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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...

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...

International Women’s Day

On March 8th of each year, the world now recognizes and celebrates International Women's Day. This is a day set aside, officially observed in...
Smorgasbord Julbord Sweden

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.
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.