You might be surprised just why and how Daylight Saving Time started…
Cultures & traditions
The history of the English language is understandably a tad murky. With waves of immigration dating back to prehistory, it’s not surprising our wonderful language has taken a lot of influence from around the world. Here are some words that you probably use every day, without even thinking about how far they’ve travelled.
Egypt has fascinated people throughout history. From the Greeks and Romans, to Napoleon and Victorian explorers. Even the Nazis in World War 2 were intrigued by this amazing country (until Indy put a stop to that). Today, millions of tourists flock to the beautiful country, and certainly its role in mankind’s history cannot be underplayed.
There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages found across the world. And while many of them are related to one another, there are several unique languages which bear no relation to any other languages in the world.
I don’t mind my neighbour. We don’t really talk or know each other’s names but we smile and say “Hello” when we pass each other outside. But as far as I know, neither of us have considered holding joint military ceremonies each evening for 45 minutes, where we both compete to show which one hates the other more with lots of marching and chanting.
Think Santa is the only stranger heading down people’s chimneys? He isn’t. In Greece, they have majestic mythical goblins that sneak down in to your home and cause mischief.
It’s that time of year again. Mariah Carey is on in every shop, and vans full of soft drinks are driving around. It can only mean Christmas is almost here.
In Greece, they’ve recently bought back an old tradition of decorating a boat instead of a tree, and it looks awesome.
I am all for a vegetable, especially if it’s a funny shape, but would I dedicate an entire evening around Christmas time to celebrate said vegetable? No, probably not.
It turns out; visiting a sauna is an integral part of Finnish culture.