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2016 Annual Flag Day Contest

in category: Blog by admin

This is our 4th year celebrating Flag Day with our au pairs at Au Pair In America. Every June, we invite our au pairs to join in a Flag Day celebration by submitting creative expressions of their country’s flag. Here are the top 3  of this year’s Country Flag Contest:               Read more…

Kids Celebrate Chinese New Year

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Check out these sites-great info and crafts for kids for the holiday! GREAT SITE FOR KIDS: And and for crafts for kids:        

Happy Chinese New Year, Feb. 8, 2016, Year of the Monkey

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Chinese New Year 2016 will take place from February 8 to 22. It’s a public holiday for Chinese. Usually people have 7 consecutive days off from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the sixth day after Chinese New Year’s Day. Traditionally celebrations start much earlier than Chinese New Year’s Eve. Some people start to celebrate three Read more…

“Happy New Year” from around the globe!

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

I’ve never had an ear for languages, never did too well in High School French, so I’m always amazed when our au pairs pick up English so quickly!! From time-to-time I ask my au pairs how to say certain things in their language. Recently, I had a lesson in how to wish a ‘happy new Read more…

Laura Santos and Holidays in Portugal

in category: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Christmas season means family time in Portugal. Most of the families practise the catholic Christmas. In Christmas eve (December 24th) we prepare a big meal to receive all the family (Consoada). Typical food: Roasted Turkey, Roasted Lamb, Special Onions, Cod with Potatoes and Kale, Fried Octopus and for Dessert we have Sweet Rice, “Rabanadas”, “Filhoses”, Read more…

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