How Santa Became Bilingual & Why Nikolaus Rules (Even Though He’s Monolingual)

by Corey

By Corey Heller Photo credit: angelocesare Mum on the Brink got me thinking with her post Marrying traditions- Santa Claus, Sinterklaas and Mikulás. She discusses the trials and tribulations of combining the myriad of Christmas beliefs for her multicultural children. One traditional story says one thing while and another story stays something completely different. How […]

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American Independence and the World Cup

by Corey

By Corey Heller This post originally appeared on July 3rd, 2006 on the blog An American Between Worlds. That day is here again. The 4th of July has almost arrived and my husband is smiling and gritting his teeth. Red, white and blue is everywhere (food, flags, decorations). My mother is in 4th of July […]

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Halloween & Día de los Muertos

by Maria

By Maria Hawkins Photo Credit: Loren Javier Aside from enjoying all the changes in the weather this time of year our family has a special fondness for celebrating Halloween and El Día de los Muertos. The kids start filling the house with decorations and preparing their costumes for Halloween. We stick to spooky more than […]

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