Rights & Customs

70th Birthday Etiquette

70th Birthday Etiquette

Appropriate behavior on a loved one's 70th birthday depends on the person and what kind of attention he wants. A 70th birthday is a ...

Abolitionists & the Moral Argument Regarding Slavery

Abolitionists & the Moral Argument Regarding Slavery

Before the Civil War and the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a great debate between abolitionists and those ...

What Is Absolution in the Catholic Church?

What Is Absolution in the Catholic Church?

The word "absolution" comes from the Latin word "absolvere," which means to "set loose." By extension, it ...

Advancements Made by the Islamic Culture

Advancements Made by the Islamic Culture

Advancements made by the Islamic culture have been significant. They include inventions or discoveries used every day by a huge portion of ...

African Masks Used During Religious Ceremonies

African Masks Used During Religious Ceremonies

African masks are usually worn by men -- and only rarely by women -- during ritual ceremonies related to life events such death. They can ...

American Family Traditions & Rituals

American Family Traditions & Rituals

Traditions link generations and provide the narrative that the family tells about itself -- the story of grandmother's annual midsummer ...

American Flag Etiquette for Veteran's Day

American Flag Etiquette for Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day, a federal holiday that replaced Armistice Day, pays tribute to veterans of the United States military. Held on Nov. 11, ...

Amish Beliefs on Forgiveness

Amish Beliefs on Forgiveness

Forgiveness is one of the most important principles in the Amish community. According to a passage in the Bible an individual cannot be ...

Amish Folk Remedies

Amish Folk Remedies

The Amish community has garnered much recognition in recent years due to reality programming and documentaries. While once dismissed as ...

What Is an Amish Prayer Covering?

What Is an Amish Prayer Covering?

The clothing worn by members of Amish communities in the United States is an outward expression of the philosophy of plainness and modesty ...

Ancient Greek Beliefs Surrounding Death, Burial and Hades

Ancient Greek Beliefs Surrounding Death, Burial and Hades

The ancient Greeks believed in a complex system of gods, goddesses, deities and heroes. This complexity extended to their view of the ...

Ancient Mesopotamia's Moral Beliefs

Ancient Mesopotamia's Moral Beliefs

Mesopotamia means "the land between the rivers." Located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in present-day Iraq, Syria, ...

Anglican Tradition of Blessing Homes

Anglican Tradition of Blessing Homes

The Anglican tradition of blessing homes most often occurs when a home is newly purchased, during the celebration of Epiphany, or when a ...

Anniversary Ring Etiquette

Anniversary Ring Etiquette

Anniversary rings have been steadily growing in popularity as traditional anniversary gifts, such as paper and wood, are replaced with more ...