Category: "Seasonality"

Hanukkah: All You Need To Know About The Jewish Festival of Lights

All around the world, adults and children are celebrating Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Light this week. The religious holiday is celebrated globally from Jerusalem to London and Washington to Moscow. Hanukkah is the eight-day Jewish festival also known as the Festival of Lights. The festival celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of spirituality over materiality and of purity over adulteration. Jews observe the festival by lighting one candle

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Thanksgiving 2015: When, What and Why?

This Thursday marks one of the most cherished and important holidays in the US, Thanksgiving. When it comes to quintessential American festivities, Thanksgiving is as good as it gets. Thanksgiving in America is world renowned for three reasons: family, food and football. It’s a time for family and friends to unite and reflect on the people that matter most. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November and is

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Diwali 2015: Everything you need to know about the Festival of Light

Diwali takes place this year on Wednesday 11th November. Popularly known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, it is an ancient five-day festival traditionally celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. It is one of the most significant and well known festivals in Indian culture. The colourful and vibrant occasion traditionally marks new beginnings and a renewal of commitment to family values. It also represents the triumph of light

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Halloween Around the World

Halloween Traditions Around the World El Dia De Los Muertos In Mexico, Halloween is celebrated as the Day of the Dead, or ‘El Dia de los Muertos’ in Spanish. It is a festival celebrating mortality whilst remembering family and loved ones who have passed away. The annual festival takes placed between October 31st – a date familiar to the Americans and British – and lasts until November 2nd. El Dia

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