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12 Days of Christmas Traditions: Day 3

For Day 3 we will visit Colombia! On December 7 Little Candles' Day (Dia de las Velitas) is celebrated as the start of the Christmas season across Colombia. People place candles and beautiful paper lanterns in their windows, balconies and front yards in honor of the Virgin Mary and the eve of immaculate conception. What [...]

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12 Days of Christmas Traditions: Day 2

For day 2 we will visit Sweden! Sven Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images   St. Lucia is an annual candlelit procession on December 13th. Swedish girls where white full-length gowns and sing songs together. One girl selected as "Lucia" who wears a crown a lit candles.       The Lucia celebrations include ginger snaps and [...]

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12 Days of Christmas Traditions: Day 1

For the "12 Days of Christmas" we'd like to showcase some traditions from around the world. In the village of Joanetes in northeastern Catalonia (part of Spain) has been showcasing a living natively scene since 1983.  Click here for more information about this great tradition that involves all 320 inhabitants of this small village. [...]

By | December 12th, 2018|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on 12 Days of Christmas Traditions: Day 1

My American Christmas

Anne G from Carol Perry's Bainbridge, WA cluster shares her impressions of her first American Christmas: After 5 months in the USA I got to spend my first American Christmas with a family which had become my second family over the time. I was scared of the upcoming holidays because I knew from former Au [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on My American Christmas

In Germany Christmas is Celebrated on the 24th

Anastasija V from Paul Zwiren's NY cluster explains how Christmas celebrated in the US is different than in Germany: I always wanted to experience an American Christmas. It seemed so unbelievable special to me because I used to know from all those American Christmas movies, that Americans celebrate Christmas very decadent and more than everyone [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on In Germany Christmas is Celebrated on the 24th

Cultural Comparison – Raffle Winner

Kim B. from Cindy Garruba's NY cluster shares her experience celebrating Christmas in the United States: That whole last month was so exiting for me. First it was my first Christmas in the United States, second I didn’t celebrate it with my family and friends in Germany, but third I had the opportunity to celebrate [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on Cultural Comparison – Raffle Winner

Lena O’s First Christmas in the USA

Lena shares her experience celebrating Christmas in the USA: Everybody says, that Christmas is the hardest time of the year as an AuPair, frankly, I also thought that because it’s the time of the year when the whole family comes together and as an AuPair you are so far away from home and your family. [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on Lena O’s First Christmas in the USA

Celebrating Christmas in Spain

Leire Jean shares her experience of talking to a class of 5 year olds about Spain. "Today I went to 'Park Street Academy' in Montclair, NJ.  I talked to the teacher a couple of months ago and she told me that it would be a very amazing opportunity for me to tell the children how [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on Celebrating Christmas in Spain
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