Tag: holidays

  • The Feast of St. Martin in the Czech Republic

    The Feast of St. Martin in the Czech Republic

    When I’m not trying to force Halloween on people who are not interested, I like to embrace local traditions and holidays. So this year, I traded in Thanksgiving for the Feast of St. Martin, which is celebrated widely all around Europe. The Medieval holiday is observed annually on November 11. Here is why. Who was…

  • Finding Halloween in Prague

    Finding Halloween in Prague

    On my crusade to celebrate my favorite holiday, I ventured out once again in Prague in search of a real Halloween party. And luckily, this time I found it. From my experience last year, I knew most people wouldn’t wear a costume, and if they did anything, it would be put on some sloppy ghoul…

  • Things Europeans have adopted that are not Halloween

    Things Europeans have adopted that are not Halloween

    European countries generally do a lot right, from education to health care to gun control. So I’m not over here pining for much from the US. Except for one thing: Halloween. Europeans simply don’t care about Halloween, even though it’s one of the best holidays of the year. So I don’t understand why it hasn’t…

  • Appreciating Prague’s unique seasons

    Appreciating Prague’s unique seasons

    I come from a place there is one season that never ends: summer. And though I’ve previously lived in cooler climates and experienced the full spectrum of annual seasons, I’ve never appreciated them quite as much as I do living in Prague. With each season, Prague transforms into a completely different city, each somehow more…

  • Miami: Where you can skip the holidays

    Miami: Where you can skip the holidays

    This year, I have had the absolute best Christmas I have ever had. I’ve spent the past month and a half cuddling with a warm mug full of mulled wine all over Prague and Nuremberg. I’ve seen snow flurries blanket a festive holiday market. I’ve bought ornaments and Christmas cookies and been on trains that…

  • Nuremberg’s Christmas market: It’s lit

    Nuremberg’s Christmas market: It’s lit

    Nuremberg is the most cheerful Christmas city I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. I thought Prague’s markets were impressive, but the holiday spirit is definitely stronger with Nuremberg. Visiting the main Christmas Market The center of the Christmas festivities is in the main square where the Frauenkirche is. Google Maps will even show the…