Traditions

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Tis the season when Idahoans will be getting their Christmas trees. For some, that means a trip to the Boise or Payette National Forest; a holiday tradition in some families.

Permits to cut down Christmas trees in Idaho forests went on sale this weekend.

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The season of Lent often means abstaining from an indulgence, a time of doing without.  But for the pie makers at St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral in Boise and their Lenten Lunch, it’s a time of fellowship and tradition.  Using recipes that have been handed down for almost 40 years, the pies are a favorite at the Friday event.

Sally Terrill rolls out pie crusts. “This will be either a coconut cream or a chocolate pie.”

Alongside Sally is her husband, Alan. “Oh, I’ve been here, how many years?”

Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit Blends Old & New Traditions

Nov 1, 2012
Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time to celebrate the dead and the living together. Traditional festivities in Mexico and Central America honor the soul's of relatives, with the belief that the dead's souls return for a day to eat, drink and celebrate with the living.

The Idaho Historical Museum is hosting a two week long Dia De Los Muertos exhibit. Today's First Thursday art event will include an open house. Off Center Dance Company will also perform a Day of the Dead dance at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.