Tucson’s decision last week to pass a holiday honoring Cesar Chavez bumped its official paid holiday count to 11.
NEW ORLEANS — In New Orleans, revelers ride fancy floats, wear elaborate costumes and toss trinkets and beads by the tons to eager — and often inebriated — crowds.
FILE - This Feb. 5, 2008 file photo shows Mitch Miller and his daughter Mackenzie at the Courir de Mardi Gras near Eunice, La. Mardi Gras includes days of live music, costume-making and an old-fashioned boucherie. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
FILE - This Feb. 5, 2008 file photo shows Pat Frey, capitaine of the rural Mardi Gras atop his horse at the head of the run to direct the parade near Eunice, La. Mardi Gras includes days of live music, costume-making and an old-fashioned boucherie. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
FILE - This Feb. 5, 2008 file photo shows Brad Cormier atop a float, waiting for the rural Mardi Gras to leave Eunice, La. Cormier made his costume, in part, from his deer hunting blind. Mardi Gras includes days of live music, costume-making and an old-fashioned boucherie. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
This February 2012 image provided by St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission shows young participants in a guinea hen chase in Eunice, La., a Mardi Gras season tradition in Louisiana’s Cajun country. The region has its own family-oriented Mardi Gras customs rooted in rural traditions, very diff…
This procession in Eunice, La., is rooted in the rural custom of gathering ingredients from local farms for a communal meal. These days, the gumbo gets cooking long before the marchers return to town.
Why wait for dessert to give your Valentine’s Day dinner a sweet touch? We’ve created a delicious savory dinner that has a sweet side thanks to a touch of honey.
Each day through Jan. 4, we will publish stories from the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen news archives. This Star article is from Dec. 22, 1956.
Fantasizing about throwing a big holiday bash but fearful you’ll spend the whole party — or worse, the whole week — in the kitchen prepping? We’ve got you covered.
Homemade mashed potatoes get even more important at this time of year because of both colder weather and the approach of Christmas.
My best friend, who is also my roommate, sometimes makes comments to me such as, "You act so different around X group of friends," even though there have been hardly a handful of times when we have all been in one room.
DEAR ABBY: My 17-year-old daughter, “Erica,” is planning to marry her 24-year-old boyfriend. I use the term “boyfriend” loosely because their relationship consists entirely of texting, talking on the phone and the Internet. There has been no dating or getting to know each other in person. Er…
One of Tucson's most iconic sculptures got some clever Christmas decorations.
I'm annoyed and appalled at my brother, "Ted," and his wife, "Lisa," regarding Christmas and I'm wondering how to approach them.
DEAR ABBY: My parents and sister live three hours away, so my family stays with me when they come to town. Over the last few years, I noticed things began to disappear from my home. They are usually small and portable — earrings, in particular.
The Christmas tree in the White House Blue Room gets Caroline Kennedy's attention, Dec. 13, 1961 as she inspects it before a party for White House employees given by her parents. In the background are her aunt, Jean Kennedy Smith and cousin Stephen Smith, Jr.. (AP Photo/Henry Burroughs)
Actor Jimmy Stewart and his wife Gloria ride down Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood serving as Grand Marshall for the 56th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, Nov. 29, 1987. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)