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Bob Dvorchak on Pittsburgh’s Kollar Club, circa 1955: “English was taught to arriving immigrants so that they could get jobs in the steel mills and coal mines, and so that they could write their names instead of having to make an “X” on their paychecks. The club has evolved through the years, but it is still a haven that preserves the culture, music, customs and food of the Old Country.”
Circa 1955: Pittsburgh’s Kollar Club
Albina Senko was 10 years old, newly arrived in America from a native land that is now the independent state of Slovakia, when she attended her first function at the Kollar Club. It was a Christmas party in 1946, and a bearded figure in a red suit gave her a coloring book with crayons.
"I had never gotten a gift before. I’ll never forget what it meant to me," she said.
Its collection of black-and-white photos is in reality a family album, starting with the neighborhood where it is situated. …
Top picture: Christmas celebration at the Kollar Club (photo courtesy Kollar Club).
Christmas in Kolkata: Christians may be a minority in India, but Christmas is a national holiday.
And citizens of all religions celebrate the festival, which Indians call the Badaa Din, or the Big Day.
Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with journalist Sandip Roy about Christmas celebration in his home town, Kolkata.
Roy is the culture editor for First Post and associate editor with New America Media
Jonathan Mazower, advocacy director for Survival International talks about the important role that reindeer play in many Arctic cultures.
Some indigenous tribes including the Innu of Labrador and Québec are struggling to maintain caribou herds in the face of development and climate change.
Photo of the Day: Guatemalan firefighter Hector Chacon, dressed as Santa Claus, stands before rappelling down from the Belize bridge to give toys to children living in the area under the bridge in Guatemala City.
Santa Claus-clad firefighters have been giving toys to the children living in the neighborhoods under the Belize bridge, a very poor area of the city, for 15 years. (Photo: REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez)
Each Christmas, dozens of Québécois make the trip south to New York City to sell Christmas trees.
They operate around the clock, sleeping in shifts, and work for cash under the table.
The World’s Alex Gallafent met a young couple from Montréal who are selling trees to fund their continuing travels around the world.