicale De La Couture Parisienne in France and he currently serves as member of the board of directors and executive committee of Pakistan School of Fashion Design. He also became part of different international fashion shows […]

What is Mestizo?

Mestizo is a term that refers to descendants of indigenous Americans and the Spanish. It is a Spanish term that means mixed. The term is used traditionally in Latin America to refer to persons of mixed nationality, particularly American and European origin. The term was common in Spanish empire at the time when American colonies […]

What is Myrrh?

Myrrh refers to the dried resin of various species of Commiphora tree. This dried resin has been used in different religious rituals, as well as in modern and ancient medicine. Myrrh is also added in alcoholic drinks and perfumes because of its distinct smell. Myrrh is commonly derived from Commiphora myrrha, which is a kind […]

What is Movember?

Movember refers to a month-long annual charity event wherein men in different parts of the world shave on November 1 and then spend the next 30 days growing a moustache. Men who participate in this charity event are called Mo Bros, and there is no age limit for joining. The objective of this campaign that […]

What is filial piety?

Filial piety refers to a concept or principle introduced as part of Confucianism. It involves the basic duty of respect between each member of a family.  In filial piety, the elders are to be respected and loved because they are considered of higher rank. The younger members of the family are classified as lower rank […]

What is etiquette?

Etiquette refers to a set of social or behavioral rules that can be common and sometimes unique in different social classes and cultures. The way people behave with other people is said to be governed by social and behavioral rules which are commonly referred to as “social etiquette’ or simply “etiquette”. When speaking about the […]

What is Bhangra?

Bhangra is an up-tempo and dance music that is commonly associated with the Punjabi culture.  The folk music that originated from the Punjabi people takes its roots from traditional Bhangra music.  The Punjab region is located in an area between the borders of Pakistan and India and is famous for their unique culture along with […]

What is asexual?

Asexual is the term used for people who are not in any way sexually attracted to other people.  When there is no sexual interest towards a person of the opposite sex or even of the same sex, one is considered to be asexual. For some people, asexuality is a type of sexual orientation or the […]

What is WBFF?

WBFF is an urban or slang term that literally translates to “Work BFF or Work Best Friends Forever”. The original BFF term pertains to people’s best buddies or closest friends.  Some people consider their childhood friends as “BFFs” while others tag their siblings or cousins as their BFFs or best friends forever.  From BFF, this […]

What is aquaculture?

Aquaculture refers to the practice of growing aquatic animals and/or plants in a controlled condition.  It may be done on freshwater or saltwater depending on what is preferred.  Fish is the most commonly grown animal in the field of aquaculture.  Other aquatic life that can be grown through the techniques of aquaculture include sea weeds, […]

What is KDGE?

KDGE refers to a popular radio station based in Dallas Texas.  Operating at the 102.1 frequency, KDGE is also known as “The Edge” in the FM station industry.  The main playlist of KDGE or “The Edge” radio station includes various artists from the alternative rock genre.  What makes KDGE very popular is that it is […]

What is alchemy?

Alchemy is an ancient practice or tradition of creating something out of another thing.  In the past, alchemists were known transform objects like basic metals into gold and silver for example.  They are also able to create potions and elixirs to promote long life and youthfulness.  Alchemy was said to be practiced by ancient Arabs, […]

What is zoning?

Zoning is practice for urban or city planning wherein several areas of land are divided, segregated, or classified according to its permitted use.  The basic concept of zoning regulates the type of structures, buildings, or activities that can be done in a particular area or piece of land.  Cities and municipalities across the globe for […]

What is urbanization?

Urbanization refers to the worldwide trend of migration or movement of people from rural areas like farmlands to areas where there are more people called urban areas, towns, or cities.  A certain area is considered highly urbanized when its population will steadily increase due to the influx of people from other areas, mostly rural ones. […]

What is utilitarianism?

Utilitarianism refers to an ethical theory that involves the idea of whatever makes more people happy or satisfied is generally the right thing to do or the right course of action to take.  If more people are pleased with a certain attitude for example, then this kind of attitude considered utilitarian because it represents something […]

What is Quanza?

Quanza refers to a celebration among black people in the US in other parts of the Americas.  More popularly known as Kwanzaa, “Quanza” was first celebrated back in 1966 as a way of honoring the African roots of all black people across the US and in other countries.  The celebration is held around Christmas time […]

What is Diwali festival in India?

India’s Diwali or “Deepavali” festival is known as the festival of lights. For most Hindus, Diwali is considered the most popular and most colorful festival in the Indian calendar. It is usually celebrated around mid-October to mid-November depending on when the darkest new moon happens based on the Hindu Lunisolar calendar. The festival is celebrated […]

What is Halloween?

Halloween is an annual event or celebration in many countries around the world and is held every 31st day of October. This day is said to be the “eve” of “hallow’s day or evening”. November 1 is often referred to as “All Hallow’s Day” wherein the world of Christianity celebrates the souls of the dead […]

What is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is a Jewish festival that runs for eight days at around late November and late December based on the Kislev calendar.  The term “Hanukkah” literally means dedication and this is the reason why this festival is also known as the Feast of Dedication. The dedication message of this festival relates to the re-dedication of […]

What is hump day?

Hump day is the day of the week that is supposedly similar to a hump because of the pressures and activities of that particular day. In most cultures around the world where Sunday is the first day of the calendar and Monday is the first day of the work week, Wednesday is considered the hump […]

What is ethos?

Ethos is a Greek term that literally means “character”.  This word can be used to describe the character or reputation of a person, group or persons, an organization, and even an entire nation.  A person’s reputation and credibility is said to be part of his/her ethos. As for Greek philosopher Aristotle, Ethos is just one […]

What is Caesar’s opinion of Cassius?

Caesar or Julius Caesar is the central character of one of Shakespeare’s famous plays. In this particular tragedy, the character of Ceasar is presented as an evil dictator and head of Rome. Being the most powerful person in Rome during his time, many of the people around Ceasar plotted or conspired against him in order […]

What is gyaru?

Gyaru is a Japanese term that literally refers to gals. This particular term started off with a brand of jeans that is known in Japan to be marketed towards the fashion-savvy and young Japanese girls back in the 1920s. From then on, the gyaru term was used over the years to refer to a specific […]

What is idolatry?

Idolatry refers to the worship or acts of reverence towards a certain idol, image, or thing.  Many religious groups across the world prohibit all activities that supposedly relate to idolatry. There are some people who argue though that the act of worship may at first glance be idolatrous but the actual act is not actually […]

What is LGBT bullying?

LGBT bullying refers to bullying against Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders. Some people refer to the LGBT group as sexual minorities and many of them are subject to criticism, mockery, and/or bullying. For members of the LGBT group or community, most if not all, have stories of being laughed at or ridiculed because of their […]

What is Byzantine?

Byzantine refers to the empire that ruled much of Europe back in the Middle Ages. It is said to be direct continuation of the original Roman Empire with Constantine as Emperor. The Byzantine Empire was named after the city of Byzantium, the original name of Constantinople, the new capital of the empire. Back then, the […]

What is cultural competence?

What is cultural competence? Cultural competence refers to a trait wherein a person is able to coordinate, work, or interact with other people that are of different cultures and social backgrounds. A person is said to be cultural competent when he/she brings efficiency in terms of dealing with people of different ethnicity or backgrounds. This […]

What is foreshadowing?

What is foreshadowing? Foreshadowing is a literary technique wherein the author gives out hints or clues about possible plot developments that will occur in a latter part of a novel or story. These clues may be given out in a direct and obvious manner or may be in the form of complex and mysterious riddles. […]

What is VJ day?

What is VJ day? VJ Day is short of Victory over Japan Day.  In some parts of the world, VJ Day is also referred to as Victory in the Pacific Day.  This particular day is a celebration for Japan’s declaration to surrender back in World War II.  By then, Japan’s action was considered to have […]

What is Bhakut?

In India a number of people follow astrology. A number of people believe that astrology can solve their financial, social, personal, and marital problems; therefore they always refer to astrology before making big decisions in their lives. One of the biggest decisions of life is marriage. People often refer to experienced astrologers to help them […]

What is Aztlan?

‘Aztlan’ refers to the mythical origin or homeland of the Aztecs which were part of either the Mexica or Nahua tribes.  Based on various writings, the term “Aztlan” supposedly means “place of whites” or “herons.”  Based on legends, various tribes of the Nahua group were said to live in various caves in the area called […]

What is Arya Samaj?

‘Arya Samaj’ is a type of reform movement focused on bringing the value of original Hinduism to modern-day Indians.  This reform movement was founded back in 1875 by a man named Swami Dayananda and was based mostly on various Vedic texts.  These texts, known as the Vedas, are known to be the oldest scriptures in […]

What is the Hestia symbol?

In Greek mythology, Hestia is considered the goddess of the hearth, the home, and the family.  This also explains why Hestia is symbolized by the hearth or a flame.  With her association to domesticity and the hearth, many people have taken the flame symbol as Hestia’s symbol. In various myths, Hestia is depicted as the […]

What is Arzak?

What is Arzak? Arzak is a popular restaurant located in the town of San Sebastian in Spain.  This world-famous restaurant is named after its owner, Juan Mari Arzak.  The restaurant serves Basque cuisine and is known by many food lovers and critics around the world. The location of the restaurant was originally the house of […]

What is a bagua?

What is a bagua? A bagua is a tool used by Feng shui masters and experts in determining the so-called energy of a given space.  Feng shui is a geomancy system used by the Chinese and it is based on the laws of the earth and heavenly bodies.  Through tools like the bagua, experts on […]

What is Emo?

What is Emo? Emo is a type of rock music that evolved from the original punk rock of the early 1980s. It differs from the original punk rock in the sense that “emo” music is said to have more “emotions” to it and its lyrics tend to be ridden with angst. The term “emo” is […]

What is Muqaddar?

What is Muqaddar? Muqaddar is a term used by Hindis and/or Arabs that pertain to one’s own destiny. It may be associated with the person’s specific career or his/her whole life. Many people also associate the word “muqaddar” with another term called “kismet”. Kismet also refers to one’s fate or destiny. But to some people, […]

What is Garba?

What is Garba? Garba is a dance that originated in the Gujarat region of India. It is performed usually by Indian women and is considered a popular folk dance in the said region. The word “garba” has Sanskrit roots and it means womb and/or small lamp. The traditional way of dancing the garba involves women […]

What is Louisiana known for?

What is Louisiana known for? Louisiana is a southern state in the US with a population of almost 5 million people. This state is known for a lot of things but its largest city, New Orleans, is considered the place that defines the entire of Louisiana. New Orleans is a city named after the Duke […]

What is a Furlough Day?

What is a Furlough Day? A “furlough” or a “furlough day” refers to a leave of absence that is temporary. It may be an excused leave from work, from military service, or even a prison term. In most cases, a furlough is voluntary but it may also be imposed upon a person involuntarily. Literally a […]

What is a Luau?

What is a Luau? A luau is a Hawaiian or Hawaiian-themed celebration or feast. It involves partying with lots of food and various entertainment including dancing and singing to the tune of Hawaiian music or “hula”. From its Hawaiian roots, the term “luau” has become synonymous with basically any celebration that is held on the […]

What is the Dougie?

What is the Dougie? The “Dougie” is a style of street dancing that became recently popular in the US with the release of the song “My Dougie” by the artist Lil’Wil. The dancing craze was said to have started in Dallas and has continued to gain popularity among young people and the hip-hop community. The […]

What is Baby Shower?

What is Baby Shower? In some countries, including the United States, baby showers are considered to be a tradition. They are usually a small get together, that consist of women, to celebrate the arrival of a new child. The term shower means that the expectant mother will receive lots of gifts that will help her […]

What is Qin?

What is Qin? Qin refers to Emperor Qin of the Qin Dynasty in China which lasted for 221 BC and 206 BC. Emperor Qin, also called Emperor Yingzheng, along with Emperor Hu Hai were the rulers of this particular dynasty. The city of Xianyang in China’s Shaanxi Province became the center of the Qin Dynasty […]

What is Genre?

What is Genre? Genre refers to the term used in categorizing pieces of literature, art, or culture. The categories or classes involve may contain a certain technique, content, or style which make them different from one another. The word “genre” has the same spelling in French and means “sort” or “kind”. In Greek terms, the […]

What is Folklore?

What is Folklore? Folklore refers to stories, beliefs, experiences, and practices that are traditionally done by certain groups of people in a society. These “traditions” may be in the form of tales about fairies and other beings, music, legends, popular beliefs and even jokes. These things are passed on from generation to generation making the […]

What is Tutting?

What is Tutting? Tutting is a type of modern dance wherein body and arm movements are based on mathematical and/or geometric angles and shapes. This street dance style is also said to be interpretative in nature and some movements, especially those of the arms, are taken from hieroglyphics, or ancient Egyptian wall writings. The movements […]

What is Womanhood?

What is Womanhood? Womanhood refers to a woman’s entry into adulthood. It pertains to the period after a female undergoes puberty which typically starts at around 10 years of age and ends at 18. In most countries and cultures, when a female person reaches the age of 18, she is said to have become a […]

What is Poker Face About?

What is Poker Face About? Poker Face is the infamous song popularized by Lady Gaga, an American recording artist. This is included in the debut album entitled The Fame and produced by RedOne. The song is very popular among contemporary music and pop song enthusiasts. It has an up-tempo dance beat in G# minor key […]

What is Villanelle Poetry?

What is Villanelle Poetry? Villanelle is a form of poetry, which has joined the English poetry during the 19th century from the replication of French models. Villanelle is an expression derived from the term ‘Villano’ which is an Italian word that means peasant. Villanelle is originally known as a song created for dance, which is […]

What is Passive-Aggressive?

What is Passive-Aggressive? Passive-aggressive is a personality trait that is considered manipulative in nature. People that are considered as “passive-aggressive” tend to be stubborn, unwilling to yield, and almost always disagree with a given situation. People who have this trait sort of makes it a habit to try to impose their view on particular situations […]

What is Work?

What is Work? Work is something that people do to serve a particular purpose or out of certain need. People exert physical, mental, and emotional effort to reach a certain goal which may or may not have a direct impact to him or his environment. In the case of employment, people “work” for a purpose […]