Anthropology: The History and Evolution of Pre-Christian Celebrations of Midsummer

The Midnight Sun To the far north of mainland Europe is Scandinavia, the furthest northern sub-region of Europe with a rich and vibrant history, culture, and people. While the greater Scandinavia consists of Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland, the … Continue reading Anthropology: The History and Evolution of Pre-Christian Celebrations of Midsummer

In a large gathering, people are releasing lanterns iwhile remaining in a circle, giving that spot a very large illumination.

The Festivals of Light: Their History and Significance Across Countries

Festivals of Light celebrate the illumination brought to the world.  There’s hardly a bad connotation to the word “light”. For example, people look to the sunrise to signal the beginning of a new day. Different countries and cultures have their … Continue reading The Festivals of Light: Their History and Significance Across Countries

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Travel Guide: History of Exquisite Italian Truffles and their Festivals

What is your first impression of traveling to Italy? Most people think of Rome, Milan, mesmerizing landscapes, monuments, structures, beautiful islands, the sea, churches, pizza, art, etc. However, we rarely pay heed to the flavors of Italy. Truffle is such … Continue reading Travel Guide: History of Exquisite Italian Truffles and their Festivals