Monument bandaging and dragon walking: 8 weird student traditions from around the world

You probably already know about the nickle under the heel and the calls for freebies. Have you ever heard anything about a flying piano or bandaged monuments? Not? Then “Lifehacker” will tell you about it. 1. The flight of the piano MIT is one of ...

Chocolate hares and strange traditions: Easter in the USA through the eyes of our immigrants

“New York is going through difficult times. The city has become the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States and around the world. Today, the number of deaths here from СOVID is inexorably approaching 17 thousand, and this is really scary, ”the author of the blog“ 50 shades of New York ”writes on ...

Why do Americans arrange their funerals in life

The American tradition of celebrating important life events with a special scope and taste is known to us all from Hollywood films. Moreover, the wealthier the Americans, the more their personal family event turns into a public holiday. By marriage, for example, in the USA ...

All you need to know about the holidays: the secrets and secrets of the New Year and Christmas in the USA

Christmas is the main American holiday, thanks to Hollywood it is known on all continents. Christmas traditions as we imagine them in American culture began to take root only towards the end of the 19th century. Prior to that, celebrating the birthday of Jesus was tantamount to a crime ...

Postcards and ugly sweaters: 8 interesting facts about celebrating Christmas in the USA

Happy holidays to you and your family! (“Happy Holidays to you and your family!”) - this is how you can say hello, say goodbye and sign emails in the United States from Thanksgiving Day, that is, a month before Christmas. Thanks to this, and many more ...

Winter Solstice

The 34th annual holiday of the Nativity of Christ greets the Winter Solstice with music, dance, folk traditions and fun. The Christmas Revels is a production that welcomes the return of light to the darkness of winter. Played by a number of talented professional actors, singers, musicians, dancers and entertainers, the audience is immersed ...

Cemetery picnic: how our immigrants instilled strange traditions into the Americans

Many people associate a cemetery exclusively with a place of sadness and sorrow. But in the United States, only a century and a half ago, real picnics were held in cemeteries. And here young people got to know each other, relatives spoke to each other, and simply went to ...

Personal experience: what surprises us in the American approach to parenting

Every nation has its own traditions in raising children too. But in the modern world, when people can freely travel around countries, getting acquainted with a foreign culture. We like some traditions, and some are perplexing. Lena Lushakova described in her ...

A couple from Pennsylvania eat their wedding cake for every anniversary for 49 years.

In the United States, there is a tradition of freezing the top layer of a wedding cake so that a couple can eat it on the first anniversary of their marriage. But David and Anna Cowburn went a lot further in fulfilling this romantic tradition, writes the New York Post. In the last 49 years ...

Turkey and Macaroni with Strawberries: How will the Christmas and New Year's Day be held by astronauts

NASA told what will be on the Christmas table on the ISS. 25 December, when astronauts from the USA and Canada celebrate Catholic Christmas, the menu will include smoked turkey, bread pudding, pasta with cheese and strawberries. The gala dinner will also include green beans with mushrooms or beans with potatoes, sweet potatoes in the glaze, ...

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