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Good Friday

Today, we celebrate Good Friday, the day the Christ suffered his Passion, was condemned and crucified. It is a most important day for Christians, as well as a day of mourning and self-reflection. Christians fast and seek silence and calm in order…

Easter in Hungary

By Bernadett Boór. Hungary - At the cashier in the grocery store, no one is surprised to see chewing gum, batteries, chocolate ... but scented water? Why are there lily-of-the-valley, jasmine or lavender perfumed waters near available at the grocery stores as Easter approaches?…

Christmas in Poland

By Marlena Prochownik. Poland - Christmas (“Boże Narodzenie” - literally “God’s Birth”) is considered the most important holiday in Poland. Its traditions have evolved over the centuries, during which pagan, folk and Christian customs intertwined with each other. Let’s have a look at…

“The Baltic Way”

By Dace Kalniņa. Every year in August, the Baltic people are remembering the so called “Baltic way”. Almost every family has some memories of this moving event, which took place on 23rd of August 1989. This year on a 23rd of August in…