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Christmas traditions from around the world
It’s that time of year again. Mariah Carey is on in every shop, and vans full of soft drinks are driving around. It can only mean Christmas is almost here.
Coming-of-age rituals from around the world
Here in England, we don’t really have any particular coming-of-age ceremonies. I guess our equivalent would be the newly-legal 18-year-olds going out to “paint the town red”. Of course, if they run out of paint, they tend to just go out and get drunk, which is fine too. Some cultures however take coming-of-age very seriously, from taking intentional self-injury to jumping over cattle. (Yes, seriously). Let’s take a look-see.
7 facts you might not know about coffee
Around the world, coffee production provides a livelihood for 25 million people. For them, coffee is a reason to get up in the morning while, for everyone else, it’s the reason they can get up in the morning. Over two billion cups of coffee are drunk every single day, which raises the question of how the other five billion people manage to get anything done.
Saint George: The Greek patron saint of England (who came from Turkey)
As everyone in England knows, April 23rd is St George’s Day, when we celebrate the cross-wearing dragon-slayer’s bravery and Christian values. What could be more English that Saint George, the patron saint of England? Quite a lot, as it turns out.