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Web site: www.burttravels.com

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An exploration of 13 major American holidays and gatherings-and the history, folklore, and rituals that have become central to those occasions. The series pays special attention to different ethnic groups and how they have brought their own traditions to the events. Taped on-location throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Asia.

TV Schedule

Closed Captioned Christmas #103 [TV-G]
How the Christmas tree came indoors, what the first lady is doing for the holidays, how department stores create their magical windows, and how Santa got into the holiday mix.

  • KET2 Thursday, December 18 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KET Saturday, December 20 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KET2 Sunday, December 21 at 12:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KET2 Thursday, December 25 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Closed Captioned Kwanzaa #104 [TV-G]
Kwanzaa runs from December 26 to January 1 and is an opportunity for African Americans to celebrate their roots. Burt visits the epicenter of black culture in the United States by taking a tour of Harlem, with a stop at the Apollo Theater on Amateur Night, and looks at what faith means at Abyssinian Church.

  • KET Saturday, December 27 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Closed Captioned New Year's #105 [TV-G]
Burt explains why we celebrate the new year on January 1, how noise keeps evil spirits away, what makes a champagne cork pop, and why caviar is acceptable on New Year's Eve but not on New Year's Day.

  • KET2 Sunday, December 28 at 12:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KET Tuesday, December 30 at 3:30 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KET Tuesday, December 30 at 4:30 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KET2 Tuesday, December 30 at 11:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KET2 Thursday, January 1 at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time

Closed Captioned Carnival #108 [TV-G]
In New Orleans, Shrovetide kicks off with the Reveler's Ball, marking the beginning of the Carnival season. Burt unlocks the secretive society of the Krewe of Comus, discovers what happens when you get the coin in your king cake, learns how to make pecan pralines, and gets in touch with his wilder side.

  • KET Thursday, February 5 at 12:30 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KET2 Sunday, February 8 at 12:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KET Sunday, February 15 at 4:30 am Eastern Standard Time

Closed Captioned Valentine's Day #107 [TV-G]
Burt finds out whether there really was a St. Valentine, how the ancient Egyptians felt about love, the best spots for finding a Valentine, and why tortellini is the "noodle of love."

  • KET2 Thursday, February 12 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KET Saturday, February 14 at 5:30 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KET Saturday, February 14 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Closed Captioned Chinese New Year #106 [TV-G]
How Chinese Americans celebrate their New Year, why it's important to clean your house before the New Year, the Chinese Kitchen God, the art of making dumplings, and the meaning of the Lion Dance.

  • KET2 Sunday, February 15 at 12:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KET Thursday, February 19 at 4:30 am Eastern Standard Time
  • KET2 Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
  • KET Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
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Official web site: www.burttravels.com

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   Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
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