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Introducing Cultures Through International Cuisines

Introducing Cultures Through International Cuisines

Children learn best about different people and languages through first-hand experience. They are sensory beings who learn through the experiences of touch, see, smell, hear and taste. It can be challenging to incorporate all five senses into a cultural lesson. Or is it? Not when you let children experience new culture through cuisine. This post…

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A Taste of South Africa

A Taste of South Africa

One of the ways our family likes to “travel” is through food.  While researching for our Taste of South Africa night, we weren’t surprised to learn that the cuisine is as diverse as the country itself.  Influenced by many cultures including indigenous, Dutch, Malaysian, French, and Indian, South Africans have a rainbow of choices. Bobotie is considered to be the closest…

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Diwali: Festival of Lights

Diwali

Diwali, short for Deepawali, is one of the most popular celebrations in India. The word translates to “row of lights” in Sanskrit and celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness. The multi-day “Festival of Lights” includes fireworks, food, gifts, colored sand, and special clay lamps. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click…

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World Food Day: Action for #ZeroHunger

World Food Day

World Food Day is observed every year on October 16 to promote awareness and action for those suffering from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for everyone. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) calls upon citizens, governments, farmers, corporations, and youth around the world to…

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Discover the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is a harvest celebration that takes place with the full moon that falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar (typically in September or October). It is celebrated in China and other East Asian countries, such as Singapore and Vietnam. Disclosure: This…

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