Thursday, 20 December 2012

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Christmas Corner

How much do you know about Christmas? Learn about Christmas festivities all around the world . Throughout the centuries, each country and ethnic group have developed their own diverse set of customs and traditions.  Uncover the mysteries of Christmas stockings, kisses under the mistletoe, advent calendars , Yug logs and so many others . 

Fancy a Treasure Hunt? 
Click HERE to find the answers to the following questions.

a)Who asks Austrian children for a list of their good and bad deeds?
b) What are the names of the two Santa Claus figures in Belgium?
c) What do Chinese Christians call their Christmas trees?
d) What do people in Costa Rica do before they eat their Christmas supper?
e) What is hidden inside the Christmas rice pudding in Denmark?
f) What type of fish is typical at Christmas in Finland?
g) Who does St. Nicholas protect in Greece?
h) What are Greek ‘killantzaroi’?
i) What do Iranians call Christmas?
j) What do Japanese people eat on Christmas Day?
k) When does Christmas officially being in Nicaragua?
l) Who did St. Nicholas become in Russia during the communist years?
m) When do children receive Christmas presents in Syria?
n) How does Santa Claus sometimes travel in California?
o) What are Venezuelan ‘pesebres’?


Monday, 10 December 2012

Duchess of Cambridge pregnant

The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby !

Members of the Royal Family and the duchess's family, the Middletons, are said to be delighted.
The duchess, who is thought to be less than 12 weeks pregnant, was admitted to a London hospital with acute morning sickness and stayed there for a couple of days. She required supplementary hydration and nutrients.

The baby - the couple's first - will be born third in line to the throne, after Prince Charles and Prince William.

Catherine and William, who are both 30, were married at Westminster Abbey in April 2011.