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Holidays and traditions of different countries, places, and peoples, along with the customs, superstitions, ideas, etiquette and/or stories behind them.

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Babinden, Bulgaria’s Midwife’s Day

Babinden, Midwife’s Day in Bulgaria, is a holiday that’s been celebrated for many years to honor the midwives who helped with home births.
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Koleduvane: A Bulgarian Christmas Tradition

Bulgarians have some great traditions, and the pre-Christmas Koleduvane is certainly one of them, a mix of pagan rituals and Christian symbols.
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Nikulden: St. Nikola’s Day, Bulgaria

Nikulden is the Bulgarian version of St. Nick's Day. Read more about the legends, traditions, and customs of this holiday in this post!
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Bulgarian Wedding Traditions, Part 4: After the Wedding

This is part one of a four-part look into the culture and traditions of Bulgarian weddings and marriage, specifically after the wedding.
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Bulgarian Wedding Traditions, Part 3: At the Wedding (Continued)

This is part one of a four-part look into the culture and traditions of Bulgarian weddings and marriage, specifically the wedding itself.
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Bulgarian Wedding Traditions, Part 2: At the Wedding

This is part one of a four-part look into the culture and traditions of Bulgarian weddings and marriage, specifically the wedding itself.
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Bulgarian Wedding Traditions, Part 1: Before the Wedding

This is part one of a four-part look into the culture and traditions of Bulgarian weddings and marriage, specifically leading up to the wedding.
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5 Fantastic Places To Spend The Festive Season

Bethan takes a look at five very different places to enjoy the Christmas and holiday season from all around the world, including Paris & NYC.
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Julbord – The Traditional Swedish “Christmas Table” Meal

A traditional Christmas in Sweden is not complete without the traditional julbord, a holiday variation of the quintessential Smörgåsbord buffet-style meal in the Scandinavian country.
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Concepts to Understand Sweden and Its Culture

Important concepts to understand Swedish culture, such as fika, allemansrätten, smorgasbord, ordning och reda, and lagom.

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