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Easter Traditions from Around the World

Whether it is gathering for religious services, Easter egg hunts, or brunch, Easter is usually spent surrounded by people you love. While you may have certain family traditions during the holiday, many cultures around the world also have their own, such as drinking homemade Tej, dressing up pets in costume for blessings, or making tamales! We’re sharing some traditions and celebrations from around the globe, highlighting the cultures of many Miles4Migrants passengers.

Add to your menu: Poulet DG from Cameroon

“Poulet” means chicken in French, and “DG” is the French acronym for Directeur General, which means CEO, so the dish translates to “The CEO of Chicken.” The dish includes fried plantains and ripe chicken– ingredients that were rare and a delicacy mainly reserved for the Cameroonian CEOs, hence its name.

What does home mean to you as an LGBTQ+ migrant?

As migrants, seeing our family restores balance. It reminds us who we are and why we are here, why this – despite all the hardships – is still the right choice. We remember that, even in a land like this one, both full and empty, we have the best of both worlds. For migrants, being with family represents loosening the strings the puppet has to walk with on a daily basis, be worry free and just enjoy a moment that stays with us forever. To heal. We are thankful for every opportunity, and once we recharge that “amor de casa,” the fog lifts, and we are happy. The sun shines just for us, even through the rain and snow, six feet apart.

Grounded plane with sunset in the background

The travel credit you just received from a cancelled flight could help those who need it most

Updated April 21st, 2022. Please note that airline policies can change without notice, and we will update here with any new information as we receive it. So, you had to cancel a flight for a trip you had planned. Whether it was a vacation you’d been dreaming about for months, a wedding to celebrate and …

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#FridayFinds: Issue 3

Welcome to #FridayFinds where our team shares some of the things we are reading, watching, and listening to that are related to our work with the refugee community and broader fight for a more just world for all. Every Friday, we’ll share one thing in each category that you can enjoy over the weekend. We …

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#FridayFinds: Issue 3

Welcome to #FridayFinds where our team shares some of the things we are reading, watching, and listening to. Today is Juneteenth, an annual holiday that commemorates the day when the last enslaved Black Americans were informed that they were free. In honor, we are sharing racial justice and anti-racism resources our team has been learning …

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More than showing up: These warriors don’t leave until every person has a safe place to go

“These are human beings – plain and simple – and not winning the birth lottery does not make them lesser than us. We very well could’ve been where they were. We won the birth lottery. That doesn’t make us better. We’ve created the issues. We’ve caused climate change, used up resources, dropped bombs, destabilized governments… …

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How refugees are fulfilling critical needs in Canada’s healthcare system

It was that life-altering week in March when the whole world seemed to change. Over the span of one short week, borders rapidly closed, travel halted, and the world moved indoors. But Ibrahim, a Palestinian refugee, boarded a plane just in time to reach a place he’d never truly had before: home. Ibrahim was born …

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