Cultures & traditions

Pantomimes | 7 Christmas traditions

Pantomimes | 7 Christmas traditions

Christmas is a time of tradition and ritual, such as singing “We wish you a merry Christmas” to the Christmas pudding as it emerges, alight, into the dining room… (OK, so that’s a personal tradition, but I have only just found this out. I thought everyone did this up until last year!)

Poinsettias | 7 Christmas traditions

Poinsettias | 7 Christmas traditions

Christmas is a time of tradition and ritual, such as singing “We wish you a merry Christmas” to the Christmas pudding as it emerges, alight, into the dining room… (OK, so that’s a personal tradition, but I have only just found this out. I thought everyone did this up until last year!)

Unusual voting systems from around the world

Unusual voting systems from around the world

Just in case you didn’t already know (I mean, it’s not as if anyone’s mentioned it at all…), millions of Americans will today be voting for the guy they want to be their president for the next four years – the guy who’s already been doing it for the last four years, or the guy who hasn’t. So, not being immune to all this election fever, we decided to investigate unusual voting systems from around the world.

5 truly bizarre festivals from around the world

5 truly bizarre festivals from around the world

When you think of festivals, what comes to mind? What comes to my mind is mud, drunks and unfortunate smells. But it doesn’t have to be like that! Throughout the world, there are some really strange (non-musical) festivals and celebrations… Spain, I’m looking at you! I could have written a whole, separate post about their festivals, but then I wouldn’t have got to share these with you!

I can’t believe it’s not Santa!

I can’t believe it’s not Santa!

Right now, Father Christmas is getting all the toys ready for the night of the 24th. He will fly, with his reindeer, across the globe in just one evening (for which we have insured him) delivering presents. Around the world there are similar traditions; mysterious characters arrive to give presents to the good children and something not so nice to the naughty ones!