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Each New Year brings many hopes, plans and a lot of preparations for launching into a new adventure. Some people enjoy welcoming in the New Year with family and friends, while others prefer a public celebration in the open air, enjoying the fireworks and concerts. But everybody is willing to start things off right the New Year. At the turn of the year, millions of people from every corner of the world observe traditions and customs that have been in place for hundreds of years. Convinced that they will have as good a New Year as possible, full of love...

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Did you know that in the USA and Canada the traditional Christmas stocking is made an appearance at the end of the 19th century, with illustrator Thomas Nast being its initiator? There are 11 cities named "Santa Claus" in eight US states - Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon and Utah and 50 places named "Noel" (the French word for Christmas). In Alaska, Santa Claus makes a secret visit to check if the children behaved properly all over the year before bringing gifts. They are to meet him with the traditional carol, '' Gristuusaaq suu'uq '' (''Christ was born...

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Here come the winter holidays. The fever of preparations catches us a little more every day. We wonder how to decorate our house, what gifts to make, what to prepare for Christmas dinner and whom to invite, and last but not least how to spend the holidays. A lot of thought and an even greater variety of choices are around. The streets are filled with lights, ornaments on windows, enticing offers, attractive colors, and Christmas gift ideas. In some regions, the whole landscape will be matched with snowflakes that fall from the sky over the grey streets and hasty passers-by....

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What would you say if the Queen announced she is coming to have dinner with you? She’s not one to show up unannounced, but even with a decent notice, it would be quiet an ordeal! It doesn’t happen in a lifetime for most of us, but who knows!? Which Queen, you may ask, as I didn’t mention any name. As far as I know, it is still only one Queen who is called The Queen. Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II of the United Kingdom. When you are searching on Google the word “queen”, it appears on the first page only...

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Interesting facts about caviar In my last post, I presented to you a short history on caviar, promising to come back with some more interesting information about this delicacy. Here they are. Caviar is known as one of the oldest delicacies.  Before raw oysters, Champagne, and even truffles were considered a delicacy, caviar was desired by kings and the aristocracy. Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Russian tsars were all known to go crazy for caviar. According to Britannica, “Caviar is graded according to the size of the eggs and the manner of processing. Grades are named for the types of sturgeon...

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