Holiday

A nearly full Harvest Moon is seen on October 04, 2017 in New York City.
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Hadas Kuznits
September 13, 2019 - 6:38 pm
Families from around our region will be gathering for tonight’s full moon, to celebrate a prominent Asian holiday.
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Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, and the announcement comes with mixed reactions.
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Justin Udo
June 19, 2019 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law in 1863, but it was not until June 19, 1865 when the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were told of the abolition of slavery. That date is known...
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Benjamin Franklin Bridge leading into Camden, N.J.
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Andrew Kramer
May 23, 2019 - 7:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The same storm system that brought a "violent tornado" to Missouri is expected to reach the Delaware Valley on Thursday afternoon. As many people leave work for the day, others will be hitting the roads to get a jump start on their Memorial Day weekend travel. And...
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Traffic jam.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Get ready for congested roads over the next few days as people head out to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Jana Tidwell with AAA Mid-Atlantic says there will be a lot of people taking to the roads now through Monday. "We'll see the second highest volume...
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Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) speaks during a news conference on immigration to condemn the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, outside the US Capitol on June 13, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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April 03, 2019 - 8:09 pm
By Caroline Kelly (CNN) - - New Mexico has officially gotten rid of Columbus Day, replacing the holiday with Indigenous People's Day. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill Tuesday to replace the holiday honoring the Italian explorer with a day celebrating members of the indigenous...
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Holli Stephens
December 20, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Happy holidays from staff in the newsroom at KYW Newsradio! We wanted to personally thank you for listening and depending on us. Check out some of our annual staff greetings below from the reporters and anchors you hear daily and dozens of others who contribute to...
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Christmas tree decorations.
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Michelle Durham
December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's the most wonderful time of the year, and also among the most hectic. But taking a second look for holiday hazards could be the best gift you give your family this year. Safety never takes a holiday. Just ask Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention for the Philadelphia...
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Ryan Brocker with The Christmas Tree Stand
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Justin Udo
November 26, 2018 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, many people are on the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. "Most of the time people are looking for size and shape, a nice cone shape, clean bottom," said Ryan Brocker with Philadelphia-area delivery service The Christmas Tree...
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As the celebrating starts, so does the stress.
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Kimberly Adams
November 19, 2018 - 5:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week marks the start of the busy holiday season with Thanksgiving a few days away. As the celebrating starts, so does the stress. Here are some tips on how to ease the pressure. "I see an increase of excitement, happiness, an increase in expectations," said Penn...
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Dan Wing
July 01, 2018 - 10:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds wrapped up the pre-holiday weekend with a free Gospel Concert on Independence Mall Sunday night. The show was headlined by a group of ministers known as the Four Tenors, and featured a choir with representation from more than 40 churches and worship centers...
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