Holiday

What Is Mardi Gras, And How Is It Celebrated?

What Is Mardi Gras, And How Is It Celebrated?

It turns out there’s a lot more to Mardi Gras and Carnival than what happens in New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro.
How People From Around The World Make Resolutions

How People From Around The World Make Resolutions

From burning year effigies to drinking ashes, there are any number of ways to stick to your resolutions around the world.
What Language Was Spoken At The First Thanksgiving?

What Language Was Spoken At The First Thanksgiving?

You probably know the story of the First Thanksgiving, but do you know the indigenous language behind it?
The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For The Person Who Has Everything

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For The Person Who Has Everything

Some people are easier to shop for than others, but even those who already have all the things they want could use better ways to spend their time.
5 Of The Most Memorable Ghost Stories Around The World

5 Of The Most Memorable Ghost Stories Around The World

Ghosts! The whole world is talking about them.
Where Do Superstitions Come From, And How Do They Spread?

Where Do Superstitions Come From, And How Do They Spread?

Language and superstition are entwined with each other like broken mirrors and bad luck.
7 Halloween Costume Ideas For The Committed Language Learner

7 Halloween Costume Ideas For The Committed Language Learner

You can’t exactly dress up like a language, but you can get into character, if you catch our drift.
7 Fascinating And Terrifying Creatures From Around The World

7 Fascinating And Terrifying Creatures From Around The World

Vengeful ghosts, cannibal monsters, forest nymphs and frog kings — every corner of this planet is home to fascinating and terrifying supernatural beings.
The Grim Reaper And Friends: How 5 Different Cultures Imagine Death

The Grim Reaper And Friends: How 5 Different Cultures Imagine Death

You’re probably familiar with the Grim Reaper, but do you know about the other symbols of death around the world?
Summer Traditions Around The World

Summer Traditions Around The World

Bored of hot dogs and Six Flags? Here’s how the rest of the world tips its hat to summer.
What Is Bastille Day, And Why Do The French Celebrate It?

What Is Bastille Day, And Why Do The French Celebrate It?

Celebrating revolution with fireworks, parades and parties? You might think you’re in the United States if you’re not paying attention…
5 British Christmas Traditions That Other Countries Find Really Confusing

5 British Christmas Traditions That Other Countries Find Really Confusing

Every country has strange customs — the UK just happens to pack most of them in around Christmas time. Here are the strangest traditions of the lot.