Germany approves new national COVID-19 restrictions

Vaccination will become mandatory in Germany from February, the outgoing chancellor, Angela Merkel, has announced. Germany will also impose extra nationwide restrictions on social contact for unvaccinated people – in what local media is describing as a “lockdown for the unvaccinated”. The Covid situation is “very serious”, Merkel warned, with cases at very high levels […]

Germany approves new national COVID-19 restrictions

December 2#: Rockefeller Center Christmas tree – New York City

From its Puritan roots to complaints of rampant commercialism, Christmas around the world is been filled with traditions, old and new. Some date back to 16th-century Germany or even ancient Greek times, while others have caught on only in modern times. And, among them, Christmas trees are one of the most popular, now all over […]

December 2#: Rockefeller Center Christmas tree – New York City

The Month of December: holidays, folklore and traditions

“Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, Please put a penny in the old man’s hat; If you haven’t got a penny, a ha’penny will do, If you haven’t got a ha’penny, God bless you!” —Beggar’s rhyme. The month of December brings many holidays, feasts, and events! Learn some facts about the 12th month […]

The Month of December: holidays, folklore and traditions