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10 Feb 2018


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FASTELAVN is a very old tradition in Denmark. More than 500 years ago, people used to fast for 40 days before Easter to remember the death of Jesus and his resurrection. Fastelavn was the last feast before the fast: a farewell to meat. Later, when people...

11 Dec 2017

In another instalment of our series on Christmas celebrations around the world, Dimitra Neonaki tells about the Greek festive season:

The smell of Christmas comes to every Greek home in late November, when bakeries begin selling the quintessential holiday cookies called...

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