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Holidays & Traditions

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

2012-12-27 Milan

The Aperitivo Culture in Northern Italy

Aperitivo is simply what it says it is, an aperitif. An aperitif is meant to open the stomach before dinner, and usually consists...

The Legend of Nian and the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year (Nónglì Xinnián in pinyin), also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In...

Thanksgiving Holiday Customs, History, and Tradition (USA)

Thanksgiving in the United States is probably the most quintessentially-American holidays that there are. For those of you that are visiting or will visit...

Happy Diwali, Everyone!

In case you haven't heard, today marks the start of Diwali, an important festival throughout a large portion of southern and central Asia, as...

Sunday Brunch in NYC: Quintessential New York City

New York City is known around the world for many things. Whether it's food, such as our dirty water dogs, bagels with lox, pizza,...
NYC Times Square New Years Ball

18 Unique New Year’s Traditions

A list of 18 different New Year traditions from countries and cities around the world.