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It is a national holiday observed in every Aussie town, large and small, it is a day so sacred that merchants once required special permission to open their doors, Anzac day and its memorial services, honoring our soldiers, becomes increasingly popular with every passing year, and this year, the 100th anniversary is, by far, the biggest event yet.    1,508 more words


Cambodian Thanksgiving Day

The Khmer New Year celebrations mean also the national Thanksgiving Day, but also the Day of the Parents (Mom and Dad,) although it is not expressed that way. 202 more words


Confetti Eggs or Cascarones

On Easter someone asked me what Easter traditions I grew up with and honestly I couldn’t think of any. Shortly after I remembered that my family always did confetti eggs and I always had a blast with them! 291 more words


Khmer New Year on the spot

The Khmer New Year is on the move right now and Cambodia is on parties everywhere. Here some facts and recommendations.

Although the proper Khmer New Year is on April 13 this 2015, actually celebrations start one week before. 178 more words


A Finnish Easter with Bonfires, Mämmi, Mignon Eggs, and More!

I was told before and after moving to Finland that the overall population of Helsinki was not as religious as the population of Indiana.  So I wasn’t sure what I should expect of a Finnish Easter.  1,797 more words


5 Easter Traditions in Lithuania

In Lithuania, the worldwide celebration of Christ is not much different than what most are used too. Although to start, it is referred to as Velykos. 216 more words
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Scones with Tea - A Morning Tradition

In my husband’s family, it is a tradition to have morning tea. That is, a cup of hot tea with a scone of two with butter or jam. 397 more words

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