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A religious holiday, a celebration of crêpes, or a day for a groundhog?

This Saturday, February 2nd, will be a day to celebrate many things: Jesus, light, crêpes, springtime, and meteorologist-rodents! Originally an ancient pagan holiday, La Chandeleur or Candlemas has long been a Christian feast day, which falls annually on February 2nd. Candlemas is a celebration of Jesus Christ, falling during the 40th day of the Christmas Continue Reading …

Too early to celebrate the end of winter? Not in India!

Did you know that in India, mid-January is a time to celebrate the beginning of the end of winter? The days are getting longer, due to the reversal of the sun’s movement, and this is celebrated with the Pongal and Sankranti festivals in India. In fact, across the Indian subcontinent, various festivals take place around Continue Reading …

Happy New Year from around the world!

In how many languages do YOU know how to say “Happy New Year”? It’s the start of a new year, which means an abundance of new opportunities to better yourself and the world around you. Why not start by learning a new language? As you probably already know, learning a new language has countless benefits Continue Reading …

How did we get from Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus? A Brief History

For the majority of children and adults alike in this part of the world, Christmas celebrations are synonymous with Santa Claus: a jolly old man with a red suit and hat, who travels with reindeer delivering presents to children who have been good all year. Many have heard Santa Claus be referred to by other Continue Reading …