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

Light refers to illumination, while a Festival of Light celebrates that illumination. There is hardly a bad connotation to the word. From the dark days of the past, people looked at the sunrise, signaling that a new day had approached. … 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