Arkansans encouraged to share holiday traditions for new broadcast program


Arkansas PBS to highlight culture, heritage of The Natural State in new ‘Celebrating Arkansas’ special

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS marks the first official day of fall with an open call for holiday recipes, stories and traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation of Arkansans. This collection will be used to create the broadcast special “Celebrating Arkansas: Holiday Traditions.”

“Whether you are sharing your great-grandmother’s Thanksgiving recipes, your family’s Diwali celebrations or your Razorback tailgating rituals, we want to hear from you,” Arkansas PBS Foundation CEO Marge Betley said. “This production is truly intended to uncover and shine a light on the culture and heritage of Arkansans from all walks of life.”

Other holidays and rituals that may be featured in “Celebrating Arkansas: Holiday Traditions” include, but are not limited to: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, the Fourth of July, Halloween, the first day of school, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, St. Patrick’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Veterans Day, community festivals, parades and more.

“Join your friends and neighbors in sharing your traditions – in a written story, with a photo or with a video – whatever way you think best conveys the spirit of your submission,” Betley added.

Anyone interested in submitting a holiday tradition should visit, complete the form and include photos, videos or written stories. Submissions will then be considered for use in the upcoming broadcast special, on social media and in printed materials, such as cookbooks.

Everyone who submits a holiday tradition will receive a thank you gift from Arkansas PBS.

Updates about the project will be available by following Arkansas PBS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as signing up to receive email notifications at

Additional information is available at Questions about the project or submission process may be directed to

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Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, empowers learners of all ages by educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring communities. Arkansas PBS serves as a daily and essential resource for Arkansans by creating, sharing, celebrating and driving conversation around Arkansas stories and classic, trusted PBS programs through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado), KETS (Lee Mountain) and KETS (Forrest City).