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International Mother Language Day

Today is International Mother Language Day. On this date in 1952, a group of students were shot because they were demonstrating for their language to be recognised as an official language. The day is now used to promote the importance … Continue reading

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How do they celebrate Christmas in Italy?

In Italy, Christmas celebrations begin 8 days before Christmas day with a period known as the Novena, which is a series of prayers.  During this time children dress up as shepherds, and go door to door singing, reciting poems and … Continue reading

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How do they celebrate Christmas in Spain?

Christmas lights start going up in towns from the end of November, or early December. Christmas trees are quite popular now, although the more traditional decoration is the nativity scene (known as a belén)  which can be found in churches, … Continue reading

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How do they celebrate Christmas in Denmark?

This is a guest post from Anne Christine Jensen of RS Globalization. Some of the most typically Danish Christmas traditions in December are: almost all families have a decoration with a “kalenderlys” (calendar candle) on which we count the days … Continue reading

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How do they celebrate Christmas in Germany?

This is a guest post from Rainer Schlötterer of RS_Globalization Services. In Germany almost all families decorate their homes with an “Adventskranz” (advent wreath). This is a wreath most often made from twigs (fir tree, spruces) with four candles and … Continue reading

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How do they celebrate Christmas in Greece?

This is a guest post from Andrea Michael of Olive Translations. If there’s one thing the Greeks know how to do it’s celebrate an event in style and Christmas is no exception. The festivities begin before Christmas on 6th December … Continue reading

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