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Yulia Sheppard

Yulia is a blogger, coffee addict and a huge foodie. She's passionate about writing, travelling and reading Stephen King's books. As a gigantic movie-fan, she often participates in cinema conventions, festivals and quizes.

Holidays In Georgia: Traditions That Reflect Georgia’s Soul

Way up high in the mountains, there is a gorgeous and ravishing land where people with big hearts live. They are also known for appealing hospitality, love of life, lively intelligence, sense of humor, and reputed longevity. And last but not least, and with absolutely no doubts, their delightful love for wine! Wait-wait, did someone say WINE? It is hard to imagine a world without wine (especially at the moment!), and we have Georgia to thank for its creation! No wonder holidays in Georgia feature so much!

*a little moment for being extra grateful for that*

Wine lovers rejoice – today, we are talking about the proud nation of Georgia!

Holidays In Georgia: Man with grapes

Italy Holiday Traditions: Embrace La Dolce Vita

Warning! This blog about Italy Holiday Traditions is highly recommended for reading for those who:

– Like to crush grapes with his feet to the songs of Andriano Celentano;

– Sit in a checkered blanket with a cat on their lap (you need to respect this person);

– Does not break spaghetti in half (this is almost a crime!)

 –And, of course, for all of those who loves Italia as much as I do!

Q: Where do people take vacations that revolve around food?

A: Eat-aly.

Chao, lovely readers! Frankly speaking, I think I was Italian, in a pasta-life. And it’s not a surprise that I have faced a great desire to write an Italian holiday aperitivo-guide for those of you fond of festivals, rejoicing, stunning pastas, and probably wine.

(Not to mention the sounds of laughter, glass tinkling, and a strong desire to write a reckless text message to your ex.)

Oops, we won’t tell anyone!

Whether planning your next vacation to Italy or just curious about its fascinating culture, knowing the calendar of holidays is important. This remains exceptionally true if you plan to surprise your friends, family, or business associates in Italy with timely gifts. The holidays can be great fun to experience (we know that!) and truly dive into the local culture, but it’s always best to prepare!

Italy Holiday Traditions New Year

Oktoberfest Traditions: Cheers to the Weird and Wonderful!

“Partying it up at brew-tiful Oktoberfest!”

Have you noticed the sounds of flowing beer pints and folk music increasing in your head recently? Have you been dreaming of grilled sausages, chickens, and giant pretzels while sleeping? Did everything start sharply in September, and the “symptoms” are progressing? If your answers are yes, it’s the chronic shortage of vitamin O – Oktoberfest! The German festival is a worldwide phenomenon celebrating Bavarian culture.

Don’t panic! Sit back, relax, and exhale. There is a cure – today, we will take on a big journey with the planet’s biggest kegger and will show you how to experience Oktoberfest’s magic. *jazz hands*.

Oktoberfest can be an exciting event to experience Bavarian culture. Still, it can be hectic and challenging to navigate for the innocent and uninitiated one, especially after a few (many?) liters of Lowenbrau. Thus, let us help you to know a whole buncha stuff you didn’t even know you needed to know about Oktoberfest traditions!

Read on! And Prost! 🍻

Oktoberfest Traditions: Oktoberfest banner with beer and pretzels on the table

How To Celebrate Mother’s Day Long Distance

Hey, do you see it?

Mother’s Day is hiding and winking at you just around the corner! This year in the USA and many other countries, Mother’s Day falls on May 14th. Make sure you double-check the date for the country you’re in! Even though one day a year isn’t enough to honor one of the greatest women in your life, Mother’s Day is an excellent opportunity to celebrate that special woman. The woman who gave light kisses on the skinned knee to make the pain disappear, checked for monsters under the bed, and raised you with love and tenderness.

When this day rolls around, you want to make the day all about Mom. But what if you are separated by distance and can’t see each other in person? Living miles apart and being on different sides of the country or even on different continents may be tough and stressful.

However, distance doesn’t mean you can’t still show your love and care. Believe it or not, there are actually plenty of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day long distance!  Keep reading to find tons of ideas for bridging the gap between you and Mom until you can see each other in person once again!

Celebrate Mother's Day Long Distance: Woman on a video chat

Why do we Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?

 What did one Irish ghost say to the other?

Top O’ the moaning to ya!

Hopefully, we’ve put a smile on your face and given you a little chuckle! You might have already guessed that we want to talk about one of our favorite world-renowned holidays, rooted in Irish heritage, and you’re right! Beautiful parades, beer, good luck charms, and all things green! We’re talking about Saint Patrick’s Day! Let’s take a deep dive into the luckiest holiday and let us help you find out how Irish you are with our short and sweet Irish quiz! So, why do we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?

Why do we celebrate saint patrick's day: saint patrick's day green gifts, coins, and irish clover.