Window showing the Nativity Scene above the altar of the Church of St. Catherine, this is the church where the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem celebrates Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

What Day is Christmas Day?

Differing calendars among Christianity’s various faiths and sects means Christmas Day isn’t always celebrated on the same day... or even month! Here are...

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Christmas Decorations in Stockholm, Pilot Productions

Season’s Greetings: A Short History of...

Today's Christmas is essentially a very fine amalgamation of hundreds of years worth of jubilant and extravagant traditions from all over the Christian world!

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Festival of Lights, Robert Couse-Baker, Flickr Creative Commons

Season’s Greetings: A Short History of...

Hanukkah has exploded into a major commercial phenomenon, largely because it falls near or overlaps with Christmas. From a religious perspective, however, it...

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Vietnam Market

The Food of Vietnam

Vietnamese food relies on fresh ingredients, and a plethora of herbs and vegetables. It is naturally low in sugar, free of additives and almost always...

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Autumn Farm, Doubbt Official, Flickr Creative Commons, The Origins of Thanksgiving

The Origins of Thanksgiving

Though today's Thanksgiving is celebrated as a secular holiday for all, this North American holiday has its roots in a major religious schism in England that...

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Alekseyevskaya Cathedral Church, David Stanley, Flickr Creative Commons, (Countries that don't celebrate Christmas)

No Christmas Here!

As the biggest festival of the largest religion in the world, Christmas is celebrated in some form in pretty much every corner of the world. Here are the...

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Seafood Noodle Soup, Joe Loong, Flickr Creative Commons

The Food of China

When in China, you should expect the food to be quite different to your local Chinese takeout, and regionally the food will vary!

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Ka-ak street stall by the Corniche

The Food of Lebanon

Lebanese food is some of the best in the Middle East. It bears influences of various cultures and cuisines and is characterized by the use of local and...

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The Food of Mexico

The Food of Mexico

Be prepared to tantalize your taste buds with the wonderful culinary delights that Mexico has to offer the hungry traveller.

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Palermo market

The Food of Italy

We think that Aussie film director George Miller hit the nail on the head when he said that "The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days...

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