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Winter Holidays around the World

December 21, 2016 Comments

Christmas is just around the corner. The next few days will be spent surrounded by family and friends, opening presents, feasting, singing carols, attending church services celebrating Jesus Christ's birth and many other traditions by Christians and non-Christians around the world....

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christmas around the world, holiday traditions, winter holidays
Translation and Localization for Africa: Republic of Burundi

December 12, 2016 Comments

The landlocked Republic of Burundi is a small country located on the eastern side of Africa. The country struggled with violent unrest between Hutu and Tutsi factions in the 1990s and early 2000s however, the country elected a Hutu president and has been relatively politically stable over the past 1...

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Culture Curation
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Africa, Burundi, African languages, African countries, doing business in Africa, doing business in Burundi
The History of Thanksgiving

November 22, 2016 Comments

We are just a couple of days away from the annual Thanksgiving celebration in the United States. This national holiday is commonly celebrated by gathering together with family and friends, cooking a turkey and pumpkin pie (and much more) and sharing stories of what we are thankful for....

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Thanksgiving, History of Thanksgiving, holiday traditions, Thanksgiving traditions
Halloween Traditions around the World

October 31, 2016 Comments

Happy Halloween! In the United States, many people have been preparing for Halloween for a few weeks. We have been searching for the perfect costume, decorating our homes with skeletons, jack o'lanterns, goblins and ghouls and buying candy for trick-or-treaters (one quarter of all the candy sold ann...

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halloween, history of halloween, halloween traditions, halloween around the world
5 Advantages of Being Bilingual

October 09, 2016 Comments

Learning more than one language is a very interesting and rewarding process. It distinguishes you and opens the door to numerous opportunities. When a person fluently speaks more than one language, they are considered bilingual. It is known that bilingual people have many benefits to improve their l...

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Culture Curation
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bilingual, being bilingual, advantages of being bilingual, opportunities for being bilingual
Diaspora: The Dispersion of People from Their Homeland

October 02, 2016 Comments

The word diaspora comes from the Greek word "διασπορά", meaning "scattering, dispersion". Diaspora describes people who have left their home country, usually involuntarily to foreign countries around the world. Examples of these communities include the removal of Jews from Judea, the removal of Afri...

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Culture Curation
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diaspora, culture diaspora, culture preservation, customs, languages

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