Happy Easter!!!

Although the Christian festival celebrates the culmination of Lent and the resurrection of Jesus after his death on a cross, Easter comes from a pagan tradition in honor to Eostre or Ostara. Eostre is a Germanic divinity related to the fertility and spring. Her most famous symbols are: eggs and hares or bunnies. Easter Sunday […]

Happy Carnival!!!

Folk etymologies state that the word, Carnival, comes from the Late Latin expression carne vale, which means «farewell to meat», signifying the approaching fast. Traditionally a carnival feast was the last opportunity to eat well before the time of food shortage at the end of the winter during which one was limited to the minimum […]

RECIPE: Avocado Chicken Salad.

Avocado Chicken Salad Ingredients: 1 boneless skinless chicken breast Salt & pepper to season chicken ½ cup of halved fresh mozzarella balls 1 avocado, chopped Fresh mix salad (about 3-4 cups) ½ cup of halved cherry tomatoes ¼ cup of fresh diced basil Balsamic Vinaigrette: 1 garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon of dry basil 1 […]

Happy New Year!!!

If you do a little research you will come to know that New Year is celebrated with equal enthusiasm everywhere. Here is a list of some of the interesting ways to celebrate the New Year: England: The English custom for welcoming New Year is full of hospitality and warmth. They believe that the first guest […]

Thanksgiving: Happy Turkey Day!!!

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in the United States as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. One of the best things about Thanksgiving is spending time with family. Many people […]

English around the world!

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca. It is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states, the most commonly spoken language in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand, and a widely spoken language in […]

Halloween: «Trick or Treat?»

Halloween is a contraction of «All Hallows’ Evening». It is a yearly celebration on 31 October. According to many scholars, All Hallows’ Eve is a Christianized feast influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain: it marked the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter or the […]

A pint of Guinness, please!

Guinness is one of the most famous worldwide beers. It was developed in St James brewery, Dublin, by Arthur Guinness in 1759. The most distinctive feature of the product is the burnt flavor that is derived from roasted unmalted barley. Guinness is identifiable as the soul of a nation. Guinness in Ireland is an institution […]

BACK TO SCHOOL!

When the alarm clock goes off after the vacation, sleeping or doing whatever the kids want, the first day of school has come. The first day of school, kids can be really nervous or really excited. This day does not go unnoticed for anyone: parents, children and teachers alike. The first day of school is […]

OLIVER SACKS

Bye, bye, Doctor Oliver Sacks. Oliver Sacks was one of the most recognized Neurologist and author of many books. Do you remember the movie “Awakenings”? This movie is based on the Sacks’ novel in which he recounts the life stories of those who have been victims of the 1920s “encephalitis lethargica epidemic”. It is based […]