Valentine’s Day is the celebration of LOVE and people celebrate it all around the world on February 14th. Traditionally it is a day of ROMANCE that couples celebrate together but nowadays friends and family members also exchange little gifts, candy or cards as a sign of their affection.

But what is the history of this celebration?

There are many different myths about the origins of Valentine’s Day but one of the most popular ones is about Saint Valentine, a Roman priest in the 3rd century.

Emperor Claudius II was the Roman leader at that time and he believed that single men were better soldiers than those with wives and children, so he banned marriage for all young men. Valentine defied the emperor and secretly continued to marry young lovers. When Claudius II discovered what Valentine was doing he ordered the priest to be executed.

Valentine’s execution occurred on February 14th . In the 5th century the church designated the 14th of February as the day to honor this saint.

And how do people celebrate it?

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While the two countries share many holiday spirited traditions such as decorating the house with a Christmas tree, family gatherings on Christmas Day, singing Christmas carols and gift giving, there ARE some important differences. Let’s take a look at the different traditions in the USA and the UK: Continue Reading…

La historia de HALLOWEEN

October 25, 2017

Every year on October 31st children (and some adults) dress up in costumes to celebrate Halloween. Houses are decorated with Jack-o-Lanterns, artificial spiders and cobwebs, pretend witches and ghosts and other frightening objects that symbolize this special day. On the evening of Halloween, in North America and many other countries around the world, groups of children can be seen walking the streets wearing costumes and visiting their neighbors´ houses to receive candy.

Halloween ObjectTypical festive Halloween activities include Trick-or-Treating (going house to house to receive sweets or food), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted houses, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. But where does this holiday come from?

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DESASTRES NATURALES

July 4, 2014

A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth. A natural disaster can be devastating and can kill humans and animals, often damages or destroys homes and can leave agricultural destruction and economic damage in its wake.

Following is a list of the most common NATURAL DISASTERS on our planet:

Natural disaster sign set on white1. Avalanche

2. Blizzard

3. Drought

4. Earthquake

5. Flood

6. Heat wave

7. Hurricane

8. Landslide

9. Tornado

10. Tsunami

11. Volcanic eruption

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