Midsummer – and Summer – Traditions Around The World

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In certain cultures, the summer solstice, or midsummer, is met with specific rituals. We asked our tutors and other language experts to share some of the summer and midsummer traditions from their cultures. Ireland “Traditionally in Ireland, St. John’s Eve (Oíche … Continue reading

Books for Cultural Diversity: June’s Picks

books For most of the month of June, millions are observing Ramadan. Since this is a holy month in Islam–and predominantly celebrated in the Middle East–we’ve created a reading list of books that will delve into the region’s history, encourage you … Continue reading

The Famous Omelet of La Mère Poulard at the Mont Saint-Michel

La Mère Poulard Mont Saint-Michel Visible leagues away from land and sea, the Mont Saint-Michel rises amidst the vast bay bearing its name, alternatively surrounded by miles of treacherous sand or fast marées (f.) (tides), giving it an aura of legend as the succeeding layers … Continue reading

Books for Cultural Diversity: May’s Picks

book club May is the perfect time to start thinking about summer travel. The weather is getting warmer and schools begin to let out for vacation. Whether or not your plans include a trip abroad, you can still travel to far-off places … Continue reading

Springing Into a New Year

Nowruz Persian new Year Sale no mobarak! That phrase—”Happy New Year”—was heard in countless households across the world today. When we welcome in the season of spring (or the vernal equinox) on March 20 each year, Persians welcome in their New Year: Nowruz (which translates … Continue reading