How does a highly mobile expat family celebrate Christmas? This is the story of one multicultural family’s Christmas tradtions.
by Mawlid al-Nabi (Arabic: مَولِد النَّبِي), also called Mawlid, is a festive observance of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by some Muslims. It is a cultural expression, and not a religious obligation or global practice. Due to Islam using a lunar calendar, Mawlid will occur this year on October 29th, 2020. This post […]
by Kenya is a land of extremes, a country that evokes images of wild animals, dusty savannahs and Maasai tribesmen. It is a country of white sand beaches, active volcanoes, and the Great Rift Valley. In the cool highlands in the south of the country lies Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. Please check out our Nairobi City […]
by Christmas is celebrated in over 160 countries around the world. Today we explore Ethiopia. First, Ethiopia does not use the Gregorian calendar that much of the rest of the world does. Instead, they still use the Julian calendar with twelve months of 30 days and the thirteenth month of five days. But, on leap […]
by Easter is coming! On April 21st, people around the world will be celebrating with various traditions. From the Easter Bilby of Australia to Mexican cascerones, each culture has its own unique way to celebrate. However, one commonality is that we all celebrate with food. In Sweden, they eat a Smorgasbord, in the United States, […]