Culture & Heritage

El día de los muertos : a colourful tradition in Mexico

El dia de los muertos is an ancestral tradition that has been celebrated by all Mexicans for 3000 years. The famous feast of the dead is part of the Unesco’s world intangible heritage, thanks to its extraordinary celebration within each…

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Shodô: a traditional Japanese art

Japanese calligraphy is a way of life in the land of robots. Practicing Shodo frees the mind as you carefully sketch elegant lines with a brush. The history of Shodo, the traditional Japanese art Japanese calligraphy is one of the…

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What are the mysteries of the Tower of Pisa?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa has fascinated people for many years. It attracts tourists from all over the world. This famous monument defied the laws of gravity for several centuries. Here is everything you need to know about this building….

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Why is Carnival part of Brazilian culture?

Costumes, music, and dances are the things that mark a carnival. In Brazil, we often find this kind of event, a showcase of the joy of the Brazilian people, very much embedded in the local culture. Why is the carnival…

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The merengue: a typically Dominican music and dance

The marengue is a typical dance of the Dominican Republic, it is literally part of the national identity. In 2005, the dance was even officially recognized by a presidential decree. If you travel to Santo Domingo, you will see that…

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