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Carnival Celebrations Around the World

Leading up to lent, in many Christian-influenced cultures there is a festival called Carnival. The word Carnival comes from carnevelare or “farewell to meat”, which explains the custom of abstaining from meat and poultry for 40 days during Lent and before Lent celebrations filled with debauchery. Whether it takes place in Rio or Venice it is(…)


Christmas Trees and Other Decorations From Around the World

Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches… And of course. The traditional Christmas tree and decorations of one country are not necessarily recognisable in another. So perhaps it would be interesting to learn a little about the humble Christmas tree itself, and some of its adornments from around the world –(…)