Kayan women usually wear rings on their necks. (Image:  wikimedia / GNU FDL)

A Look at Thailand’s Kayan People

In Thailand, there is a tribe known as the Kayan or Padaung people. Originally from Myanmar, the tribe is popular the world over for its women who wear several coils around their long, elongated necks. According to estimates, there are…

Chinese New Year celebrations have started in Melbourne, Australia, and 2019 is the Year of the Pig! (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

2019 Is the Year of the Pig!

Chinese New Year celebrations have started in Melbourne, Australia, and 2019 is the Year of the Pig! A 15-day festival with performances will be held in the Melbourne business center. The Chinese New Year falls on February 5 this year,…

Doreen Hegemann is a German senior corporate lecturer, strategist, and an honorary member of the Board of Directors of the European Business Women's Alliance (EWMD). (Image: Courtesy Doreen Hegemann)

Taiwan As Seen Through the Eyes of a Visitor

Doreen Hegemann is a German senior corporate lecturer, strategist, and an honorary member of the Board of Directors of the European Business Women’s Alliance (EWMD). In late April 2018, Doreen was invited to Taiwan to participate in the EWMD study…

The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception in Goa. (Image:  EquusAustralus  via  wikimedia  CC BY-SA 3.0)

How Indians Celebrate Christmas

Though India has a very small Christian population, estimated to be less than 3 percent, Christmas is celebrated in cities across religious lines. The government of India also recognizes Christmas Day as a public holiday. Christmas customs and traditions vary…

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A Look at Thailand’s Kayan People

In Thailand, there is a tribe known as the Kayan or Padaung people. Originally from Myanmar, the tribe is popular the world over for its women who wear several coils…

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2019 Is the Year of the Pig!

Chinese New Year celebrations have started in Melbourne, Australia, and 2019 is the Year of the Pig! A 15-day festival with performances will be held in the Melbourne business center.…

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Taiwan As Seen Through the Eyes of a Visitor

Doreen Hegemann is a German senior corporate lecturer, strategist, and an honorary member of the Board of Directors of the European Business Women’s Alliance (EWMD). In late April 2018, Doreen…

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How Indians Celebrate Christmas

Though India has a very small Christian population, estimated to be less than 3 percent, Christmas is celebrated in cities across religious lines. The government of India also recognizes Christmas…

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How the Winter Solstice Is Celebrated in China

In traditional Chinese agrarian culture, the year was divided up into 24 solar terms, each one marking a different phase of religious life and farm work. The solstices and equinoxes…

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How to Celebrate Yule, the Icelandic Christmas

People in Iceland commonly call Christmas “Yule” (Jól in Norse). Celebrating typically starts on Christmas Eve and lasts for about 13 days. The Christmas season is also the longest holiday…

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Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, an annual tradition since 1934, took place on November 22 in the Windy City. And people came from far and wide, both to view and participate…

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A Brief History of Halloween

Halloween is celebrated across the U.S. on October 31. Children dress up in fancy costumes of witches, wizards, and ghosts, knocking door to door, asking adults to either give them…

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Meet the Sexist Matriarchal Khasi Tribe of India

India is often criticized for having a patriarchal society by liberals. Interestingly, there is a tribe in India that follows matriarchal practices where women hold a higher status than men.…

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Rejecting Lust Results in Building Good Fortune

There are many sayings from ancient times. One is: “When going about one’s business, one must abide by heavenly principles.” Another is: “To expand one’s field of fortune, one must…