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How to Say Boo Around the World: Halloween Slang

How to Say Boo Around the World: Halloween Slang October 28, 2009 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
Halloween is celebrated, in one form or another, all over the world. In Belgium people light a candle in memory of dead relatives. In Germany, they hide their knives (in case returning spirits find them). In Hong Kong, pictures of fruit or money are burned in hopes that they will reach the spirit world...

Predict the Future, Drop Your Pants: New Year’s Eve Traditions Around the World

Predict the Future, Drop Your Pants: New Year’s Eve Traditions Around the World December 31, 2008 | Around the World, Culture/History | Read More
From the color of their underwear to the number of grapes they eat at midnight, there are hundreds of ways people from different countries usher in the New Year. Read on for some of our favorites, and let us know if we left any out. Bleigiessen in Germany Germany: A popular game to play on New Year’s...
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