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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 Independence Day #111 [TV-G]
In Boston, where the American Revolution began, Burt stands on the spot where the Declaration of Independence was first read to Bostonians, discovers why the town of Gloucester thinks its parade is horrible, and enjoys one of the world's best fireworks shows.

  • KET2 Thursday, July 2 at 6:00 pm EDT
  • KET Friday, July 3 at 11:30 pm EDT

Closed Captioned End of Ramadan #112 [TV-G]
Burt gets an inside look into Islam, America's fastest growing religion, and tours one of the most extraordinary mosques in the country. Along the way, he learns why the moon controls when Ramadan begins and ends, why Muslims break the daily fast by eating three dates, and how henna designs are created.

  • KET2 Thursday, July 16 at 6:00 pm EDT
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   Burt Wolf
   P.O. Box 3111
   Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

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