9 03, 2023

Cologne Carnival

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Some Interesting Facts about Cologne Carnival Hi there! I'm Liza. My family had to flee from the war in Ukraine and now we are residing in Germany. I'm learning German as well as traditions and customs of German people. I got to know about a tradition to hold colourful carnivals before Lent starts. I've visited Cologne

6 01, 2023

Christmas in Austria

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Christmas Traditions in Austria Read to find out about the celebration of Christmas in Austria. Level B1/B2 Austria shares many Christmas traditions with its neighbor Germany, but also has many special Christmas customs of its own. Christmas in Austria is one of the most beloved holidays. Advent During Advent, many families will have an Advent

11 04, 2021

April Fools’ Day

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Happy April Fools' Day! April Fools' Day is on the first of April. People like joking on this day. There are jokes on radio and TV as well. Level A2 Read the text about April Fools' Day jokes on radio and television. Welcome to 'The Way the World Is" - a programme where we look at

23 10, 2019

Halloween Holiday of Fun

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Read about Halloween Holiday of Fun Level A1 Elementary In autumn British and American children like to celebrate a very nice holiday – Halloween holiday of fun. It is on the thirty-first of October. People put pumpkins on the window-sills or at the doors. They cut eyes, a nose and a mouth on the pumpkin

22 01, 2019

Ukrainian Unity Day

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January 22 is Ukrainian Unity Day (Den' Sobornosti). Ukrainian Unity Day is an observance and not an official public holiday in Ukraine. Businesses have normal opening hours. Unity Day is a Ukrainian observance that commemorates the Treaty of Unity signed on January 22, 1919. On this day the Act of the reunification of the Ukrainian

1 09, 2018

Day of Knowledge

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On September 1st Ukraine celebrates Day of Knowledge. Schooling is greatly encouraged in Ukraine. People value education. They say that “knowledge is power”. That’s why Day of Knowledge is a special day for Ukrainians. The first bell ringing on September 1st symbolizes beginning of a new school year for first graders, and everybody who steps

16 05, 2018

Vyshyvanka Day in Ukraine

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What do you know about Vyshyvanka Day in Ukraine? Read to know about Vyshyvanka Day in Ukraine and symbolic patterns of Ukrainian embroidery. Ukrainians all over the world celebrate the day of the national embroidered shirt, or Vyshyvanka. Vyshyvanka Day in Ukraine is celebrated on the third Thursday of May, has turned into a global cultural diplomacy

7 05, 2018

Iris Day

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May 8th is Iris Day. Irises are flowering plants with showy flowers that belong to the iris family. There are 260 to 300 species of iris. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris. Iris is depicted as a beautiful golden goddess, with wings. Iris was the

7 05, 2018

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

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The observance is held on May 8 annually as it falls on the birthday of the movement’s founder, Henry Dunant. The holiday celebrates not only Dunant but also the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s seven fundamental principles: humanity impartiality neutrality independence voluntary service unity and universality. What is the Red Cross? The International Red

1 09, 2017

Knowledge is Power

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The 1st of September is the Day of Knowledge in Ukraine. Students are back to school. Schools provide young people with knowledge, critical thinking skills and social skills.  

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