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GHOULISH COMMERCIALISM OR REMEMBRANCE OF LOVED ONES LOST? HOW HALLOWEEN IS MARKED ACROSS THE GLOBE

As each year passes, it seems there’s an even greater fascination in all things Halloween. It is estimated that Halloween spending in the US has reached a staggering $9 billion each year. A phenomenal amount to invest in ghoulish costumes, decorations and sweet treats for one night only. Most known for its ‘trick or treat’ […]

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Happy New Year ‘Xīnnián kuàilè! (新年快乐)’ but sorry, we’re closed!

Chinese New Year (CNY) is the most significant festival in the Chinese calendar, typically celebrated between the 21st January and February 20th determined by the lunisolar calendar. Despite taking place during the winter season, CNY is also known as ‘Spring Festival’ (春节 ‘chūnjié‘ /chwnn-jyeah/), given that the start of spring falls between 4th-18th February. Each […]

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“Shout, Shout, Let it all out, International Translation Day is what it’s all about!”

“Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!” Let’s shout out and let the world know what International Translation Day is all about. Have you ever heard of International Translation Day? Established and launched in 1953 by the International Federation of Translators, this annual event celebrated on 30th September (although this year the celebration will fall on Friday 28th September […]

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How to increase your international momentum in Belgium

Belgium, one of the most urbanised countries in the world, is surrounded by a host of land from France in the south, to Germany in the east, to Luxembourg in the southeast, and the Netherlands in the north. It is famed for far more than just chocolates, beer, waffles, and of course the world-renowned European […]

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And the star of the show is Christmas customs from across the globe in all their religious, magical, sparkling and whacky glory.

‘Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la la …’ It’s that time of year again where the sparkle of Christmas waves its magic wand and produces a diverse range of Christmas traditions from around the world.                                               A EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS CRACKER                                                                                    England (Happy Christmas) Supposedly when it […]

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