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The Week…Christmas atmosphere with William Makepeace Thackeray

27 December, 2010 от · No comments

Photo:scottfeldstein Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you. Photo:66729396@N00 Follow your honest convictions and be strong. Photo:ceanandjen Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

First Week of January

4 February, 2010 от · 3 comments

Leatha Kendrick Photo: slingshots+meo remalante A day at home, no big news. Alone, with CNN and tea, stiff bones of the Christmas tree, ravenous for unsweet things. After the gush of singing, unsought treats and gifts, it’s time to pay. A rush to Returns’ endless line. A fine for late-mailed, past-due bills. It’s back to […]

Merry Christmas!

25 December, 2009 от · No comments

Photo: Darwin Bell Dear friends, authors and readers of Public Republic, Merry Christmas! We wish for you health, love, unforgettable moments, positive energy, wisdom, beauty and inspiration, success and determination to follow your dreams. We thank everyone from the Public Republic team for everything we create and inspire together! We wish you Merry Christmas and […]

The sad story of the man, who spent Christmas Eve alone with his dachshund

22 December, 2009 от · 2 comments

Corinna Ketterling Photo: David Blackwell. The dachshund, which she left with me drags me behind him through the snow we greet a snowmen and we see all winter’s white enchanting show

Questions About Christmas

24 December, 2008 от · 3 comments

Dear friends of Public Republic, please finish these sentences: 1. For me, Christmas is… 2. My greatest discovery for 2008 was… 3. My most wonderful surprise for 2008 was… 4. The most important gift for me is… 5. I hope 2009 will bring me… 6. I wish the readers of Public Republic…

The Meaning of Holiday Gifts

22 December, 2008 от · 3 comments

Ellie Ivanova Ponti Photo: hermanturnip Today we associate holiday gift-giving with Christmas, but just as many other Christmas customs and symbols, blending holiday traditions coming from other religions, gift-giving has its sources in multiple cultures practices.

Bulgarian Christmas

22 December, 2008 от · 2 comments

Ellie Ivanova Ponti Photo: vassil_tzvetanov Christmas celebration in Bulgaria is an amalgam of customs and symbols, coming from different traditions and beliefs just as it is in any other country. On one hand, there are the ancient Roman elements dating from the beginning of Christianity itself. The Bulgarian name for Chistmas, Koleda, comes from the […]

Christmas for a Dutch Guy

20 December, 2008 от · No comments

Ralph Pluim I like to think Christmas being peaceful and warm, with some darkness thrown in just for the effect, so we can all huddle together beneath that big Christmas tree and have a good time. But how do Dutch people celebrate Christmas?

Spanish Christmas

19 December, 2008 от · 4 comments

Susana Martínez Christmas in Spain is a nice combination of different feelings like joy, happiness, hope, friendship and love. We usually follow the traditional customs or, at least, we try to do it. The streets are full of lights and, in most of the main squares of the city centre, you can find a beautiful […]

Brazilian Christmas

19 December, 2008 от · 1 comment

Katia Delavequia We follow the Christian celebration. In the beginning of December the front of the houses are adorned with flashing little lights. The pine trees are decorated with colored balls.

Christmas for a Polish girl

19 December, 2008 от · 3 comments

Eva Stelmach A few days before Christmas Eve, all Polish students like me do the same thing – they pack their suitcases and go to their hometowns to spend Christmas with their families.

Christmas around the world – Part II

18 December, 2008 от · 4 comments

Photo: jekert …St. Nicolas (called Sinterklaasavond) gives away his presents in Belgium and Holland on 5th of December. In these countries that day is more special than Christmas itself. The Christmas tree is decorated on 24th of December and gifts are given again on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, by a similar character named Sinterklaas […]

Christmas around the world – Part I

18 December, 2008 от · 2 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva Christmas – beginning of Anno Domini, symbol of faith and love, and the most expected holiday among people of Christian faith. Photo: krisdecurtis How do people celebrate Christmas around the world? What does the holiday have in common in all different cultures and how does it differ? The wreath, symbol of continuousness, and […]