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June is Immigrant Heritage Month

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June is Immigrant Heritage Month

by Karishma Bhakta, contributor June is the month of Immigrant Heritage. This month, we honor our immigrants for coming into a new country of unknown cultures and languages. Immigrant Heritage Month was established in June 2014 to provide the opportunity to explore their own heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America.     As an Asian American born to immigrant parents, I have learned about the sacrifices they made to come to the United States. My parents were born in a small village in India. My dad was raised in various small village because...

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Ramadan

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Ramadan

by Karishma Bhakta, contributor Its that time of the year again. For many Muslims around the world, late May to Mid June is a month of devotion to their god, Allah. Ramadan is a month of fasting and prayer to earn spiritual rewards and draws one closer to Allah. Muslims fast from dawn to sunset and eat only during sundown.   This year Ramadan falls from May 26th to June 24th, 2017. About 3.3 million Muslims reside in the United States, according to CNN as of 2015. During the month long celebration, they not only eat at night but also...

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MultiCulti Corner visits LA's Chinatown for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) month

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MultiCulti Corner visits LA's Chinatown for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) month

Ni Hao! Mixed Up Clothing is proud to support our partner, The MultiCulti Corner, as they teach multicultural children about other cultures around Los Angeles. On this beautiful day we were introduced to one of the country’s oldest and most historic Chinese enclaves by docent, Helen Hua of Undiscovered Chinatown. We met at the entry into Chinatown which is highlighted by a large dragon above Hill St.  Helen explained that the Chinese immigrants moved into this area as early as 1852 and the first Chinese were mostly men. She went on to share that they were laborers doing work such as laundry,...

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