History & Culture
22 December 2018 / 5 minutes to read
Catch your good luck: a selection of amazing and sometimes strange Christmas superstitions in different countries
It is an amazing time of the year. From mid-December to January, the world becomes playful and festive, and people become kinder. Each of us follows a range of our own Christmas rituals, for the New Year to be successful and happy for everyone.
20 December 2018 / 3 minutes to read
Must-See: the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe
On Christmas Eve, ancient European cities are permeated with a fairy-tale atmosphere. But Christmas markets are traditionally considered to be the holiday’s epicenter. The streets are decorated with welcoming garlands, shopping stalls are filled with souvenirs, and the magic aromas of roasted meat, sausages and bakery are in the air. Christmas markets become a place for musicians’ performances, street carnivals and fun.
9 December 2018 / 3 minutes to read
Three Christmas Tales of Austria
The most wonderful time in Austria comes approximately four weeks before Christmas. In every home, special preparations for a quiet, and at the same time the most important holiday of the year, begin. Sentimental and filled with deep symbolism traditions are passed from generation to generation and come to life even in big cities. Austria cherishes its Christmas tales.
4 December 2018 / 4 minutes to read
Santas in Different Parts of the World
''A kid lives somewhere in each adult” that is what thought the Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini. The very truth of the words especially is felt on pre-Christmas days, these days even the deep-rooted cynics wait for some miracle. Adults and kids all over the world start thinking about gifts, Christmas Tree and soon visit of the Main Magician. Though, his name is not always Santa Claus.
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