Cultural Customs, Traditions, Crafts, and
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Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland
the 17th of March Ireland celebrates a special
festival called Saint Patrick's Day. On this day
people wear green clothes and colourful hats.
People paint the Irish flag or a shamrock on their
faces. There are always huge parades and everybody
wants to see them. Many people come to Ireland from
other countries to participate in the parades.
Everybody enjoys themselves and has a great time.
You should come to Ireland some Saint Patrick's Day
to celebrate because it's fun!
and Ewa from Ireland
Celebration to Spend with Family and
am a college student in China. Maybe the New Year
is the most important festival in China. We often
light many fireworks at that time. We consider that
time the happiest time and spend it with our
family. It is also a good time for each family to
have a reunion. We long for that time which also
means a long holiday we can spend with family and
and America are Different
was so-o different from Azbakastan in so many ways.
I loved your "French Fries" as you like to call
them. When I first came off the plane I got a
little lost in the Ft. Lauderdale Airport.
wealth in America is amazing!! Building such huge
structures and such. But I stopped at a fast food
establishment. In Azbakastan we did not have such
food. It was much better than the second rate goat
I grew up with. In the airport alone
was amazed with all the different languages being
spoken, I even heard some of my own tongue! My
family were great, they took me out and showed me a
good time! The women in my country aren't allowed
to talk, and if they could they wouldn't talk to a
simple country folk like me!!!
Haberdasher from Azbakastan
and America are Different
came to America 16 months ago. I found so many
different customs from China. For example, if you
meet somebody who you know or not, you usually say,
"How are you?" here. In China, if you say hello to
someone who you never seen before, almost all
people don't understand you. They felt "That's real
the other hand, when someone compliment your
clothes or you, you are sure to answer "Thank you"
here. In my country, most of responses are "They
aren't good" even if you are proud of
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