Fat Tuesday Celebrations Around the World

By Celine Imbaud Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. As Lent is a season of penance and strict self-discipline, Fat Tuesday in many countries has become a day of celebration before it begins. Here are some of the Fat Tuesday traditions from around the world. In England [...]

English and French, a match made in…Hastings?

By Celine Imbaud English is a Germanic language, but its native speakers will find it more difficult to draw parallels between it and its sister languages, German and Dutch, than for example speakers of Spanish and Italian, which are Latin-based languages where the connections are much more apparent. English is a Germanic language, but its [...]