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Endearing ways to say “Mother” around the world

A time dedicated to pay tribute to mothers all over the world and celebrate motherhood, Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914 and usually falls on the second Sunday of May in most countries worldwide. The date changes …

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The history of hanami

After the cold bleakness of winter, nothing gets the Japanese more excited than the blooming of the cherry blossoms, or sakura, in spring. Not only is it an indicator that spring has officially arrived, but it’s seen as a …

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French language day: 7 must-see movies of the last decade

As the sixth most widely spoken language in the world in 2016, French has over 220 million speakers worldwide and is estimated to rise to over 700 million by 2050. In celebration of UN French Language Day also known as …

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Untranslatable romantic words from around the world

 *Emoji art supplied by EmojiOne It’s Valentine’s Day once again, the time of the year when romance is in the spotlight and declarations of love are all over social networks. While love is a universal emotion, romantic words have unique …

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Your guide to Lunar New Year dos and don’ts

This year, January 28th marks the first day of the Lunar New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Rooster, according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. Also known as the “Spring Festival”, the Lunar New Year lasts for …

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How to say “Happy New Year” in 12 of the world’s most spoken languages

An astounding 7,097 languages are spoken in the world today, according to a recent report by Ethnologue. However, only 23 languages account for most of the world’s population and up to 90% will be extinct by 2100. We took …

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