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A Story of Saint George: The World’s Most Famous Dragon Slayer (and Patron Saint)!

Will Noble • April 22, 2014 • TraditionsComments (0)
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Saint George’s Day, what’s it all about? April 23rd is Saint George’s Day. The world’s most famous dragon slayer is the patron saint of a multitude of countries and places and is particularly affiliated with England. But why did George become so venerated? Who exactly celebrates his feast day? And why is it sometimes controversial? […]

From Stadiums to Stars to Record-Breaking Performances: A Look Back at the Surprises & Upsets from the Sochi 2014 Winter Games

Will Noble • February 28, 2014 • Global, TraditionsComments (0)

Sochi 2014: Our Highlights The medals have been handed out. The national anthems have been sung. The closing ceremony has been and gone. Sochi 2014 is over and it’s been a wild ride. Here, we take a fond look back at our favorite moments from the Winter Olympics. The Stadiums On the eve of Sochi’s […]

Sochi 2014: How Many of These Olympic Competing Nations Do You Know?

Will Noble • February 21, 2014 • Global, TraditionsComments (0)

One thing we adore about any Olympic Games: They introduce us to countries we didn’t know much about previously. Here are 10 lesser-known nations that qualified for Sochi 2014. Armenia Competing athletes at Sochi: Arman Serebrakian (alpine skiing); Sergey Mikayelyan, Artur Yeghoyan, Katya Galstyan (cross-country skiing) Main language: Armenian. Russian is also widely used. About […]

Different Ways The World Expresses the Language of Love

Pimsleur Approach • February 14, 2014 • TraditionsComments (0)

Do you want to show that special someone just how smitten you are? Forget the usual flowers, kisses and chocolates – instead, look to other countries and cultures around the globe for romantic inspiration.       1) A Birch for My Belle – Rhineland, Germany   On the night before May 1, love struck […]

Olympic Pride: The Ins & Outs of 5 National Anthems to Listen for @Sochi 2014 Winter Games

Will Noble • February 11, 2014 • Global, TraditionsComments (1)

Sochi 2014: Five National Anthems to Listen For The proudest moment in any world-class athlete’s career is when he or she stands on a podium, accepts a medal, and is surrounded by the national anthem of his or her home country. We’re going to be seeing plenty of anthem singing in Sochi very soon. But […]

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