The Lunar New Year is celebrated at different times depending on the culture or region.  This year, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, Mongolia, Tibet, Vietnam, Indonesia, Mauritius, Thailand, Singapore, Macau, and parts of Japan are celebrating on February 10.  



According to www.hanban.com, the Snake will bring steady progress and attention to detail in 2013. Focus and discipline will be necessary for you to achieve what you set out to create. The Snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal Signs. It is the enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animals Signs. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your family will not starve.

The Lunar New Year is celebrated at different times depending on the culture or region.  This year, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, Mongolia, Tibet, Vietnam, Indonesia, Mauritius, Thailand, Singapore, Macau, and parts of Japan are celebrating on February 10.  

Year of the Snake

According to www.hanban.comthe Snake will bring steady progress and attention to detail in 2013. Focus and discipline will be necessary for you to achieve what you set out to create. The Snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal Signs. It is the enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animals Signs. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your family will not starve.

What are you thankful for this year?

What are you thankful for this year?

October 4th is National Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden!  We think this calls for a celebration.
Cinammon buns are a staple of the Swedish diet, and this day has come to symbolize this home baking tradition as well as the start of Autumn, during which these baked goods are produced in full force.  What better way to commemorate the cooling weather than with a fresh-from-the-oven homemade pastry?

October 4th is National Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden!  We think this calls for a celebration.

Cinammon buns are a staple of the Swedish diet, and this day has come to symbolize this home baking tradition as well as the start of Autumn, during which these baked goods are produced in full force.  What better way to commemorate the cooling weather than with a fresh-from-the-oven homemade pastry?

Since the purpose of this day is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value, we see fit to celebrate today as an emblem of furthering our mission.  

Did you travel anywhere this year?  Where did you go and what did you learn?

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Thinking about all the wonderful volunteers and participants we love working with so much!

Do you know what this is?  Every year on or around the Autumnal Equinox, people around the world of Chinese and Vietnamese decent celebrate the moon by taking vacation from school and work, sending paper lanterns off into the sky, and exchanging these confections so appropriately termed mooncakes.Mooncakes can contain fruit, seeds, beans, or even meat fillings!  Mid-Autumn Festival is among the most important of holidays on the Chinese calendar, so if you have any Chinese or Vietnamese neighbors, friends, or coworkers, be sure to wish them a happy one on September 30!

Do you know what this is?  Every year on or around the Autumnal Equinox, people around the world of Chinese and Vietnamese decent celebrate the moon by taking vacation from school and work, sending paper lanterns off into the sky, and exchanging these confections so appropriately termed mooncakes.Mooncakes can contain fruit, seeds, beans, or even meat fillings!  Mid-Autumn Festival is among the most important of holidays on the Chinese calendar, so if you have any Chinese or Vietnamese neighbors, friends, or coworkers, be sure to wish them a happy one on September 30!