Tagged: tradition

Christmas orange tradition

  The orange became part of Christmastime tradition in the 19th century, in concert with the rise of hanging stockings near the fire. According to Emily Spivack, who wrote about the origin of the...

Yule

Yuletide is a pagan holiday also known as the Winter solstice. Generally celebrated by Wiccans and Northern European Christians. “Yuletide” celebrates the birth of the Sun and also celebrates the “Mother” at the height...

The best Christmas destination in Europe

Tallinn, the beautiful, medieval capital of Estonia, on the Baltic Sea, has been chosen as the #1 European Christmas Destination 2019, by more than 208,000 global travelers from 106 countries who voted over the...

The legend of panettone

A slice of panettone and a flute of champagne (or prosecco)… there is no more Italian way to wish a happy holiday season. It’s a ritual in many homes where panettone is a welcomed...

How Italy’s biggest mozzarella balls are made

Caseificio La Fattoria in Battipaglia, in the Campania region of southern Italy, makes fresh mozzarella with buffalo milk that can weigh up to 40 kg. The dairy makes the mozzarella in a variety of...

Hakone marquetry

West of Tokyo, in the shadow of Mt. Fuji, the small mountain town of Hakone, Japan, is known for its legendary hot springs, but it also gives its name to a special type of...

How to cut by hand Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

Parmigiano-Reggiano is produced exclusively in the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and parts of the provinces of Mantua and Bologna, on the plains, hills and mountains enclosed between the rivers Po and Reno....

Groundhog Day explained

Groundhog Day is 25 years old today. Not only has it become a cult classic over the years, it has become a classic classic. Here is a brief documentary about everything you need to know...

Traditional Laplander reindeer castration

Lapland casts a powerful spell: there’s something lonely and intangible here that makes it magical. The midnight sun, the Sámi peoples, the aurora borealis and roaming reindeer are all components of this – as...

Christmas present

One of the main reasons we have the custom of giving and receiving presents at Christmas, is to remind us of the presents given to Jesus by the Wise Men: Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh....