How does a highly mobile expat family celebrate Christmas? This is the story of one multicultural family’s Christmas tradtions.
by Many questions tend to come up this time of year – especially when it comes to Catholic celebrations. What is Advent about? Why do Catholics have a special devotion to the Blessed Mother? Why do some equate St. Nicholas with Santa Claus? Read on for tips on how to introduce your children to some […]
by When it comes to celebrations, Filipinos go all out. Christmas in the Philippines is not just celebrated one day a year, it starts in September. They call it the “ber” months, September, October, November, and December. They have the longest Christmas season in the world. Once September hits, Filipinos decorate their houses with colorful lights, […]
by I was talking to my British friend the other day about our families’ Christmas traditions. The number of unique dishes that traditionally have to be placed on the table during Christmas in Poland got a bit of a giggle, but it was the hay placed under the tablecloth that got her choking on her […]
by It’s high holiday time with the US Thanksgiving just wrapping up and even in my little corner of the world, Christmas is jingling into the grocery store speakers. I live on the subtropical island of Taiwan, so I’m always amazed to hear “Stille Nacht” or “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” as I wind […]