Traditions...

  • “Desfolhada” is a tradition that is suffering changes with the development of agricultural technology, but there are some organized events that try to maintain alive these rituals.

  • It consists of the re-creation of the battle between Christians and Muslims. There are hundreds of Christians or "Bugios", men, women and children, and they dress in colourful clothes. They are commanded by the " Velho " (the oldman).

  • Fallas is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph in Valencia, Spain. The term Fallas refers to both the celebration and the monuments created during the celebration. A number of towns in the Valencian Community have similar celebrations inspired by the original in Valencia. Each neighbourhood of the city has an organized group of people, the Casal faller that works all year long holding fundraising parties and dinners, usually featuring the famous speciality paella. Each casal faller produces a construction known as a falla which is eventually burnt.

  • Queen Victoria of Great Britain married the German Prince Albert in 1840 When he came to live in London he brought with him a German tradition that was unknown Britain. He brought the Christmas tree and the tradition of dressing or decorating the tree.

  • The Fifth of November is a special night in Britain. It is called Guy Fawkes Night. All over the country adults, and especially children, get together to light large fires called bonfires and watch firework displays, usually in large public parks. For over four hundred years we have celebrated this day. How did the tradition start?

  • Easter is a Christian feast that celebrates the resurrection of Christ from the dead. Easter is a moving festival and does not have any date fixed for celebration; it can fall on any date from March 22 to April 25th.

  • Hungarian winemakers use all sorts of exciting and unusual grape varieties to make their wines, so forget about sticking to Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, and explore our guide to the top ten grapes you should get to know if you want to try something that little bit different

  • In Hungary, Santa Claus Day and Christmas are two different holidays

    We celebrate Santa Claus Day on the 6th of December and Christmas between the 24th and 26th December.

  • Pekmez is a sweet syrup which is made from grape, fig or berry by smashing and boiling them.

    Pekmez which is made from grape is very sweet, while pekmez made from berry is a little bitter.

  • It's the festive part of the wedding. Sometimes Dügün happens after the Nikah (one or a few days later), but usually happens next. The couple chooses a larger wedding hall (with many chairs or tables) or rent a space in a nice hotel or something.

  • What is Nevruz (Newroz)?

    Nevruz, also spelled Newroz, Nowruz and Noruz, is the Iranian New Year’s celebration. word Nowruz means “new day.” It is celebrated in a number of countries, which include Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. The celebration is thousands of years old, having begun in the reign of the Achaemenids, 550–330 B.C., but although it began as a Persian celebration, it has been adopted and embellished by many countries.

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