SCOPPIO DEL CARRO FROM ITALY!!!
The Scoppio del Carro ("Explosion of the Cart") is a folk tradition of Florence, Italy. On Easter Sunday, a cart, packed full of fireworks and other pyrotechnics, is lit and provides a historic spectacle in the civic life of the city. A Little History on the Festival The event of the Scoppio del Carro has its origins in the First Crusade, when Europeans laid siege to the city of Jerusalem in a conflict to claim Palestine for Christianity. In 1097, Pazzino de' Pazzi, a Florentine from a very…
Fall is in the Air- Inspiration - Perfectly Imperfect™ Blog
We are gearing up for a whole bunch of fall projects and I’ve been pinning to my Fall Pinterest board like crazy. source We’re planning events at the shop and The Chapel Market and projects for the blog, and I find myself seeking less literal inspiration. I am dreaming of a green orchard lately, filled […]
China - The Halloween festival is known as Teng Chieh. Food and water are placed in front of photographs of family members who have departed while bonfires and lanterns are lit in order to light the paths of the spirits as they travel the earth on Halloween night.
Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2021
Which are the Best Christmas Markets in Europe? Like every year, tens of thousands of you have voted for the most beautiful Christmas markets to visit in 2021.
International students at Christmas time: beating the blues
As the holiday season approaches and students return home to spend time with their family and friends, what about the international students left on campus who are unable to travel? Christmas can be a very daunting time of year for these students. If you’re working as a student adviser, or in any other role which gives you direct contact with international students, you might be called upon to provide emotional support. But how can you help? Here are some expert tips.
5 Tips to Beat the Holiday Blues While Abroad
Many exchange students find it difficult to fully enjoy the season knowing that they’re missing everything going on back home. But never fear! I’ve created a list of the top five things that you can do to beat that holiday blues while studying abroad.