Tag Archives: Holidays

New Year’s Eve Celebrations Around the World

New Year’s is just around the corner, putting an end to turkey and chocolate feast and probably putting an end to that glorious time off work. Yes, soon you will have to put on real clothes, not pyjama onesies and venture back out into the world. But before you do, there’s one last party to(…)


Ghostly & Ghoulish Halloween Traditions from Around the Globe

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays in the world and also one of the most globally celebrated. You’ll have a hard time finding a place that hasn’t experienced Halloween fever to some extent, and countries all around the world have personalised the holiday to fit in with local traditions and cultural norms. With Halloween(…)


Put on Your Yarmulke, Let’s Recap Hanukkah!

Hanukkah 2016 began on December 24th and will last until January 1st. Just as title implies, join us as we give a breakdown of those Eight Crazy Nights. Even if you’re not Jewish, you’ve probably heard of Hanukkah but you might not have the foggiest clue as to what it is, why it’s celebrated or(…)


Christmas Gets Quirky: Fascinating Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Everyone has their own customs and traditions they follow whenever the Christmas season rolls around. It might be an apple pie recipe that’s been in your family for generations, or Christmas decorations that represent a different time in your personal history, or even gathering around the piano on Christmas Eve for good ol’ fashioned caroling.(…)


Top 9 Best Cities to Get Your Christmas Shopping On

Unless you plan on spending your Christmas Eve frantically trying to buy every last one of your gifts in a one stop shop, we imagine that by now you have already begun your Christmas shopping. If you would like to combine that shopping with a little travelling for yourself, here are some of the best(…)


Thanksgiving: Your Food Guide to the US Holiday

Thanksgiving is coming up quickly, but what’s going to be on your plate? Etymology The word thanksgiving was first used in the 1630s, approximately a decade after the first Thanksgiving. The compound word thanks (a noun) and the present participle of give is used to refer to the ‘public celebration acknowledging divine favours.’ Certain prayers(…)