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5 lucky foods to eat over New Year

5 lucky foods to eat over New Year

On New Year’s Eve, you might make a resolution and hope for a fantastic year ahead, but did you know in some cultures that they eat specific lucky foods to welcome the new year?

Christmas traditions from around the world

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.

Intervision Song Contest: The Soviet Union’s answer to Eurovision

During the Cold War, East and West competed in almost every arena – space exploration, building nuclear weapons, doping their athletes – however nowhere was this rivalry fiercer than in the world of kitsch international singing contests.

Zalipie: The Polish village that's covered in flowers

Zalipie: The Polish village that’s covered in flowers

Unlike us, the villagers that live in Zalipie redecorate their homes in a particular style every year, all in the name of a tradition that started over a century ago.

5 Easter traditions from around the world

5 Easter traditions from around the world

Spring has sprung, apparently, and Easter is on its way. In the UK, we know the Christian festival of Easter is coming because there are Creme Eggs in the shops, and it becomes socially acceptable to gorge yourself on chocolate, provided it’s in the shape of an egg, a rabbit or a chick. However, other countries have some more interesting Easter traditions and customs.