It's 5 a.m., too early in the morning to think about revelry, and yet here are dozens of people gathering at a ranch just outside of Elton, Louisiana. There's a flotilla of pickup trucks, SUVs, horse trailers, flatbed trailers, and other support vehicles (including a "chuck wagon" and a pickup with a portable sound system), plus at least several dozen horses.

Celebrating December

The nativity scene under the Christmas treeat New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Welcome (:39) Jim Metzner introduction (:53) December brings waning light, short days, and the long shadow of what’s likely the world’s most famous birthday celebration. This month, we offer some sound memories of global holidays past, which coincide with the start of […]

Welcome. This month we look at a few celebrations around the world, all of which occur in November. During the celebration of Loy Krathong, the people of Thailand give prayers of thanks as they place floating offerings on a river. In Japan, merchants chant an anthem of hope for prosperity while wielding ceremonial garden rakes. […]