Handmade Hammocks from Villa de Leyva, Colombia Photo by Sophie Echeverry Today we are delighted to feature Sophie Echeverry, a guest blogger studying and living in Geneva, Switzerland. Sophie was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. “Day of the Little Candles”: Translated to el dia de las velitas and celebrated on December 7, this day brings the formal start [...]
Image by Adobe Stock The holiday season is upon us and we are quickly approaching the first day of Hanukkah/Chanukah, to be celebrated by Jewish people around the world. The beloved and joyous holiday of Hanukkah/Chanukah, or Festival of Rededication, begins the evening of Thursday, December 10th this year. The eight-day celebration of the rededication of [...]
By Jonathan Schops Advent, in the Christian church calendar, is the preparation period for two things: the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas, and the second coming of Christ. Christian Advent: Advent translates to ‘coming’ in Latin. It is a Christian countdown to the days until Christmas to symbolically honor the coming of Jesus Christ [...]
Passover Candles by Pixabay It is that time of year again, the temperature starts rising, flowers start blooming and that only means two things, Spring and Passover are right around the corner. If you’re like most people attending their first Seder, you may have some culture questions about the customs and what [...]
Women of Business by Pexels This February 1st will count as the seventh annual celebration of World Hijab Day. Ms. Nazma Khan, the founder of this movement has encouraged women worldwide to experience observing Hijab for a day. It is an all inclusive celebration for non-Muslims and non-hijab Muslims to “walk a [...]
Some of the most beautiful ceremonies we have witnessed are intercultural and interfaith weddings. Consider these five tips if you are looking at the possibility of attending or hosting an interfaith or intercultural wedding.