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January

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January

January is often called the "second Christmas" when it comes to festive holiday traditions in Europe. From unique food challenges to centuries-old traditions, there's something special about this time of year.

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New Year's In Europe

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New Year's In Europe

The start of the New Year is a time to celebrate and reflect, and many European countries have unique and exciting ways to do just that. Click here to find out more!

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Winter in Europe – A Mid-Winter Celebration

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Winter in Europe – A Mid-Winter Celebration

Mid-Winter or the Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. In Europe, this day has been celebrated for centuries with feasts, fire festivals, and mid-winter traditions that are still followed today. Although the holiday has evolved over time, the traditions of mid-winter continue to bring people together in celebration of the winter season. Here are some of our favourite European winter traditions!   The Yule Log The yule log is a tradition that dates back to pre-Christian times when people would burn a log in their homes to ward off evil spirits. Today, the yule...

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European Christmas Celebrations

European Christmas Celebrations

Europe is enriched with deep holiday traditions.  Here we would like to briefly capture holiday celebrations throughout Europe.

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European Autumn Traditions You'll Love

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European Autumn Traditions You'll Love

As the leaves start to change color and the weather gets cooler, it's time to start thinking about all the wonderful traditions associated with autumn. Check out these unique traditions from different European countries that you'll definitely want to try this season!

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