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18 January 2021

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day of Service

Each year, the third Monday in January is a Day of Service and federal holiday in the USA, dedicated to the memory and service of Martin […]
13 January 2021

In Sweden, small talk is not everyone’s cup of tea

It may seem like a totally different era, yet there certainly was a time during which we carelessly and enthusiastically travelled the world. A time during […]
11 January 2021

What is Japan’s Coming of Age Day?

Today, on Monday 11th January, millions of young Japanese people are celebrating turning 20 years old by dressing up and attending traditional ceremonies to honour Japan’s […]
30 December 2020

In 2020 Manneken-Pis celebrated 400 years

From 16 October 2019 to 15 May 2020, the City of Brussels celebrated the 400th anniversary of Manneken-Pis. Already in the 15th century, Manneken-Pis played an […]
29 December 2020

Unusual New Year’s traditions

With the end of the year approaching, we all want to see if off in nice way and welcome the new year into our lives, hoping […]
28 December 2020

5 Fun facts shared between Britain and Belgium

Brexit is now a reality for millions of Europeans. In the past three decades, numerous surveys proved that the vast majority of British people felt less […]
24 December 2020

History and Tradition of Christmas Ornaments

For many, Christmas begins with the ritualistic decorating of the house, and even the garden, with Christmas ornaments and decorations of all types. Ranging from religious […]
24 December 2020

Why is Christmas Day on the 25th December?

Although nowadays Christmas is celebrated by people all around the world, it is traditionally a Christian holiday which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, who Christians […]
22 December 2020

Where is Santa Claus from?

An old man dressed in red rides a sleigh pulled by reindeer and delivers toys to children in their sleep. He enjoys climbing down chimneys and […]
17 December 2020

Sgroppino, Snow Maidens or Dala Horses – how will you celebrate Christmas this year?

This Christmas things will be different, we know that. Many people will be unable to see loved ones they would usually spend time with. Or perhaps […]
16 December 2020

Kazakhstan’s Independence Day: add this country to your 2021 bucket list

Today is Kazakhstan’s Independence Day. Over the past 29 years, Kazakhstan has become a leader for peace, stability, and prosperity in Central Asia. This country is one […]
11 December 2020

10 Famous people from Belgium you should know about

Belgium might be a small country but for centuries it has been a crossroad of cultures, trade and intellectual exchange. It was also at the epicenter […]
4 December 2020

Discovering the mammoths of Norfolk’s Deep History Coast

The coast of North Norfolk in the East of England is more than just a beautiful stretch of coastline, it is also the site of many […]
9 November 2020

10 Belgian Fun Facts

Belgium is a country with a rich diversity of cultures, history, art, and…bureaucracy. Yes, if you have had the pleasure of living in Belgium thus far, […]
5 November 2020

The Gruesome History of Guy Fawkes Night in England

If you think it’s been a hatefully partisan week in politics, spare a thought for Guy Fawkes, whose plot to assassinate King James I by blowing […]
30 October 2020

5 Destinations to Shiver Your Timbers this Halloween

Last week we visited the Paris Catacombs in anticipation of the scariest week of the year. With Halloween now upon us, let’s discover some more tingle-inducing […]
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